Alissa over at Clever Compass has stared doing the Friday 5, a list of five things in a different category each Friday. This week is top five books for children. This was harder than I thought--we read a lot over here. I'm sure I'll leave a few favorites out, but here are our family's top five, some current, some from the baby days.
1. Morris The Moose Goes To School. This was my all-time favorite in grade school. When we had quiet reading time, I made a beeline for the book rack and read this every single day of first grade. I got a copy for Dean when I was pregnant. He likes it, especially now that he goes to school himself.
2. Green Eggs and Ham. This is my husband's all-time favorite. He is the only one who's allowed to read it aloud in our house.
3. Horton Hatches The Egg. "He did what he said and he said what he meant . An elephant's faithful, 100%." We could all learn a lot from Horton. I had the great pleasure of reading this to a class of fourth graders on Dr. Seuss Day this year. I got all weepy when they said that line with me.
4. The Elephant and Piggie series by Mo Willems. I can't pick a favorite. None of us can. I am a bit partial to There's a Bird On Your Head, but I have not found an Elephant/Piggie book yet that we all don't love. I mean come on--the elephant's name is Gerald! How can you go wrong with that?
5. Goodnight Moon. Can't be beat. Dean now "reads" it to us. (He's heard it so many times, he's memorized it.)
What are your top five childrens' books? Head over to Clever Compass and link up!