Looking for some great books to read with your kids? Check out our list of 10 free books that are perfect for kids of all ages!
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The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss is one of the most popular books for kids. It is a classic tale of a cat who comes to visit a family on a rainy day and causes havoc. The story is full of rhyme and word play, and the illustrations are iconic. This book is sure to please any child who loves cats, hats, or mischief.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a children’s book designed, illustrated, and written by Eric Carle, first published by Simon & Schuster in the United States of America in 1969. The book features a caterpillar who eats his way through a wide variety of foods before pupating and emerging as a butterfly.
The book has been highly praised for its illustrations and its simple, yet effective, story. The book has sold more than 50 million copies worldwide and has been translated into over 60 languages.
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
The Giving Tree is a classic children’s book by Shel Silverstein. Published in 1964, it tells the story of a tree who loves a boy and gives him everything she has, even her very last leaves. This book is perfect for teaching children about giving, love, and friendship.
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
This beloved classic tells the story of Max, who, after misbehaving one night, is sent to his room without dinner. In his room, Max imagines sailboats and an island inhabited by wild creatures who crown him their king. A Caldecott Medal winner, this story is sure to become a family favorite.
Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
Make Way for Ducklings is a 1941 children’spicture book by Robert McCloskey. It won the 1942 Caldecott Medal for “the most distinguished American picture book of the year”. Set in Boston, Massachusetts in the 1930s, Makes Way for Ducklings tells the story of a pair of Mallard ducks who must raise their eight ducklings in the city.
The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf
The Story of Ferdinand is a children’s book written by Munro Leaf and illustrated by Robert Lawson, originally published in 1936. The story tells of a bull who would rather smell flowers than fight in bullfights. As a result, the book was banned in some countries due to its pacifist message.
Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
Charlotte’s Web is a beloved classic, and with good reason. The story of a girl named Fern and her pig named Wilbur is heartwarming, funny, and perfect for young children. This book is perfect for kids who are just starting to read, and it’s a great way to introduce them to the joys of reading.
Owen by Kevin Henkes
Owen is a little white mouse who wants nothing more than to have a pet of his own. But no matter how hard he tries, he can’t seem to find the perfect pet. He has a fish, but it just swims around in circles. He has a cat, but it just sleeps all day. He even tries a gerbil, but it runs away! What’s a mouse to do?
Filled with Kevin Henkes’s trademark mice, Owen is an endearing and relatable story about overcoming frustration and finding contentment. A classic tale that has charmed generations of children, Owen is perfect for beginning readers and anyone who has ever wanted a pet of their own.
The Mitten by Jan Brett
Brett’s watercolors are as dashing as ever in this Ukrainian folktale of a lost white mitten that becomes the refuge, one by one, for an increasingly motley group of woodland animals.
Corduroy by Don Freeman
Corduroy is a toy bear who lives in a department store. One day, he is bought by a little girl named Lisa. She takes him home, and he becomes her best friend. But when Corduroy gets lost, he must go on a journey to find his way back to Lisa.