Posted by: Erin | July 26, 2007

Thursday 13

Thirteen great books to read aloud to your favourite child (for me it’s my nieces *s*)

1. The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn
2. Falling Up by Shel Silverstein
3. Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss
4. The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch
5. Dogzilla by Dav Pilkey (you must use a mouse voice when reading this to get the best effect)
6. How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
7. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
8. The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams and Katherine Wilson
9. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
10. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff
11. Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
12. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
13. Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin

Links to other Thursday Thirteens!
1. (leave your link in comments, I’ll add you here!)

Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!

The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!




  1. [erin] – that’s very nice list. πŸ™‚ I still have to wait for a few more months before I can have someone to read to. πŸ™‚

    mine’s posted already! πŸ™‚

    Happy Thursday! =)

  2. My TT is about children’s books as well!

    I like your list, full of great classics. I’ve read almost every one of them!

  3. Oh, these are great! Some of these I haven’t read in years. Mine’s up too ( This week is 13 places I’ve visited or lived:)

    Hope your week is going well!

  4. You’ve got some great ones there, but I have to say that I can’t get through Harold (especially the ABC one) without falling asleep myself! Something about the cadence I guess…

  5. Some excellent choices, although Alyssa has a sllightly different list. LOL

  6. ahhh the velveteen rabbit

  7. I miss the days when I used to read to my daughter.

  8. I was a literature major a long time ago, so I love reading good children’s books. You’ve certainly listed some great ones that I’ve spent hours re-reading to my kids when they were teeny. Have a great Thursday!

  9. #13 is my favorite…
    #1, and #9 come in a close second.

    Great LIST!

    Happy TT!

  10. Oh, you forgot Goodnight Moon! And Llamas in Pajamas. Llama Llama Red Pajama. Where the Sidewalk Ends, Shel Silverstein. TS Eliot’s Book of Practical Cats. (My kids are nuts for this one. Especially the Jellicle Cats poem.)

  11. Charlene, That’s because it’s a Thursday 13, not a Thursday bizillian LOL

  12. So many of these are favorites and books I read to my daughter when she was little. I’m a huge Dr. Seuss fan, and I always liked Sendak and Silverstein.

    I think reading to a child is just about one of the best things an adult can do. It helps kids use and build their imagination, opens doors, expands horizons and creates a special bond between the reader and the child. πŸ™‚ Great list, Erin!

  13. It’s been awhile since I had a child around of the appropriate age to read to, but I’ll make a note of these…someday, there’ll be grandchildren…

  14. Dogzilla was a HUGE hit in my house for many years! Kat Kong was ok, but nowhere near as good as Dogzilla.

    My boys also loved Guess How Much I Love You – it was always a big bedtime favorite. We used to try to outdo each other with how much we loved each other. *sigh* Then they grow up.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: