Reading together is a great activity with many benefits parents and caretakers can do with children from a very young age. Some parents even read to their children before birth!
Before you know it, the time comes for children to get involved with the reading… But what story will provide the right combination excitement, fun, inspiration, and picture guidance to allow your child to read a book to you, all on their own?
A trip to the library or the children’s section of your local bookstore will provide a variety of options that can sometimes be overwhelming. To help you pick out the best books for your child we held a contest on our blog asking our readers to share with you which books they, or their children had first reading success with.
Below are the best first book titles we compiled from our blog readers to help start your child on their life long reading adventure.
Top Titles For First Time Readers
- Go Away Big Green Monster by Ed Emberly – “fun to read and act out”
- Go Dog Go by P.D. Eastman – “When they don’t recognize a word, they only need to look at the pictures to help them figure it out!”
- We Love You…Just The Way You Are! – Mommy Perks got creative and wrote this story for her daughter and it became “her first memorized story”
- Moo Baa La La La by Sandra Boynton
- The Belly Button Book by Sandra Boynton.
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.
- Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? by Eric Carle and Bill Martin Jr.
- From Head To Toe by Eric Carle
- My Uncle’s Donkey by Tohby Riddle: “I really really loved it to the extent that I would always hold it!”
- Green Eggs And Ham by Dr. Seuss – “as a picky eater, I loved quoting this book for my parents at meal-time and using food coloring to make green eggs with my mom
We hope you can use some of these books to get your child excited about reading. Soon you will experience the proud feeling and excitement that comes when your child can read a book to you next story time!