Dr. Seuss said it best when he wrote, “The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” A love of reading starts can start at a young age and continue through life. Books are passages to new worlds and new discoveries. Reading with your children is a tradition you can carry on as they grow and advance in their abilities. We’ve chosen a few books that will be great to snuggle up with and share as a family.

Pat The Bunny by Dorothy Kunhardt. This lovely book was published in 1940 and has remained a staple in nurseries ever since then. It’s a “touch and feel” book so every page is interactive. It’s an engaging story for babies that they can explore with their senses.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. Carle is a master of color and illustration. This bright story follows a caterpillar as he fills his stomach with delicious food. The book is as educational as it is enchanting. Kids learn about everything from the days of the week to counting numbers.

Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. Mischievous Max goes on an adventure through a land of friendly monsters. Kids are transported to an amazingly magical world with Sendak’s fanciful illustrations and fun writing.

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown. Like Part The Bunny, Goodnight Moon has stood the test of time. It was published in 1947 and continues to send children off to dreamland. The peaceful illustrations are also educational, as each page marks the passing of time into night. There are also plenty of details that kids can pick up on the more they look.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst. We all have bad days, even kids. Everyone can relate to the rough day that Alexander has in this book. From the moment he wakes up with gum in his hair Alexander knows things aren’t going to go well. If your kid has had a rough day this is great book to read to them.