The ten best childrens books, according to Rose

I love children's books and have been collecting them for ages, and there are some must haves that I always suggest.

1. Oh, the Places You'll Go!

I got this book as a graduation gift and have loved it ever since. It's aspirational, uplifting, and downright tender hearted. It's one of my few precious keepsakes. 


2. The Polar Express

Not only a beautifully illustrated book, but also an interactive one. We would ring silver bells as we read it together. And not to mention my husband proposed on a train where we read this story together in Elma, Washington. Good memories and good story all around. 


3. The Fat Cat

This book is downright hysterical, not to mention I love folktales. It's a short but fun read, and if you're a cat lover then you'll definitely be obsessed.


4. The Day the Crayons Quit

This is one of the most original ideas I've seen, and yet so relatable. I was laughing so hard reading this book as an adult, that my friend walked into the room and asked me what movie I was watching. Seriously wildly imaginative and delightful. 


5. The Stinky Cheese Man

Old, but just like cheese, the older the better. These fairytales have a little big of dark humor which makes them refreshing and interesting from their classic style. Great artwork and love the compilation of stories.


6. The Phantom Tollbooth

Okay, it's not a picture book, but still meant for children nonetheless. This is my all time favorite book and even as an adult am wildly entertained by it. I've probably read it over a dozen times. Truly original and pure genius about a child who learns to be excited again.

7. You Are Special

This book is heartwarming and precious. It's about a puppet who learns how unique he is, crafted from the hands of a puppet master.


8. The Rainbow Fish

This book is one of my favorites not just because it's cute, but because it's shiny!


9. Cloudy with a chance of meatballs

Not only a hilarious movie, but awesome book as well. Iconic and one of my childhood's classic stories


10. The Giving Tree

More of a story of what not to do, but anything from Shel Silverstein is amazing. Where the Sidewalk Ends, etc. all must haves.