March 20, 2024

Staff Favorites: Children’s Book Edition

Written by Dr. Sandy Portko, Early Childhood Expertise

Olivia Trappen
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March is Reading Month and we are pleased to bring you some more reading-related content! We recently asked the Family Futures staff what their favorite children’s books were, whether it be from their own childhoods or from experiences as a parent or caregiver. Here’s the full list of what people came up with!

Lori likes:

Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater (1938)

Erin likes:

A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon (1998)

Cyle likes:

Go, Dog. Go! by P.D. Eastman (1961)

Leticia likes:

The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister (1992)

Sam likes:

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein (1964)

Rachel J. likes:

the Winnie the Pooh series (first published in 1926)

John likes:

the Calvin and Hobbes series (first published in 1987)

Olivia likes:

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (and other books) by Laura Numeroff (1985)


the Arthur series by Marc Brown (first published in 1976)

Patty likes:

The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen (2008)

Sandy likes:

The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch (1980)

Matthew likes:

the Little Bear series by Else Holmelund Minarik (first published in 1957)


the Franklin the Turtle series by Paulette Bourgeois (first published in 1986)

Amy likes:

Corduroy by Don Freeman (1968)

Brooke likes:

the Little Critter series (first published in 1975)



Thanks for reading! 

What books did you like as a kid, or what books do you like to share with kids today?

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