6 BEST Children’s Books of All Time | Timeless & Giftable Titles!

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The perfect kids reading collection isn’t complete without these best childrens books! These popular children’s books are timeless!

Check out the best kids books of 2024:

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1. The Wonderful Things You Will Be is one of the best classic children’s books.

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This popular children’s book is a beautiful celebration of children’s potential and the dreams parents have for them. It’s filled with heartwarming illustrations and a message that encourages kindness, creativity, and curiosity. It’s perfect for anyone who wants to inspire and uplift a child in their life!

2. My Book About Me is an interactive book and one of the best-personalized children’s books.

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My Book About Me$9.42 (regularly $16.99)

This book invites children to fill in personal details about themselves, such as their name, age, favorite things, and more. The book encourages creativity and self-expression by prompting kids to draw pictures, write stories, and answer fun questions about their lives. It’s a playful and engaging way for children to explore their identities and celebrate what makes them unique, all while enjoying the whimsical style typical of Dr. Seuss’s books.

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“I still have My Book About Me that I made in 1985. My kids found it hilarious to read my answers and were excited to fill out their own books. I’m so glad I got these cute books for my kiddos and they were able to fill out their own books at a young age! We love looking back and enjoying their cute answers every so often…along with mine. Haha” – Lina, Hip Sidekick

3. This children’s picture book is a fun read that will strengthen bonds with your children. 

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“I Love You, Stinky Face” by Lisa McCourt is a charming children’s book about a mother’s unconditional love for her child. It’s full of playful scenarios where the child imagines being different creatures, and the mother lovingly reassures them every time. It’s perfect for anyone who wants to share a heartwarming story that celebrates the special bond between parent and child.

4. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein is one of the most timeless children’s books that will leave a lasting impression.

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The Giving Tree – $17.77

This classic and popular children’s book tells the story of a young boy who develops a deep friendship with a selfless apple tree. Each time the boy returns, the tree gives everything it can, demonstrating unconditional love and sacrifice – the perfect book for any parent to read to their little one.

The story is often interpreted as an allegory about the nature of giving, the passage of time, and the evolving relationship between humans and nature. It beautifully explores themes of selflessness, generosity, and the bittersweet aspects of love and life.

“Whenever I’m invited to a baby shower, this is always a gift I love to give. I have even given this book as a housewarming gift! This book beautifully teaches feelings, selfishness, selflessness, caring, and giving. It really tugs at all the emotions everyone goes through one time or another or even all at once. It has turned into a discussion book for all my grandkids. Through your own eyes, minds & hearts is how each person feels and experiences when they read this book.” Denise, Hip reader

5. This book written by Kobi Yamada will inspire kids to believe in themselves.

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What Do You Do With an Idea? – $9.39

Kobi Yamada’s book, “What Do You Do With an Idea?” is a captivating children’s book about a child who discovers the power of embracing an idea. It’s a beautifully illustrated story that encourages creativity, perseverance, and belief in oneself. Perfect for anyone looking to inspire a child—or themselves—to explore the potential of their ideas and dreams.

“There are so very many outstanding children’s books on the market, but this one is unique! The author takes a complex concept and does an outstanding job in putting said concept into words. I buy this book for first-time parents often and I recommend it for shower gifts all the time. One father-to-be told me he had read it at least six times….and the baby hasn’t arrived yet.” – Brad, Hip reader

6. Every parent will enjoy reading Love You Forever to their child.

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Love You Forever – $4.98 (regularly $5.99) 

After selling over 30 million copies and remaining on the best-sellers list 24 years after it came out, it’s pretty likely you’ve already heard about this kid’s book. “I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always, as long as I’m living my baby you’ll be.” This book is not just delightful but a gentle affirmation of the love a parent feels for their child…forever. This will be one kid’s book that you’ll love gifting or reading time and time again.

“My gerontology professor in graduate school read Love You Forever to our class one evening. My tears started to flow. Listening to this charming and lovely story was a very emotional experience and a memorable experience that remains with me. This morning, a friend on social media asked for assistance in recommending favorite books for children. Immediately my thoughts went to Love You Forever.

I highly recommend this book for kids, gifts for babies, young children, tweens, and even teens, and adults of all ages. It is one of the most beautiful, sentimental, and empathetically written books of all time.” – Lorraine, Hip reader

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  1. Stella

    Oh, I love this post so much. Books are such a timeless, thoughtful gift and a wonderful way to foster a lifetime of learning, creativity and curiosity. As a lifelong reader, I think these suggestions are excellent and will make many children happy.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      YES! Books are a great gift for sure! πŸ“š Thanks a ton for your sweet feedback, Stella! πŸ₯°

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