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7 Books to Read With Your Child – September 8 is International Literacy Day

To coincide with International Literacy Day next month (September 8), we would like to publish a list of seven classic children books. These timeless classics have been passed down through generations but still remain relevant and well-liked stories of adventure, life, friendship, family and much more!
1. The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

Two kids left home alone are visited by a giant cat wearing a striped hat. The adventure that comes next appeals to children of all ages. Recommended age: 4+
2. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

This book tells the story of a little boy named Max who is grounded and sent to his room. Max sails to a special and magical land where he becomes the king of the Wild Things. Recommended age: 4+
3. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd

Every child has those nights when they just don’t want to fall asleep. This is a book for those nights, it is the story of a child who says goodnight to everything around him. Recommended age: 2+
4. Love You Forever by Robert Munsch

This book is a real tearjerker that deals with love, family and much more. The book tells the story of a mother who promises to love her son no matter what. It’s truly a beautiful story for parents to share with their children. Recommended age: 2+
5. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl


James loses his parents and goes to live with his two horrible aunts. After dropping some magic crystals by the old peach tree, strange things start to happen. The peach at the top of the tree begins to grow and before long it’s as big as a house! James meets a lot of new oversized friends along the way in this thrilling adventure. Recommended age: 8+
6. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
A sweet pig named Wilbur becomes friends with a spider named Charlotte. When Wilbur learns of his fate as a pig, he is devastated. Charlotte spins a web that reads “Some Pig,” in order to convince the farmer and community that Wilbur deserves to be saved. It’s a wonderful story about the power of friendship. Recommended age: 8+
7. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
What does a very hungry caterpillar eat? You will just have to wait and find out. Children will love this very interactive book that shows them the transformation from caterpillar to butterfly. Recommended age: 1+