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Most of us can remember the books that touched our lives as children and the books that strike a chord with our own children. In addition to the books mentioned above, here are other favorites from my colleagues, listed in alphabetical order.

“Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day” (Judith Viorst)

Amelia Bedelia series (Peggy and Herman Parish)

“Anna Banana” (Rosekrans Hoffman)

“Are You My Mother?” (P.D. Eastman)

“Baxter, the Pig Who Wanted to be Kosher” (Laurel Snyder)

Boxcar Children series (Gertrude Chandler Warner)

“Brown Bear, Brown Bear” (Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle)

“Chicka Chicka Boom Boom” (Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault)

“Corduroy” (Don Freeman)

“Everyone Poops” (Taro Gomi and Amanda Mayer Stinchecum)

“Frog and Toad Are Friends” (Arnold Lobel)

“The Grox and Eugene” (David Perry)

“Guess How Much I Love You” (Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram)

“Harold and the Purple Crayon” (Crockett Johnson)

“Just for You” (Mercer Mayer)

“Madeline series” (Ludwig Bemelmans)

“Miranda’s Beautiful Dream” (Robert Kraus)

“Miss Suzy” (Miriam Young and Arnold Lobel)

“Now We Are Six” and other works by A.A. Milne

Olivia series (Ian Falconer)

“On the Night You Were Born” (Nancy Tillman)

“Pat the Bunny” (Edith Kunhardt)

“Professor Wormbog’s Gloomy Kerploppus” (Mercer Mayer)

SkippyJon Jones series (Judy Schachner)

“Sylvester and the Magic Pebble” (William Steig)

“The Tale of Peter Rabbit” ( Beatrix Potter)

“The Velveteen Rabbit” (Margery Williams and William Nicholson)

“Zen Stories” (Jon J. Muth)