#TuesdayTen: Top 10 Favourite Children's Books (voted by Mums!)

There are so many amazing Children's books from all around the world, that I couldn't narrow it down to a Top 10 by myself, so I decided to ask a group of Mums on a local Mums & Bubs Facebook page:  "What is YOUR favourite children's book?".

Most of the books that were mentioned are, in fact, some of my favourite books from when I was a little girl, ones that I have read to Miss B, and now she reads them to Master M. I love reading books to my children, at home and in the classroom. No matter what people say READING IS COOL and it's COOL TO READ!

In no particular order...here are the TOP 10 Favourite Children's Books voted by Mums!

1. The Hungry Caterpillar - Eric Carle

2. Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy - Lynley Dodd

3. Dear Zoo - Rod Campbell

4 The Gruffalo - Julia Donaldson

5. The BFG - Roald Dahl

6. Giraffes Can't Dance - Giles Andreae

7. Where the Wild Things Are - Maurice Sendak 

8. We're Going on a Bear Hunt - Michael Rosen
9. The Wonky Donkey - Craig Smith

10. My Cat Likes to Hide in Boxes - Eve Sutton
Other titles that were mentioned... (seen at it is Library Lovers Month)
I love you, Stinky Face // Oh the places you'll go // Guess How Much I love you // Bad Jelly the Witch // Puff the Magic dragon // Cranky Bear // The Little Yellow Digger // Can't you sleep little bear? // The Sneeches // Can't you sleep little bear // Are you my mother? // Good Night Tractor // Rainbow Fish // Rainbow Rob // Teddy Bears Picnic // Oi Frog // Spot series // Berenstain Bears // The Big Wide Mouthed Frog // The Witch in the Cherry Tree // My Daddy at an apple // Room on the Broom // Little Red Hen // Billy Goats Gruff //

In New Zealand Schools - every child who reads - is a "Duffy" kid - this song "Read About It" was written by well-known musicians, Dave Dobbyn & Jan Hellriegel. (Words by Jan Hellriegel & Toi Iti) It is a very popular song in school assemblies. Go on, have a listen! For more details about Duffy - visit Books In Homes.

Did your favourite children's book make the list? 
What is YOUR favourite children's book? 

This post is part of the #TuesdayTen Link Up with
 Lisa from The Golden Spoons & Rabia from The Lieber Family

*All images were found on Google
**A special Thank You to all the Mums that shared their favourite books with me for this #TuesdayTen post. You are all amazing! Keep reading those lovely books to your beautiful children. x Charlene


  1. I love that you listed children's book for your top 10. I love most of these books, but there are a few I haven't read yet so the kids and I will have to look for them at the library. Thank you for sharing. :)

  2. Thanks Jenessa. It's the Teacher & Mummy in me! These are the books that I read - Children's Books! I have to admit, I'm not much of a novel reader, give me children's books any day! The books you haven't read might be the ones written by New Zealand Authors. It would be awesome if you find them in your library - please let me know. You can also try Youtube if you can't find them in the library. Happy Reading!

  3. Awesome list!! Guess How Much I Love you is my al time favorite ever! My middle daughter read the BFG and fell in love with Roald Dahl - can't say I blame her! :-)

    1. Roald Dahl is my all time fave author! I have a Roald Dahl Collection that my daughter is now reading :) And I have enjoyed reading them to my students too.


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