It's Bedtime!

Most of us have fond memories of bedtime stories and often parents pass on their favourites to their children to enjoy together.  In celebration of Winnie-The-Pooh Day (which, by the way, was undoubtedly one of my favourites as a child), we would like to acknowledge some of the all-time best classic children’s books. I’ve gotta say, though – most of these classic stories are so good that you don’t have to be a child to enjoy them.  Which books remind you of your childhood and sparked your imagination to run wild?  Pick your favourite classic from some of the suggestions in this poll, or tell us your own choice (and why!) in the comments section below.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1032121148 Grace Vaitilingam

    A Little Princess (also by Frances Hodgson Burnett) is and always has been one of my favourites. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/risingphoenix59861963 Dawn Servidio

    Peter Rabbit, and the princess and the pea!

  • http://www.facebook.com/amythisshirtfitzgerald Amy Lopez Fitzgerald

    Eloise at the Plaza. (Simply inspirational)

    • http://www.facebook.com/marisaemily Marisa Fischetti

      Eloise!!! I tweeted that as soon as they asked this question in the AM.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=576635108 Katie Starr

    Meg’s World (by John Kollock) – love it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000059608761 Hernandez Diaz

    ~Where the Sidewalk Ends By Shel Silverstein~Funny Collections of Poems and Illustrations, My favorite poem was “Sick”

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=510443063 Jaime Hammer

    Pippi Longstocking :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1032121148 Grace Vaitilingam

    Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery is also one of my favourites. There is no one else like Anne Shirley. She was my best friend from the time I was 6 till now. Such a delightful, timeless character.

    • http://www.facebook.com/mackenzie.barrow Mackenzie Barrow Warren

      Anne of Green Gables!

  • http://www.facebook.com/victoria.cerilli Victoria Cerilli

    Anything by Robert Munsch is amazing. Paper Bag Princess or I Love You Forever? Classics!

  • http://www.facebook.com/meg.kehoe Meg Kehoe

    Goodnight Moon! The Giving Tree!

  • http://www.facebook.com/lauren.hollaway Lauren Hollaway

    But no elephants by Jerry Smath and Where the Sidewalks Ends by Shel Silverstein. I still like to see them!

  • http://www.facebook.com/zalexandra Zoë Alexandra

    The Velveteen Rabbit of course!

  • http://www.facebook.com/gea.marin Victoria Marin

    Pappy (which is how I call my grandpa) used to read me the Odyssey and Anna Karenina (Tolstoy) -yeah, I know they’re not what you usually read as a bedtime story, but it’s nice. Mammy (which is how I call my grandma) was more classical so she read me Grimm’s Fairy Tales.

    • http://www.facebook.com/ColinMontyPowell Colin Monty Powell

      TMI much

  • http://www.facebook.com/lindsey.ramsey Lindsey Ramsey

    The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales. I remember my dad reading that to me and am confident it is where I first started to appreciate humor.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002383497625 Krista Mk

    My grandpa used read me and my sister the whole Lion Witch and the Wardrobe series, my mom read me The Very Bad Bunny, and I read my little sister If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and the hobbit, so be very well prepared for life ;)- love those books

  • http://www.facebook.com/jennieswilliams Jennie Williams

    The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
    It’s such a fantastic story with an inspiring message to remember the things in life that are important to you. It’s a story for anyone of any age, and it provokes an insight that opens the eyes of grown-ups. I definitely recommend it :) I love it!

    Also. any Shel Silverstein book!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kaliska47 Erin Miuccio

    Don’t forget The Chronicles of Narnia! I was 2 years old when my dad started reading them to me. :) Also loved the Laura Ingles Wilder books and so, so, so many more!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1501540819 Marci Peterson

    Oh, The Places You’ll Go

  • http://www.facebook.com/peya4 Liropeya De La Cruz

    The Giving Tree :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/maryarosch Mary Rosch

    Jennifer, Hecate, MacBeth, William McKinley and Me, Elizabeth by E.L. Koingsburg. Also From the Mixed of Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by her.

  • http://www.facebook.com/BenInBrooklyn Ben Smith

    I loved Tales of the Fourth Grade Nothing. It was the first time I read about pooping… shocking.

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