40 Classic Children's Books To Read With Your Kids (2021)

Updated: Apr 28

George Bernard Shaw said “Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.”

One of the best and truest ways to inspire a deep love of reading in your child is to provide them with a great read that you genuinely love.

Once they've graduated from fairy tales (Hans Christian Andersen, perhaps?) and picture books, young readers can move into chapter books and novels that have stood the test of time.

A great book can truly change a child's life forever. So here is our list of the best children's books and novels of all time.

We recommend doing some deeper reading about each book listed here to determine if it's a good choice for your child. Common Sense Media is a great resource for this.