MH lists some of the best books you need to include in your home library now.
The Giving Tree
By Shel Silverstein
Here’s a book that tells us what unconditional love really is. Mums, you’ll love reading this book to your little one. Do prepare some tissues as there might be a tear or two.
Everything Goes: Blue Bus, Red Balloon: A Book of Colors
By Brian Biggs
Illustrated by Brian Biggs
Red balloon, yellow taxi, green van — kids will have fun learning about all the colours of the rainbow with flying, floating and zooming vehicles!
If I Ran the Zoo
By Dr Seuss
Let your child’s imagination run wild with this Caldecott Honor–winning picture book. Meet the ten-footed lion, the Elephant-Cat, the tizzle-topped Tufted Mazurka and a whole lot more. If I Ran The Zoo is definitely a classic Seussian crowd-pleaser.
Monkey See, Monkey Do
By Liza Miller
Illustrated by Sarah Pitt
Pop-up books are perfect for those little fingers and this one teaches kids that they are perfect just the way they are and the importance of friendship.
Rod Campbell’s Animal Book
Rod Campbell brings some animal learning fun with his book filled with all kinds of animal-themed nursery rhymes. The book is even equipped with flaps that your little one can lift to take a peek at the different animals, making reading through the nursery rhymes a more enjoyable and fun activity for your child.
By Lucy Cousins
Tuck your baby in for a good night’s sleep with some beloved nursery rhyme characters like Baby Bunting, Wee Willie Winkie, and many more. This colourful board book, along with its cute illustrations, will be a great pre-bedtime read to prepare your little tot for a peaceful sleep.
The Tale of Peter Rabbit
By Beatrix Potter
Against his mother’s advice, Peter Rabbit enters Mr McGregor’s garden. And just as his mother had warned, Peter was soon being chased by Mr McGregor with nowhere to escape to. If there’s a book to teach little kids about listening to their mums and dads, this is it.
Curious George and the Dinosaur
By Margret and H.A. Rey
In tune with your child’s inquisitive nature, Curious George encourages little monkeys everywhere to always keep learning and exploring.
"You cannot tame something so happily wild." This line from the book perfectly sums up the lesson this story teaches — that one should never try and change someone or something to be who or what you want and to love them just the way they are.
This is My Rock
By David Lucas
Alone on his rock, a little goat refuses to make room for anyone else. But he soon understands the importance of sharing when he’s left all alone with no one to play with.
Oh, The Places You'll Go!
By Dr Seuss
Let your kids know that success lies within them with this inspiring read by Dr Seuss. Seuss’s message is clear — no matter what you do “you’ll be the best of the best” but through it all, remember “there is fun to be done!”