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The Best Selling Children's Books for 2015

Updated on January 11, 2015

A Father's Perspective on Reading Children's Books

Hi, Jake here again. As a father of a young child, my wife and I have come across a myriad of books and spent hundreds of dollars on some great, and some not-so-great reading. I'd like to share with you some of what we have deemed the 'best of the best' that everyone in our family enjoys.

Reading to your child isn't a requirement, but a necessity. Our child enjoys us reading to her every day and takes the stories to make adventures throughout the day. We read an average of 10 books every day. Sure, it's a lot, but the joy we see is worth every minute.

Anyhow, please read on and take a look at the following books. If you see one that draws your interest, take a further look by clicking on the picture. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day.

Reading Opens Doors For Your Child

Sounds of the Wild: Ocean

Five Stars! This gorgeously illustrated pop-up book takes readers deep beneath the water’s surface where they are greeted with a symphony of new sounds. This aquatic adventure features a humpback whale that communicates with noisy roars and sighs and whose “songs” carry for hundreds of miles underwater. Children also discover the playful chattering of dolphins, the boisterous honking of seals, and much more. Maurice Pledger’s cunningly engineered pop-ups create an unforgettable 3-D seascape.

The pictures and sound come to life as each page turns. This is a lovely book that makes our son excited to learn more and more about sea life.

The Monster at the End of this Book

Many, many adults name this book as their favorite Little Golden Book. Generations of kids have interacted with lovable, furry old Grover as he begs the reader not to turn the page—for fear of a monster at the end of the book. “Oh, I am so embarrassed,” he says on the last page . . . for, of course, the monster is Grover himself! This all-time favorite is now available as a Big Little Golden Book—perfect for lap-time reading.

I wandered into the room of my best friend's three-year-old son, preparing to read him a book before he went to bed. When I saw this book among the pile on his floor, I got nostalgic. Really nostalgic. My mom read me the same book when I was his age, and I love, LOVE this book.

Tickle Monster Laughter Kit

Share the treasured gift of laughter with your child! Josie Bissett's enchanted new book is well on its way to becoming a celebrated children's classic. A loveable monster with big puffy mitts has just flown in from Planet Tickle. His mission is to bring joy and laughter to Planet Earth. How? By tickling any child who happens to follow along in this book. Parents read aloud and do the tickling while their children squirm and giggle with delight.

The book comes with magical blue Tickle Monster mitts, with holes in the fingertips to make it easy for parents to instantly transform themselves into Tickle Monster and turn pages while tickling.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

40th Anniversary Edition

The gentle rhyming and gorgeous, tissue-paper collage illustrations in this classic picture book make it a dog-eared favorite on many children's bookshelves. On each page, we meet a new animal who nudges us onward to discover which creature will show up next: "Blue Horse, Blue Horse, What do you see? I see a green frog looking at me." This pattern is repeated over and over, until the pre-reader can chime in with the reader, easily predicting the next rhyme. One thing readers might not predict, however, is just what kinds of funny characters will make an appearance at the denouement! Children on the verge of reading learn best with plenty of identifiable images and rhythmic repetition. Eric Carle's good-humored style and colorful, bold illustrations (like those in The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Grouchy Ladybug, and Have You Seen My Cat?) have earned him a prominent place in the children's book hall of fame.

Oh, the Places You'll Go!

Inspirational yet honest, and always rhythmically rollicking, Oh, the Places You'll Go! is a perfect sendoff for children, 1 to 100, entering any new phase of their lives. Kindergartners, graduate students, newlyweds, newly employeds--all will glean shiny pearls of wisdom about the big, bountiful future. The incomparable Dr. Seuss rejoices in the potential everyone has to fulfill their wildest dreams: "You'll be on your way up! / You'll be seeing great sights! / You'll join the high fliers / who soar to high heights." At the same time, he won't delude the starry-eyed upstart about the pitfalls of life: "You can get all hung up / in a prickle-ly perch. / And your gang will fly on. / You'll be left in a Lurch."

But fear not! Dr. Seuss, with his inimitable illustrations and exhilarating rhymes, is convinced ("98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed") that success is imminent. As long as you remember "to be dexterous and deft. And NEVER mix up your right foot with your left," things should work out. (All ages) --Emilie Coulter

Your Baby Can Read Complete Set

All I can say is, it works, it works, it works.

Your Baby Can Read Complete Set (Deluxe Kit includes everything as advertised on TV!!!, Full volume (starter,1,2,3,review) also includes 5 wipe-clean word cards;1 Non-Toxic Erasable Pen;5 books;50 word-game cards;82 double-sided word cards;25-slide picture/word cards;Parent's Guide;CD full of children's favorite sing-a-long songs;"My First Words" window book; Early Learning Workshop DVD hosted by Dr. Titzer.)

Amazon Review: This program is excellent. I regret that I did not introduce to my child a bit earlier. However at age 3, after 2 weeks, I'm already seeing progress.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      That was a great list. A lot of those books me and my siblings grew up on listening to our mother read them to us. she then started reading a log of books by this African-American Book Publisher that i just fell in love with.

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