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    If You Didn't Read These 33 Books As A Kid, Did You Even Have A Childhood?

    Reading The Giving Tree was a universal experience for us all.

    1. Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by Eileen Christelow

    2. Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems

    3. The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

    4. The Arthur Books by Marc Brown

    5. A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon

    6. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst

    7. Love You Forever by Robert Munsch

    8. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

    9. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

    10. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

    11. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Eric Carle and Bill Martin Jr

    12. No, David! by David Shannon

    13. The Mitten by Jan Brett

    14. The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn

    15. The Berenstain Bears' Books by Stand & Jan Berenstain

    16. Stellaluna by Janell Cannon

    17. Miss Nelson is Missing! by Harry Allard

    18. Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson

    19. Corduroy by Don Freeman

    20. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr

    21. The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith

    22. Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin

    23. Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney

    24. Skippyjon Jones by Judy Schachner

    25. The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

    26. Any book by Robert Munsch

    27. There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly by Simms Taback

    28. Are You My Mother? by P. D. Eastman

    29. The Snowman by Raymond Briggs

    30. Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans

    31. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett

    32. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff

    33. And lastly, Biscuit by Alyssa Satin Capucilli