The list author says: "My designated job as aunt is to have fun with my niece and nephew and encourage and support their love for books. Will do! In looking for some good books for them over the past four years I have reread some oldies but goodies and discovered some new books to add to my favorites list. Here are a few that are part of my list now."
"Catchy and humorous rhymes accompanied with vibrant and beautiful illustrations. Also comes with a CD with the rhymes, followed by the relevant portion of The Carnival of the Animals. Great for reading/listening together or separately and also great if you're too tired to read aloud yourself."
"One of my favorite classics. I grew up with Corduroy and now so will my niece and nephew. How can you not love this adorable little bear as he searches for his missing button so that he can look presentable enough to find a home and a friend?"
"Who didn't grow up loving Harry the Dirty Dog and wanting a dog just like Harry that you'd bathe in an old school tub with a bristle brush? Classic story about a dog who doesn't like baths and runs away only to get so dirty that his family doesn't recognize him."
"My favorite Seuss book as an adult reading it aloud to kids. There are no creepy and potentially scary creatures and it has a great catchy rhyme that my sister used to make an incredibly addictive song."