Here is my list of ten of the best new storybooks for parents of children birth to age 5.

I look for exceptional quality and books that are perfect read-alouds for little ones. These stories with their familiar themes, playful rhyming words, and outstanding art work will capture your children’s hearts.

When we see Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown or The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter, we think “classics.” Parents remember the treasured read-alouds from their own childhood.

Let’s make sure today’s children have storybook classics. Be sure to add old favorites to your little learner’s bookshelf. They’re the best of the best. Each classic is as relatable to your child today as it was to you in your own early childhood.

Here’s a list of must-read classics from my heart to yours. —Jan