March 2 is the birth date of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss. While the National Education Association celebrates the occasion with Read Across America, an annual event that promotes the love of reading among children of all ages, we thought we'd commemorate the event in our own way—by rounding up 15 of the most cherished children's books from the past few decades. Revisit the fun of Dr. Seuss's Oh, the Places You'll Go
, or introduce your favorite youngster to the life lessons in The Giving Tree
by Shel Silverstein. Whatever book you choose, we're confident that the page-turner will have you discovering your love of words all over again.
This lyrical book by Margaret Wise Brown makes for perfect bedtime reading. For ages newborn to 3, available at
Where the Sidewalk Ends
Rediscover the fun of poetry with this humorous classic from writer and illustrator Shel Silverstein. For ages 12 and up, available at