Childhood and books go together like PB & J (with the crusts cut off). Exposing little ones to as much literature and imagery from birth is the best way to ensure they continue to read long after there are pictures in their books. 1001 Children’s Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up offers a comprehensive and diverse list of more than a century’s worth of essential reads. The compact and encyclopedia-thick format is divided into five age ranges. A review of each book is accompanied by original publication information. While it’s a great tool to have in your child’s library, we imagine that readers of all ages will benefit from exploring a book that is well below their reading level.