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  • Writer's pictureBria Davenport

Top Books of the Year According to the Experts

This year has been nothing short of extraordinary -- from a growing team at Book Harvest to enrolling 131 babies in our Book Babies program! This year for Giving Tuesday, Durham kids shared their favorite book lists with us, and we are so excited to share the complete list with you. Don't forget you can stop by our Family Space to look for some of these titles too!

These titles are not listed in any particular order and may contain duplicates.

Muddy Paws First Christmas

Corduroy's Christmas

Cork & Fuzz

The Princess in Black

The 12 Bugs of Christmas

"Mickey Mouse"


Babysitter's Little Sister


Milk & Mocha

Busy Busy People

Hare and the Armadillo

Hare and the Armadillo and the Very Noisy Bear

"Christmas Singing Book"

Dr. Suess


Dog Man


Katie: The Catsitter



Harry Potter


Thank You, Amu

The Grinch

The Little Blue Truck

Grumpy Monkey- Stay Up All Night

The Poop Book

Cherries and Cherry Pits


Llama, Llama, Yum, Yum, Yum

Goodnight Moon

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Llama Llama Rojo Pajamas

Llama Llama Red Pajama

Llama Llama Misses Mama

Llama Llama Hide and Seek

Llama Llama Nighty Night

Curious George

Eric Carle Books

Jan Brett Books

Forgotten Fairytales of Kindness & Courage

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

Stink Bug

We Don't Eat Our Classmates

Dude on a Tractor


Ein Kaferwie ich


Mermaid School


Dog Man


Cat Kid

The New Girl



Mini Loop


The Snowy Day

Dear Zoo

Where is Baby's Belly Button?

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

"Black Panther Book"

"Spiderman Book"


Dog Man


Angry Birds

Dragons Love Tacos

Who Would Win?

Greeking Out

Tales from The Wind in The Willows

Little Pilgrim's Big Journey

Daniel Tiger Bedtime Stories

Five Nice Mice & The Great Car Race

Jesus Storybook Bible


Grandpa Grumps

The Night Before First Grade

Be a Star, Wonder Woman

I Love Being Me!

Babysitter's Club

Ramona The Brave

Wild Kratts

Harry Potter

A Boy Called Bat

Babysitter's Club

Zoey and Sassafras

A-Z Mysteries

Magic Tree House

Where the Watermelons Grow

The Littlest Donut

Harry Potter

Charlie and The Chocolate Factory

The Little Hen

The Book with No Pictures

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Barnyard Dance

Christmas Parade

Wheels on the Bus

Llama Llama Red Pajama

No, David!

The Rainbow Fish

The Snowy Day


Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Green Eggs & Ham

Henry's Box

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

Please Puppy Please

Mr Brown Can Moo, Can You?

The Swag is in the Socks

Harry Potter

School Trip

Ban This Book

Creepy Carrots


Froggy Play T-Ball

Star Wars: We are the resistance

The Rabbit Listened

The Making of a Ninja

Donut: The unicorn who wants to fly


Leonardo the Terrible Monster

Pete the Cat

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Magic Tree House

The Princess in Black

Dear Girl

The Night Before First Grade

The Thank You Book

Green Eggs & Ham

Hair Love

La Princesa and The Pea

The World Needs More Purple Schools

The Pinata That The Farm Maiden Hung

Dragon Masters

Fancy Nancy

What is Poop?

Mac B Spy Kid

A-Z Mysteries

The 12 Bugs of Christmas

Jingle Bugs

An Anthology of Intriguing Animals

"My Baby Book"

Magic Tree House

The Terrible Two

Dragon Masters

Mac B Spy Kid

The Wild Robot


Lia Y Luis

Halloween Party



Bluey Time to Play

Margaret and Margarita

Arroz con leche: popular songs and rhymes from Latin America

Taking a Walk

Thanks to all the kids who participated by sharing their favorite books and we can't wait to see what makes the list next year!



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