Parents pass their likes on to their children. Especially, their love of reading. Books they liked as children will be shared with their own children.
My husband and my younger son Dan love J.R.R. Tolkien’s LORD OF THE RING series. But children also introduce parents to favorites of theirs, which in turn become favorites of the parents.
Both my sons loved WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE by Maurice Sendak. And even now, I delight in repeating the line from the book when Max says, “I’ll eat you up I love you so.”
This article at CNN.com discusses classic children’s books.
What children’s books are your favorites???