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The Best Picture Books to Read
as a Family

by Janssen Bradshaw

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Reading with children of different ages is a challenge for lots of families.

Between different interests, varying attention spans, and, of course, the never-ending struggle for a spot on a parent’s lap, it’s not the same experience as reading to just a single child.

Happily, a really good book can alleviate a lot of these issues, and books that appeal to children of all ages (and even the parents!) are gold. Here are some of our favorite picture books to read as a family.

If only we could recommend a place to procure a second lap. . .