#KidReads: Which children's book do you or your child hold most dear?

Everyone has a favorite children's book—yet what parents and kids love is not always the same. KPCC early childhood development correspondent Deepa Fernandes is working on a project that looks at what makes a successful children's book, and she wants to hear from you. 

Which is your favorite children's book? Let us know!

Tweet us! What's your favorite children's book?

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Help us put together a list of top children's books. Tweet @kpcc the title your favorite kids book using #Kidreads.

Read us a story! What's your favorite children's book?

Record a story

Hit the record button or upload audio of your favorite section of a children's book. We'll create a mashup of our favorites and air them on KPCC. See some examples for ideas!

Leave us a message: What's your favorite children's book?

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Call us at 626-583-5270 and read us a section of your favorite children's story. We may use these for upcoming 'Kid Reads" segments. 

What's your favorite children's book?

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Not so comfortable with the idea of leaving us audio? You can always tell us the story behind your favorite childhood story. Become part of our network of confidential sources.

#KidReads: KPCC's series on children's literacy

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Reported and produced by Deepa Fernandes and Evelyn Larrubia with help from Chris Keller and Ashley Alvarado.

Web production by Eric Zassenhaus, Kristen Lepore and Kim Bui