5 children's books that will leave you spellbound

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GOOD DAY, GOOD NIGHT: The author of "Goodnight Moon" left children spellbound in 2017. (Harper Collins)

One of the best ways to spend time with your children is to read to them.

But, as many parents can attest, you can also read with them.

We're taking a look back at the top five books of 2017, all of which would make great holiday gifts:

Nevermoore: The Trials of Morrigan Crow
This book has adventure, friendship, magic and courage. It's perfect for "Harry Potter" fans between the ages of 9-12.

The Antlered Ship, by Dashka Slater
An inquisitive fox sets off on a voyage with a crew of deer and pigeons. This is for ages 4-8.

We're All Wonders, by R.J. Palacio
This is a gorgeous picture book for ages 4-8. It helps young children understand the importance of kindness.

Red Car, Green Car, by Roger Priddy
This book is perfect for little ones. Priddy teachers children about colors. Great for ages 1-3.

Good Day, Good Night, by Margaret Wise Brown
The author of "Good Night, Moon" returns with a must-have boo for bedtime. It's for ages 4-8.

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