My Children’s Recommended Reading List (As of 3/3/2019)

Title Author Age Range
The Gardener Sarah Stewart P
Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon Patty Lovell P
Me…Jane Patrick McDonnell P
Sandra Boynton board books Sandra Boynton P
Blueberries for Sal Robert McCloskey P
The Wind in the Willows Kenneth Grahame P
Eloise Kay Thompson P
A Chair for My Mother Ver B. Williams P
A Bear Called Paddington Michael Bond P
Grace for President Kelly DiPucchio P
Chrysanthemum Kevin Henkes P
Tar Beach Faith Ringgold P
Mirette on the High Wire Emily Arnold McCully P
Sleep Like a Tiger Mary Logue P
Extra Yarn Mac Barnett P
The Mermaid and the Shoe K.G. Campbell P
Not All Princesses Dress in Pink Jane Yolen P
Knuffle Bunny Mo Willems P
Owl Moon Jane Yolen P
The Dot Peter H. Reynolds P
And Tango Makes Three Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell P
The Invisible String Patrice Karst P
You Are Stardust Elin Kelsey P
Berestain Bears series Stan & Jan Berenstain P
The Poky Little Puppy Jannette Sebring Lowry P
Rosie Revere, Engineer Andrea Beaty P
Little Critter series Mercer Mayer P
Dear Zoo (board book) Rod Campbell P
Intersetellar Cinderella Deborah Underwood P
Harry the Dirty Dog Eugene Zion P
The Little Engine that Could Watty Piper P
The Stinky Cheese Man and other Fairly Stupid Tales Jon Scieszka & Lane Smith P
A Sick Day for Amos McGee Philip C. Stead P
Everything by Dr. Suess Dr. Suess P
Olivia series Ian Falconer P
It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown Charles M. Schulz P
The Jolly Postman Janet & Allan Ahlberg P
This Book Just Ate My Dog! Henry Holt P
The Polar Express Chris Van Allsburg P
Pinkalicious series Victoria & Elizabeth Kann P
Pete the Cat series Eric Litwin P
Velveteen Rabbit Margery Williams P
Love You Forever Robert Munsch P
The Nightmare Before Christmas TimBurton P
The Complete Adventures of Curious George Margaret and H.A. Rey P
Grandpa Green Lane Smith P
The Snowman (pictures only) Raymond Briggs P
Don’t Let the Pidgeon Drive the Bus Mo Willems P
Goodnight Moon Margaret Wise Brown P
The Snowy Day Ezra Jack Keats P
The Very Hungry Catepillar Eric Carle P
Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak P
Harold and The Purple Crayon Crockett Johnson P
Last Stop on Market Street Matt de La Pena P
Madeline Ludwig Bemelmans P
The Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh A.A. Milne P
The Gruffalo Julia Donaldson P
The Story of Ferndinand Monro Leaf P
Frog and Toad are Friends Arnold Lobel P
The Boy Who Loved Words Roni Schotter P
There is a Bird on Your Head Mo Willems P
The Hundred Dresses Eleanor Estes P
The Little House Virginia Lee Burton P
Tuesday David Wiesner P
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Judith Viorst P
Make Way for Ducklings Robert McCloskey P
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Judi Barrett P
No, David! David Shannon | P
The Day the Crayons Quit Drew Daywalt P
Elephant and Piggie Books Mo Willems P
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (series) Laura Joffe Numeroff P
Fancy Nancy books Jane O Conner P
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault P
The Giving Tree Shel Silverstein P
Goodnight Moon Margaret Wise Brown P
Rainbow Fish Marcus Pfister P
The Runaway Bunny Margaret Wise Brown P
Corduroy  Don Freeman P
The Mitten  Jan Brett P
Strega Nona Tomie De Paola P
The Velveteen Rabbit Margery Williams P
The True Story of The Three Little Pigs Jon Scieszka P
Jumanji Chris Van Allsburg P
The Paperbag Princess Robert N. Munsch P
Fly guy series 4+
Grimm’s Fairy Tales Brothers Grimm 4+
Danny and the Dinosaur Syd Hoff 5+
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly series  Lucille Colandra 5+
Rainbow Magic Series  Daisy Meadows 5+
Wizard of Oz L. Frank Baum 5+
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Roa 6+
Matilda Roald Dahl 6+
The BFG Roald Dahl 6+
Amelia Bedelia books Peggy Parish 6+
Shel Silverstein works of poetry Shel Silverstein 6+
Anne of Green Gables series  L.M. Montgomery 6+
The Magic Tree series, age 6+ 6+
Junie B Jones books Barbara Park 6+
Ivy + Bean Series Annie Barrows 6+
The Chocolate Touch Patrick Skene Catling 6+
The One and Only Ivan Katharine Applegate 6+
Clementine Sara Pennypacker 6+
The Cricket in Times Square George Selden 6+
The Night Gardner Jonathan Auxier 6+
The Princess in Black Shannon Hale and Dean Hale 6+
Tuck Everlasting Natalie Babbitt 6+
The Borrowers Mary Norton 7+
Charlotte’s Web EB White 7+
Stuart Little EB White 7+
Trumpeter Swan EB White 7+
Ramona & Beezus books Beverly Cleary 7+
Mr. Popper’s Penguins Richard Atwater 7+
The Mouse and the Motorcycle Beverly Cleary 7+
Freckle Juice Judy Blume 7+
Mary Poppins Dr. P.L. Travers 7+
The Littles John Peterson 7+
Little House on the Prairie series Laura Ingalls Wilder 7+
Dogman series Dav Pilkey 7+
Captain Underpants series Dav Pilkey 7+
Pee Wee Scouts series Judy Delton 7+
My Side of the Mountain Jean Craighead George 7+
Boxcar Children series  Gertrude Chandler Warner 7+
The Rainbow Magic Fairy Series, age 7+ 7+
Stellaluna Janell Cannon 7+
The Castle in the Attic Elizabeth Winthrop 8+
The Swiss Family Robinson Johann David Wyss 8+
Bunnicula Deborah and James Howe 8+
James and The Giant Peach Roald Dahl 8+
The Chronicles of Narnia series CS Lewis 8+
Mrs. Piggle Wiggle series Betty MacDonald 8+
Sarah, Plain and Tall Patricia Macklachlin 8+
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes Eleanor Coerr 8+
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH Rober C. O’Brien 8+
Super Fudge books Judy Blume 8+
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Katie DiCamillo 8+
The Magician’s Elephant Katie DiCamillo 8+
Tale of Desperaux Katie DiCamillo 8+
Harriet the Spy Louse Fizthugh 8+
A Boy Called Bat Elana Arnold 8+
All-of-a-kind Family Sydney Taylor 8+
Dick King-Smith books, age 8+ 8+
Black Beauty Anna Sewell 8+
Mandy Julie Andrews 8+
The Ordinary Princess MM Kaye 8+
The Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling 8+
The I Survived Series Lauren Tarshis 8+
How to Eat Fried Worms Thomas Rockwell 8+
Goosebumps series R.L. Stine 8+
Choose Your Own Adventure books, age 8+ 8+
The Sisters Grimm series Peter Ferguson 8+
Coraline Neil Gaiman 8+
Peter Pan J.M. Barrie 8+
How to Train Your Dragon series Cressida Cowell 8+
Zathura Chris Van Allsburg 8+
Gaia Girls series Lee Welles 8+
Little Women Louisa May Alcott 8+
American Girl Books various 8+
The Indian in the Cupboard Lynne Reid Banks 8+
Little Britches: Father and I were Ranchers Ralph Moody 8+
The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles Julie Andrews Edwards 8+
Pinocchio Carlo Collodi 8+
Secret Garden Frances Hodgsen Burnett 9+
The Phantom Tollbooth Norton Juster 9+
The Whipping Boy Sid Fleischman 9+
Treasure Island Robert Louis Stevenson 9+
A Gathering of Days Joan W. Blose 9+
A Little Princess Frances Hodgsen Burnett 9+
Because of Winn Dixie Katie DiCamillo 9+
City of Ember Jeanne Duprau 9+
From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs Basil E. Frankweiler 9+
The Cricket in Times Square George Selden 9+
Sideways Stories from Wayside School Louis Sachar 9+
A Wrinkle in Time Madeline L’Engle 9+
The Dork Diaries Rachel Renne Russell 9+
Harry Potter series J.K. Rowling 9+
Percy Jackson and the Olympians series Rick Riordian 9+
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Lewis Carroll 9+
A Series of Unfortunate Events series Lemony Snickett 9+
Bridge to Teribethia Katherine Paterson  9+
The Hobbit J.R.R Tolkien 9+
The Root Cellar Janet Lunn 9+
Lord of the Rings series J.R.R. Tolkien 9+
The Light Princess George McDonald 9+
Number the Stars Lois Lowry 9+
The Water Horse Dick King-Smith 9+
The Giver Lois Lowry 9+
Where the Red Fern Grows Wilson Rawls 9+
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain 10+
Adventures of Tom Sawyer Mark Twain 10+
The Enchanted Forest Chronicles Patricia C Wede 10+
Holes series Lous Sachar 10+
Robinson Crusoe Daniel Defoe 10+
The Redwall Series Brian Jacques 10+
Carl Hiassen books, age 10+ 10+
Neil Gaiman books, age 10+  10+
Esperanza Rising Pam Munoz Ryan 10+
I am Malala Malala Yousafzai, Patricia McCormick 10+
Wonder R.J. Palacio 10+
Peter and the Starcatchers ave Barry and Ridley Pearson 10+
The Book Thief Marcus Zusack 10+
Anne Frank Anne Frank 11+
The Face on the Milk Carton series Caroline B Cooney 12+
Both Sides of Time series Caroline B Cooney 12+
Ender’s Game Orson Scott Card  12+
The Hunger Game series Suzanne Collins  12+
Legend series Marie Lu 12+
The Outsiders S. E. Hinton 12+
To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee 12+