Our Favorite Books

Infants and Toddlers
anything by Sandra Boyton
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Black on White by Tana Hoban
White on Black by Tana Hoban
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See? by Bill Martin
More, more More said the Baby by Vera Williams

Picture Books
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems
One is One by Tasha Tudor
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Pie in the Sky by Lois Ehlert
The Mitten by Jan Brett
Thunder Cake by Patricia Polacco
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Barret
Mike Mulligan by Virginia Burton
Katy and the Big Snow by Virginia Burton
Strega Nona by Tomie de Paola
Go Away Big Green Monster by Ed Emberly
Whistle for Willie by Ezra Jack Keats
Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carl
A Boy , a Dog, and a Frog by Mercer Mayer
There's a Nightmare in the Closet by Mercer Mayer
Blueberries for Sal by Robert McClosky
anything by Beatrix Potter
Caps for Sale by Slobodkima
Tikki Tikki Tembo by Mosel
The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf

Chapter Books
appropriate for lower elementary (in regards to content)
* appropriate for children as young as 4 (in regards to content) as a read-aloud

Paddington by Bond
Olga de Polga by Bond
the Ramona series by Beverly Cleary
the Henry Huggins series by B. Cleary
the Ralph S. Mouse series by B. Cleary
The Moffats (series) by Eleanor Estes
The Wind in the Willows b y Kenneth Grahame
The Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling *
Little Pear (series) Eleanor Lattimore *
Dr. Doolittle (series) Hugh Lofting
Winnie the Pooh A. A. Milne *
All of a Kind Family by Sidney Taylor
Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome (A favorite in our family)
Charlotte's Web by E. B. White *
The Trumpet of the Swan by E. B. White
(Stuart Little is by the same author and very popular, but I thought it was just strange and didn't like it at all.)
Little Eddie (series) by Caroline Hayward *
B is for Betsy (series) by Caroline Hayward *
Hank the Cowdog (series)   This series is just silly, but I like hearing it, unlike so many "junk food" books.

Chapter Books for Upper Elementary
The Black Stallion
The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis
The Fablehaven series by Brandon Mull
Little Men by Louisa May Alcott
Redwall series by Brian Jacques

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