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Suggested Children's Reading List By Age
 

 

AGES 0 TO 18 MONTHS

 

  • Big Fat Hen by Keith Baker
  • Black on White by Tana Hoban
  • Clap Hands by Helen Oxenbury
  • Count with Maisy by Lucy Cousins
  • Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
  • I Touch by Rachael Isadora
  • More, More, More Said the Baby by Vera Williams
  • My Very First Mother Goose by Iona Opie
  • Piggies by Don and Audrey Wood
  • Where's Spot by Eric Hill

 

 

AGES 18 MONTHS TO 3

 

  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr.
  • Freight Train by Donald Crews
  • Hattie and the Fox by Mem Fox
  • Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear? by Nancy Carlstom
  • Lunch by Denise Fleming
  • Mr. Gumpy's Outing by John Burningham
  • Mouse Paint by Ellen Walsh
  • Rosie's Walk by Pat Hutchins
  • Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

 

 

AGES 3 TO 5

 

  • Alfie Gives a Hand Shirley Hughes
  • Are You My Mother? By P.D. Eastman  (see also Go, Dog, Go by the same author)
  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr.
  • Can't You Sleep, Little Bear? by Martin Waddell
  • Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina
  • Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
  • Click Clack Moo: Cows that Type by Doreen Cronin
  • Clifford, the Big Red Dog by Norman Bridwell
  • Corduroy by Don Freeman
  • Curious George by H.A. Rey
  • Duck on a Bike by David Shannon
  • Freight Train by Donald Crews
  • Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel
  • Goodnight, Moon by Margaret W. Brown
  • Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion
  • How Big Were the Dinosaurs? by Bernard Most
  • Ira Sleeps Over Bernard Waber
  • If You Give a Mouse a Cookie By Laura Joffe Numeroff 
  • Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmens
  • Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey 
  • Max's Breakfast by Rosemary Wells
  • Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel By Virginia Lee Burton
  • Millions of Cats by Wanda Gag
  • Miss Nelson Is Missing! by Harry Allard
  • Olivia by Ian Falconer
  • Rain Forest by Helen Cowcher
  • Raven: A Trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest by Gerald McDermott
  • Richard Scarry's Best Word Book Ever By Richard Scarry
  • Seven Blind Mice  by Ed Young
  • Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
  • So Much! by Trish Cooke
  • The Berenstain Bears by Jan and Stan Berenstain
  • The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Suess
  • The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper
  • The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  • The Wheels on the Bus By Paul Zelinsky
  • There's a Nightmare in My Closet by Mercer Mayer
  • Tomie dePaola's Mother Goose by Tomie dePaola
  • Tuesday by David Wiesne
  • Yo! Yes? by Chris Raschka
  • Wemberly Worried By Kevin Henkes
  • When Sophie Gets Angry -- Really, Really Angry By Molly Bang
  • Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

 

 

AGES 5 TO 8

 

  • A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond
  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day By Judith Viorst
  • Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parrish
  • Arthur by Marc Brown Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman
  • Bedtime for Frances by Russell Hoban
  • Boxcar Children by Gertrude Warner
  • Cassie Loves Beethoven By Alan Arkin
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
  • Chato's Kitchen by Gary Soto
  • Charlotte's Web by E. B. White
  • Clifford, the Big Red Dog by Norman Bridwell
  • Corduroy by Don Freeman
  • Curious George by H. A. Rey
  • Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective by Donald J. Sobol
  • Frog and Toad are Friends by Arnold Lobel
  • Franklin by Paulette Bourgeois
  • Freckle Juice by Judy Blume
  • George and Martha by James Marshall
  • Grandfather's Journey by Allen Say
  • Henry and Mudge by Cynthia Rylant
  • Horton Hatches an Egg by Dr. Seuss
  • I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato By Lauren Child
  • Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg
  • Little Bear By Else Holmelund Minarik
  • Little Critter by Mercer Mayer
  • Little House on the Prairie by Laura I. Wilder
  • Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain by Edward Ardizonne
  • Lyle the Crocodile by Bernard Waber
  • Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
  • Magic Tree House by Mary Pope Osborne
  • Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
  • Miss Nelson is Missing by Harry Allard
  • Moon Bear by Frank Åsch
  • Nate the Great by Marjorie Sharmat
  • Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann
  • Patrick's Dinosaurs by Carol Carrick
  • The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
  • Poppa's New Pants by Angela Shelf Medearis
  • Ramona the Pest By Beverly Cleary
  • Ramona Quimby, Age Eight by Beverly Cleary
  • Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert
  • Sam and the Tigers  by Julius Lester
  • Stellaluna by Janell Cannon
  • Strega Nona by Tomie DePaola
  • Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig
  • The Berenstain Bears Nursery Tales by Stan and Jan Berenstain
  • The Cat in the Hat By Dr. Seuss
  • The Magic School Bus Lost in the Solar System by Joanna Cole
  • The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
  • The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery William
  • Tikki Tikki Tembo by Arelene Mosel
  • Uncle Jed's Barbershop by Margaree King Mitchell
  • Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne
  • Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
  • Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
  • Where's Spot? by Eric Hill

 

 

AGES 8 TO 10

 

  • Anastasia by Lois Lowry
  • Animorphs by K.A. Applegate
  • Amber Brown by Paula Danziger
  • American Girls
  • Babysitter's Club byAnn Martin
  • Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate Dicamillo
  • Betsy-Tacy By Maud Hart Lovelace
  • Bingo Brown by Betsy Byars
  • Bunnicula by James Howe
  • Cam Jansen by David Adler
  • Casebusters by  Joan L. Nixon
  • Charlotte's Web by E. B. White
  • Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
  • Double Fudge by Judy Blume
  • Encyclopedia Brown by Donald Sobol
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl
  • Fourth Grade Rats By Jerry Spinelli
  • Ghost of Fossil Glen by Cynthia de Felice
  • Junie B. Jones by Barbara Park
  • Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Molly's Pilgrim by Barbara Cohen
  • Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH By Robert C. O'Brien
  • Much Ado about Aldo by Johanna Hurwitz
  • Nancy Drew by Carolyn Keene
  • Nate the Great by Marjorie Sharmat
  • Pee Wee Scouts by Judy Delton
  • Polk Street Kids by Patricia Reilly Giff
  • Ramona by Beverly Cleary
  • Ramona the Brave by Beverly Cleary
  • Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary
  • Ramona's World by Beverly Cleary
  • Sarah Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan
  • Second Grade Ape by Daniel Pinkwater
  • Shiloh by Phyllis Naylor
  • Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sacher
  • Sports by Matt Christopher
  • The Animal Family  by Randal Jarreil
  • The Bailey School Kids by Debbie Dadey
  • The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
  • The Constitution of the United States  by Peter Spier
  • The Great Gilly Hopkins By Katherine Paterson
  • The Hardy Boys by Franklin Dixon
  • The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
  • The Littles by John Peterson
  • The Stories Julian Tells by Ann Cameron
  • The Way Things Work By David Macaulay
  • Tuck Everlasting By Natalie Babbitt
  • Wayside School Is Falling Down By Louis Sachar

 

 

AGES 10 AND UP

 

  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • A Wrinkle in Time By Madeleine L'Engle
  • Absolutely Normal Chaos By Sharon Creech
  • Anastasia Krupnik by Lois Lowry
  • Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
  • Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Patterson
  • Bunnicula: A Rabbit Tale of Mystery by James and Deborah Howe
  • Boxcar Children by Gertrude Warner
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dah
  • Cross Sections: Castle by Stephen Biesty and Roger Platt
  • Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective by Donald J. Sobol
  • From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler  by E. L. Konigsburg
  • Garfield Counts to Ten by Jim Davis 
  • Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
  • Holes by Louis Sachar
  • How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell
  • Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
  • Lincoln: A Photobiography by Russell Freedman
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  • Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck
  • Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
  • Nothing's Fair in Fifth Grade by Barthe DeClements
  • Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
  • Old Yeller by Fred Gipson
  • Olive's Ocean by Kevin Henkes
  • Ramona Quimby, Age Eight by Beverly Cleary
  • Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor
  • Safari Beneath the Sea: The Wonder World of the North Pacific by Diane Swanson
  • Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  • Stepping on the Cracks By Mary Downing Hahn
  • Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  • The Always Prayer Shawl by Sheldon Oberman
  • The Battle for the Castle By Elizabeth Winthrop
  • The Black Stallion by Walter Farley
  • The Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
  • The Chocolate War: A Novel by Robert Cormier
  • The Diary of a Young Girl: the Definitive Edition by Anne Frank
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry
  • The Glory Field by Walter Dan Myers
  • The Great Brain by John D. Fitzgeral
  • The Karate Kid by B.B. Hiller
  • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
  • The Pinballs by Betsy Byars
  • The Story of Jumping Mouse by John Steptoe
  • The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi
  • The Way Things Work by David Macaulay
  • The Wish Giver By Bill Brittain
  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond By Elizabeth George Speare
  • The Wizard of Oz  by Frank L. Baum
  • Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
  • Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
  • Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
  • Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Siverstein
  • Willie Bea and the Time the Martians Landed by Virginia Hamilton