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I have a son who is an AVID reader. I basically have to tell him to stop reading to eat. He would read ALL day long. I am not complaining…not by any means. I am really glad he enjoys it so much. The only problem I run into is keeping up with his reading appetite. We utilize the library, a lot. I thought that I would compile a list of some of the books he has read and enjoyed. I know it can be challenging to find books for kids to read. These books make great read-alouds as well. Lots of these I have read TO my kids.
Magic Tree House– series by Mary Pope Osborne
The Spiderwick Chronicles-series by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black
How to Train Your Dragon– series by Cressida Cowell
A to Z Mysteries– series by Rony Roy
Secrets of Droon– series by Tony Abbott and Tim Jessell
The Adventures Of The Bailey School Kids– series by Debbie Dadey
The Littles– series by John Peterson
The Hardy Boys– series by Franklin W. Dixon
Time Warp Trio– series by Jon Scieszka
Encyclopedia Brown– series by Donald J. Sobol
Beverly Cleary– author with lots of great books for young kids- Ramona & Beezus, Henry Huggins, Mouse and the Motorcycle, etc.
The Boxcar Children– series by Gertrude Chandler Warner
Key to the Treasure– Peggy Parish, there are a few books in this series, too.
Magic School Bus– by Joanna Cole- there are books for young readers and chapter books, these are SO educational, but fun, too.
Berenstain Bearsbooks- there are younger story books and chapter books, by Stan & Jan Berenstain
Childhood of Famous Americans-series by various authors- these are fun non-fiction stories
Roald Dahl– author with lots of fun children’s books including Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, and James and the Giant Peach
Flat Stanley– series by Jeff Brown
Beast Quest– series by Adam Blade -about a boy who saves his country from and evil wizard
Dragon Slayers Academy– series by Kate McMullin
Lighthouse Family– series by Cynthia Rylant
Henry & Mudge stories- also by Cynthia Rylant
Believe and You’re There– series by Alice W. Johnson and Allison H Warner- about children going back in time to scripture times
My Father’s Dragon– series of three books by Ruth Stiles Gannett, darling story
Little House on the Prarie– series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Little Britches– series by Ralph Moody
Chronicles of Narnia– series by C.S. Lewis
Animal Adventure Books by Thornton Burgess- a HUGE favorite in our family!!
Pippi Longstocking books- by Astrid Lindgren
Stuart Little– by E.B. White
Shel Silverstein books
Adventures of Captain Underpants- by Dav Pilkey- not my favorite, but my son really liked them. Full of bathroom humor, if you are alright with that.
Arthur Chapter Books– by Marc Brown
Mr. Popper’s Penguins– by Richard and Florence Atwater
Swiss Family Robinson– by Jean Rudolph Wyss (free on Kindle)
Alice in Wonderland– by Lewis Carroll
Wind in the Willows– by Kenneth Grahame
Peter Pan– by J.M Barrie
Pinnochio– by Carlo Collodi (free on Kindle)
Frog and Toad stories– by Arnold Lobel
Charlotte’s Web– by E.B. White
Little Bear Books– by Else Holmelund Minarik and Maurice Sendak
39 Clues series (various authors)
Mysterious Benedict Society – by Trenton Lee Stewart
13th Reality series – by James Dashner
Amelia Bedelia books by Peggy Parrish
In Grandma’s Attic series by Arleta Richardson
Ivy & Bean series by Annie Barrows
Uncle Wiggly’s Story Book by Howard R. Garis
Among the Pond People by Clara Dillingham Pierson (Free on Kindle -there are other books in this series, too)
Dutch Twins by Lucy Fitch Perkins (Free on Kindle, more in this series as well)
Betsy Tacy series by Maud Hart Lovelace
The Adventures of Munford by Jamie Aramini
Dinosaur Cove by Rex Stone
I am updating this list periodically as we read more…
What are your children’s favorites?