Monday, November 3, 2008

Book Recommendations for Children

I asked my daughters and their children to send me recommendations for children's books for the blog. RECOMENDATIONS
For The Very Young
0-6 crowd
I Kissed the Baby - Mary Murphy
Piggies - Don Wood
Dog's Colorful Day - Emma Dodd
Big Words for Little People - Jamie Lee Curtis

Color Zoo - Lois EhlertChicka Chica 1, 2, 3 - Bill Martin
Alphabeep - Debora Pearson
Jamberry - Bruce Degen
Jesse Bear, What Will you Wear? - Nancy Carlstrom
I Like Me - Nancy Carlson (Thumbs up to all Nancy's books)
The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Head to Toe - Erice Carle
Goodnight Moon - Margaret Wise Brown
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? - Bill Martin, Jr.
Corduroy - Don Freeman
Guess How Much I Love You - Sam McBratney
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day - Judith Viorst
The Mitten - Jan Brett
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie - Laura Jofee Numeroff
The Little Engine That Could - Watty Piper
Curious George (series) Hans Augusto Rey
Arthur series - Marc Tolon Brown (LOVE Arthur books)
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse - Kevin Henkes (All Kevin Henkes books are awesome)
Clifford, the Big Red Dog - Norman Bridwell
Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten - Joseph Slate
Blue Hat, Green Hat - Sandra Boynton (All her books are good)
Ther Berenstain Bears series - Stan and Jan Berenstain
Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum - Lisa Wheeler
Spot 7 Series - KIDSLABEL
Olivia Saves the Circus - Ian Falconer
Pinkalicious - Elizabeth Kann
Anansi and the Talking Melon - Eric A. Kimmel
I Stink - Kate and Jim McMullen
Clap Your Hands - Lorinda Cauley
Bark George - Jules Feiffer
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus - Mo Willems
Go Dog Go! - Philip D. Eastman
Danny and the Dinosaur - Syd Hoff
Biscuit - Alyssa Capucilli
Amelia Bedelia - Peggy Parish

Young Readers
Junie B. Jones Books - Park
The Littles Books -Peterson
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle Books - MacDonald
How to Eat Fried Worms - Rockwell
Pippi Longstocking Books - Lindgren
Magic Tree House Books - Will Osborne
Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Kinney
Judy Moody Books - McDonald
Sarah, Plain and Tall - MacLachlan
The Abby Hayes Books - Mazer
Jigsaw Jones Mystery Books - Preller

Elementary and Late Elemntary Readers

The BFG - Dahl
The Incredible Journey - Burnford
The Secret Garden - Burnett
The Mouse and the Motorcycle - Cleary (All hers are good - but this series is a favorite)
The Tail of Emily Winsnap - Kesler
Indian in the Cupborad - Banks
Cricket in Times Square - Selden
Shiloh - Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Molly Moon Books - Byng
Half-Magic - Edward Eager
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing - Blume
The Westing Game - Ellen Raskin
The Twenty-One Balloons - Du Bois
The Great Brain - Fitzgerald
Little House on the Prarie Books - Wilder
The Little Princess - Burnett
Nancy Drew - Keene
Peter Pan - Barrie
Where the Red Fern Grows - Rawls
Holes - Sachar
Anne of Green Gales - Montgomery
Island of the Blue Dolphins - O'Dell
A Wrinkle in Time - L'Engle
The Cay - Taylor
The Bronze Bow - Speare
Peter and the Starcatchers - Barry
Inkheart Series - Funke
The Thief Lord - Funke
Harry Potter Series - Rowling
The Goose Girl Series - Hales
Tennis Shoes Among the Nephites - Heimerdinger
The Mysterious Benedict Society Series - Steart
The Princess Academy- Hales
Hoot - Spinelli
Loser - Spinelli
The Fire Within Series - D'Lacey
The Book of Three - Lloyd Alexander
Chronicles of Narnia - C.S. Lewis

Young Adult Readers

The Book Thief - Zusak
The Host - Meyers
Twilight Series - Meyers
The Giver - Lowry
Enders Game - Card
Martian Chronicles - Bradbury
The Time Machine - Wells
Uglies Series - Westerfield
Eragon Series - Paolini
Watership Down - Adams
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy - Tolkien
Speak - Andersen
The Wizard of Earthsea Trilogy - Le Guin

Thanks to my daughters and grandchildren for helping me. Since we are closing in on another Christmas I thought we could use some ideas for books for our familes this year.


the kings said...

Yeah Mom! Thanks for letting us participate! It was fun to think about all of the books I love to read to the little ones.
- Love and MANY hugs

the Halversens said...

Yeah mom again!

cute grandkids-