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50 of Our Favorite Reads

Great Summer Reading is in These Pages

From my childhood I remember long summers escaping the heat through a book. My children are sharing my love for reading. Here are some of our favorites:

• A Light in the Attic, by Shel Silverstein

• Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll, illustrated by Sir John Tenniel
• Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, by Judy Blume
• Arthur (series), by Marc Brown

• Babar (series), by Jean De Brunhoff

• The Borrowers (series), by Mary Norton
• Bridge to Terabithia, by Katherine Patterson
• Charlotte’s Web, by E.B. White
• Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, by Bill Martin Jr., illustrated by Lois Ehlert
• The Children’s Book of Virtues, by William J. Bennett
• The Crippled Lamb, by Max Lucado
• Diary of Anne Frank, by Anne Frank
• Encyclopedia Jones, by Donald J. Sobol

• Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Clement Hurd

• Grimms’ Fairy Tales, by the Brothers Grimm
• Harold and the Purple Crayon, by Crockett Johnson

• Harriet the Spy, by Louise Fitzhugh
Harry Potter (series), by J.K. Rowling, illustrated by Mary Grandpré
• Horton Hears a Who, by Dr. Seuss

• If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, by Laura Numeroff, illustrated by Felicia Bond
• I’ll Always Love You, by Hans Wilhelm

• The Indian in the Cupboard (series), by Lynne Reid Banks
• Junie B. Jones (series), by Barbara Park
• The Lion and the Mouse, by Jerry Pinkney
• The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia series), by C.S. Lewis
• The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle
Little House (series), by Laura Ingalls Wilder
• The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupery (My absolute favorite!)
• Madeline, by Ludwig Bemelmans

• Martha Speaks, by Susan Meddaugh

• Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, by Virginia Lee Burton
• The Mouse and the Motorcycle, by Beverly Clearly
• Oliver Moon (series), by Sue Mongredien
• Olivia, by Ian Falconer

• Peter Rabbit (The Tales of), by Beatrix Potter

• The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg
Peter Pan, by J.M. Barrie
• Ramona (series), by Beverly Cleary
• The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett
• The Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats

• The Spider and the Fly, by Mary Howitt, illustrated by Tony DiTerlizzi• Stuart Little, by E.B. White
• The Story of Ferdinand, by Munro Leaf, illustrated by Robert Lawson

• The Velveteen Rabbit, by Margery Williams, illustrated by William Nicholson

• Where the Red Fern Grows, by Wilson Rawls
Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak
• While Mama Had A Quick Little Chat, by Amy Reichert
• The Wind in the Willows, by Kenneth Grahame
• Winnie-the-Pooh, by A.A. Milne
• Would I Ever Lie To You?, by Caralyn Buehner
• A Wrinkle in Time (series), by Madeleine L’Engle

Did we overlook one of your favorites? Leave a comment with your favorite reads so we can check them out!


About Julee: Julee Morrison is an experienced author with 35 years of expertise in parenting and recipes. She is the author of four cookbooks: The Instant Pot College Cookbook, The How-To Cookbook for Teens, The Complete Cookbook for Teens, and The Complete College Cookbook. Julee is passionate about baking, crystals, reading, and family. Her writing has appeared in The LA Times (Bon Jovi Obsession Goes Global), Disney's Family Fun Magazine (August 2010, July 2009, September 2008), and My Family Gave Up Television (page 92, Disney Family Fun August 2010). Her great ideas have been featured in Disney's Family Fun (Page 80, September 2008) and the Write for Charity book From the Heart (May 2010). Julee's work has also been published in Weight Watchers Magazine, All You Magazine (Jan. 2011, February 2011, June 2013), Scholastic Parent and Child Magazine (Oct. 2011), Red River Family Magazine (Jan. 2011),, and more. Notably, her article "My Toddler Stood on Elvis' Grave and Scaled Over Boulders to Get to a Dinosaur" made AP News, and "The Sly Way I Cured My Child's Lying Habit" was featured on PopSugar. When she's not writing, Julee enjoys spending time with her family and exploring new baking recipes.
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