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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!


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