Our Favorite Books

We are in the process of compiling a list of some of our absolute favorite books that we've read together as a family. This page will always be a work in progress. As we get through more and more, we'll just keep on adding them!

Picture Books
A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond
A Toad for Tuesday by Russell Erickson
A Tree for Peter by Kate Seredy
Alfie (series) by Shirley Hughes
Amelia's Road by Linda Jacobs Altman
Autumn by Gerda Muller
Bad Day at Riverbend by Chris Van Allsburg
Ben's Dream by Chris Van Allsburg
Billy and Blaze series by C. W. Anderson
Book of Trolls by Ingri D'Aulaire
Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey
Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Bill Martin, Jr
Buffalo Bill by Ingri D'Aulaire
Bun Bun Button by Patricia Polocco
Chicken Sunday by Patricia Polocco
Cleopatra by Diane Stanley
Click, Clack, Moo Cows that Type by Doreen Cronin
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett
Cook-a-Doodle-Doo by Janet Stevens
Counting Kisses by Karen Katz
Emma Kate by Patricia Polocco
Flat Tail by Alice Gall and Fleming Crew
Flicka, Ricka, Dicka Bake a Cake by Maj Lindman
Flicka, Ricka, Dicka and the Little Dog by Maj Lindman
Flicka, Ricka, Dicka and the New Dotted Dress by Maj Lindman
Flicka, Ricka, Dicka and their New Friend by Maj Lindman
Floatsam by David Weisner
Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Jan Brett
Grandfather Twilight by Barbara Helen Berger
Greek Myths by Ingri D'Aulaire
Guess How Much I Love You by  Sam McBratney
James Herriot's Treasury for Children by James Herriot
Jumangi by Chris Van Allsburg
Kittens First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes
Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
Minn of the Mississippi by Holling C. Holling
Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton
My Great-Aunt Arizona by Gloria Houston
My Name is Alice by Steven Kellogg
Night in the Country by Cynthia Rylant
Norse God's and Giants by Ingri D'Aulaire
One Morning in Maine by Robert McCloskey
Owl Moon by Jane Yolen
Paddle to the Sea by Holling C. Holling
Pagoo by Holling C Holling
Parables from Nature by Margaret Gatty
Paul Revere's Ride by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Peter in Blueberry Land by Elsa Beskow
Peter's Chair by Ezra Jack Keats
Pink and Say by Patricia Polocco
Pocahontas by Ingri D'Aulaire
Randolph Caldecott Picture Books
Roxaboxen by Alice McLerran
Seabird by Holling C. Holling
Seven Little Rabbits by John Becker
Something from Nothing by Phoebe Gilman
Spring by Gerda Muller
St. George and the Dragon by Margaret Hodges
Story of the Root Children by Sibylle von Olfers
Summer by Gerda Muller
The Biggest Bear by Gerda Muller
The Chronicles of Prydain by Llyod Alexander
The Complete Book of Flower Fairies by Cecily Mary Barker
The Dark by Lemony Snicket
The Enormous Turnip by Kathy Parkinson
The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn
The Garden of Abdul Gasazi by Chris Van Allsburg
The Gigantic Turnip by Aleksei Tolstoy and Niamh Sharkey
The Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett
The Gingerbread Man by Aylesworth
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
The Hat by Jan Brett
The Flowers' Festival by Elsa Beskow
The Last Little Cat by Meindert DeJong
The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton
The Little Red Hen by Paul Galdone
The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza by Philemon Sturges
The Milly Molly Mandy Storybook by Joyce Lankester Brisley
The Mitten by Jan Brett
The Mystery of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allsburg
The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
The Poky Little Puppy by Janette Sebring Lowrey
The Raft by Jim Lamarche
The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant
The Reluctant Dragon by Kenneth Grahame
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
The Story about Ping by Marjorie Flack and Kurt Wiese
The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter (and others)
The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig by Eugene Trivizas
The Three Little Pigs by Paul Galdone
The Tomten and the Fox by Astrid Lindgren
The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse by Helen Ward
The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
The Wretched Stone by Chris Van Allsburg
Thee, Hannah! by Marguerite de Angeli
Thunder Cake by Patricia Polocco
Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens
Tree in the Trail by Holling C. Holling
Tuesday by David Weisner
We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
When the Sun Rose by Barbara Helen Berger
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Winnie the Pooh series by Milne
Winter by Gerda Muller
The Wreck of the Zephyr by Chris Van Allsburg
Zathura by Chris Van Allsburg

Chapter Books for Younger Children
A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
A Lion to Guard Us by Clyde Robert Bulla
A Long Way to Chicago by Richard Peck
A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck
Alice's Adventures In Wonderland by Lewis Carrol
Along Came A Dog by Meindert De Jong
Andy Buckram's Tin Men by Carol Ryrie Brink
At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald
Benjamin West and His Cat Grimalkin by Marguerite Henry
Betsy and Tacy series by Maud Hart Lovelace
Brighty of the Grand Canyon by Marguerite Henry
Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink
Centerburg Tales by Robert McCloskey
Charlie's House by Clyde Robert Bulla
Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
Children of the New Forest by F. Marryat
Down the Mississippi by Clyde Robert Bulla
Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Five Little Peppers and How They Grew Series by Margaret Sidney
Five Children and It by Edith Nesbit
Homer Price by Robert McCloskey
Heidi by Joanna Spyri
In Grandma's Attic by Arleta Richardson
King of the Golden River by John Ruskin
Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Little Pear by Eleanor Francis Lattimore
Little Pear and His Friends by Eleanor Francis Lattimore
Little Pear and the Rabbits by Eleanor Francis Lattimore
Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers
Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry
More Stories from Grandma's Attic by Arleta Richardson
Mother Stories by Maud Lindsay
More Home Price by Robert McCloskey
Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard Atwater
On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Otto of the Silver Hand by Howard Pyle
Peter Pan by James M. Barrie
Rabbit Hill by Robert Lawson
Robin Hood by Howard Pyle
Secret of the Andes by Ann Nolan Clark
Spiderweb for Two by Elizabeth Goudge
Star of Wild Horse Canyon by Clyde Robert Bulla
Still More Stories from Grandma's Attic by Arleta Richardson
Swallows and Amazons Series by Arthur Ransome
The Bears on Hemlock Mountain by Alice Dalgliesh
The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
The Christmas Doll by Elvira Woodruff
The Dutch Twins by Lucy Fitch Perkins
The Door in the Wall by Marguerite De Angeli
The Four Story Mistake by Elizabeth Goudge
The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes
The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
The Little Duke by Charlotte Yonge
The Little Lame Prince by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge
The Lost Prince by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
The Saturdays by Elizabeth Enright
The Secret Valley by Clyde Robert Bulla
The Seven Little Sisters by Jane Andrews
The Slowcoach by E. V. Lucas
The Sword in the Tree by Clyde Robert Bulla
The Wheel on the School by Meindert De Jong
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
Then There Were Five by Elizabeth Enright
Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield Fisher

Chapter Books & Readings for Middlish Readers
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park
A Wrinkle in Time (Series) by Madeline L'Engle
Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt
American Girls' Handy Book by Lina & Adelia Beard
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Anne of Green Gables series by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Archimedes and the Door of Science by Jeanne Bendick
Augustus Caesar's World by Genevieve Foster
Bambi by Felix Salten
Ben Hur by Lew Wallace
Beric the Briton: A Story of the Roman Invasion by GA Henty
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Captain Bayley's Heir by GA Henty
Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham
Chaucer for Children: A Golden Key by Mrs. H. R. Hawei
Chronicles of Narnia Series by C.S. Lewis
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
Eight Cousins by Louisa May Alcott
Gone Away Lake by Elizabeth Enright
Good-bye, Mr. Chips by James Hilton
Hans Brinker, or The Silver Skates by Mary Mapes Dodge
How the Heather Looks by Joan Bodger
In Freedom's Cause, by G.A. Henty
Jack and Jill, by Louisa May Alcott
Jane of Lantern Hill by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Jo's Boys by Louisa May Alcott
Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
King of the Golden River by John Ruskin
Little Men by Louisa May Alcott
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Little Town on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Michael Faraday, Father of Electronics by Charles Ludwig
Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorensen
Mrs Frisby and the rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien
Nancy Drew Mysteries 1-10
Odd and the Frost Giants by Galman
Outcast by Rosemary Sutcliff
Pollyanna by Eleanor Porter
Puck of Pook's Hill by Rudyard Kipling
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin
Return To Gone Away by Elizabeth Enright
Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving
Shoes Series by Noel Streatfeild
The Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Cat of Bubastes: A Tale of Ancient Egypt by GA Henty
The Chronicles of Narnia Series by C.S. Lewis
The Cricket on the Hearth, by Charles Dicken
The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey (parent should pre-read)
The Golden Road by Lucy Maud Montgomery
The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
The Lantern Bearers by Rosemary Sutcliff
The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Lord of the Rings series by  J. R. R. Tolkien
The Lost Princess by George MacDonald
The Poetry of Robert Frost: The Collected Poems
The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
The Once and Future King by T. H. White (first book only)
The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Story Girl by Lucy Maud Montgomery
The Treasure Seekers by Edith Nesbit
The Von Trapp Family Singers by Maria Von Trapp
The Wouldbegoods by Edith Nesbit
These Happy Golden Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Thimble Summer by Elizabeth Enright
To Have and to Hold: A Story of Virginia in Colonial Days by Mary Johnston
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Unknown to History: Captivity of Mary of Scotland by Charlotte Yonge
Watership Down by Richard Adams
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

Chapter Books & Readings for Older Readers
A Man for All Seasons by Robert Bolt
A Midsummer Night's Dream by Shakespeare
A Sequence of Servants by James Thurber
A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
A Tangled Web by LM Montgomery
All's Well That Ends Well by Shakespeare
As You Like It by Shakespeare
Emily of New Moon Series by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Emma by Jane Austen
Freckles by Gene Stratton Porter
Harding's Luck by E. Nesbit
Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
John Adams and the American Revolution by Catherine Drinker Bowen
Kilmeny of the Orchard by LM Montgomery
Lorna Doone by R. D. Blackmore
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
More Alarms at Night by James Thurber
Much Ado About Nothing by Shakespeare
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Pat of Silverbush Series by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Quentin Durward by Sir Walter Scott
Recollections of the Gas Buggy by James Thurber
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith
Taming of the Shrew by Shakespeare
The Beatrice Letters by Lemony Snicket
The Betrothed by Alessandro Manzoni
The Blue Castle by LM Montgomery
The House of Arden by E. Nesbit
The Innocence of Father Brown by G. K. Chesterton
The Merchant of Venice by Shakespeare
The Night the Bed Fell by James Thurber
The Night the Ghost got in by James Thurber
The Poetry of Robert Frost: The Collected Poems
The Prydain Chronicles by Lloyd Alexander
The Space Trilogy by C.S. Lewis
Twelfth Night by Shakespeare
Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley
What do you mean it was Brillig? by James Thurber

Christian Books with Profound Thought
Genesis, Finding Our Roots by Ruth Beechick
God's Smuggler by Brother Andrew and John Sherrill
How to Be Your Own Selfish Pig by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay
It Couldn't Just Happen by Lawrence Richards
Ourselves by Charlotte Mason

Wishing you homeschool blessings,

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