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Your Suggestions of Must-Read Children's Books & Sweepstakes Winners


Closing out this week with some good news and some good reads! We are happy to announce the 2 winners of the Summer Reading List Sweepstakes. Congrats go to:

Gina Lovejoy from California

Shelly Rogers from Missouri

Judging from all the wonderful book suggestions, we have no doubt that Gina and Shelly will have no problem figuring out how to spend their $200 Amazon gift card.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to this children's reading list! The response was phenomenal and we are happy to have have such a great list of books for you to check out. Next time you go to the library be sure to bring this list along! 

A few notes about the list below. The book titles are sorted by PreK-3, grades 4-6, t(w)een reads, and books that you said everyone would love. There are some books that appear in multiple categories. In some cases, folks suggested a book series and in others they suggested a specific book in the series. I kept both on the list.

Happy reading to you and your family! 



The Gruffalo

The Quilt

Junie B Jones 

There is a Monster at the End of This Book

Should I Share My Ice Cream?

Junie B. Jones- First Grader at Last

Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad

Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon

Little Bear's Cruncharoo Cookies

Harold and the Purple Crayon

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Peter's Chair

Green Eggs and Ham

Love You Forever

Pout Pout Fish

Let it Snow

Good Night Moon

Children’s Bible

Goosebumbs Short Stories

Elmo's First Babysitter.


Ben 10 Series

Otto Grows Down

The Magical Ms. Plum

Horrible Harry

The Lorax

Where Am I Sleeping Tonight?-A Story of Divorce

The Scrambled States of America

Don't let the Pigeon Drive the Bus

Going to Sleep on the Farm

The Fantastic Mr. Fox


I Like Me

Clam I Am

Eddie's Kitchen

Go Away Big Green Monster

Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy

Geronimo Stilton Chapter Books

The Kissing Hand

The Napping House

Purple Princess wins a Prize

Oh, The Places You'll Go 

Skippy Jon Jones

Hunnybunny Funnybunny

Peekaboo Bunny 


According to Humphrey's Series 

Ramona and Beezus

Meet Franklin Bean

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.

Teeny Tiny Animals 

Bartholomew and the Oobleck

Mr. Brown Can Moo

Only Emma

Llama Llama Misses Mama

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Caps for Sale

King Authur and the Knights of the Round Table

Guess How Much I Love You

If You Give a Pig a Pancake

Magic Tree House series 


Amazing Grace

The Giving Tree.

Chocolate Fever

Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type


Junie B Jones --'Aloha ha'

Where the Wild Thing Are 

Animal Ark: Puppies in the Pantry

When Vegetables Go Bad

I Love You Stinky Face

The Monster at the End of this Book

I Wanna Iguana

Little Airplane

Read to Tiger

Katie Kazoo

Office Buckle and Gloria

Ted and Fred Went Camping

The King Who Rained


Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog

Amelia Bedelia Goes Camping


Buzz Boy and Fly Guy

The Very Hungry Caterpillar


Press Here

Don't Let The Pigeon Stay Up Late!


Pete the Cat

How Does a Dinosaur Eat His Food?

The Magical Ms. PLum

Charlotte's Web 

Marguerite Go Wash Your Feet

The Phantom Tollbooth

'Stand Back,' Said the Elephant, 'I'm Going to Sneeze!

Walter the Farting Dog

Amelia Bedilia


I like Myself 

James and the Giant Peach

Biggest, Strongest, Fastest

Rap a Tap Tap

Here's Bojangles

Blueberries For Sal

The Spider and the Fly 

Happy Birthday Bad Kitty!

Going on a Bear Hunt

The Mouse and the Motorcycle 

How to Tame a Bully

The Moon Came Too 

Snug House Bug House

If You Give A Mouse a Pancake

A Fly Went By

Chicken Soup with Rice 

Sweet Dream Pie 

Morris Goes to School 

Winners Never Quit 

Mamma llama Series

We're Going On a Lion Hunt

The Cat in the Hat

The Foot Book

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

The Bear Snores On



Grades 4-6

Series of Unfortunate Events

The Witches 

A Wrinkle in Time

Warriors Series

Mr. Popper's Penguins


The Giving Tree

Puppy Place Series

Rip Squeak and His Friends Series



The Scrambled States of America

Dork Diaries

The Sign of the Beaver

My Side of the Mountain

The Phantom Tollbooth

A Bad Case of the Stripes

The Mother-Daughter Book Club

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series

Any of the Hank Zipzer series

Big Nate In a Class By Himself

Nate the Great

What Are Clouds Made Of

The Secret Garden

Rodrick Rules

Thea Stilton and the Mystery in Paris

Sisters Grim

American Chillers

The Berinfell Prophecies Series

The Magic Bicycle Series



The Trumpet of the Swan

Poppy series


Charlotte's Web 

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankwiler

Seven Wonders of Sassafrass Springs

Where the Red Fern Grows

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

The Tilting House

The Bear Snores On

Harry Potter

Judy Moody

Biggest, Strongest, Fastest

Rap a Tap Tap

Here's Bojangles

The World According to Humphrey

Maui and the Secret of Fire 

The Lightening Thief

Junie Moon series

Tintin series

The Shadow Children

Runaway Twin 

Gooney Bird Greene

Ranger's Apprentice Series

Dear America Series

Henry Huggins

Kingdom Keepers 

Percy Jackson & the Olympians

How to Train Your Dragon Series

Journey to the Center of the Earth

Treasure Island

Wind in the Willows

Nancy Drew Books

Hardy Boys Books

James and the Giant Peach

T(w)een reads

Red Pyramid

Once Upon a Marigold

The Hunger Games 

Are You There God, It's Me Margaret

The Hunger Games

Hunted: A House of Night Novel

The Graveyard Book




Lord of the Flies


The Throne of Fire 

Conspiracy 365 Series

Gregor the Overlander 

Satrring Sally J Freedman As Herself


Castaways of the Flying Dutchman

Room One

The Lightening Thief

The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe

The Call of the Wild

Life as We Knew it

Number the Stars 

Glaring through the Oblivion

Hazzardous Universe

Angry Young Man

The Wizard of Rondo, Vampire Island, Mystery of the Dark Tower

Chasing Vermeer 

Where the Red Fern Grows

Fablehaven:  Keys to the Demon Prison

American Chillers

Michigan Chillers Series

Little Princess


Freak the Mighty

Into the Wild

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever



Hannah Montana

3 Musketeers, 

The Mysterious Benedict Society

The Book Thief

Dying to Meet You

Secret Garden


If I Stay 

The Chronicles of Narnia

Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment

Twilight Series

Girls Acting Catty


Books for EVERYONE! 

The 5 Little Peppers

Children's Bible

Harry Potter's Series

A Wrinkle in Time

Mamma llama series

'We're Going On a Lion Hunt' 

The Giving Tree

Any Shel Silverstein book

Balloon Farm

Skippy Jon Jones 'In MummyTrouble' 

Have You Filled a Bucket Today?

The Little Prince

Reno's World: Presenting Autism and Related Disabilities to Youth 

Oh the Places You'll Go 

A Light In The Attic by Shel Silverstein 

The Foot Book

Swiss Family Robinson

The Bible

The Lorax

Guess How Much I Love You

Love you forever

Tickle's Tale

Old Yeller 



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