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Maud Casey said, "I was born with a reading list I will never finish."  Those words are very true of my own life.  I began discovering books and losing myself into a good story at a young age.  Here is a list of some of my personal favorite books.  These are the books that I have grown to love since I started reading on my own at the age of five.  These are the ones that I enjoy sharing with others through readings and discussions.  They are also the ones that I enjoy rereading myself.  If I have not reread these, they are the ones that made a great impression on me.  I apologize if your favorite did not make my list.  Please feel free to tell me your favorites and I will add it to my growing list of books to read. Enjoy!
 
PRESCHOOL
 
Liza Baker -- I Love You Because You're You
Molly Bang -- Ten, Nine, Eight
Jan Brett -- The Hat
                -- The Mitten
Norman Bridwell -- Clifford's Day with Dad
Margaret Wise Brown -- Goodnight Moon
Alyssa Satin Capucilli -- I Will Love You
Eric Carle -- The Grouchy Ladybug
                   -- A House for Hermit Crab
                   -- Rooster's Off to See the World
                   -- The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Lorinda Bryan Cauley -- Clap Your Hands
Beatrice Schenk de Regniers -- May I Bring a Friend?
Anna Dewdney -- Llama Llama Home with Mama
                           -- Llama Llama Loves to Read
                           -- Llama Llama Red Pajama
Lois Ehlert -- Waiting for Wings
Denise Fleming -- In the Tall, Tall Grass
Mem Fox -- Time for Bed
Claire Freedman -- You're My Little Bunny
Charles Fuge -- I Know a Rhino
                      -- Yip! Snap! Yap!
Leonid Gore -- When I Grow Up
Anne Gutman -- Mommy Hugs
Shirley Hughes -- Giving
Ezra Jack Keats -- Peter's Chair
                              -- The Snowy Day
Dorothy Kunhardt -- Pat the Bunny
Eric Litwin -- Pete the Cat:  I Love My White Shoes
Arnold Lobel -- On Market Street
Bill Martin, Jr. -- Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
                       -- Chicka Chicka 1, 2, 3
                       -- Chicka Chicka Boom, Boom 
                       -- Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?
Mary Martin -- How Kind!
Sam McBratney -- Guess How Much I Love You
                             -- I Love It When You Smile
Peter McCarty -- Hondo & Fabian
Diane Muldrow -- The Little Red Hen
Laura Joffe Numeroff -- If You Take a Mouse to the Movies
Watty Piper -- The Little Engine That Could
Chris Raschka -- A Ball for Daisy
Dr. Seuss -- Green Eggs and Ham
Shel Silverstein -- The Giving Tree
Amy E. Sklansky -- My Daddy and Me
David Ezra Stein -- The Nice Book
Jon Stone -- The Monster at the End of This Book
Nancy Tafuri -- Have You Seen My Duckling?
Jan Thomas -- The Doghouse
Nancy Elizabeth Wallace -- The Kindness Quilt
Lee Wildish -- The Boy Who Cried Wolf
Karma Wilson -- Bear Says Thanks
Audrey Wood -- Quick as a Cricket
Jane Yolen -- How Do Dinosaurs Play with Their Friends?
                 -- How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?
Charlotte Zolotow -- Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present
K-2 GRADES
 
Karen Ackerman -- Song and Dance Man
Gabriel Alborozo -- Let's Paint!
Doug Anderson -- Too Big to Dance
Hans Christian Anderson -- the Emperor's New Clothes
                                         -- The Nightingale
                                         -- The Ugly Duckling
Hisako Aoki -- Santa's Favorite Story
Mary Jane Auch -- Souperchicken
Mac Barnett -- Sam and Dave Dig a Hole
Mary Batten -- Hey, Daddy!:  Animal Fathers and Their Babies
Katherine Battersby -- Brave Squish Rabbit
Gwendolyn Battle-Lavert -- Papa's Mark
Andrea Beaty -- Rosie Revere, Engineer
Ludwig Bemelmans -- Madeline
Jan Berenstain -- The Berenstain Bears and the Joy of Giving
Mike Berenstain -- The Berenstain Bears:  God Bless Our Country
Stan Berenstain -- The Berenstain Bears Lend a Helping Hand
                           -- The Berenstain Bears Think of Those in Need
Stan & Jan Berenstain -- The Berenstain Bears and the Messy Room
                                     -- The Berenstain Bears and the Truth                                    
                                     -- The Berenstain Bears Count Their Blessings
Sonia Black -- Hanging Out with Mom
Maribeth Boelts -- Those Shoes
Paulette Bourgeois -- Franklin Fibs
                                  -- Franklin Goes to School
                                  -- Franklin in the Dark
                                  -- Franklin Is Lost
                                  -- Franklin Rides a Bike
                                  -- Franklin's Secret Club
Jan Brett -- Fritz and the Beautiful Horses
                -- The Hat
Shirin Yim Bridges -- Ruby's Wish
Norman Bridwell -- Clifford the Big Red Dog
Marcia Brown -- Stone Soup
Margaret Wise Brown -- The Runaway Bunny
Peter Brown -- The Curious Garden
Robert O. Bruel -- Bob and Otto
John Bucchino -- Grateful:  A Song of Giving Thanks
Jeff Brumbeau -- The Quiltmaker's Gift
Eve Bunting -- A Day's Work
                     -- Fly Away Home
                     -- How Many Days to America?:  A Thanksgiving Story
                     -- A Perfect Father's Day
                      -- A Turkey for Thanksgiving
Marilyn Burns -- The Greedy Triangle
Virginia Lee Burton -- Katy and the Big Snow
                                   -- Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
Janell Cannon -- Stellaluna
Eric Carle -- Mister Seahorse
                  -- Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me
Monica Carnesi -- Little Dog Lost:  The True Story of a Brave Dog Named Baltic
Candy Chand -- The Twelve Prayers of Christmas
Deborah Chandra -- George Washington's Teeth
Geoffrey Chaucer -- Chanticleer and the Fox (retold by Marcia Brown)
Chih-Yuan Chen -- Guji Guji
Candace Christiansen -- The Mitten Tree
Maryann Cocca-Leffler -- Princess Kim and Too Much Truth
Barbara Cooney -- Miss Rumphius
Shana Corey -- Players in Pigtails
Gaia Cornwall -- Jabari Jumps
Doreen Cronin -- Click, Clack, Moo:  Cows That Type
James Daugherty -- Andy and the Lion
Benji Davies -- The Storm Whale in Winter
Aubrey Davis -- A Hen for Izzy Pippik
Holly Davis -- Thankful Together
Matt de la Pena -- Last Stop on Market Street
Carmen Agra Deedy -- 14 Cows for America
Bruce Degen -- Daddy Is a Doodlebug
                        -- Jamberry
Demi -- The Empty Pot
Al Dempster -- The Three Little Pigs
Tomie DePaola -- The Art Lesson
                          -- The Legend of the Bluebonnet
                          -- The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush
                          -- Pancakes for Breakfast
                          -- Strega Nona
Kate DiCamillo -- Great Joy
                         -- Mercy Watson Fights Crime
                         -- Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride
                         -- Mercy Watson:  Something Wonky This Way Comes
                         -- Mercy Watson Thinks Like a Pig
DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan -- City Green
                                        -- Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen
Roger Duvoisin -- Petunia
Donna W. Earnhardt -- Being Frank
P. D. Eastman -- Are You My Mother?
Beth Ferry -- Stick and Stone
Lizzie Finlay -- Little Croc's Purse
Candace Fleming -- Boxes for Katje
Douglas Florian -- mammalabilia
Julie Fogliano -- And Then It's Spring
Mary Alice Fontenot -- Clovis Crawfish and Echo Gecko
Michael Foreman -- A Child's Garden
Deborah Freedman -- The Story of Fish and Snail
Don Freeman -- Corduroy
                       -- A Pocket for Corduroy
                       -- Quiet!  There's a Canary in the Library
Ina R. Friedman -- How My Parents Learned to Eat
Elizabeth Friedrich -- Leah's Pony
Paul Galdone -- The Three Billy Goats Gruff
Mordicai Gerstein -- The Man Who Walked Between the Towers
Nikki Giovanni -- I Am Loved
Paul Goble -- Song of Creation
Emily Gravett -- The Odd Egg
Nikki Grimes -- Thanks a Million
Berta Hader -- The Big Snow
Chris Haughton -- Shh!  We Have a Plan
Barbara Shook Hazen -- Tight Times
Bethany Hegedus -- Alabama Spitfire: The Story of Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird
Kevin Henkes -- Chrysanthemum
                       -- Kitten's First Full Moon 
                       -- Lily's Purple Plastic Purse
                       -- Sheila Rae, the Brave
                       -- Waiting
                       -- When Spring Comes
Tad Hills -- Duck & Goose
              -- Duck, Duck, Goose
Russell Hoban -- A Bargain for Frances
                          -- Bedtime for Frances
                          -- Bread and Jam for Frances
Mary Hoffman -- Amazing Grace
Nonny Hogrogian -- One Fine Day
Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard -- Aunt Flossie's Hats
Angela Ewell Hunt -- The Tale of Three Trees: A Traditional Folktale
Pat Hutchins -- The Doorbell Rang
Jude Isabella -- The Red Bicycle:  The Extraordinary Story of One Ordinary Bicycle
Kathryn Jackson -- The Saggy Baggy Elephant
                            -- The Tawny Scrawny Lion
Ellen Javernick -- What If Everybody Did That?
Oliver Jeffers -- How to Catch a Star
Crockett Johnson -- Harold and the Purple Crayon
Barbara Joosse -- I love You the Purplest
                             -- Mama, Do You Love Me?
Lita Judge -- Flight School
Norton Juster -- The Hello, Goodbye Window
Ethel Kessler -- Stan the Hot Dog Man
Eric A. Kimmel -- I Took My Frog to the Library
Ole Könnecke -- You Can Do It, Bert!
Michelle Knudsen -- Library Lion
Robert Kraus -- Leo the Late Bloomer
Ruth Krauss -- The Carrot Seed
Jane Kurtz -- Celebrating Louisiana:  50 States to Celebrate
                  -- Water Hole Waiting
Jim LaMarche -- The Elves and the Shoemaker
Helen Lester -- Hooway for Wodney Wat
                     -- A Porcupine Named Fluffy
Leo Lionni -- Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse
                 -- Frederick
                 -- Inch by Inch 
                 -- Matthew's Dream
                 -- Swimmy
Sally Lloyd-Jones -- Jesus Storybook Bible
Arnold Lobel -- Frog and Toad All Year
                     -- Frog and Toad Are Friends
Janette Sebring Lowrey -- The Poky Little Puppy
Max Lucado -- The Crippled Lamb
                     -- A Hat for Ivan
                     -- The Oak Inside the Acorn
                     -- The Tallest of Smalls
                     -- You Are Mine
                     -- You Are Special
Elly MacKay -- Waltz of the Snowflakes
Patricia MacLachlan -- All the Places to Love
Jacqueline Briggs Martin -- Snowflake Bentley
Marianna Mayer -- The Unicorn and the Lake
Mercer Mayer -- Being Thankful
                       -- It's True
                       -- Just Me and My Dad
                       -- Just Me and My Mom
Robert McCloskey -- Blueberries for Sal
                                 -- Make Way for Ducklings
                                 -- Time of Wonder
Lisa McCourt -- I Love You, Stinky Face
Gerald McDermott -- Anansi the Spider:  A Tale from the Ashanti
Alison McGhee -- Someday
Patricia C. McKissack  -- Goin' Someplace Special
                                     -- The Honest-to-Goodness Truth
Laura Krauss Melmed -- This First Thanksgiving Day:  A Counting Story
Katie Smith Milway -- The Good Garden: How One Family Went from Hunger to Having Enough
                               -- One Hen:  How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference
Else Holmelund Minarik -- A Kiss for Little Bear
                                       -- Little Bear
                                       -- Little Bear's Friend
                                       -- Little Bear's Visit
Greg Mortenson -- Listen to the Wind: The Story of Dr. Greg & Three Cups of Tea
Robert Munsch -- Love You Forever
Derek Munson -- Enemy Pie
Margaret Musgrove -- Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions
Evaline Ness --  Sam, Bangs, and Moonshine
Janet Nolan -- A Father's Day Thank You
Jane O'Connor -- Fancy Nancy
Danny Parker -- Parachute
Peggy Parish -- Amelia Bedelia
Jean E. Pendziwol -- Once Upon a Northern Night
Audrey Penn -- The Kissing Hand
Marcus Pfister -- How Leo Learned to Be King
                          -- The Rainbow Fish
Dav Pilkey -- The Paperboy
Levi Pinfold -- Black Dog
Jerry Pinkney -- The Lion and the Mouse
                       -- Noah's Ark
Patricia Polacco -- Just Plain Fancy
                             -- An Orange for Frankie
Andrea Davis Pinkney -- A Poem for Peter
Laurel Porter-Gaylord -- I Love My Daddy Because ...
Beatrix Potter -- The Tale of Peter Rabbit
Nancy Poydar -- Zip, Zip ... Homework
Alice Provensen -- The Glorious Flight:  Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot July 25, 1909
Laura Rankin -- Ruthie and the (Not So) Teeny Tiny Lie
Peggy Rathmann -- Officer Buckle and Gloria
Julia Rawlinson -- Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms
H. A. Rey -- Curious George
                -- Curious George Rides a Bike              
                -- Curious George Takes a Job
Margret Rey -- Curious George Goes to the Hospital
Eve Rice -- Sam Who Never Forgets
Eric Rohmann -- My Friend Rabbit
Pam Muñoz Ryan -- Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride
                             -- Mice and Beans
                             -- When Marian Sang:  The True Recital of Marian Anderson
Cynthia Rylant -- The Old Woman Who Named Things
                        -- The Relatives Came
Dan Santat -- The Adventures of Beekle:  The Unimaginary Friend
                   -- After the Fall:  How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again
Roni Schotter -- Mama, I'll Give You the World
Dr. Seuss -- And to Think I Saw It on Mulberry Street
                -- The Cat in the Hat 
                -- Horton Hatches the Egg
                -- Horton Hears a Who!
                -- How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Margot Lee Shetterly -- Hidden Figures:  The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race
Uri Shulevitz -- The Treasure
Shel Silverstein -- The Giving Tree
Esphyr Slobodkina -- Caps for Sale:  A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business
Irene Smalls -- Kevin and His Dad
Will Smith -- Just the Two of Us
Eileen Spinelli -- Thankful
                          -- When You Are Happy
Philip C. Stead -- Bear Has a Story to Tell
                           -- A Sick Day for Amos McGee
William Steig -- Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
Javaka Steptoe -- In Daddy's Arms I Am Tall:  African Americans Celebrating Fathers
John Steptoe -- Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale
Sarah Stewart -- The Gardener
Tanya Lee Stone -- Elizabeth Leads the Way:  Elizabeth Lady Stanton and the Right to Vote
Philemon Sturges -- The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza
Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen -- Elizabeti's Doll
Simms Tapback -- Joseph Had a Little Overcoat
Charles Tazewell -- The Littlest Angel
Laurie Ann Thompson -- Emmanuel's Dream:  The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah
Michael O. Tunnell -- Mailing May
Chris Van Allsburg -- The Polar Express
Rob D. Walker -- Mama Says:  A Book of Love for Mothers and Sons
Lynd Ward -- The Biggest Bear
Kathy-jo Wargin -- Mary's First Thanksgiving: An Inspirational Story of Gratefulness
Lisa Wheeler -- One Dark Night
David Wiesner -- Art & Max
                        -- Flotsam
Oscar Wilde -- The Selfish Giant
Bruce H. Wilkinson -- The Prayer of Jabez for Young Hearts
Mo Willems -- Can I Play Too?
                     -- My Friend Is Sad
                     -- The Thank You Book
                     -- Waiting Is Not Easy
Margery Williams -- The Velveteen Rabbit
Jeanette Winter -- Follow the Drinking Gourd
Kay Winters -- Abe Lincoln: The Boy Who Loved Books
Jacqueline Woodson -- Each Kindness
Taro Yashima -- Crow Boy
Louise Yates -- Dog Loves Books
Jane Yolen -- Owl Moon
Arthur Yorinks -- Hey, Al!
Ed Young -- Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China
Malala Yousafzai --  Malala's Magic Pencil
Margot Zemach -- It Could Always Be Worse:  A Yiddish Folk Tale
Gene Zion -- Harry the Dirty Dog

GRADES 1-3
 
Verna Aardema -- Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears
Judi Barrett -- Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Phil Bildner -- The Hallelujah Flight
Patrick Skene Catling -- The Chocolate Touch
Barbara Cohen -- Molly's Pilgrim
Alice Dalgliesh -- The Bears on Hemlock Mountain
                           -- The Courage of Sarah Noble
Poppy Green -- The Adventures of Sophie Mouse series
Donald Hall -- Ox-Cart Man
Natalie Kinsey-Warnock -- The Bear That Heard Crying
Kathleen Krull -- Harvesting Hope:  The Story of Cesar Chavez
Jacqueline Briggs Martin -- Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix
Doreen Rappaport -- Martin's Big Dream:  The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King
Allen Say -- Grandfather's Journey
Jon Scieszka -- The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs
Brinton Turkle -- Thy Friend, Obadiah
Karen Lynn Williams -- Galimoto
Vera B. Williams -- A Chair for My Mother
1-6 GRADES
 
Sally Lloyd-Jones -- Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing
3-5 GRADES
 
Adventures in Odyssey Imagination Station series
Richard Atwater -- Mr. Popper's Penguins
Carolyn Sherwin Bailey -- Miss Hickory
Louise Borden -- Greatest Skating Race:  A World War II Story from the Net
Fred Bowen -- Touchdown Trouble
                    -- Winners Take All
Carol Ryrie Brink -- Caddie Woodlawn
Natalie Savage Carlson -- The Family under the Bridge
Mark Cassino -- The Story of Snow:  The Science of Winter's Wonder
Beverly Cleary -- Dear Mr. Henshaw
                        -- Henry Huggins series
                         -- Ralph S. Mouse series
                         -- Ramona Quimby series
                         -- Ribsy
Robert Coles -- The Story of Ruby Bridges
Carlo Collodi -- Pinocchio
Roald Dahl -- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Meindert DeJong -- Along Came a Dog
                               -- Hurry Home, Candy
                               -- Journey from Peppermint Street 
                               -- Shadrach
                               -- The Wheel on the School
Tomie DePaola -- 26 Fairmount Avenue series
Kathleen Benner Duble -- The Story of the Samson
Eleanor Estes -- The Hundred Dresses
Laurie B. Friedman -- Honestly, Mallory!
Jean Fritz -- The Cabin Faced West
Sherry Garland -- The Lotus Seed
Jean Craighead George -- My Side of the Mountain
Nikki Giovanni -- Rosa
Duane T. Gish -- Dinosaurs by Design
Paul Goble -- The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses
Marguerite Henry -- Misty of Chincoteague
Gail Herman -- Who Was Jackie Robinson?
Karen Hesse -- The Cats in Krasinski Square
Langston Hughes -- Poetry for Young People:  Langston Hughes
Kate Boehm Jerome -- Who Was Amelia Earhart?
Lester Julius -- John Henry
Norton Juster -- The Phantom Tollbooth
Kathryn Lasky -- Sugaring Time
Lois Lenski -- Strawberry Girl
Ellen Levine -- Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad
Patricia MacLachlan -- Sarah, Plain and Tall
Wendell Minor -- Yankee Doodle America:  The Spirit of 1776 from A to Z
F. N. Monjo -- The Drinking Gourd: A Story of the Underground Railroad
Janet B. Pascal -- Who Was Abraham Lincoln?
Katherine Paterson -- The King's Equal
Richard Peck -- The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail
Patricia Polacco -- The Butterfly
                              -- Chicken Sunday
                              -- The Keeping Quilt
                              -- Pink and Say
                              -- Thank You, Mr. Falker
April Jones Prince -- Who Was Mark Twain?
Arthur Ransome -- The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship
Dorothy Rhoads -- The Corn Grows Ripe
Arleta Richardson -- Grandma's Attic series
Ruth Robbins -- Baboushka and the Three Kings
Barbara Robinson -- The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
James Rumford -- Sequoyah: The Cherokee Man Who Gave His People Writing
Carl Sandburg -- Poetry for Young People:  Carl Sandburg
Donald J. Sobol -- Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective
                          -- Encyclopedia Brown Saves the Day
                          -- Encyclopedia Brown Tracks Them Down
Ethel Footman Smothers -- Auntee Edna
Robert Louis Stevenson -- Poetry for Young People:  Robert Louis Stevenson
Carolyn Treffinger -- Li Lun, Lad of Courage
E. B. White -- Charlotte's Web
                   -- The Trumpet of the Swan
Gertrude Chandler Warner -- The Boxcar Children
Karen Lynn Williams -- Four Feet, Two Sandals
Laurence Yep -- The Dragon Prince:  A Chinese Beauty and the Beast Tale
Paul O. Zelinsky -- Rapunzel
4-6 GRADES
 
Tracy Leininger Craven -- Alone Yet Not Alone:  Their Faith Became Their Freedom
William Pène du Bois -- The Twenty-One Balloons
Walter D. Edmonds -- The Matchlock Gun
Patricia Reilly Giff -- Pictures of Hollis Woods
Marguerite Henry -- Brighty of the Grand Canyon
                             -- King of the Wind
Oliver Hunkin -- Dangerous Journey: The Story of Pilgrim's Progress
Eric Knight -- Lassie Come-Home
Lois Gladys Leppard -- Mandie series
George MacDonald -- The Princess and Curdie
A. A. Milne -- Winnie-the-Pooh & The House at Pooh Corner
George Selden -- The Cricket in Times Square
Virginia Sorenson -- Miracles on Maple Hill
Johanna Spyri -- Heidi
Sydney Taylor -- All-of-a-Kind Family
Laura Ingalls Wilder -- Little House on the Prairie (series)
Eugene Yelchin -- Breaking Stalin's Nose
5-8 GRADES
 
Louisa May Alcott -- Eight Cousins
                                -- Little WomenLittle Men, & Jo's Boys
                                -- An Old-Fashioned Girl
Lloyd Alexander -- The Chronicles of Prydain (series)
A. L. O. E. -- Exiles in Babylon
                  -- The Shepherd of Bethlehem
Natalie Babbitt -- Tuck Everlasting
Ethel Barrett -- Chronicles of Mansoul: A John Bunyan Classic
J. M. Barrie -- Peter Pan
Joan W. Blos -- A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal, 1830-32
Frances Hodgson Burnett -- A Little Princess
Andrew Clements -- Frindle
Jenny L. Cote -- Epic Order of the 7 series
Marguerite De Angeli -- The Door in the Wall
Meindert DeJong -- The House of Sixty Fathers
Charles Dickens -- A Christmas Carol
Walter Farley -- The Black Stallion
Jean Fritz -- Homesick:  My Own Story
Kenneth Grahame -- The Wind in the Willows
Anne Holm -- I Am David
C. S. Lewis -- The Chronicles of Narnia series
Lois Lowry -- Number the Stars
Robert McCloskey -- Homer Price
L. M. Montgomery -- Anne of Green Gables series
                              -- Emily series                             
                              -- Kilmeny of the Orchard
Sterling North -- Rascal
Robert C. O'Brien -- Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
Scott O'Dell -- Island of the Blue Dolphins
Frank Peretti -- The Door in the Dragon's Throat
                      -- The Tombs of Anak
Wilson Rawls -- Where the Red Fern Grows: The Story of Two Dogs and a Boy
Felix Salten -- Bambi
Anna Sewell -- Black Beauty
Margaret Sidney -- Five Little Peppers and How They Grew
Dodie Smith -- The 101 Dalmatians
Elizabeth George Speare -- The Bronze Bow
Patricia M. St. John -- Treasures of the Snow
                                -- Twice Freed
Corrie Ten Boom -- The Hiding Place
                            -- Tramp for the Lord
J. R. R. Tolkien -- The Hobbit
Louise A. Vernon -- Any of her books
Kate Douglas Wiggin -- The Birds' Christmas Carol
                                      -- Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
6-8 GRADES
 
Laurie Halse Anderson -- Fever 1793
William H. Armstrong -- Sounder
Sheila Burnford -- The Incredible Journey
Patrick Carman -- The Land of Elyon series
Jeanne DuPrau -- The Ember series
Russell Freedman -- Eleanor Roosevelt:  A Life of Discovery
                              -- Lincoln:  A Photobiography
Bette Greene -- Philip Hall Likes Me.  I Reckon Maybe.
Virginia Hamilton -- The People Could Fly:  American Black Folktales
Kimberly Willis Holt -- My Louisiana Sky
Francisco Jiménez -- Breaking Through
Helen Keller -- The Story of My Life
Rudyard Kipling -- Captains Courageous
Joseph Krumgold -- ... And Now Miguel
Lois Lowry -- The Giver
                    -- Messenger
David Macaulay -- Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction
Cornelia Meigs -- Invincible Louisa:  The Story of the Author of Little Women
Jim Murphy -- The Great Fire
Mary O'Hara -- My Friend Flicka
Linda Sue Park -- A Single Shard
Richard Peck -- Fair Weather
                      -- Invitations to the World:  Teaching and Writing for the Young
                       -- A Long Way from Chicago
                       -- Past Perfect, Present Tense
                       -- A Season of Gifts
                       -- A Year Down Yonder
Pam Muñoz Ryan -- Esperanza Rising
Louis Sachar -- Holes
Armstrong Sperry -- Call It Courage
Joni Eareckson Tada -- Joni:  An Unforgettable Story
Mildred D. Taylor -- Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
J. R. R. Tolkien -- The Children of Húrin
Elizabeth Borton de Treviño -- I, Juan de Pareja
Mark Twain -- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Henry Van Dyke -- The Story of the Other Wise Man
Elizabeth Yates -- Amos Fortune, Free Man
Jane Yolen -- The Devil's Arithmetic
HIGH SCHOOL & ADULT
 
Thomas À Kempis -- The Imitation of Christ
Dante Alighieri -- The Divine Comedy
Augustine of Hippo -- Confessions
Jane Austen  -- Emma
                       -- Mansfield Park 
                       -- Northanger Abbey
                       -- Persuasion
                       -- Pride and Prejudice
                       -- Sense and Sensibility
Lynn Austin -- The Restoration Chronicles
John Bevere -- A Heart Ablaze
Charlotte Brontë -- Jane Eyre
Emily Brontë -- Wuthering Heights
Leo Bruce -- Case with 4 Clowns:  A Sergeant Beef Mystery
Marty Bullis & Eugene H. Peterson -- The Miraculous Journey
                                                        -- The Passionate Journey
John Bunyan -- The Holy War
                      -- The Pilgrim's Progress
Jeremiah Burroughs -- The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment
Amy Wilson Carmichael -- If
Oswald Chambers -- My Utmost for His Highest
Francis Chan -- Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit
Gary Chapman -- The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts
Geoffrey Chaucer -- "The Clerk's Tale" from The Canterbury Tales
Agatha Christie -- And Then There Were None
DC Talk and the Voice of the Martyrs -- Jesus Freaks: Stories of Those Who Stood for Jesus: The Ultimate Jesus Freaks (2 volumes)
Daniel Defoe -- Robinson Crusoe
Ted Dekker -- The Circle series
                   -- Thr3e
Charles Dickens -- Great Expectations
                             -- A Tale of Two Cities 
Fyodor Dostoyevsky -- Crime & Punishment
Lloyd C. Douglas -- The Robe
Arthur Conan Doyle -- Sherlock Holmes stories
Daphne du Maurier -- Rebecca
Alexandre Dumas -- The Count of Monte Cristo
George Eliot -- Silas Marner
T. S. Eliot -- Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats
Elizabeth Elliot -- A Chance to Die: The Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael
                           -- Passion and Purity: Learning to Bring Your Love Life under Christ's Control
                           -- The Savage My Kinsman
                           -- Through Gates of Splendor
John Flavel -- Keeping the Heart
Elyse M. Fitzpatrick & Jessica Thompson -- Give Them Grace: Dazzling Your Kids with the Love of Jesus
John Foxe -- Foxe's Book of Martyrs
Bob Goff -- Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World
Myrna Grant -- Vanya
John Grisham -- The Testament
William Gurnall -- The Christian in Complete Armour (3 volumes)
Edith Hamilton -- Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes
Ernest Hemingway -- The Old Man and the Sea
James Herriot -- All Things Bright and Beautiful series
Laura Hillenbrand -- Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
S. E. Hinton -- The Outsiders
Homer -- The IliadThe Odyssey
Victor Hugo -- The Man Who LaughsLes Misérables
Hannah Hurnard -- Hinds' Feet on High Places
                            -- Mountains of Spices
Eric Irivuzumugabe with Tracey D. Lawrence -- My Father, Maker of the Trees:  How I Survived the Rwandan Genocide
David Jeremiah -- Captured by Grace: No One is Beyond the Reach of a Loving God
Jan Karon -- Mitford series
Karen Kingsbury -- Unlocked
Isobel Kuhn -- Any of her books
Michael Leehan -- Ascent from Darkness: How satan's Soldier Became God's Warrior: A True Story
Peter Leithart -- A House for My Name: A Survey of the Old Testament
Gaston Leroux -- The Phantom of the Opera
C. S. Lewis -- The Great Divorce
                   -- Mere Christianity
                   -- The Screwtape Letters
                   -- The Space Trilogy
                   -- The Weight of Glory
Jack London -- Call of the Wild
                     -- The Sea Wolf
                     -- White Fang
Max Lucado -- Outlive Your Life:  You Were Made to Make a Difference
Catherine Marshall -- Christy
                                 -- Julie
                                 -- A Man Called Peter:  The Story of Peter Marshall
Peter Marshall & David Manuel -- The Light and the Glory
Peter Mayle -- A Year in Provence
Roy Maynard -- Fierce Wars and Faithful Loves: Book 1 of Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene
Dave McCasland -- Eric Liddell: Pure Gold: A New Biography of the Olympic Champion Who Inspired Chariots of Fire
Herman Melville -- Moby-Dick, or The Whale
Arthur Miller -- The Crucible
Calvin Miller -- The Christ of Easter
                    -- A Hunger for the Holy: Nurturing Intimacy with Christ
                    -- Jesus Loves Me: Celebrating the Profound Truths of a Simple Hymn
                    -- Once Upon a Tree: Answering the Ten Crucial Questions of Life      
                    -- The Singer Trilogy
John Milton -- Paradise Lost & Paradise Regained
Beth Moore -- Believing God
Gilbert Morris -- The House of Winslow (series)
John Newton -- Out of the Depths:  The Autobiography of John Newton, Author of "Amazing Grace"
Janette Oke -- The Calling of Emily Evans
                      -- Canadian West series
                      -- The Centurion's Wife                     
                      -- A Gown of Spanish Lace
                      -- Julia's Last Hope                    
                      -- Love Comes Softly series
                      -- The Measure of a Heart
                      -- Roses for Mama
                      -- Seasons of the Heart series
                      -- Song of Acadia series
                      -- They Called Her Mrs. Doc
                      -- Too Long a Stranger
                      -- A Woman Named Damaris
Emmuska Orczy -- The Scarlet Pimpernel
George Orwell -- 1984
                        -- Animal Farm
John Owen -- The Mortification of Sin: A Puritan's View of How to Deal with Sin in Your Life
Jesse Owens -- Jesse
Nancy Pearcey -- Total Truth: Liberating Christianity from Its Cultural Captivity
Frank Peretti -- House (with Ted Dekker)
                      -- Monster
                      -- The Oath
                      -- Tilly 
                      -- The Visitation
                      -- The Wounded Spirit
John Perry -- Lady of Arlington: The Life of Mrs. Robert E. Lee
Michael R. Phillips -- The Russians series
Edgar Allan Poe's stories and poems
Elizabeth Prentiss -- Stepping Heavenward
Don Richardson -- Peace Child
Nik Ripken -- The Insanity of God
Francine Rivers -- The Atonement Child
                          -- A Lineage of Grace: Five Stories of Unlikely Women Who Changed Eternity
                          -- Mark of the Lion series
                          -- Redeeming Love
Joel C. Rosenberg -- The Auschwitz Escape
J. Oswald Sanders -- The Incomparable Christ
Dorothy L. Sayers -- Gaudy Night
William Shakespeare  -- Hamlet
                                        -- King Lear
                                        -- A Midsummer Night's Dream                                        
                                        -- Much Ado about Nothing
                                        -- Othello
                                        -- The Taming of the Shrew
George Bernard Shaw -- Pygmalion
Charles M. Sheldon -- In His Steps
Mary Shelley -- Frankenstein
Nicholas Sparks -- A Walk to Remember
Les Standiford -- The Man Who Invented Christmas:  How Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol Rescued His Career and Revived Our Holiday Spirits
Robert Louis Stevenson -- The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Bram Stoker -- Dracula
Lee Strobel--The Case for a Creator
Diana Wallis Taylor -- Martha
William Makepeace Thackeray -- Vanity Fair
Brock & Bodie Thoene -- The Zion Chronicles (series)
Joe Thorn -- Experiencing the Trinity: The Grace of God for the People of God
Chris Tiegreen -- The One Year At His Feet Devotional
                        -- The One Year Heaven on Earth Devotional
J. R. R. Tolkien -- The Lord of the Rings (trilogy)
                         -- The Silmarillion
Leo Tolstoy -- Anna Karenina
A. W. Tozer -- The Pursuit of God:  The Human Thirst for the Divine
Henry Van Dyke -- The Other Wise Man
Jules Verne -- Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea
Natasha Vins -- Children of the Storm: The Autobiography of Natasha Vins
Lew Wallace -- Ben-Hur
Rick Warren -- The Purpose-Driven Life:  What on Earth Am I Here For?
Edith Wharton -- The Age of Innocence
Robert Whitlow -- Tides of Truth series
Donald S. Whitney -- Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life
Lori Wick -- Yellow Rose series
Warren W. Wiersbe -- 10 People Every Christian Should Know: Learning from Spiritual Giants of the Faith
Elie Wiesel -- Night
Oscar Wilde -- The Picture of Dorian Gray
Albert M. Wolters -- Creation Regained:  Biblical Basics for a Reformational Worldview