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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 might add it to my growing list of books to read. Enjoy!
 
PRESCHOOL
 
Airlie Anderson -- Cat's Colors
Jan Brett -- The Hat
                -- The Mitten
Eric Carle -- The Grouchy Ladybug
                   -- A House for Hermit Crab
                   -- Rooster's Off to See the World
                   -- The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Matthew A. Cherry -- Hair Love
Paula M. Craig -- Mr. Wiggle's Book
James & Kimberly Dean & Eric Litwin -- Pete the Cat series
Shane DeRolf -- The Crayon Box that Talked
Tomie dePaola -- The Birds of Bethlehem
Anna Dewdney -- Llama Llama Holiday Drama
                          -- Llama Llama Home with Mama
                           -- Llama Llama Loves to Read
                           -- Llama Llama Red Pajama
Rebecca Kai Dotlich -- Digger the Dinosaur
Lois Ehlert -- Leaf Man
                  -- Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf
Maria Fleming -- Autumn Leaves Are Falling
Mem Fox -- Time for Bed
Claire Freedman -- You're My Little Bunny
Laura Godwin -- The Best Fall of All
Emily Gravett -- Blue Chameleon
Melissa Guion -- Baby Penguins Love Their Mama!
Petr Horacek -- Butterfly Butterfly: A Book of Colors
Allison Hottinger -- The Giving Manger
Oliver Jeffers -- Lost and Found
Susan Jones -- An Easter Egg Hunt for Jesus
Ezra Jack Keats -- Peter's Chair
                              -- The Snowy Day
Linda Kranz -- Only One You
Kids Read Truth -- This Is the Christmas Story
Leo Lion -- Little Blue and Little Yellow
Dandi Daley Mackall -- Thank You for Thanksgiving
Mary Martin -- How Kind!
Sam McBratney -- Guess How Much I Love You
                             -- I Love It When You Smile
Laura Krauss Melmed -- This First Thanksgiving Day: A Counting Story
Diane Muldrow -- The Little Red Hen
Elspeth Campbell Murphy -- Sometimes I Get Scared: Psalm 23
Laura Joffe Numeroff -- If You Give series
Yvonne Patterson -- My Happy Week
Watty Piper -- The Little Engine That Could
Smriti Prasadam-Halls -- I Love You Night and Day
Chris Raschka -- A Ball for Daisy
George Rodrigue -- Why Is Blue Dog Blue?: A Tale of Colors
Dr. Seuss -- Green Eggs and Ham
Shel Silverstein -- The Giving Tree
David Ezra Stein -- The Nice Book
Jon Stone -- The Monster at the End of This Book
Tim Thornborough -- A Very Noisy Christmas
Nancy Tillman -- On the Night You Were Born
Nancy Elizabeth Wallace -- The Kindness Quilt
Lee Wildish -- The Boy Who Cried Wolf
Karma Wilson -- Bear Says Thanks
                       -- Bear Sees Colors
                       -- Give Thanks to the Lord: Celebrating Psalm 92
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
Sarah Albee -- A Peaceful Leader: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Hans Christian Anderson -- the Emperor's New Clothes
                                         -- The Nightingale
                                         -- The Ugly Duckling
Lauren Halse Anderson -- The Hair of Zoe Fleefenbacher Goes to School
Hisako Aoki -- Santa's Favorite Story
Tedd Arnold -- Fly Guy series
Mary Jane Auch -- Souperchicken
Mac Barnett -- Sam and Dave Dig a Hole
Robert E. Barry -- Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree
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
Helaine Becker -- Counting on Katherine:  How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13
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
Marianne Berkes -- Over in Australia: Amazing Animals Down Under
Jennie Bishop -- The Princess and the Kiss: The Three Gifts of Christmas
Aaron Blabey -- Thelma the Unicorn
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
Isabelle Brent -- The Christmas Horse and the Three Wise Men
Jan Brett -- Fritz and the Beautiful Horses
               -- Home for Christmas
               -- The Snowy Nap
               -- Town Mouse, Country Mouse
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
Ross Burach -- Don't Worry, Bee Happy
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
                     -- The Valentine Bears
Marilyn Burns -- The Greedy Triangle
Virginia Lee Burton -- Katy and the Big Snow
                                   -- Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
Juanita Bynum -- A Heart for Jesus
Janell Cannon -- Stellaluna
Alyssa Satin Capucilli -- Biscuit series
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
Francis Chan -- The Big Red Tractor and the Little Village
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
Paula M. Craig -- Mr. Wiggle's Book
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
Deborah Diesen -- The Not Very Merry Pout-Pout Fish
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
                          -- The Legend of the Poinsettia
                          -- The Legend of Old Befana: An Italian Christmas Story
                          -- Pancakes for Breakfast
                          -- Strega Nona
                          -- Strega Nona's Gift
                          -- Tomie dePaola's Christmas Tree Book
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
                          -- Petunia's Christmas
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
                                 -- Clovis Crawfish and Michelle Mantis
                                 -- Clovis Crawfish and the Singing Cigales
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
Gloria Gaither -- Ordinary Baby, Extraordinary Gift
Paul Galdone -- The Gingerbread Boy
                       -- The Three Billy Goats Gruff
                       -- The Three Little Pigs
Mordicai Gerstein -- The Man Who Walked Between the Towers
Nikki Giovanni -- I Am Loved
Paul Goble -- Song of Creation
Carter Goodrich -- Nobody Hugs a Cactus
Emily Gravett -- The Odd Egg
Nikki Grimes -- Thanks a Million
Berta Hader -- The Big Snow
Jenna Bush Hager -- Sisters First
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
Ryan T. Higgins -- Bruce's Big Storm
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
Thacher Hurd -- Little Mouse's Big Valentine
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
Jory John -- The Cool Bean
                 -- Giraffe Problems
                 -- The Good Egg Presents: The Great Eggscape!
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
Munro Leaf -- The Story of Ferdinand
Helen Lester -- Hooway for Wodney Wat
                     -- A Porcupine Named Fluffy
                     -- Three Cheers for Tacky
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
Jonathan London -- Who Bop
Loren Long -- Otis
                   -- An Otis Christmas
Janette Sebring Lowrey -- The Poky Little Puppy
Max Lucado -- Because I Love You
                     -- The Crippled Lamb
                     -- A Hat for Ivan
                     -- The Oak Inside the Acorn
                     -- The Tallest of Smalls
                     -- You Are Mine
                     -- You Are Special
Trudy Ludwig -- Gifts from the Enemy
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
Diane Muldrow -- Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Disney Little Golden Book
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
Mike Ornstein -- Kindergarrrten Bus
Danny Parker -- Parachute
Peggy Parish -- Amelia Bedelia
Jean E. Pendziwol -- Once Upon a Northern Night
Audrey Penn -- The Kissing Hand
Erica S. Perl -- Truth or Lie: Sharks!
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
                             -- Tucky Jo and Little Heart
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 -- Mr. Putter & Tabby Pour the Tea
                        -- 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
Diane Z. Shore -- This Is the Feast
Uri Shulevitz -- The Treasure
Wendi Silvano -- Love Is All around Louisiana
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 -- Brave Irene
                      -- Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
David Ezra Stein -- Ol' Mama Squirrel
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
Bobby Stickland -- Adeline
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
Shelley Moore Thomas -- Good Night, Good Knight
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 -- Elephant & Piggie series
Margery Williams -- The Velveteen Rabbit
Jeanette Winter -- Follow the Drinking Gourd
Kay Winters -- Abe Lincoln: The Boy Who Loved Books
Barry Wittenstein -- The Boo-Boos that Changed the World: A True Story about an Accidental Invention
Susan Wojciechowski -- The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey
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
Ben Clanton -- Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt
Barbara Cohen -- Molly's Pilgrim
Alice Dalgliesh -- The Bears on Hemlock Mountain
                           -- The Courage of Sarah Noble
Rebecca Elliott -- Bo's Magical New Friend
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
Uk-Bae Lee -- When Spring Comes to the DMZ
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
GRADES 1-6
 
Sally Lloyd-Jones -- Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing
GRADES 3-5
 
Adventures in Odyssey Imagination Station series
Richard Atwater -- Mr. Popper's Penguins
Carolyn Sherwin Bailey -- Miss Hickory
Georgia Ball -- I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912: A Graphic Novel
Louise Borden -- Greatest Skating Race:  A World War II Story from the Net
Fred Bowen -- The Perfect Game
                    -- 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
Maud Hart Lovelace -- Betsy-Tacy
Betty MacDonald -- Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle
Patricia MacLachlan -- Sarah, Plain and Tall series
Wendy Mass -- The Candymakers
Ellen Miles -- The Puppy Place series
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
Grace Norwich -- I Am Harriet Tubman
Janet B. Pascal -- Who Was Abraham Lincoln?
Katherine Paterson -- The King's Equal
Richard Peck -- The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail
Andrea Davis Pinkney -- With the Might of Angels: The Diary of Dawnie Rae Johnson
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
                              -- The Best School Year 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 Finds the Clues
                          -- Encyclopedia Brown Gets His Man
                          -- 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
Lauren Tarshis -- I Survived the Great Molasses Flood, 1919
Carolyn Treffinger -- Li Lun, Lad of Courage
E. B. White -- Charlotte's Web
                   -- The Trumpet of the Swan
Gertrude Chandler Warner -- The Boxcar Children
                                           -- Mystery Ranch
Karen Lynn Williams -- Four Feet, Two Sandals
Laurence Yep -- The Dragon Prince:  A Chinese Beauty and the Beast Tale
Paul O. Zelinsky -- Rapunzel
GRADES 4-6
 
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
GRADES 5-8
 
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
Rena Finder -- My Survival: A Girl on Schindler's List
Jean Fritz -- Homesick:  My Own Story
Kenneth Grahame -- The Wind in the Willows
Anne Holm -- I Am David
Lynda Mullaly Hunt -- Shouting at the Rain
Carolyn Keene -- Nancy Drew series (#1-10)
C. S. Lewis -- The Chronicles of Narnia series
Lois Lowry -- Number the Stars
M. I. McAllister -- The Mistmantle Chronicles
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
Gary Paulsen -- Mr. Tucket
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
Tui T. Sutherland -- Wings of Fire series
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
GRADES 6-8
 
Laurie Halse Anderson -- Fever 1793
William H. Armstrong -- Sounder
Avi -- Crispin series
Sheila Burnford -- The Incredible Journey
Betsy Byars -- Summer of the Swans
Patrick Carman -- The Land of Elyon series
Susan Cooper -- The Dark Is Rising sequence
Carolyn Cinami Decristofano -- A Black Hole Is Not a Hole
Franklin W. Dixon --  The Hardy Boy Mysteries (#1-10)
Jeanne DuPrau -- The Ember series
Bernard Evslin -- Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths
Russell Freedman -- Eleanor Roosevelt:  A Life of Discovery
                              -- Lincoln:  A Photobiography
Bette Greene -- Philip Hall Likes Me.  I Reckon Maybe.
Marian Hale -- The Goodbye Season
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
Madeleine L'Engle -- Many Waters
                              -- A Swiftly Tilting Planet
                              -- A Wind in the Door
                              -- A Wrinkle in Time
Lynda Blackmon Lowery -- Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom:  My Story the Selma Voting Rights March
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
Jennifer A. Nielsen -- Words on 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
Anna C. Reed -- Life of Washington
Pam Muñoz Ryan -- Esperanza Rising
Louis Sachar -- Holes
Elizabeth George Speare -- The Sign of the Beaver
Armstrong Sperry -- Call It Courage
Trenton Lee Stewart -- The Mysterious Benedict Society
                                  -- The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey
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
Eberhard Arnold -- The Inner Life: Inner Land--A Guide into the Heart of the Gospel, vol. 1
Augustine of Hippo -- Confessions
Jane Austen  -- Emma
                       -- Mansfield Park 
                       -- Northanger Abbey
                       -- Persuasion
                       -- Pride and Prejudice
                       -- Sense and Sensibility
Lynn Austin -- The Restoration Chronicles
Arthur Bennett -- The Valley of Vision:  A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions
John Bevere -- A Heart Ablaze
Dusti Bowling -- Momentous Events in the Life of a Cactus
Charlotte Brontë -- Jane Eyre
Emily Brontë -- Wuthering Heights
Mark Buchanan -- Hidden in Plain Sight:  The Secret of More
Marty Bullis & Eugene H. Peterson -- The Miraculous Journey
                                                        -- The Passionate Journey
John Bunyan -- The Holy War
                      -- The Pilgrim's Progress
Olive Ann Burns -- Cold Sassy Tree
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
Frederick Douglass -- Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Arthur Conan Doyle -- The Hound of the Baskervilles
                                 -- 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
Alton Gansky -- 40 Days:  Encountering Jesus Between the Resurrection and Ascension
Keith Getty -- Sing!:  How Worship Transforms Your Life, Family, and Church
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
Nathaniel Hawthorne -- The Scarlet Letter
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
Beverly Lewis -- The Redemption of Sarah Cain
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 -- Because of Bethlehem: Love Is Born, Hope Is Here
                    -- Outlive Your Life:  You Were Made to Make a Difference
                    -- Six Hours One Friday:  Living the Power of the Cross
                    -- Who Is This Jesus?: The Hope You Can't Resist
Catherine Marshall -- Christy
                                 -- Julie
                                 -- A Man Called Peter:  The Story of Peter Marshall
Peter Marshall & David Manuel -- The Light and the Glory
Yann Martel -- Life of Pi
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 -- Billy Budd, Sailor
                           -- 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 LostParadise Regained
Beth Moore -- Believing God
Gilbert Morris -- The House of Winslow (series)
Martin Mosebach -- The 21: A Journey into the Land of Coptic Martyrs
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
John Ortberg -- All the Places to Go ... How Will You Know?:  God Has Placed before You an Open Door.  What Will You Do?
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
Eugene H. Peterson -- The Message (complete Bible)
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
                                       -- Romeo and Juliet 
                                       -- The Taming of the Shrew
George Bernard Shaw -- Pygmalion
Charles M. Sheldon -- In His Steps
Mary Shelley -- Frankenstein
Margot Lee Shetterly -- Hidden Figures
Samantha Silva -- Mr. Dickens and His Carol
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 Body Snatcher
                                       -- The Bottle Imp and Other Stories
                                       -- The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Bram Stoker -- Dracula
Lee Strobel--The Case for a Creator
Diana Wallis Taylor -- Martha
Lysa TerKeurst -- It's Not Supposed to Be This Way:  Finding Unexpected Strength when Disappointments Leave You Shattered
                        -- Made to Crave:  Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God, Not Food
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
Denise Uwimana -- From Red Earth: A Rwandan Story of Healing and Forgiveness
Henry Van Dyke -- The Other Wise Man
Susan Veness -- The Hidden Magic of Walt Disney World:  Over 600 Secrets of the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Disney's Animal Kingdom
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 -- The English Rose series
                -- 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
Philip Yancey -- The Bible Jesus Read