Great Books for Children~ part 1

Welcome! Over the next few weeks we will be publishing a series of book recommendations tailored to specific age groups. Today, in part 1, we are delighted to share a list of Picture Books, Story Books and Beginning Readers. Enjoy! Feel free to leave your additions to our tried and true list in the comments, we love to hear from you!

Picture Books, Story Books, Beginning Readers

Aesop’s Fables

Beauty and the Beast.  Retold and illustrated by Jan Brett.

Betsy-Tacy.  Maud Hart Lovelace.

Book of Greek Myths.  Ingri and Edgar Parin d’Aulaire.

Charlotte’s Web.  E.B.White.

The Children’s Homer: The Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy, Padriac Colum.

Clancy’s Coat.  Eve Bunting.

The Clown of God.  Tomie dePaola.

Dogger.  Shirley Hughes.

The Door in the Wall.  Marguerite De Angeli.

The Emperor and the Kite.  Jane Yolen.

How Many Days to America?: A Thanksgiving Story.  Eve Bunting.

John Henry, An American Legend.  Ezra Jack Keats.

Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie.  Peter and Connie Roop.

The Little Engine That Could.  Watty Piper.

Little House in the Big Woods.  Laura Ingalls Wilder.

The Little Match Girl.  Hans Christian Andersen.

Magical Hands.  Marjorie Barker.

Marta and the Nazis.  Frances Cavanah.

The Princess and the Goblin.  George MacDonald.

A Tale of Three Wishes.  Isaac Bashevis Singer.

Thy Friend, Obadiah.  Brinton Turkle.

When I Was Young in the Mountains.  Cynthia Rylant.

Yonder.  Tony Johnston.