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My book recommendation for kids

A. J. Dawson


Finn the Wolfhound  




The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle 


A.A. Milne


Winnie-the-Pooh series


Alan Garner



The Weirdstone of Brisingamen

The Blue Fairy Book 


Ann Nolan Clark 


Secret of the Andes


Annie Fellows Johnston


The Little Colonel

The Little Colonel at Boarding School


Arthur Ransome


Swallows and Amazons Series 


Winter Holiday

Peter Duck

Coot Club

Pigeon Post

We Didn’t Mean to Go To Sea

Secret Water- 

The Big Six

Missee Lee


Astrid Lindgren


Pippi Longstocking 

Pippi Goes On Board

Pippi in the South Seas

Pippi goes to School 

Blue Balliett

Chasing Vermeer

The Wright 3

The Calder Game

Barbara Brooks Wallace

Ghosts in the Gallery

 Peppermints in the Parlor

The Perils of Peppermints

Sparrow in the Scullery

Barbara Timberlake Russell

The Taker’s Stone

Betty MacDonald

Mrs. Piggle Wiggle Treasury

Beverly Cleary

The Mouse and the Motorcycle

Ralph S. Mouse


Brian Jacques



Bruce Coville

Into the Land of the Unicorns

Song of the Wanderer

C.S. Lewis 

The Chronicles of Narnia

Carol Ryrie Brink

The Pink Motel

Caddie Woodlawn

Charles DeLint

The Riddle of the Wren

Charles Kingsley

The Water Babies

Christianna Brand

Nurse Matilda

Clifford B. Hicks

Peter Potts 

Cornelia Funke

Igraine the Brave

Dragon Rider

The Thief Lord 

Doris Orgel

Merry, Rose, and Christmas Tree June 

E. L. Konigsburg

From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler 

E. Nesbit 

 The Magic City 

The Magic World- Edith Nesbit 

Harding’s Luck – E. Nesbit

The House of Arden 

The Would-Be-Goods 

Further Adventures of the Would-Be-Goods 

Story of the Treasure Seekers

New Treasure Seekers

The Enchanted Castle 

The Railway Children 

Four Children and It

The Phoenix and the Carpet

The Story of the Amulet 

Elizabeth Ladd

Meg’s Mysterious Island


Elizabeth Winthrop

The Castle in the Attic


Eloise McGraw

The Seventeenth Swap

The Moorchild 


Eoin Colfer 

Half-Moon Investigations 


Esther Forbes

Johnny Tremain


Eva Ibbotson

 The Secret of Platform 13 

Island of the Aunts

Journey to the River Sea

 The Star of Kazan

The Beasts of Clawstone Castle


Elizabeth Ladd

Meg’s Mysterious Island


Elizabeth Winthrop 

The Castle in the Attic

Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Lost Prince 

The Secret Garden 

Little Lord Faunterloy 

The Little Princess- 

Edith’s Burglar

Frances Browne


Granny’s Wonderful Chair 


Frank B. Gilbreth

Cheaper by the Dozen 

Belles on their Toes

Gail Carson Levine

Ella Enchanted 

The Two Princesses of Bamarre 

Cinderellis and the Glass Hill

Dave at Night


The Fairy’s Mistake 

The Princess Test

Fairy Haven and the Quest for the Wand


Gary Paulsen


The Treasure of El Patron


Gene Stratton Porter



Girl of the Limberlost



George MacDonald


The Light Princess 

The Princess and the Goblin 

The Princess and Curdie 

At the Back of North Wind


George Selden


Cricket in Times Square 

Chester Cricket’s New Home


Gertrude Chandler Warner


Surprise Island

Boxcar Children Series

Hazel Wilson


More Fun with Herbert


Henry Winterfield


Castaways from Lilliput 


Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi


Spiderwick Chronicles 


Hugh Lofting


Voyages of Doctor Dolittle 

Doctor Dolittle’s Circus

The Story of Doctor Dolittle



Ian Fleming 


Chitty Chitty Bang Bang


Jane Langton 


Diamond in the Window

Swing in the Summerhouse


Jean Merrill


The Superlative Horse 


Jeanne Birdsall

The Penderwicks

The Penderwicks on Gardam Street


Jeanne DuPrau

City of Ember


Jenny Nimmo 

Charlie Bone and the Castle of Mirrors

Charlie Bone and the Hidden King 

Charlie Bone and the Beast

Charlie Bone and the Shadow

Midnight for Charlie Bone*

Charlie Bone and the Time Twister

Charlie Bone and the Invisible Boy


Joan Aiken

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase 

Black Hearts in Battersea

Night Birds on Nantucket


John D. Fitzgerald

The Great Brain

The Great Brain Does it Again

The Great Brain at the Academy

More Adventures of the Great Brain


John R. Tunis

Keystone Kids


Jules Verne

Five Weeks in a Ballooon

Around the World in 80 Days

J. M. Barrie

Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

J.R.R. Tolkien

The Hobbit


James Hilton

Goodbye Mr. Chips 

Jean Van Leeuwen

The Great Rescue Operation

Jeffrey Kluger

Nacky Patcher and the Curse of the Dry-Land Boats

Johanna Spyri


Julie Andrews Edwards


Kate DiCamillo

The Magician’s Elephant

The Tale of Desperaux

Kate Douglas Wiggin

Mother Carey’s Chickens 

The Bird’s Christmas Carol 

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

Keith Robertson

Henry Reed Inc.

Kathryn Lasky


Guardians of Ga’Hoole Series


Kenneth Grahame

Wind in the Willows 

The Golden Age

The Adventures of Toad

L. Frank Baum

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz


L.M. Boston

The Children of Green Knowe

The River at Green Knowe


Laura Ingalls Wilder 

Little House on the Prairie Series


Laura Lee Hope


Bobbsey Twins Series


Lewis Carroll


Alice in Wonderland

Through the Looking Glass

Sylvie and Bruno

Sylvie and Bruno Return


Linda Buckley Archer


The Gideon Trilogy: Time Travelers 

The Gideon Trilogy: Time Thief 

The Gideon Trilogy: Time Quake


Louis Sachar




Louisa May Alcott

Under the Lilacs 

Jack and Jill 

Little Men

Jo’s Boys9


Louise Fitzhugh


Harriet the Spy


Lynne Reid Banks


Adventures of King Midas- 

Indian in the Cupboard

Lois Gladys Leppard

The Mandie series

Madeline L’Engle

A Wrinkle in Time

Meet the Austins

Dragons in the Waters

Margaret Sidney

The Five Little Peppers


Marion St. John Webb

Knock Three Times

Mary Nash

Mrs. Coverlet’s Magicians

M. I. McAllister


Urchin of the Riding Stars- 

Heir of Mistmantle

Urchin and the Heartstone

Urchin and the Raven War


Margaret Sidney


Five Little Peppers Midway 


Margery Sharp

The Rescuers 

The Turret 

Bernard the Brave 

Miss Bianca 

Miss Bianca and the Bridesmaid

Miss Biacna in the Orient



Maria D. Wilkes

Little Clearing in the Woods


Mark Twain

Tom Sawyer Abroad 

Tom Sawyer Detective 


Mary and R.A. Smith


Long Ago Elf


Mary Mapes Dodge 


Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates


Mary Norton


The Borrowers on Vacation

The Borrowers 

The Borrowers Afield 

The Borrowers Afloat 

The Borrowers Aloft 

The Borrowers Avenged 


Michael Bond


A Bear called Paddington



The Golden Road 

Jane of Lantern Hill

Christmas with Anne

Magic for Marigold

Pat of Silver Bush

Emily of New Moon

The Story Girl

Norton Juster 


The Phantom Tollbooth


Nancy Springer


Enola Holmes Mystery: The Case of the Missing Marquess

Enola Holmes Mystery: The Case of the Left-Handed Lady



Nina Bawden


The Peppermint Pig


Noel Streatfeild


Thursday’s Child

The Magic Summer

Skating Shoes

Tennis Shoes

Ballet Shoes 

Theater Shoes 

Dancing Shoes 


Norman Lindsay


The Magic Pudding 

P.L. Travers


Mary Poppins Series 


P.W. Catanese 

The Thief and the Beanstalk


Patrick Carman


The Dark Hills Divide

Beyond the Valley of Thorns

Phillipa Pearce

Tom’s Midnight Garden

Minnow on the Say 

Patricia St. John

Star of Light

Treasures of the Snow

Secret of Pheasant Cottage

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

The Bodies in the Bessledorf Hotel


R. M. Ballantyne


The Coral Island


Richard and Florence Atwater


Mr. Popper’s Penguins


Robert C. O’Brien 


Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH 


Roald Dahl

Danny the Champion of the World

The BFG 

George’s Marvelous Medicine


James and the Giant Peach

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar

Esio Trot

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory


Robert McCloskey


Homer Price 


Robin McKinley


The Hero and the Crown


The Blue Sword


Roderick Townley

The Great Good Thing

The Blue Shoe


Rudyard Kipling


Just So Stories

Jungle Books 1 &2

Captains Courageous

Puck of Pook’s Hill-

Rewards and Fairies


Ruth Chew


The Trouble with Magic 

Mostly Magic 

Second-Hand Magic


S. Forst




Sally Gardener

I, Coriander



Shannon Hale 

The Princess Academy 

The Goose Girl 

Book of a Thousand Days


Stuart Petrie 

The Voyage of Barracks


Susan Coolidge


What Katy Did 

What Katy Did Next 

What Katy Did at School 



Susan Cooper

Over Sea, Under Stone

Dark is Rising 


The Grey King 

Silver on the Tree 

The Boggart 

The Boggart and the Monster 


Suzanne Collins

Gregor the Overlander

Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane

Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods


T. H. White

Mistress Masham’s Repose 


Thornton W. Burgess


The Adventures of Old Mr. Toad


Trenton Lee Stewart 

The Mysterious Benedict Society 

Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey 

Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner’s Dilemma


Walter R. Brooks


Freddy goes to Florida


William Pene de Bois

Twenty-One Balloons 


Zilpha Keatley Snyder

The Egypt Game

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