Books I Hope My Kids Will Love


A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  • A Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne
  • A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
  • A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • A Separate Peace by John Knowles
  • Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle (I love them!)
  • Aesop's Fables
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
  • Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
  • Are you there, God?  It's me, Margaret.  by Judy Blume
  • Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
  • Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey
  • Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
  • Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
  • Corduroy by Don Freeman
  • Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand
  • Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary
  • Dr. Seuss's Entire Collection
  • Dracula by Bram Stoker (when old enough)
  • Emma by Jane Austen
  • Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  • From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
  • Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  • Goodnight, Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
  • Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  • Grimm's Fairy Tales
  • Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney
  • Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
  • Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
  • How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell
  • Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
  • Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson
  • James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  • Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling
  • Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • King Arthur and His Knights by Howard Pyle
  • King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard
  • Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
  • Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Little Men by Louisa May Alcott (because I am raising little men)
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  • Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
  • Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
    Mandie Series by Lois Gladys Leppard
    Matilda by Roald Dahl
    Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  • My Friend Flicka by Mary O'Hara
  • My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
  • Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
  • Old Yeller by Fred Gipson (too sad for me)
  • Persuasion by Jane Austen
  • Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie
  • Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • Ralph S. Mouse by Beverly Cleary
  • Ramona Quimby collection by Beverly Cleary
  • Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
  • Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • Rifles for Watie by Harold Keith (my fav as a youth)
  • Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
  • Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan
  • Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  • Shakespeare's Entire Collection
  • Story of My Life by Helen Keller
  • Stuart Little by E.B. White
  • Superfudge by Judy Blume
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  • The Adventures of Tintin by Alexander Irvine
  • The Bible
  • The Call of the Wild by Jack London (again too sad for me)
  • The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
  • The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger (when he comes of age, of course)
  • The Chronicles of Narnia Series by C.S. Lewis
  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry
  • The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson
  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins
  • The Iliad by Homer
  • The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
  • The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
  • The Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper
  • The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  • The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary
  • The Odyssey by Homer
  • The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  • The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
  • The Poky Little Puppy by Janette Sebring Lowrey
  • The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
  • The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown
  • The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
  • The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf
  • The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Rudolf Wyss
  • The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
  • The Three Musketeers by Alexander Dumas
  • The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi
  • The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams ~ My Fav!
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  • The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
  • Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
  • To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Where The Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls (too sad for me...for some reason I cannot bear to read sad stories about dogs)
  • Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
  • Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
  • White Fang by Jack London
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (Kind of strange but still a classic)

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