children’s lit

Even thought I’m a teenager, I have a very special place in my heart for children’s books. They are full of great lessons, not just for children, but for adults as well!

“A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest.”  ~ C.S. Lewis (author of The Chronicles of Narnia)

Classics:

  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  • Little Men by Louisa May Alcott
  • Jo’s Boys by Louisa May Alcott
  • Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
  • Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster
  • The Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol
  • Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
  • The Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis
  • Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
  • A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Modern Classics:

  • Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry
  • Role of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
  • Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
  • The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson

Historical Fiction:

  • Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
  • Role of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
  • Magic Treehouse series by Mary Pope Osborne
  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
  • The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare
  • The Voyage of Patience Goodspeed (and sequel) by Heather Vogel Frederick

Fantasy:

  • Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan
  • The Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis
  • The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo

Series:

  • Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
  • The Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events series by Lemony Snicket
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
  • The Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis
  • The Boxcar Children series by Gertrude Chandler Warner
  • Ramona books by Beverly Cleary
  • Magic Treehouse series by Mary Pope Osborne
  • The Mother-Daughter Book Club series by Heather Vogel Frederick 

For Young Girls:

  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  • Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
  • Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster
  • The Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol
  • Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan
  • The Mother-Daughter Book Club series by Heather Vogel Frederick (for young girls)
  • The Voyage of Patience Goodspeed (and sequel) by Heather Vogel Frederick
  • Winnie the Horse Gentler series by Dandi Daley Mackall
  • A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
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