Young Readers Recommendations

Young readers shelf

These are books our children read after they were solid chapter book readers. I would say this generally will fall into the ages of elementary school-age children, but truly, anyone could enjoy these books. They are books to be enjoyed perhaps again when you are a teenager or read aloud to a child or the family. I will continue to add to this page, as an index, of the books I review on my blog that fall in this category. So check back again!

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All-of-a-Kind Family by Sidney Taylor

The Borrowers by Mary Norton

The Boys in the Boat: The True Story of an American Team’s Epic Journey to Win Gold at the 1936 Olympics by Daniel James Brown; adapted for young readers by Gregory Mone

Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

Crunch by Leslie Connor

Edward’s Eyes by Patricia MacLachlan

The Emperor’s Nightengale by H.C. Anderson

The Famous Five series by Enid Blyton

Five Little Peppers and How They Grew by Margaret Sidney

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankwiler by E.L. Konisburg

Hans Brinker, or The Silver Skates by Mary Mapes Dodge

Ida B. . . and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World by Katherine Hannigan

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (series) by C.S. Lewis

Little Britches/Father and I Were Ranchers by Ralph Moody

Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Ingalls Wilder

A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers

Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorensen

Nanny McPhee: The Collected Tales of Nurse Matilda by Christianna Brand

The Penderwicks series by Jeanne Birdsall

Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie

Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Thee, Hannah by Marguerite de Angeli

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