Children’s Classic Literature

Books to Read with Your Children

One of the ways to raise a reader is to read with your child often. We recommend:

Stepping Stone School Classic Children’s Literature

  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
  • Are You My Mother? by  P.D. Eastman
  • Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey
  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Eric Carle
  • Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina
  • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault
  • Corduroy by Don Freeman
  • The Complete Adventures of Curious George by H.A. and Margret Rey
  • Freight Train by Donald Crews
  • The Gingerbread Boy by Paul Galdone
  • Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
  • Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion
  • Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
  • Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton
  • The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
  • Stone Soup by Marcia Brown
  • Ten, Nine, Eight, by Molly Bang
  • Tikki Tikki Tembo by Arlene Mosel
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  • Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
  • You Give a Mouse a Cookie, by Laura Numeroff

Additional Suggestions for Infants:

  • Baby Faces, by DK Books
  • Belly Button Book! by Sandra Boynton
  • Big Red Barn, by Margaret Wise Brown
  • Everywhere Babies, by Susan Myers
  • Go, Dog, Go! P.D. Eastman’s Book of Things That Go, by P.D. Eastman
  • Good Night, Gorilla, by Peggy Rathmann
  • Mr. Brown Can MOO! Can You? Dr. Seuss’s Book of Wonderful Noises, by Dr. Seuss
  • Mrs. Mustard’s Baby Faces, by Jane Wattenberg
  • Pat the Bunny, by Edith Kunhardt Davis
  • Sounds on the Farm, by Gail Donovan
  • Ten Tiny Babies, by Karen Katz
  • Toes, Ears, & Nose! by Marion Dane Bauer, illustrated by Karen Katz
  • White on Black, by Tana Hoban

Additional Suggestions for Toddlers:

  • Baby HAPPY, Baby SAD, by Leslie Patricelli
  • Bear Snores On, by Karma Wilson
  • Counting Kisses, by Karen Katz
  • Fast Food, by Saxton Freymann
  • Napping House, by Audrey Wood and Don Wood
  • Sheep in a Jeep, by Nancy E. Shaw and Margot Apple
  • The Happy Egg, by Ruth Krauss
  • This Is Not My Hat, by Jon Klassen
  • We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury
  • Where’s My Teddy? by Jez Alborough
  • Yummy Yucky, by Leslie Patricelli

Additional Suggestions for Preschoolers:

  • Beautiful Oops, by Barney Saltzberg
  • Cars and Trucks and Things That Go, by Richard Scarry
  • Charlie and Lola’s Opposites, by Lauren Child
  • Chickens to the Rescue, by John Himmelman
  • George and Martha, by James Marshall
  • Happy Birthday, Moon, by Frank Asch
  • Harold and the Purple Crayon, by Crockett Johnson
  • I Stink! by Kate and Jim McMullan
  • Jamberry, by Bruce Degen
  • Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale, by Mo Willems
  • Little Bear, by Else Holmelund Minarik
  • The Incredible Book Eating Boy, by Oliver Jeffers
  • The Little Engine That Could, by Watty Piper
  • The Neighborhood Mother Goose, by Nina Crews

Additional Suggestions for School Age (K-3)

  • Charlotte’s Web, by E. B. White
  • Chocolatina, by Erik Kraft
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, by Judi Barrett
  • Elizabeti’s Doll, by Stephani Stuve-Bodeen
  • Fireman Small, by Wong Herbert Yee
  • Harriet the Spy, by Louise Fitzhugh
  • Mr. Grumpy’s Outing, by John Burningham
  • Nate the Great, by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
  • Olivia, by Ian Falconer
  • Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, by William Steig
  • Tea with Milk, by Allen Say
  • Thank You, Amelia Bedelia, by Peggy Parish
  • The Giving Tree, by Shel Silverstein
  • The Indian in the Cupboard, by Lynne Reid Banks
  • The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate
  • The Velveteen Rabbit, by Margery Williams

Additional Suggestions for Tweens (8-12 yrs)

  • A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle
  • Anna Hibiscus, by Atinuke
  • Black Beauty, by Anna Sewell
  • Bridge to Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson
  • Hatchet, by Gary Paulsen
  • Maniac Magee, by Jerry Spinelli
  • Matilda, by Roald Dahl
  • Secrets Letters from 0 to 10, by Susie Hoch Morgenstern
  • Shipwrecked, by Rhoda Blumberg
  • Sideways Stories from Wayside School, by Louis Sachar
  • Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, by Judy Blume
  • The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 1), by Lemony Snicket
  • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis
  • The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster
  • The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks, by Nancy McArthur
  • The Time Warp Trio: Summer Reading Is Killing Me! by Jon Scieszka
  • The Watsons Go to Birmingham, by Paul Curtis
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