September 19th, 2006
Over the last year, my son has read a lot of books (almost one a day). I’m so proud of him, can you tell? Anyway…
Here is a list of his favorites, broken down by category.
For the early reading days, I found the Scholastic Reading Program box sets very helpful. These are the book sets my son liked, because of the familiar characters.
- Clifford the Big Red Dog by Norman Bridwell
- Dora the Explorer
- Spongebob Squarepants
Once my son became more comfortable with reading, he started on the young reader books. This is a small list of his favorite books.
- “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” by Laura Joffe Numeroff
- “My Senator and Me: A Dog’s Eye View of Washington, D.C.” by Edward Kennedy
- “The Adventures of Taxi Dog” by Debra Barracca and Sal Barracca
- “Is Your Mama a Llama?” by Deborah Guarino
- “Martha Blah Blah” by Susan Meddaugh
- “You Can’t Eat Your Chicken Pox, Amber Brown” by Paula Danziger
- “Sammy the Seal” by Syd Hoff
- “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” by Judith Viorst
- “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak
- “Dectective Dinosaur Lost and Found” by James Skofield
Now, my son (he’s in first grade) is enjoying certain authors and character based books. Here are some examples.
- Dr. Seuss
- P.D. Eastman
- The Curious George Library by Margaret & H.A. Rey
- The Amelia Bedelia Series by Peggy Parish and Herman Parish
- The Henry and Mudge Series by Cynthia Rylant
If you are looking for more recommendations, here are a couple of helpful resources.
- Awards – Young Reader’s Choice, National Book Award, and 31 other sub-categories
- Picture Books – Stories for Boys, Stories for Girls, and 34 other sub-categories
- Beginning Readers – Starting to Read, Reading More, and True Stories
- Chapter Books – Stories for Boys, Stories for Girls, and 21 other sub-categories
- Young Adult (Jr. High level) – Biographies, Mysteries, and 22 other sub-categories
Barnes & Noble.com has a Children’s Books Section with a Book Browser button that offers 5 categories. (Each category level allows you to narrow down your results by choosing from various selections.) The categories are as follows:
- Subject – 27 main subjects with numerous detailed subjects underneath
- Age – Baby & Preschool, Ages 4 to 8, Ages 9 to 12, and All Children’s Books
- Award Winners – Too many to name
- Recommended – Can be narrowed down by subject, author, price, and several other ways
- Format – Hardcover, Paperback, along with 7 others
Good Luck and Good Reading!
Entry Filed under: Educational