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A list of my son’s favorite books

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.

  1. Clifford the Big Red Dog by Norman Bridwell
  2. Dora the Explorer
  3. 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.

  1. “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” by Laura Joffe Numeroff
  2. “My Senator and Me: A Dog’s Eye View of Washington, D.C.” by Edward Kennedy
  3. “The Adventures of Taxi Dog” by Debra Barracca and Sal Barracca
  4. “Is Your Mama a Llama?” by Deborah Guarino
  5. “Martha Blah Blah” by Susan Meddaugh
  6. “You Can’t Eat Your Chicken Pox, Amber Brown” by Paula Danziger
  7. “Sammy the Seal” by Syd Hoff
  8. “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” by Judith Viorst
  9. “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak
  10. “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.

  1. Dr. Seuss
  2. P.D. Eastman
  3. The Curious George Library by Margaret & H.A. Rey
  4. The Amelia Bedelia Series by Peggy Parish and Herman Parish
  5. The Henry and Mudge Series by Cynthia Rylant

If you are looking for more recommendations, here are a couple of helpful resources. has a Kid’s Catalog with a Best Stories Section. It is broken down by these catagories and sub-categories.

  • 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 & 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:

Good Luck and Good Reading!

Entry Filed under: Educational

1 Comment

  • 1. Seth  |  April 3rd, 2007 at 8:03 am

    Since I am known as the Bugmaster in South Florida I would like to add a few more bug books to your list:

    “Hey There, Stink Bug!” by Leslie Bulion
    “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle
    “Bug Scientists” by Donna M. Jackson.

    For the older children I would like to suggest “Florida’s Fabulous Insects” by Mark Deyrup.

    We have these and dozens of other Science and bug related books, kits, and learning tools on our website

    If you are a teacher please visit our site. We go to schools almost daily to educate and fascinate children with bugs and Science.

    I wish my blog was as good and organized as yours. Have a Creepy Crawly Day!

    Seth, Bugmaster