Book Lists For Children

Below is a selection of books for children at the appropriate age level produced by the Westchester Library System.  The lists contain new books which librarians have especially enjoyed as well as old favorites which have proven popular over the years with young children.  We hope you will find these lists a good place to start reading with your children.  Ask your children’s librarian for a complete list of suggestions for books.  HAPPY READING!

Babies to 5 Years

  • But Not the Hippopotamus – Boynton, Sandra
  • Moo, Baa, La La La! – Boynton, Sandra
  • Big Red Barn – Brown, Margaret Wise
  • Goodnight Moon – Brown, Margaret Wise
  • The Runaway Bunny – Brown, Margaret Wise
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Carle, Eric
  • Are You My Mother – Eastman, P.D.
  • Go, Diego, Go! Eastman, P.D.
  • Time for Bed – Fox, Martin
  • Corduroy – Freeman , Don
  • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom – Martin, Bill
  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? – Martin, Bill
  • Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? Martin, Bill
  • If You Give a Mouse a Cookie – Numeroff, Laura
  • Where the Wild Things Are – Sendak, Maurice
  • The Cat in the Hat – Dr. Seuss
  • Hop on Pop – Dr. Seuss
  • Green Eggs and Ham – Dr.Seuss
  • One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish – Dr. Seuss
  • The Giving Tree – Siverstein, Shel

Grade 1 

  • Young Cam Jansen and the Dinosaur Game – Adler, David
  • Hi! Fly Guy – Arnold, Tedd
  • How to Drive Your Sister Crazy – Rankin, Laura
  • Luke Skywalker’s Amazing Story – Beecroft, Simon
  • I Am Reading: Jumping Jack – Benjamin, A.H.
  • The Sad Princess – Benton, Lynn
  • Dogarella – Boelts, Maribeth
  • Rex and Lilly Playtime – Brown, Lauren
  • Arthur Goes to Camp – Brown, Marc
  • My Robot – Bunting, Eve
  • Biscuit – Capucilli, Alyssa
  • Funny Lunch – Catrow, David
  • My Wild and Wooly – Eaton, Deborah
  • Iron Man: I Am Iron Man – Rao, Lisa
  • Rotten Ralph Helps Out – Gantos, Jack
  • Monster Trucks! – Goodman, Susan
  • Sammy the Seal – Hoff, Syd
  • Shampoodle – Holub, Joan
  • Bird’s Best Friend – Jordan, Apple
  • The Ugly Egg – Kuenzler, Lou
  • Ling and Ting: Not Exactly the Same! – Lin, Grace
  • Frog and Toad are Friends – Lobel, Arnold
  • Mouse Tales – Lobel, Arnold
  • Ready for Kindergarten, Stinky Face? – McCourt, Lisa
  • Pearl and Wagner – McMullan, Kate
  • Katie in the Kitchen – Manushkin, Fran
  • On the Way to the Pond – Medearis, Angela
  • Lucy’s Quiet Book – Medearis, Angela
  • Joe and Sparky Get New Wheels – Mechalak, Jamie
  • Arabian Horses – Monahan, Erin
  • Let’s Play Soccer – Murphy, Patricia
  • Fancy Nancy: Poison Ivy Expert – O’Connor, Jane
  • Spider’s Secrets – Platt, Richard
  • Slowpoke – Pearce, Emily
  • Henry and Mudge – Rylant, Cynthia
  • Detective Dinosaur Undercover – Skofield, James
  • Anne of Green Gables: Anne’s Red Hair – Sullivan, Kevin
  • Beans Baker’s Best Shot – Torrey, Rich
  • Mouse and Mole, Fine Feathered Friends – Lee, Wong Herbert

Grade 2 

  • Cam Jansen and the Mystery of Babe Ruth Baseball – Adler, David
  • Roscoe Riley Rules #1 – Never Glue Your Friends to Chairs – Applegate, Katherine
  • Ivy and Bean – Barrows, Annie
  • In Stitches with Ms. Wiz – Blacker, Terence
  • Miss Brooks Loves Books – Bottner, Barbara
  • Daniel’s Duck – Bulla, Clyde
  • The Library Doors – Buzzeo,Tony
  • Boo’s Surprise – Byars, Betsy
  • Saving Mr. Nibbles – Carman, Patrick
  • Wild Times at the Bed and Biscuit – Carris, Joan
  • Cork and Fuzz – Chaconas, Dori
  • The Great Kapok Tree – Cherry, Lynne
  • The Big Balloon Race – Coerr, Eleanor
  • The Missing Tooth – Cole, Joanna
  • Diary of a Spider – Cronin, Dorreen
  • Diary of a Worm – Cronin, Doreen
  • Bink and Gollie – DiCamillo, Kate
  • Mercy Watson to the Rescue – DiCamillo, Kate
  • The Boss Baby – Frazee, Marla
  • Mr. Klutz is Nuts – Gutman, Dan
  • Mimi and Lulu – Harper, Chase
  • A Bargain for Frances – Hoban, Russell
  • Sammy the Seal – Hoff, Syd
  • Amazing Grace – Hoffman, Nancy
  • Houndsley and Catina – Gay, Marie Louise
  • Lilly Rose – Kelly, Katie
  • Horrible Harry Goes to Sea – Kline, Suzy
  • Friends (Mostly) – Joose, Barbara
  • Lionel in the Spring – Krensky, Stephen
  • Lunch Lady and the Bake Sale Bandit – Krosocza, Jarrett
  • Goony the Fabulous – Lowry, Lois
  • Stink – McDonald, Megan
  • School! – McMullan, Kate
  • Perrywinkle’s Magic Match – Madsen, Ross
  • Fox, Outfoxed – Marshall, James
  • Dinosaurs Before Dark – Osbourne, Mary Pope
  • Play Ball, Amelia Bedelia – Parish, Peggy
  • Poppleton Has Fun – Rylant, Cynthia
  • Henry and Mudge in Puddle Trouble – Rylant, Cynthia
  • Mr. Putter and Tabby Bake the Cake – Rylant, Cynthia
  • Marvin Redpost: Class President – Sachar, Louis
  • Keena Ford and the Second Grade Mix-Up – Thomson, Melissa
  • Captain Small Pig – Waddell, Martin
  • Hello! Is This Grandma? – Whybrow, Ian

Grade 3

  • Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Gold Coins – Adler, David
  • Ivy and Bean – Barrows, Annie
  • The Blue Ghost – Bauer, Marion
  • Kitty and Mr. Kipling – Blegvad, Lenore
  • Shoeshine Girl – Bulla, Clyde
  • Bad Kitty – Bruel, Nicky
  • Julian, Dream Doctor – Cameron, Ann
  • Muggie Maggie – Cleary, Beverly
  • Touchdown for Tommy – Christopher, Matt
  • My Dog, Cat – Crisp, Marty
  • Gruffen – D’Lacy, Chris
  • Dessert First – Durand, Hallie
  • Stinky Stern Forever – Edwards, Michelle
  • Snowed in With Grandmother Silk – Fenner, Carol
  • The Mystery of Mr. Mice – Hale, Bruce
  • The Starving Time – Hermes, Patricia
  • Doubles Troubles – Hicks, Betty
  • Babymouse – Holm, Jennifer
  • Melonhead – Kelly, Katie
  • The Eye of the Forest – Kerr, P.B.
  • Martin Bridge Out of Orbit – Kerrin, Jessica
  • Princess Ellie to the Rescue – Kimpton, Diana
  • Johnny Boo – Kochalka, James
  • Karate Katie – Krulik, Nancy
  • Sea Surprise – Landry, Leo
  • Skateboard Renegade – Mantell, Paul
  • Monster in the Outfield – Marsh, Tom
  • The Quigley’s – Mason, Simon
  • Judy Moody was in a Mood – McDonald, Megan
  • Ruby the Red Dairy – Meadows, Daisy
  • Magic Pickle and the Planet of the Grapes – Morse, Scott
  • Amelia Hits the Road – Moss, Marissa
  • Roxie and the Hooligans – Naylor, Phyllis
  • Invasion of the Gym Class Zombies – Nickel, Scott
  • Down Girl and Sit – Nolan, Lucy
  • Clementine – Pennypacker, Sara
  • The Next Door Dogs – Rodowsky, Colby
  • Martin Redpost: Kidnapped at Birth? – Sachar, Lois
  • My Haunted House – Sage, Angie
  • Oh Say, I Can’t See – Scieszka, Jon
  • Me Oh Maya ! – Scieszka, Jon
  • I’m Too Fond of My Fur – Stilton, Geronimo
  • Bobby the Brave – Yee, Lisa
  • The Principal From the Black Lagoon – Thaler, Mike
  • Lulu and the Brontasaurus – Viorst, Steve

Grade 4 

  • Black Eyed Susan – Armstrong, Jennifer
  • Poppy – Avi
  • Drums at Saratoga – Banim, Lisa
  • Tracks in the Snow – Bledsoe, Lucy
  • Moans and Groans and Dinosaur Bones – Delton, Judy
  • Allie Finkle’s Rules for Girls #2: The New Girl – Cabot, Meg
  • The Magician’s Boy – Cooper, Susan
  • Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher – Coville, Bruce
  • Granny Torelli Makes Soup – Creech, Sharon
  • Thomas and the Dragon Queen – Crum, Shutta
  • The Girl Who Breathed Fire – Dahl, Michael
  • Roland Wright: Future Knight – Davis, Tony
  • Liberty Porter, First Daughter – DeVillers, Julia
  • The Magician’s Elephant – DiCamillo, Kate
  • It Creeps! – Enderle, Dottie
  • Mallory on the Move – Friedman, Laurie
  • Stone Fox – Gardiner, John
  • Eleven – Giff, Patricia
  • Queen Sophie Hartley – Greene, Stephanie
  • Dial M for Mongoose – Hale, Bruce
  • Emma Dilemma and the New Nanny – Hermes, Patricia
  • The Pup Who Cried Wolf – Kurtz, Chris
  • Where the Mountain Meets the Moon – Lin, Grace
  • Cyberia – Lynch, Chris
  • Word After Word After Word – MacLachlan, Patricia
  • Take Me With You – Marsden, Carolyn
  • The Babysitting Wars – McCoy, Mimi
  • Julia Gillian and the Quest for Joy – McGhee, Alison
  • Chicken Friend – Morgan, Nicola
  • Dear Hound – Murphy, Jill
  • Lucy the Good – Musgrove, Marianne
  • Ellie Ever – Patterson, Nancy
  • Noonie’s Masterpiece – Railsback, Lisa
  • Uncle Pirate – Rees, Douglas
  • How to Eat Fried Worms – Rockwell, Thomas
  • Wayside School is Falling Down – Sachar, Louis
  • Calvin Coconut:Trouble Magnet – Salisbury, Graham
  • Spaceheadz – Scieszka, Jon
  • The Cricket in Times Square – Selden, George
  • The Adventures of Benny – Shreve, Steve
  • Abel’s Island – Steig, William
  • All-of-a-Kind-Family – Taylor, Sydney
  • Wild Stories – Thompson, Colin
  • Mom, There’s a Dinosaur in Beeson’s Lake – Trueit, Trudi

Grade 5 

  • The Strange Case of Oragami Yoda – Angleberger, Tom
  • The Underneath – Appelt, Kathi
  • The Pirates of Crocodile Swamp – Arnosky, Jim
  • Tuck Everlasting – Babbit, Natalie
  • Peter Pan – Barrie, James
  • Come Fall – Bauer, A.C.E.
  • The Secret History of Tom Truehart – Beck, Ian
  • Zombiekins – Bolger, Kevin
  • Masterpiece – Broach, Elise
  • The Dead Boys – Buckingham, Royce
  • Nerds – Buckley, Michael
  • Extra Credit – Clements, Andrew
  • Gregor the Overlander – Collins, Suzanne
  • The Goodbye Time – Conway, Celeste
  • Into the Land of Unicorns – Colville, Bruce
  • The Case of the Purloined Professor – Cox, Judy
  • The Castle Corona – Creech, Sharon
  • The Watsons Go To Birmingham 1963 – Curtis, Christopher
  • The London Eye Mystery – Dowd, Siobhan
  • Falling In – Dowell, Frances
  • The Attack of the Frozen Woodchucks – Elish, Dan
  • The Porcupine Year – Erdrich, Louise
  • Coraline – Gaiman, Neil
  • Finding Danny – Glass, Linzi
  • The Homework Machine – Gutman, Dan
  • Sabotaged – Hadder, Margaret
  • Olive’s Ocean – Hinkes, Kevin
  • Operation Yes – Holmes, Sarah
  • Confetti Girl – Lopez, Diana
  • 11 Birthdays – Mass, Wendy
  • The Death Defying Pepper Roux – McCaughrean, Geraldine
  • Emma Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree – Tarshis, Lauren
  • My Life as a Bok – Tashjian, Jake
  • Robot Dreams – Varon,
  • Sara So B. It. – Weeks, Sarah
  • 100 Cupboards – Wilson, N.D.

Grade 6 

  • The Wolves of Willoughby Chase – Aiken, Joan
  • Little Women – Alcott, Louisa May
  • The Book of Three – Alexander, Lloyd
  • Skellig – Almond, David
  • Steal Away – Armstrong, Jennifer
  • Sounder – Armstrong, William Howard
  • The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle – Avi
  • National Velvet – Bagnold, Enid
  • Chasing Vermeer – Balliet, Blue
  • Dillon Dillon – Banks, Kate
  • Stand Tall – Bauer, Joan
  • The Winter People – Bruchac, Joseph
  • The Secret Garden – Burnett, Frances Hodgson
  • The Incredible Journey – Burnford, Sheila
  • The Lace Dowry – Cheng, Andrea
  • Celine – Cole, Brock
  • Gregor the Overlander – Collins, Suzanne
  • Getting Near to Baby – Couloumbis, Audrey
  • Chasing Redbird – Creech, Sharon
  • Bud, Not Buddy – Curtis, Christopher Paul
  • Rodzina – Cushman, Karen
  • Because of Winn Dixie – DiCamillo, Kate
  • The London Eye Mystery – Dowd, Siobhan
  • The City of Ember – DuPrau, Jeanne
  • Incident at Hawks Hill – Eckert, Alan
  • The Breadwinner – Ellis, Deborah
  • The Birchbark House – Erdrich, Louise
  • The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm – Farmer, Nancy
  • Spider Boy – Fletcher, Ralph
  • Coraline – Gaiman, Neil
  • My Side of the Mountain – George, Jean Craighead
  • Old Yeller – Gipson, Fred
  • The Wind in the Willows – Grahame, Kenneth
  • Among the Hidden – Haddox, Margaret Peterson
  • The House of Dies Drear – Hamilton, Virginia
  • King of the Wind – Henry, Marguerite
  • Scat – Hiaasen, Carl
  • My Louisiana Sky – Holt, Kimberly
  • Redwall – Jacques, Brian
  • The Circuit – Jiminez, Francisco
  • There’s a Girl in My Hammerlock – Spinelli, Jerry
  • Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry – Taylor, Mildred
  • The Cay – Taylor, Theodore
  • The Land – Taylor, Mildred
  • Lad: A Dog – Terhune, Albert Payson
  • Surviving the Applewhites – Tolan, Stephanie
  • Dicey’s Song – Voight, Cynthia
  • Angel on the Square – Whelan, Gloria
  • Goodbye, Vietnam – Whelan, Gloria
  • A Cool Moonlight – Johnson, Angela
  • A Tale of Time City – Jones, Diana Wynne
  • The Phantom Tollbooth – Juster, Norton
  • The Jungle Book – Kipling, Rudyard
  • The View From Saturday – Konigsburg, E.L.
  • No More Dead Dogs – Korman, Gordon
  • Ella Enchanted – Levine, Gail Carson
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – Lewis, C.S.
  • The Call of the Wild – London, Jack
  • The Giver – Lowry, Lois
  • Travel Team – Lupica, Mike
  • Anne of Green Gables – Lee, Jody
  • Island of the Blue Dolphins – O’Dell, Scott
  • The Island on Bird Street – Orlev, Uni
  • Jacob Have I Loved – Paterson, Katherine
  • Hatchet – Paulson, Gary
  • A Long Way From Chicago – Peck, Richard
  • Lady Knight – Pierce, Tamore
  • The True Meaning of Smekday – Rex, Adam
  • Becoming Naomi Leon – Ryan, Pam M.
  • Missing May – Rylant, Cynthia
  • Good Bye, Billy Radish – Skurzynski, Glori