Book Lists For Children

Below is a selection of books to read to 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

  • Pat The Bunny – Kunhardt, Edith
  • Trucks – Barton, Byron
  • Where’s Spot – Hill, Eric
  • “More More More,” Said The Baby – Williams, Vera B.
  • The Runaway Bunny – Brown, Margaret Wise
  • Feathers for Lunch – Ehlert, Lois
  • Guess How Much I Love You – McBratney, Sam
  • Shake My Sillies Out – Raffi
  • Madeline – Bemelmans, Ludwig
  • Toot and Puddle – Hobbie, Holly
  • Sam & The Lucky Money – Chinn, Karen

Grades 1 & 2

  • Fox on Wheels – Marshall, Edward
  • Aliens For Breakfast – Etra, Jonathan
  • How My Parents Learned To Eat – Friedman, Ina R.
  • I Dance In My Red Pajamas – Hurd, Edith Thacher
  • The Planets In Our Solar System – Branley, Franklyn Mansfield

Grades 2 & 3

  • Chameleon Was A Spy – Massie, Diane Redfield
  • The Boston Tea Party – Rappaport
  • Horrible Harry’s Secret – Kline, Suzy
  • Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs – Barrett, Judi
  • Catwings – Le Guin, Ursula K.
  • My Visit To The Dinosaurs – Aliki
  • Baseball’s Best-Five True Stories – Gutelle, Andrew

Grades 3 & 4

  • James & The Giant Peach – Dahl, Roald
  • The Ghost In The Lagoon – Carlson, Natalie Savage
  • The Ordinary Princess – Kaye, Mary Margaret
  • Superfudge – Blume, Judy
  • Abraham’s Battle – Banks, Sara H.
  • Julian’s Glorious Summer – Cameron, Ann
  • Reynard The Fox – Hastings, Selina
  • Mozart: Scenes From The Childhood Of The Great Composer – Brighton, Catherine

Grades 4 & 5

  • Two Under Par – Henkes, Kevin
  • Junebug – Mead, Alice
  • Harvey’s Horrible Snake Disaster – Clifford, Eth
  • How To Eat Fried Worms – Rockwell, Thomas
  • The Night Of The Twister – Ruckman, Ivy
  • Thank You, Jackie Robinson – Cohen, Barbara
  • Elephant In The Dark – Carrick, Carol

Grades 5 & 6

  • Bridge To Terabithia – Paterson, Katherine
  • The Dollhouse Murders – Wright, Betty Ren
  • Best School Year Ever – Robinson, Barbara
  • Prisoner Of Vampires – Garden, Nancy
  • Gate In The Wall – Howard, Ellen
  • Me, My Goat & My Sister’s Wedding – Pevsner, Stella
  • The Wright Brothers – Freedman, Russell

Grades 6 & 7

  • Locked In Time – Duncan, Lois
  • Tuck Everlasting – Babbitt, Natalie
  • Year With Butch And Spike – Gauthier, Gail
  • Joey Pigza Swallowed The Key – Gantos, Jack
  • Letters From A Slave Girl – Lyons, Mary E.
  • Collidescope – Chetwin, Grace
  • The Golden Compass – Pullman, Philip