Suzie Andres’ Favourite Books for Children

OUR FAVORITE READ ALOUDS

In Order of Appearance


Milne, A. A.
Winnie the Pooh

Atwater, Richard & Florence
Mr. Popper’s Penguins

Barrie, J. M.
Peter Pan

Bond, Michael
A Bear Called Paddington

Kastner, Erich
Emil and the Detectives

Dahl, Roald
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Lewis, C. S.
The Narnia Chronicles (series)

Baum, L. Frank
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Sidney, Margaret
The Five Little Peppers and How They Grew

Tolkien, J. R. R.
The Hobbit

White, E. B.
Charlotte’s Web

Haywood, Carolyn
Little Eddie
Eddie and His Big Deals

Cleary, Beverly
Ramona the Pest
Henry Huggins
Ribsy

MacDonald, Betty
Mrs. Piggle Wiggle (series)

Brink, Carol Ryrie
The Pink Motel

Caddie Woodlawn
Hale, Lucretia P.
The Peterkin Papers

Thurber, James
The Thirteen Clocks

Eager, Edward
Half Magic

Nesbit, E.
The Enchanted Castle
The Story of the Treasure Seekers
The Wouldbegoods

Winthrop, Elizabeth
The Castle in the Attic

Enright, Elizabeth
The Saturdays

Estes, Eleanor
Ginger Pye

Montgomery, L.M.
Anne of Green Gables

Fisher, Dorothy Canfield
Understood Betsy

Porter, Eleanor H.
Pollyanna

Tolkien, J. R. R.
The Lord of the Rings (trilogy)

Wyss, Johannes
Swiss Family Robinson

Tarkington, Booth
Penrod: His Complete Story
Gentle Julia

Verne, Jules
Around the World in Eighty Days

MacDonald, George
The Princess and the Goblin
The Princess and Curdie

Wodehouse, P. G.
Leave it to Psmith

BOOKS FOR LITTLE ONES

Arnold, Mary
The Fussy Angel

Bemelmans, Ludwig
Madeline (series)

Benson, Robert Hugh
An Alphabet of Saints

Berenstain, Stan & Jan
The Berenstain Bears (series)

Berger, Barbara
The Donkey’s Dream

Bond, Michael
A Bear Called Paddington (series)
The Tales of Olga da Polga (series)

Burgess, Thornton
The Adventures of . . . Reddy Fox
. . . Poor Mrs. Quack
. . . etc. (series)
Mother West Wind Stories

De Brunhoff, Jean
Babar (series)

DePaola, Tomie
The Art Lesson

Eastman, P. D.
Are You My Mother?

Hodges, Margaret
Saint George and the Dragon
The Kitchen Knight

Hoff, Syd
Danny and the Dinosaur

McCloskey, Robert
Blueberries for Sal
Make Way for Ducklings

Milne, A. A.
Winnie the Pooh
The House at Pooh Corner
When We Were Very Young
Now We Are Six

Minarik, Else Holmelund
Little Bear (series)

Parrish, Peggy
Amelia Bedelia (series)

Peterson, John
The Littles (series)

Potter, Beatrix
The Tale of Peter Rabbit (series)

Rey, H. A.
Curious George (series)

Scarry, Richard
Cars and Trucks and Things that Go
Busy, Busy World

Seuss, Dr.
Hop on Pop
Fox in Socks
I am not Going to Get Up Today

Stevenson, Robert Louis
A Child’s Garden of Verses

Stewart, Sarah
The Library
The Gardener
The Friend

Taylor, Mark
Henry the Explorer

Titus, Eve
Anatole (series)

Van Stockum, Hilda
The Angel’s Alphabet

Willems, Mo
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus
Elephant and Piggie series


Zion, Gene
Harry the Dirty Dog (series)

BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS

(AGES 7-12)

History (Secular Biography)

Joseph has enjoyed the Landmark series history books. These were popular hardcover children’s books on individual historical figures and episodes, published in the 1950’s. They can be found in used book stores in original hardcover; they are also being reprinted in paperback. Some of Joseph’s favorites are:


Adams, Samuel Hopkins
The Pony Express

Blassingame, Wyatt
The French Foreign Legion

Kuhn, Ferdinand
The Story of the Secret Service

Reeder, Colonel Red
The West Point Story

Reynolds, Quentin
The F. B. I.


Religious Biography (Saints)

We have enjoyed the Vision series published by Ignatius Press, and the Mary Fabyan Windeatt series published by TAN. Although they are now out of print, Joseph especially liked the Daughters of St. Paul’s Encounter Books. Some favorites are:


Gardiner, Harold C.
Edmund Campion: Hero of God’s Underground

Daughters of St. Paul
Ahead of the Crowd: The Story of Dominic Savio

Daughters of St. Paul
God’s Secret Agent: The Life of Michael Augustine Pro, S.J.


General Non-fiction

Bendick, Jeanne
Archimedes and the Door of Science
Galen and the Gateway to Medicine

Land of our Lady history series
Founders of Freedom (Vol. I)
Bearers of Freedom (Vol. II)

Nevins, Fr. Albert J.
Our American Catholic Heritage

Peet, Bill
An Autobiography

Schick, I. T. (ed.)
Battledress, The Uniforms of the World’s Great Armie

Wiker, Benjamin D.
The Mystery of the Periodic Table

Fiction for Young Readers

Alcott, Louisa May
Little Women
Little Men
Jack and Jill

Appleton, Victor
Tom Swift (series)

Atwater, Richard & Florence
Mr. Popper’s Penguins

Arthur, Robert
The Three Investigators (series)

Banks, Lynne Reid
I, Houdini
The Indian in the Cupboard

Barrie, J. M.
Peter Pan

Baum, L. Frank
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (series)

Bianco, Margery
Forward, Commandos!

Bishop, Claire H.
Twenty and Ten

Blyton, Enid
The Magic, Faraway Tree
The Folk of the Faraway Tree
Famous Five series: Five on a Treasure Island, etc.
Secret Seven series

Bond, Michael
A Bear Called Paddington (series)
Olga da Polga (series)

Brill, Ethel C.
Madeline Takes Command

Brink, Carol Ryrie
The Pink Motel
Caddie Woodlawn
Baby Island

Brinley, Bertrand R.
The Mad Scientists’ Club
The New Adventures of the Mad Scientists’ Club

Brooks, Walter R.
Freddy the Detective (series)

Burnford, Sheila
The Incredible Journey

Butterworth, Oliver
The Enormous Egg
The Trouble with Jenny’s Ear
The Narrow Passage

Cameron, Eleanor
The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet (series)

Carroll, Lewis
Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

Cleary, Beverly
Ramona the Pest (series; but we skipped Ramona and her Father,
and Ramona and her Mother)
The Mouse and the Motorcycle (series)
Otis Spofford
Ellen Tibbets
Henry Huggins (series)

Corbett, Scott
The Lemonade Trick

Dahl, Roald
(some of his are very odd; we love these three)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
James and the Giant Peach

Daly, Maureen
The Small War of Sergeant Donkey

Defoe, Daniel
Robinson Crusoe

DeJong, Meindert
The Wheel on the School
The House of Sixty Fathers

du Bois, William Pène:
The Twenty-One Balloons
Giant
The Three Policemen

Dixon, Frank W.
The Hardy Boys series (we skipped The Witchmaster’s Key and edited
Mystery of the Aztec Warrior)

Eager, Edward
Knight’s Castle
Magic or Not
The Time Garden

Enright, Elizabeth
The Saturdays (Melendy Family series)
Gone-Away Lake
Return to Gone-Away Lake
Erickson, John R.
Hank the Cowdog (series)

Estes, Eleanor
The Moffats (series)
Ginger Pye

Fisher, Dorothy Canfield
Understood Betsy

Fleming, Ian
Chitty-Chitty Bang Bang

French, Allen
The Red Keep
The Lost Baron
The Story of Rolf and the Viking Bow

Gannett, Ruth S.
My Father’s Dragon (series)

Garfield, James B.
Follow My Leader

George, Jean
My Side of the Mountain

Godden, Rumer
The Kitchen Madonna

Hale, Lucretia P.
The Peterkin Papers

Haywood, Carolyn
Little Eddie (series)
B is for Betsy (series)

Hergé
Tintin (series; comic books)

Hicks, Clifford B.
Alvin Fernald, Superweasel (series)

Juster, Norton
The Phantom Tollbooth

Kastner, Erich
Emil and the Detectives
The Little Man

Kelly, Walt
Pogo (series; comic books)

Kendall, Carol
The Gammage Cup
The Whisper of Glocken

Kipling, Rudyard
The Jungle Books
Just So Stories
Konigsberg, E. L.
From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Lang, Andrew
The Chronicles of Pantouflia

Laurence, Margaret
Jason’s Quest

Lawson, Robert
Rabbit Hill
The Tough Winter

Lewis, C. S.
The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
(The Narnia Chronicles series)

Lindgren, Astrid
Pippi Longstocking (series)
The Children of Noisy Village
Ronia, the Robber’s Daughter

Lofting, Hugh
The Voyages of Dr. Dolittle (series)

MacDonald, Betty
Mrs. Piggle Wiggle (series)

MacDonald, George
The Princess and the Goblin
The Princess and Curdie

MacGregor, Ellen
Miss Pickerell Goes to the Arctic (series)
Madigan, Leo
The Weka-Feather Cloak

McCloskey, Robert
Homer Price
Centerburg Tales

McSwigan, Marie
Snow Treasure

Merrill, Jean
The Pushcart War
The Toothpaste Millionaire

Montgomery, L. M.
Anne of Green Gables

Morey, Walt
Gentle Ben

Mowat, Farley
The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be
Owls in the Family

Nesbit, E.
The Enchanted Castle
The Book of Dragons
The Story of the Treasure Seekers (series)
The Railway Children
Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare for Children
North, Sterling
Rascal

O’Brien, Robert C.
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of N.I.M.H.

Pellowski, Anne
First Farm in the Valley: Anna’s Story
(Polish American Girls series)

Porter, Eleanor H.
Pollyanna

Reilly, Robert
Red Hugh, Prince of Donegal

Robertson, Keith
Henry Reed, Inc. (series)
Selden, George
The Cricket in Times Square (series)

Seredy, Kate
The Good Master
The Singing Tree
The White Stag

Serraillier, Ian
Escape from Warsaw (original title: The Silver Sword)

Sharp, Margery
Miss Bianca (Rescuers series)

Sidney, Margaret
Five Little Peppers and How They Grew

Sobol, Donald J.
Encyclopedia Brown (series)
Secret Agents Four

Spyri, Johanna
Heidi

Styles, Showell
Midshipman Quinn Collection
The Flying Ensign

Sutcliffe, Rosemary
The Eagle of the Ninth
The Silver Branch
The Lantern Bearers
The Shining Company

Thurber, James
The Thirteen Clocks
The Wonderful O

Titus, Eve
Basil of Baker Street (series)

Tolkien, J. R. R.
The Hobbit
Farmer Giles of Ham

Van Stockum, Hilda
The Winged Watchman
The Mitchells: Five for Victory
Canadian Summer
Friendly Gables
The Cottage at Bantry Bay
Francie on the Run
Pegeen

Wallace, Sister Imelda
Outlaws of Ravenhurst

Warner, Gertrude Chandler
The Boxcar Children (series; but not those “created by” her)

West, Jerry
The Happy Hollisters (series)

White, E. B.
Charlotte’s Web
(we didn’t like the ending to Stuart Little)

White, T. H.
The Sword in the Stone
Mistress Masham’s Repose
Winterfeld, Henry
Detectives in Togas
Mystery of the Roman Ransom

Winthrop, Elizabeth
The Castle in the Attic

Wyss, Johannes
Swiss Family Robinson

BOOKS FOR OLDER CHILDREN

Fiction

Chesterton, G. K.
The Innocence of Father Brown (series)
Tales of the Long Bow
The Man Who Knew Too Much
The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond
Man Alive
The Ball and the Cross
Four Faultless Felons
The Club of Queer Trades
The Man Who Was Thursday
The Napoleon of Notting Hill
The Flying Inn

Doyle, Arthur Conan
Sherlock Holmes (series, except The Sign of the Four)

Guareschi, Giovanni
The Little World of Don Camillo (series)

Jacques, Brian
Redwall (series)

Tarkington, Booth
Penrod: His Complete Story

Thurber, James
My Life and Hard Times

Tolkien, J. R. R.
The Lord of the Rings
The Silmarillion

Trevor, Mariol
The Crystal Snowstorm
Following the Phoenix
Angel and Dragon
The Rose and Crown

Verne, Jules
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Wibberly, Leonard
The Mouse that Roared (series)

Wodehouse, P. G.
Psmith in the City
Psmith Journalist
Leave it to Psmith
The World of Mr. Mulliner

Zahn, Timothy
Star Wars novels (Laura Berquist enjoyed these too):
Heir to the Empire
Dark Force Rising
The Last Command
Specter of the Past
Vision of the Future