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KIDS

BOOKLISTS

Ages 6-8

Classics to Read Aloud

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Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope Osborne
Eight-year-old Jack and his younger sister Annie find a magic treehouse, which whisks them back to an ancient time zone where they see live dinosaurs.
Series -
Magic Treehouse
Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown
"After a bulletin board falls on Stanley while he is sleeping, he finds that being flat has its advantages."
Series -
Flat Stanley
Ivy + Bean by Annie Barrows
When seven-year-old Bean plays a mean trick on her sister, she finds unexpected support for her antics from Ivy, the new neighbor, who is less boring than Bean first suspected.
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Ivy and Bean
Judy Moody by Megan McDonald
Third grader Judy Moody is in a first day of school bad mood until she gets an assignment to create a collage all about herself and begins creating her masterpiece, the Me collage. Lexile 530
Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye by Geronimo Stilton
When Geronimo's sister, Thea, discovers an old, mysterious map showing a secret treasure hidden on a faraway island, the gang of the "Rodent's gazette" is dragged into a treasure hunt.
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle by  Betty MacDonald
From her upside-down house, the eccentric Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle issues to parents her marvelous cures for such common children's diseases as Won't-Put-Away-Toys-itis, Answerbackism, and Fighter-Quarrelitis.
My Father's Dragon by Ruth S. Gannett
A young boy determines to rescue a poor baby dragon who is being used by a group of lazy wild animals to ferry them across the river on Wild Island.
The Absent Author by Ron Roy
"A is for author ... Dink writes to his favorite author, mystery writer Wallis Wallace, and invites him to visit Green Lawn. To Dink's amazement, Wallace says he'll come! But when the big day arrives, Wallace is nowhere to be found. The police think he just missed his plane, but Dink suspects foul play. It's up to Dink and his two best friends, Josh and Ruth Rose, to find the famous writer--before it's too late."
The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh by  A. A. (Alan Alexander) Milne
"This deluxe volume brings all of the Pooh stories together in one full-color, large-format book with complete and unabridged text and illustrations."
The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden
The adventures of a country cricket who unintentionally arrives in New York and is befriended by Tucker Mouse and Harry Cat.
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Chester Cricket
The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread by Kate DiCamillo
The adventures of Desperaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the princess that he loves, the servant girl who longs to be a princess, and a devious rat determined to bring them all to ruin.
Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Poems & Drawings of Shel Silverstein by Shel Silverstein
A boy who turns into a TV set and a girl who eats a whale are only two of the characters in a collection of humorous poetry illustrated with the author's own drawings.
Updated 02/09/2024