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HAPPIFAMLI

Great Books at Any Age

Lyndsay McLeod, Contributing Writer

August 28, 2018

HappiFamli has compiled a list of books that are sure to get your children excited about reading and maybe even provide you with a bit of quiet time for yourself. Here you’ll find a balanced mix of “oldies but goodies” that you may remember reading in your younger days, along with some new ones that are proving to be instant classics. It’s never too soon to start cultivating a love of reading in our children so peruse the list, pick a winner, and enjoy!

OK mammas, let's talk about books.  Have you ever noticed that reading a good book is like taking a mini vacation? The story unfolds between the pages and the clamor of the outside world is muffled by the enchantments of an exciting new narrative . Sounds nice, right? It’s possible that not everyone feels the way I do about getting lost in a good book, but we are about to change that.

Ever at your service, HappiFamli has compiled a list of books that are sure to get your children excited about reading and maybe even provide you with a bit of quiet time for yourself. What more can you ask for? Here you’ll find a balanced mix of “oldies but goodies” that you may remember reading in your younger days, along with some new ones that are proving to be instant classics. It’s never too soon to start cultivating a love of reading in our children so peruse the list, pick a winner, and enjoy!

Ages 0-2

  • Moo, Baa, La La La! By Sandra Boynton
  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle
  • The Pout Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen
  • Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd
  • Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees

Ages 3-5

  • Press Here by Herve Tullet
    Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  • Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
  • The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Suess Fire!
  • ¡Fuego! Brave Bomberos by Susan Middleton Elya

Kindergarten – 2nd grade

  • The Book With No Pictures by B. J. Novak
  • A Tale of Two Beasts by Howard Hughes
  • Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
  • The Pigeon Needs a Bath by Mo Willems

Third grade-5th

  • How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell
  • I Survived by Lauren Tarshis
  • The Magnficent Maya Tibbs by Crystal Allen
  • Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
  • El Deafo by Cece Bell

Middle School

  • I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
  • The Spinner Prince by Matt Laney
  • Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty
  • The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani
  • Calling All Minds by Temple Grandin

High School

  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen
  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
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