List of Children’s Books

This is a work in progress, intended to include books suitable for small children right up to the age of 12. If you know any good books not listed here– particularly science and nonfiction titles– please let me know in the comments.

Sorted by author’s first name, because I am too lazy to build the database that specifically.

  • Winnie-the-Pooh: A.A. Milne
  • The Three Musketeers: Alexandre Dumas
  • Black Beauty: Anna Sewell
  • The Thousand and One Nights (Arabian Tales): Anonymous
  • Pippi Longstocking: Astrid Lindgren
  • Pippi Goes On Board: Astrid Lindgren
  • Pippi In The South Seas: Astrid Lindgren
  • Ramona: Beverley Cleary
  • Ramona and Beezus: Beverley Cleary
  • Tales of a Fourth-Grade Nothing: Beverley Cleary
  • The Mouse and the Motorcycle: Beverley Cleary
  • The Real Mother Goose: Blanche Fisher Wright
  • Brothers Grimm Collection: The Brothers Grimm
  • Pinocchio: Carlo Collodi
  • Oliver Twist: Charles Dickens
  • A Christmas Carol: Charles Dickens
  • Harold and the Purple Crayon: Crockett Johnson
  • Corduroy: Don Freeman
  • And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street: Dr. Seuss
  • Horton Hears A Who: Dr. Seuss
  • Green Eggs and Ham: Dr. Seuss
  • The Lorax: Dr. Seuss
  • How The Grinch Stole Christmas!: Dr. Seuss
  • There’s A Wocket In My Pocket: Dr. Seuss
  • The Butter Battle Book: Dr. Seuss
  • Hop on Pop: Dr. Seuss
  • Horton Hatches The Egg: Dr. Seuss
  • Charlotte’s Web: EB White
  • Stuart Little: EB White
  • Lon Po Po: Ed Young
  • A Book of Nonsense: Edward Lear
  • The Snowy Day: Ezra Jack Keats
  • A Little Princess: Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • The Secret Garden: Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • At the Back of the North Wind: George MacDonald
  • The Princess and the Goblin: George MacDonald
  • The Cricket in Times Square: George Selden
  • Curious George: HA Rey
  • Hans Christian Andersen Collection: Hans Christian Andersen
  • Doctor Doolittle: Hugh Lofting
  • White Fang: Jack London
  • The Call of the Wild: Jack London
  • The Story of Babar: Jean de Brunhoff
  • And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?: Jean Fritz
  • Peter Pan: JM Barrie
  • Swiss Family Robinson: Johann Rudolf Weiss
  • Heidi: Johanna Spyri
  • 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea: Jules Verne
  • The Wind In The Willows: Kenneth Grahame
  • The Reluctant Dragon: Kenneth Grahame
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: L Frank Baum
  • Little House on the Prairie: Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Little House in the Big Woods: Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Farmer Boy: Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • On The Banks of Plum Creek: Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • By The Shore of Silver Lake: Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • The Long Winter: Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: Lewis Carroll
  • Through The Looking-Glass: Lewis Carroll
  • The Book of Three: Lloyd Alexander
  • The Black Cauldron: Lloyd Alexander
  • The Castle of Llyr: Lloyd Alexander
  • Taran Wanderer: Lloyd Alexander
  • The High King: Lloyd Alexander
  • Anne of Green Gables: LM Montgomery
  • Anne of Avonlea: LM Montgomery
  • Harriet The Spy: Louise Fitzhugh
  • Madeline: Ludwig Bemlemans
  • The Runaway Bunny: Margaret Wise Brown
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Mark Twain
  • Tom Sawyer: Mark Twain
  • Outside Over There: Maurice Sendak
  • In the Night Kitchen: Maurice Sendak
  • Where the Wild Things Are: Maurice Sendak
  • A Bear Called Paddington: Michael Bond
  • Tuck Everlasting: Natalie Babbitt
  • The Happy Prince and Other Tales: Oscar Wilde
  • Amelia Bedelia: Peggy Parish
  • Mary Poppins : PL Travers
  • Mary Poppins Comes Back: PL Travers
  • Mary Poppins Opens the Door: PL Travers
  • Mary Poppins from A to Z: PL Travers
  • Mary Poppins in the Park: PL Travers
  • Mary Poppins And The House Next Door: PL Travers
  • Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane: PL Travers
  • The Snowman: Raymond Briggs
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Roald Dahl
  • James and the Giant Peach: Roald Dahl
  • The Witches: Roald Dahl
  • Matilda: Roald Dahl
  • Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator: Roald Dahl
  • Boy: A Biography: Roald Dahl
  • Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH: Robert C. O’Brien
  • Treasure Island: Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Kidnapped: Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Emily’s First 100 Days of School: Rosemary Wells
  • Timothy Goes To School: Rosemary Wells
  • Max’s Breakfast: Rosemary Wells
  • Just So Stories: Rudyard Kipling
  • The Jungle Book: Rudyard Kipling
  • The Missing Piece: Shel Silverstein
  • Where the Sidewalk Ends: Shel Silverstein
  • The Black Stallion: Walter Farley
  • Millions of Cats: Wanda Gag


  1. I have to say, Timmy really enjoyed HOLES by Louis Sachar….thought it was a good one too!
    I love HOME FOR A BUNNY (Margaret Wise Brown),
    the Very Quiet Cricket/Lonely Firefly (Eric Carle)….the Mixed up Chameleon by him too. There’s one about Daddy Fish that care for their babies, but I can’t remember the title by Eric Carle that we love too.

    And then, there’s the cry book….that’s what Timmy calls it since every time I read it I cry like a baby. LOVE YOU FOREVER….UGH! Get all teary just typing the title. Anyway, that’s my 2 cents. Love, love, love story time at night and now Ty is reading to me!!!

    Time flies.


  2. For Pre-school age children, who love to listen to the same rhythmic tale over and over again, I recommend: The Gruffalo, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Witches Children and Zanda’s Suprise. Loved by all 3 to 4 year olds (some titles ‘scare’ under 3’s).
    Don’t forget ‘Danny, Champion of the World’ – my favourite Dahl book (alongside Charlie of course).
    I have a collection of Puffin children’s classics on audio CD, The Railway Children is side splittingly, terribly, terribly English. Well worth an ironic listen if you want to borrow.

  3. You will, no doubt, include some Madeline L’Engle and C.S. Lewis in there as she grows up. There are a million more that I can’t think of but I am sure I have copies she can borrow. Just come visit…

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