Recommended Books for Children

There are many great children’s books which are suitable for your children to enjoy reading. The few we have selected below - which include a few of the classics - is but a small selection. To assist you in locating our recommended books we have provided details on title and author. Happy reading!

Level 1 - Preschool to Grade 3 (ages 3-8)

BOOK TITLE

AUTHOR

COMMENTS

Baby Animals Garth Williams lovely pictures
Goodnight Moon Margaret Wise Brown a nice bedtime story
Peter Rabbit (series) Beatrix Potter classic
Millions of Cats Wanda Gag great picture book
The Snowy Day Ezra Jack Keats a boy has fun in the snow
Four Frogs in a Box Mercer Mayer no words, series of four books in a case
Very Hungry Caterpillar Eric Carle charming story
The Early Bird Richard Scarry detailed pictures
Little Toot Hardie Gramatky an old favourite
Corduroy Don Freeman a story about a bear
Frances Books Russell Hoban a series about a badger
Go and Hush the Baby Betsy C. Byars a boy helps his mum
Ira Sleeps Over Bernard Waber about a boy and his teddy bear
Owliver Robert Kraus an owl learns about life
Harry the Dirty Dog Hene Zion a series about a dog
Horton Hatches an Egg Dr. Seuss many famous stories by same author
Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak a boy imagines a journey
The Story of Ferdinand Munro Leaf a bull who likes to smell flowers
Amelia Bedelia Peggy Parish a silly maid gets into situations
Little Bear Else H. Minarik mother bear and cub have fun
Clifford the Big Red Dog Morman Bridwell a series full of fun
Frog and Toad Are Friends Arnold Lobel a series of simple stories
Are You My Mother? Philip D. Eastman a baby bird searches for its mother
Madeline Ludwig Bemelmans a series about a little girl
Stone Soup Marcia Brown soldiers teach villagers a lesson
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs ill. by Nancy E. Burkert wonderful illustrations
The Nightingale Hans Christian Anderson classic tale
Pollyanna Eleanor Porter nice story for young girls
Thomas the Tank Engine W. Awdry series for the young
A Bear Called Paddington Michael Bond a series about a bear
The Mr. Men and Little Miss series Rodger Hargreves for the very young
Winnie the Pooh A.A. Milne classic series
Curious George (series) H.A. Roy a monkey has adventures
Just So Stories Rudyard Kipling classic
The Mouse and the Motorcycle Beverly Clearly humorous series
Noddy and Big Ears (series) Enid Blyton fun for small children
The Secret Seven (series) Enid Blyton children’s mystery

Level 2 – Grades Four to Six (ages 9–12)

BOOK TITLE

AUTHOR

COMMENTS

The Famous Five (series) Enid Blyton children´s mystery
Charlotte's Web E.B. White classic story about friendship
Stuart Little E.B. White a little mouse has adventures
The Voyages of Dr. Doolittle Hugh Lofting funny adventures
The Little House on the Prairie Laura Ingalls Wilder pioneer adventures – many in series
The Secret Garden Frances Hodgson Burnett three children find a garden
A Little Princess Frances Hodgson Burnett another warm story
Mine For Keeps Jean Little about a girl and her dog
From Anna Jean Little a Jewish girl from Germany in WW2
Little Women Louisa May Alcott an American classic
Little Men Louisa May Alcott similar to above
The Wind in the Willows Kenneth Grahame British classic
Homer Price Robert McCloskey about an adventurous boy
Swiss Family Robinson Johann D. Wyss classic survival story
Black Beauty Anna Sewell classic horse story
Heidi Johanna H. Spyri classic story in Swiss Alps
Peter Pan James Barrie a boy doesn’t want to grow up
Adventures of Pinocchio Carlo Collodi an old favourite
Cinderella Arthur Rackham another old familiar
Pippi Longstocking Astrid Lindgren an independent girl -others in series
Mary Poppins Pamela Travers others in series
Lassie Come Home Eric Knight classic dog story
The Little Prince Antoine De Saint-Exupery classic French tale
My Side of the Mountain Jean George a boy survives in the mountains
Owls in the Family Farley Mowatt Canadian classic-prairie life of a boy
The Summer of the Swans Betsy Byars a teen learns about responsibility
Black Stallion Walter Farley a boy trains a horse
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm Kate Douglas Wiggin an old American favourite
Anne of Green Gables (series) Lucy Maud Montgomery wonderful Canadian classic
The Story of My Life Helen Keller a story of a blind and deaf girl

Level 3 – Teens (ages 13+)

BOOK TITLE

AUTHOR

COMMENTS

Swallows and Amazons Arthur Ransome adventure classic
Swallowdale Arthur Ransome adventure classic
Peter Duck Arthur Ransome adventure classic
Winter Holiday Arthur Ransome adventure classic
Coot Club Arthur Ransome adventure classic
Pigeon Post Arthur Ransome adventure classic
We Didn’t Mean to Go to Sea Arthur Ransome adventure classic
Secret Water Arthur Ransome adventure classic
The Big Six Arthur Ransome adventure classic
Missee Lee Arthur Ransome adventure classic
The Picts and the Martyrs Arthur Ransome adventure classic
Great Northern? Arthur Ransome adventure classic
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Mark Twain classic about a boy
The Incredible Journey Sheila Burnford about a cat and two dogs
Around the World in 80 Days Jules Verne classic
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Jules Verne classic
Treasure Island Robert Lewis Stevenson classic
Old Yeller Fred Gipson about a boy and his dog
Call of the Wild Jack London adventure in the north
Captains Courageous Rudyard Kipling a sea adventure
Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling adventure
Kim Rudyard Kipling adventure
Robinson Crusoe Daniel Defoe about a shipwrecked man
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Sir Arthur Conan Doyle a British detective classic
Good-bye Mr. Chips James Hilton about an English schoolmaster
Born Free Joy Adamson touching story about a lion
Oliver Twist Charles Dickens classic – see others by same author
The Three Musketeers Alexander Dumas swordsmen classic
Ben Hur Lew Wallace Biblical classic
All Creatures Great and Small James Herriot true animal stories-others by same
Adventures of Robin Hood Roger Lancelyn Green classic

Faith Building Books for Various Ages

BOOK TITLE

AUTHOR

COMMENTS

The Hiding Place Corrie Ten Boom/J.Sherrill about the faith of a great woman
Joni Joni Eareckson an incredible test of faith
Christy Catherine Marshall a woman teaches in the mountains
More Than a Carpenter Josh McDowell good discussion book
The Pilgrim's Progress John Bunyan classic
The Cross and the Switchblade David Wilkerson a preacher helps gangs in New York
Discovering Australia’s Christian Heritage Col Stringer educational
God’s Smuggler Brother Andrew a mission supported by miracles
800 Horsemen Col Stringer educational
Lessons From Nature For Youth - Reprinted in 1995 from 1836 original- Wallbuilder Press
The New England Primer - Reprinted in 1991 from 1777 original – Wallbuilder Press

Educational Books for Parents

BOOK TITLE

AUTHOR

COMMENTS

Advice to the Young Noah Webster  
His Needs, Her Needs Willard F. Harley  
The Christian Family Larry Christenson  
The Christian Couple Larry and Nordis Christenson  
The New Dare to Discipline Dr. James Dobson  
How to Bring Your Children to Christ Andrew Murray  
America To Pray?
Or Not To Pray?
David Barton  
Harry Potter and the Bible; The Menace behind the Magick Richard Abanes  
How to Help Your Child say NO to Sexual Pressure Josh McDowell