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snowflake1




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Dec 20 2020, 6:46 pm
What’s your best children’s books and/or authors? Preferably Secular books because I have to order books from the library online now since we can’t go pick them out.
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amother




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Post Sun, Dec 20 2020, 6:48 pm
What age?
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snowflake1




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Dec 20 2020, 6:56 pm
Six and seven boy and girl. Older ones picked for themselves
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tigerwife




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Dec 20 2020, 7:18 pm
I love the books by Jory John.
The Bad Seed
The Good Egg
The Cool Bean
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Cheshire cat




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Dec 20 2020, 7:23 pm
At that age, I loved


Little Witch by Anna Elizabeth Bennett
Freckle juice by judy Bloom
Short stories by Enid Blyton
Ramona Quimby series by Beverly Cleary

There's always Dr Suess!
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snowflake1




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Dec 20 2020, 7:25 pm
Thanks for the ideas anymore? We read a lot of books around here
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Cheshire cat




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Dec 20 2020, 7:28 pm
Yes! Yes!

The betsy books by caroline Haywood.

They were magical!

A little old fashioned, but in a timeless, beautiful way
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amother




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Post Sun, Dec 20 2020, 7:28 pm
We like Lyle Lyle Crocodile
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amother




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Post Sun, Dec 20 2020, 7:36 pm
Berenstain bears picture books then chapter books a-z mysteries
Cam janson

Some of those books suggested seem more like grade 3-5
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#BestBubby




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Dec 20 2020, 7:42 pm
Great picture books by William Steig (Dr. De Soto) and Bernard Waber (Lyle, Crocodile and
Ira sleeps Over).

Funny 3 Book series: Miss Nelson is missing - about a mean substitute teacher

Roald Dahl books: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

There is a great science picture book series called "Lets Read and Find Out"

There are also Dr. Seuss non fiction series: The Dr. Seuss Learning Library

Nate the Great - a picture book detective story

Frog and Toad series

Little Bear bear series

Madeline series

Bedtime for Francess series

Curious George series
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librarylady




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Dec 20 2020, 7:42 pm
Children's librarian here Hi

I highly recommend all the Mo Willems books, both picture books (Knuffle Bunny, Pigeon, Edwina, etc) and beginning-reader books (Elephant and Piggie, Unlimited Squirrels, etc).

For picture books:
Jon Agee (Life on Mars, The Wall in the Middle of the Book, etc)
Jory John (seconding tigerwife's vote!) - also love Penguin Problems
Kevin Henkes (Owen, Lily, Chester, etc)

For beginning readers:
Syd Hoff - Danny and the Dinosaur, Sammy, Horse, etc.
Cynthia Rylant - Henry and Mudge, Annie and Snowball (a little more complex)
Alyssa Satin Capucilli- Biscuit series (easier)
Shannon Hale - Princess in Black (these are cute - they're easy chapter books)

For reading out loud to them/early chapter books:
A lot of kids like the Magic Tree House series.
Definitely agree with the Beverly Cleary recommendation.
I would also say Andrew Clements depending how mature they are.
Lots more...Boxcar Children...Clementine series (Sara Pennypacker)...A to Z Mysteries (Ron Roy)...

There is so much more -- let me know specifics and I'm so happy to help!
(and if you're in Queens by any chance, PM me and I can help you out in the actual library)
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#BestBubby




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Dec 20 2020, 8:44 pm
Mrs. Piggle Wiggle Series

Pippy Longstocking Series
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shmosmom




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Dec 20 2020, 9:26 pm
amother [ Green ] wrote:
Berenstain bears picture books then chapter books a-z mysteries
Cam janson

Some of those books suggested seem more like grade 3-5


Oh I remember Cam Jansen and A-Z mysteries! I loved both but Cam Jansen was one of my favorites! And Junie B Jones!
Is that 6 year old reading level? I was going to suggest Amelia Bedelia.
I also read the Babysitters Club. I'll come back if I can think of more.
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Cheshire cat




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Dec 20 2020, 9:38 pm
The suggestions, including mine, are pretty uneven, reading level- wise.

Feel free to double check specific titles here for suitability
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amother




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Post Sun, Dec 20 2020, 10:15 pm
I came to suggest the mo willems books but see that someone beat me too it. My seven year old advanced reader just started on junie b jones which she is enjoying. (I’m not a big fan though as the way of writing is in a kids mind and not proper English but that’s just me)
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snowflake1




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, Dec 21 2020, 9:02 am
Thank you everyone for your suggestions!
This gives me a great start what to look for a lot of what’s been mentioned we have read the entire magic treehouse series many of boxcar children cam Jansen but there’s a lot here that I can still look into

The books I was looking for our picture books that we read at night together so they don’t have to be a lower reading level I actually prefer books with higher reading level when we read to them thanks for all the suggestions
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#BestBubby




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, Dec 21 2020, 9:07 am
amother [ Powderblue ] wrote:
I came to suggest the mo willems books but see that someone beat me too it. My seven year old advanced reader just started on junie b jones which she is enjoying. (I’m not a big fan though as the way of writing is in a kids mind and not proper English but that’s just me)


If you look at Amazon reviews you will see that junie b jones books are controversial even by
non-jews because of junie's chutzpah and bad english grammar - which is how a 2 y.o. talks,
not a 5-6 y.o.
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#BestBubby




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, Dec 21 2020, 9:24 am
Wizard of Oz is good read-aloud series.

Bobbsy Twins Series (like a junior nancy drew series)

Little Critter series by Mercer Mayer

Also books on Aesop's Fables.

Stone Soup (picture book)

Three Wishes (picture book)

Fire Cat - good beginner reader

Go, Dog, Go - good beginner reader

A Fish Out of Water

Wacky Wednesday (lot of fun!) - there is a Jewish version "Funny Friday"
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Chayalle




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, Dec 21 2020, 9:38 am
I loved reading poetry to my children at that age. I have a big picture book called Poems for Children with well-known poems and beautiful illustrations, and I used to read to my girls before bedtime. Poems like "The Prettiest Doll in the World" and "where the toys go" and "the walrus and the carpenter", "the spider and the fly", etc....

My girls recently told me that they have such good memories of these.
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#BestBubby




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, Dec 21 2020, 9:41 am
Some Good Poetry Books for children are:

A child's garden of verses

Where the sidewalk ends

Also Mother Goose
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