Books I Enjoyed Reading to My Kids

These are books I enjoyed. Sure it's their story time, but it helps if you like the book too and look forward to reading it each night.

Ramona Quimby, age 8

Beverly Cleary

jFICTION Cleary, Beverly

The further adventures of the Quimby family as Ramona enters the third grade.

Danny, the champion of the world

Roald Dahl

jFICTION Dahl, Roald
Kids

A young English boy describes his relationship with his father and the special adventure they share together.

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My favorite Roald Dahl book. I loved reading it to both my boys.
- Brent

Harriet spies again

Helen Ericson

jFICTION Ericson, Helen

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Harriet's a real know-it-all. You'll love her.
- Brent

Ivy + Bean bound to be bad

Annie Barrows

jFICTION Barrows, Annie
Kids

Best friends Ivy and Bean learn that being very good, or very bad, can be a real challenge when they set out to become like a man Ivy heard about who was so pure of heart that birds and animals followed him.

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This series is my absolute favorite for reading to my kids. We went through the whole series twice. at least.
- Brent

The Amulet of Samarkand

Jonathan Stroud

YOUNG ADULT FICTION Stroud, Jonathan
Fantasy, Young Adult

Nathaniel, a magician's apprentice, summons up the djinni Bartimaeus and instructs him to steal the Amulet of Samarkand from the powerful magician Simon Lovelace.

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This trilogy is really good. More for older kids than the others in this list, but really good. I liked them enough to read the last one on my own.
- Brent

Dory Fantasmagory

Abby Hanlon

jFICTION Hanlon Abby
Kids

Dory, the youngest in her family, is a girl with a very active imagination, and she spends the summer playing with her imaginary friend, pretending to be a dog, battling monsters, and generally driving her family nuts.

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I liked Dory almost as much as Ivy and Bean.
- Brent

Mrs. Frisby and the rats of Nimh

Robert C O'Brien

jFICTION O'Brien, Robert C.
Kids

Having no one to help her with her problems, a widowed mouse visits the rats whose former imprisonment in a laboratory made them wise and long lived.

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Classic chapter book that I read to both my boys. so good.
- Brent