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Munchkin’s Favorites (K-5 Book List)

by TerriAnn

There are millions of book lists out there and it can be tough finding just the right books to foster a love of reading in your child.If your child likes animals, mysteries, humor, and great illustrations they may find one or more of these interesting. Here are a few of my daughter’s favorites throughout the years (short list, sorted by grade level):


  • Moo, Baa, La-La-La by Boynton, Sandra
  • Gossie by Dunrea, Olivier
  • Polo: The Runaway Book by Faller, Ŕégis (wordless)
  • The Cuddle Book by Genechten, Guido van
  • Lilly’s Big Day by Henkes, Kevin
  • Elmer by McKee, David
  • See Otto by Milgram, David
  • If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Numeroff, Laura
  • Green Eggs and Ham by Seuss, Dr
  • Bear Snores On by Wilson, Karma

children books kindergarten

1st Grade

  • Young Cam Jansen by Adler, David A
  • Hi, Fly Guy by Arnold, Tedd
  • Flat Stanley by Brown, Jeff
  • Keeker and the Pony by Higginson, Hadley
  • Princess Ellie to the Rescue by Kimpton, Diana
  • Mr. Putty & Tabby by Rylant, Cynthia
  • Cowgirl Kate & Cocoa by Silverman, Erica
  • Miss Bindergarten by Slate, Joseph
  • Good Night, Good Knight by Thomas, Shelley Moore
  • Knuffle Bunny by Willems, Mo

children books 1st grade

2nd Grade

  • Flatfoot Fox by Clifford, Eth
  • Olivia by Falconer, Ian
  • Mallory on the Move by Friedman, Laurie B.
  • Andrew Lost by Greenburg, J. C. (Judith C.)
  • Dragon Gets By by Pilkey, Dav
  • I, Freddy by Reiche, Dietlof
  • Gooseberry Park by Rylant, Cynthia
  • Henry and Mudge by Rylant, Cynthia
  • The Lighthouse Family by Rylant, Cynthia
  • Poppleton by Rylant, Cynthia
  • Amanda and Oliver Pig by Van Leeuwen, Jean
  • Sheep and Goat by Westera, Marleen
  • Belinda, the Ballerina by Young, Amy
children books 2nd grade

3rd – 4th Grade

  • Poppy by Avi
  • Sisters 8 by Baratz-Logsted, Lauren
  • Ellie McDoodle by Barshaw, Ruth McNally
  • Masterpiece by Broach, Elise
  • Horace Splattly by David, Lawrence
  • Chet Gecko by Hale, Bruce
  • Fashion Kitty by Harper, Charise Mericle
  • Just Grace by Harper, Charise Mericle
  • Emmy and the Incredible . . . by Jonell, Lynne
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Kinney, Jeff
  • Pippi Longstocking by Lindgren, Astrid
  • The Doll People by Martin, Ann M.
  • Geronimo Stilton by Stilton, Geronimo
children books 3rd - 4th grade

Last year it seemed as if she had read every higher-level book with animals and pictures that was ever made. Now that she doesn’t mind reading book without pictures I’m sure she’ll find many new favorites. Here’s what she likes so far:

  • Guinea Dog by Jennings, Patrick

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blueviolet September 6, 2011 - 12:19 pm

I remember those Sandra Boynton books so well. So cute!

So weird that I don’t recognize the other books in the lists. How is that possible?

Cookies & Clogs September 6, 2011 - 12:47 pm

Well, remember that my daughter is a full decade younger than your kids – so they probably had a different set of books. You do know Green Eggs and Ham though, right?

blueviolet September 6, 2011 - 12:53 pm

Oh that’s right. I did see that one on there. Forgot to write it.

Cookies & Clogs September 6, 2011 - 5:15 pm

Okay, just checking 🙂

Shell Fruscione June 1, 2012 - 12:36 am

Shane {my son} LOVES Bear Snores On- my sister sent it to us as a hand-me-down and he has half of it memorized from asking for it every night!

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