Choosing the best kids’ books is a little like choosing your favorite ice cream flavor. It’s hard to go wrong! I somehow managed to narrow down my huge list to just 7 must-read books for children, mostly in the older kid range. Check them out below!
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Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary
I’ve loved this book since I was in elementary school X number of years ago. It’s still a classic! Ramona has always been and continues to be one of my heroes!
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
A tearjerker, but a beautiful and award-winning story about friendship and a magical place called Terabithia.
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
My kids are obsessed with this book -- Ivan is a Silverback gorilla who lives in a cage at a mall. He sees the world through new eyes when he meets Ruby, a baby elephant.
Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
For anyone who has loved a pet, you will love this extraordinary book about a girl and her best friend, Winn-Dixie.
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
It’s the summer of 1968, and Delphine and her young sisters travel from Brooklyn to Oakland, CA. An inspiring story for every girl coming into her own.
The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
Do you believe in destiny? Then you must meet Despereaux Tilling, a very special mouse, and his companions as they travel on the journey of a lifetime.
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Is there a more beloved book? I don’t think so. You can read this at any age and still be enthralled by Max and the Wild Things.
Are any of my favorites, your favorites too? Is there a book that you feel should be on this list? Let me know by leaving me a comment below! I always love hearing from you!
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