Kids’ Books to Remember and Some Links for Mom and Dad

April 23, 2017

kids' books to remember

Last week was National Library Week. In celebration of this annual event, I thought I would share a photo of the place where my love of books and reading began. This is the Marion Public Library, in Marion, Indiana, which is one of the Carnegie Libraries, built in 1902. My dad would take me there every week to check out books, beginning when I was very young. He was an avid reader, so he needed to visit frequently, because he, the same as I am now, never wanted to be without a book to read! I loved those special trips each week and loved to surprise my mother with the books we would find. Some of the books I’m sharing with you in Kids’ Books to Remember this week might have been on those library shelves many years ago and will still encourage a love of reading in your kids, as they did with me. I hope you find some new favorites!

kids’ books to remember: read aloud

kids' books to remember8 Class Pets + 1 Squirrel + 1 Dog = Chaos by Vivian Vande Velde

Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary

Cricket in Times Square by George Selden

KIDS’ BOOKS TO REMEMBER: picture bookskids' books to remember

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig

The Swing by Joe Cepeda

Lyle, Lyle Crocodile by Bernard Waber


KiDS’ BOOKS TO REMEMBER: chapter bookskids' books to remember

Sarah Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan

Regarding the Fountain by Kate Klise

Henry and Ribsy by Beverly Cleary





some links for mom and dad

7 Brilliant Children’s Books That Teach Us about Our World

The Hands-Down Funniest Books for Kids, According to Authors


The Top 10 Things Children Really Want Their Parents To Do With Them

Thank you for taking time out of your beautiful spring day, to read my suggestions for some Kids’ Books to Remember. I sincerely hope these titles will help you find some new favorites on your next library visit. Please let us know what your kids like best in the comments below!

More about Susan

Hi! I'm Susan, a wife, a mom and a recently retired elementary school librarian with 22 years of experience. One of my greatest joys is to connect kids with a perfect book, which then leads them to a lifelong love of learning. Through my blog, I'm hoping to reach parents, their children and teachers to help them find those special books. I’m also hoping to offer some tips and techniques to use with your children as you read aloud.


    1. Wonderful selection of books, Susan. Often the older books are forgotten, yet SO good. I haven’t read Sylvester and the Magic Pebble in years, and it is excellent (as all your recommendations are). Thank you!

      1. Thank you so much for your comment, Jennie! Sylvester and the Magic Pebble has been one of my favorites for years and kids love it!

I appreciate your comments!

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