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The children's section is for young, developing readers. The books listed here are appropriate for parents to read to their children and are suitable for beginning readers up through age 10 or so. Some are illustrated.


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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z





A

Joan Aiken
Black Hearts in Battersea
The Cuckoo Tree
The Felix Brooke Trilogy #1: Go Saddle the Sea
The Felix Brooke Trilogy #2: Bridle the Wind
The Felix Brooke Trilogy #3: The Teeth of the Gale
Nightbirds on Nantucket
The Stolen Lake
The Whispering Mountain
The Wolves of Willoughby

Lloyd Alexander
The Golden Dream of Carlo Chuchio
Gypsy Rizka
The House Gobbaleen, illustrated by Diane Goode

David Almond
Skellig



B

Lynne Reid Banks
The Adventures of King Midas

Jody Bergsma
Faerie

Ludwig Bemelmans
Madeline's Rescue (audiobook)

Franny Billingsley
The Folk Keeper

Judy Blume, editor
Places I Never Meant To Be: Original Stories by Censored Writers

Bodil Bredsdorff
The Crow Girl

Herbie Brennan
Fairy Nuff: A Tale of Bluebell Wood



C

Roy Campbell
Song of the Jackalope

Andrea Cheng
Anna the Bookbinder, illustrated by Ted Rand

James C. Christensen, with Renwick St. James & Alan Dean Foster
Voyage of the Basset

Douglas Glenn Clark
The Lake That Stole Children

Wim Coleman & Pat Perrin
The Taker & the Keeper

Susan Cooper
King Of Shadows

Sandra Jones Cropsey
Tinker's Christmas



D

Sheila A. Dane
Fairy Hunters, Ink.

Joseph Delaney
The Last Apprentice #1: Revenge of the Witch

Charles de Lint
A Circle of Cats, illustrated by Charles Vess
What the Mouse Found & Other Stories

Antoine de Saint-Exepury
Le Petit Prince

Baba Wague Diakite
The Hatseller & the Monkeys

Peter Dickinson
The Ropemaker

Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black
The Spiderwick Chronicles #1: The Field Guide
The Spiderwick Chronicles #2: The Seeing Stone
The Spiderwick Chronicles #3: Lucinda's Secret
The Spiderwick Chronicles #4: The Ironwood Tree
The Spiderwick Chronicles #5: The Wrath of Mulgarath

Tony DiTerlizzi & Mary Howitt
The Spider & the Fly



E

Mary Engelbreit
Queen of Halloween

Wesley Eure
The Red Wings of Christmas



F

Matthew S. Field
Father Like a Tree

Charles Coleman Finlay
The Prodigal Troll

Amy Friedman, Jillian Gilliland & Laura Hall
Tell Me a Story
Tell Me a Story 2: Animal Magic



G

Neil Gaiman
Blueberry Girl, illustrated by Charles Vess
The Wolves in the Walls, illustrated by Dave McKean

K.L. Going
The Garden of Eve

Maggie Grinnell
Isabella & Penelope



H

Richard Hamilton
Violet & the Mean & Rotten Pirates

Holly Hardin
Aurora of the Northern Lights

Bill Harley
Bear's All-Night Party

Janet Ruth Heller
How The Moon Regained Her Shape

Mary Howitt
The Spider & the Fly, illustrated by Tony DiTerlizzi

Susan Hughes
The Island Horse



I

Eva Ibbotson
Journey to the River Sea, with Kevin Hawkes
The Secret of Platform 13



J

Randall Jarrell
The Animal Family

Diana Wynne Jones
Charmed Life
The Magicians of Caprona

William Joyce
Santa Calls

Norton Juster
The Phantom Tollbooth, illustrated by Jules Feiffer



K

Eric Kimmel
Hershel & the Hanukkah Goblins

E.L. Konigsburg
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler



L

Sionbhe Lally
A Hive for the Honeybee

Una Leavy
Irish Fairy Tales & Legends

Sally O. Lee
The Rabbit & the Snowman

Tanith Lee
Islands in the Sky (Voyage of the Basset #1)

Arnold Lobel
Owl at Home

Amanda Lumry & Laura Hurwitz
Adventures of Riley: Dolphins in Danger
Adventures of Riley: Mission to Madagascar



M

Margaret Read MacDonald
Fat Cat: a Danish Folktale
Slop!

Marzollo & Wick
I Spy: A Book of Picture Riddles

Alice McGill
Molly Bannaky, illustrated by Chris K. Soentpiet

Joanne L. McGonagle
The Tiniest Tiger

Jeremy McGuire
O'Shaughnessey: A Boy & His Leprechaun

Naomi Mitchison
Travel Light



N

Bobby Norfolk
Norfolk Tales

Mary Norton
Are All the Giants Dead?, illustrated by Brian Froud



O

Pat O'Shea
The Hounds of the Morrigan



P

John Paul Padilla
Johnny Big Ears

Katherine Paterson
Angels & Other Strangers: Family Christmas Stories

Charles Perrault
Puss in Boots, illustrated by Giuliano Lunelli

Jerry Pinkney
The Ugly Duckling

Terry Pratchett
Diggers
Truckers

Philip Pullman
The Golden Compass
The Subtle Knife



R

J.J. Reneaux
Wake, Snake!

Barbara Robinson
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

J.K. Rowling
Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them
Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone
Quidditch Through the Ages

Salman Rushdie
Haroun & the Sea of Stories
Luka & the Fire of Life

Cynthia Rylant
Children of Christmas: Stories for the Season, illustrated by S.D. Schindler



S

Carl Sandburg
Sandburg Out Loud

Robert D. San Souci
Brave Margaret, illustrated by Sally Wern Comport

George Saunders
The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip

Jon Scieszka
The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs

Marcia Sewall
The Green Mist

Justin Somper
Vampirates #1: Demons of the Ocean

Nancy Springer
I am Mordred

Ellen Steiber & Terri Windling
The Raven Queen (Voyage of the Basset #2)



T

Sally H.Taylor
The Magic in You!
The Most Valuable Treasure

Irene Trivas
Emma's Christmas

Ginger Turner & Shekhar Shimpi
Gold Mine! The California Gold Rush Story



V

Chris Van Allsburg
The Polar Express

Joan D. Vinge
Return to Oz



W

James Warhola
Uncle Andy's Cats

Chet Williamson
Pennsylvania Dutch Night Before Christmas, illustrated by James Rice

Budge Wilson
A Fiddle for Angus, illustrated by Susan Tooke

Terri Windling
The Changeling
A Midsummer Night's Faery Tale, with Wendy Froud
The Winter Child, with Wendy Froud
The Raven Queen (Voyage of the Basset #2), with Ellen Steiber

Laurel Winter
Growing Wings

William Wise
Christopher Mouse: The Tale of a Small Traveler

Susan Wojciechowski
The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey, illustrated by P.J. Lynch

Elvira Woodruff
Small Beauties

Patricia Wrede
Dealing With Dragons



Y

Jane Yolen
The Ballad of the Pirate Queens, illustrated by David Shannon
The Mary Celeste: An Unsolved Mystery From History, with Heidi Elisabet Yolen Stemple, illustrated by Roger Roth
Merlin & the Dragons, illustrated by Li Ming
Once Upon a Bedtime Story
Raising Yoder's Barn, illustrated by Bernie Fuchs
The Sea Man, illustrated by Christopher Denise
Tam Lin, illustrated by Charles Mikolaycak
The Wild Hunt
Wings, illustrated by Dennis Nolan