Michele Bresnahan

Book Suggestions for Kids
 
I love, love, love children's literature.  Below are some of my favorite authors.  Enjoy!  :)
 
Remember, reading IS an enjoyable experience for your child.  Be conscious of the book's difficulty level and your child's current ability.  Urging kids to "try harder" as they struggle through each page is not fun for your child or you, and it will NOT make your child a better reader.  Read these books TO your child.  Stick with books that your child is interested in and can read easily.  Successful and enjoyable experiences with books will promote a love for reading. 




Great Picture Book Authors:

Aliki

Janell Cannon

Eric Carle

Andrew Clements

Doreen Cronin

Tomie De Paola

Louis Ehlert

Mem Fox

Kevin Henkes

Keiko Kasza

Helen Lester

Leo Lionni

Arnold Lobel
Bill Martin, Jr.
David McPhail

Robert Munsch

Laura Numeroff

Dav Pilkey

Patricia Polacco

Chris Raschka

Peter Reynolds

Faith Ringold

Cynthia Rylant

Allen Say

Maurice Sendak
Dr.
Seuss

David Shannon

William Steig

Marc Teague

Chris Van Allsburg

Melanie Watt

David Weisner

Rosemarie Wells

Vera Williams

Mo Willems

Audrey Wood

Jane Yolen



Douglas Florian
Ken Nesbitt

Great Book Series Authors (roughly listed in increasing difficulty):
Puppy Mudge by Cynthis Rylant
Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold
Henry and Mudge by Cynthia Rylant
Froggy Goes to ...by
Arthur by Marc Brown
Harry the Dirty Dog
Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel
Poppleton by Cynthia Rylant
Cam Jansen by David Adler
Marvin Redpost by Louis Sachar
Horrible Harry by Suzy Kline
Amber Brown by Paula Danzinger
Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler
Magic Tree House by Margaret Pope Osbourne
Judy Moody by Megan McDonald
Junie B. Jones by Barbara Park

Great Chapter Book Authors:
Lois Lowry
Gary Paulsen
Jerry Spinelli
E.B. White



 
 
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