This children’s classic reading list includes some must-have selections for your home library. These are great read-aloud books for younger children and great independent reading for upper elementary. They are especially appropriate for 3rd-5th grade students who love a good adventure story!
While some many be leary of some of the themes and elements of some of the stories, we think they are important as part of a child’s knowledge of great books. What better way to strike up a conversation about reality and fantasy!
These stories have sparked the imagination of children for decades. We love these stories and think your family will enjoy them too!Click on the story link for a complete description and reviews from Amazon if you want to learn more.
Aesop’s Fables, by Aesop
Fables, by Arnold Lobel
The Fisherman and His Wife, by Jacob Grimm, Farrar
Johnny Appleseed, retold and illustrated by Steven Kellogg
The Nutcracker Ballet, retold by Deborah Hautig
Paul Bunyan, retold and illustrated by Steven Kellogg
Pecos Bill, retold and illustrated by Steven Kellogg
Rapunzel by Brothers Grimm
The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen, translated by Noami Lewis
The Tale of Three Trees, retold by Anglea Elwell Hunt
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