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jacey3025's avatar

What are some good children stories?

Asked by jacey3025 (22points) June 13th, 2010


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janedelila's avatar

Toad on the Road.

ChocolateReigns's avatar

Pepper in the Pot (it’s really old, like 15 years)
Sand Cake
I had some more but I can’t remember them now….

Vunessuh's avatar

Heckedy Peg was my favorite book growing up. I still have several copies. :)

Andreas's avatar

@jacey3025 If you go to type children in subject, then you will find multiple pages of books for you to checkout. These are all books in the public domain in the US and other countries, and are free to download and print. You should find something that’s suitable.

Let us know how you get on.

Jeruba's avatar

For what age group?

Picture books? Books to read to kids? Books for beginning readers? Older preadolescents? Young adult?

jacey3025's avatar

jeruba:she is 5 years old

JLeslie's avatar

I loved Curious George as a little girl and Madeline.

Jeruba's avatar

Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse, by Kevin Henkes. Great to read aloud.

The Poky Little Puppy, one of the all-time favorite picture books.

The Dr. Seuss books. Classics.

MissAusten's avatar

If she has a good attention span for being read to, you can start reading chapter books with her. When my daughter was that age, we were reading Charlotte’s Web, The Trumpet of the Swan, Stuart Little, and the Chronicles of Narnia. We’d read a chapter or two a night. My two boys, who are 5 and 6, still prefer books with more pictures and lose interest in the longer chapter books. It all depends on the child’s interests, so these may not work out for you yet.

Other good chapter books to start with would be the Junie B. Jones series, or the Magic Treehouse series. There’s also Magic Schoolbus, and if she has a silly sense of humor she might like Captain Underpants (my boys love those crazy books).


“Ferdinand The Bull”. Teaches children to respect and love animals, and that animal cruelty such as bullfighting, is wrong.

MissAusten's avatar

Oh, books of poetry by Shel Silverstein. I still get a kick out of those!

skfinkel's avatar

All the Frog and Toad stories. And, you won’t mind reading them out loud a thousand times.

janbb's avatar

Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
Millions of Cats Wanda Gag
Winnie the Pooh A.A. Milne
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible No-Good Very Bad Day Judith Viorst
Time of Wonder Robert McCloskey

janedelila's avatar

Dr Seuss Fox in Socks. The first few times I read it aloud I was laughing my head off!

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

If I were a parent, I would expose my child to as many different genres as possible that were suited for the age/intelligence level. The librarians can help.

Andreas's avatar

@jacey3025 Another link of children’s authors This is well worth looking at, as it is very comprehensive. Also this site is good for anyone wanting any type of quality writings. Just modify your search

Finley's avatar

Velveteen Rabbit, Little Engine That Could, anything with princesses/cowboys, Thumbelina, Peter Cotton Tail

Velveteen Rabbit is the best though.

stratman37's avatar

Look up “The Most Precious Thing” book and read it to ‘em. You’ll really bond with the child over this one. My seven year old daughter just loves it.

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