Posted on July 4, 2020 at 4:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
NPR revealed its summer reading poll would be the best children’s books.
And even better than the survey’s nostalgia factor were its rules: nominate five books, and an entire series counts as just one pick!
Here’s what our Facebook fans were most eager to recommend to the youngest readers — did they miss anything?
Ann W.: Wind in the Willows, Harry Potter, The Lion, The Witch & the Wardrobe, Enid Blyton's Adventure series, and Black Beauty.
Ayn E.: For small kids: Goodnight Moon, The Little Engine That Could, Harold and the Purple Crayon, Curious George.
For older kids: Charlotte’s Web, Marguerite Henry books (especially Misty), Walter Farley series, Harry Potter series, Little House books, Tom Sawyer, Anne of Green Gables, A Byrd’s Christmas Carol, Shel Silverstein poetry, Treasure Island, Black Beauty, A Child’s Garden of Verses, Narnia books...and so many more.
Beverly G.: Robert McCloskey's Homer Price stories, Winnie the Pooh, The Princess and the Pea, Grimm's Fairy Tales, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and Through the Looking-Glass.
Bobbi-Jo M.: Puff the Magic Dragon, The Poky Little Puppy, Dick and Jane, Curious George, and Babar.
Carol N.: Laura Ingalls Wilder series, starting with Little House in the Big Woods.
Catherine C.: The Little Fish that Got Away, Bread & Jam for Frances (series), Harold & the Purple Crayon (series), The Blustery Day (series), and Lyle Lyle Crocodile (series).
Cheryl K.: Space Cat.
Isabel G.: Anne of Green Gables and the Ramona Quimby books.
Mary D.: Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo.
Mattie C.: See Jack Run.
Mel W.: The Narnia books, The Magic Faraway Tree and all related books, The Mrs Pepperpot books, Black Beauty, and Heidi.
Pam E.: The Ling Low by Lucian Wilde, Goodnight Moon, and I See A Cross by Den Mussatto.
Patrick C.: Anything by Marguerite Henry but especially Brighty of the Grand Canyon.
Tammy L.: Any Miss Piggle Wiggle Book.
Wendy L.: The True Story of the Big Bad Wolf.