Posted on 07/04/2020 at 04:00 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.

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