50+ Kid-Approved Books

kid-approved-books-thumb.jpgA couple of weeks ago (as I watched Laurel devour the last of The Sisters Grimm series), I queried on Facebook and Twitter about books your kids were devouring. I've rounded them up below (using approximate age brackets via Amazon) and hope this provides fun literary inspiration for your kids. Also, here are some other roundups of great books for girls and boys, and don't forget to enjoy some reading on your own! Here are two collections of crowd-sourced recommendations, plus three wonderful books I recently read. HAPPY READING!

Thanks so much to everyone who offered recommendations (all credited in parentheses following titles)!

Ages 3-7
Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building (via Cynthia)
The Day the Crayons Quit (via Tracey)

Ages 4-8
Ladybug Girl series (via Chris)
The Highway Rat (via @Roly_Poly_Bird)
Roxaboxen (via Cynthia; also reviewed here)
Elephant and Piggie series (via Sharon Sprague)
Fancy Nancy (via Sue)

Ages 6-10
Prehistoric Actual Size (via @mamatastic)
Alvin Ho series (via Sharon Sprague)
Heroes in Training series (via Danielle)
Ron Roy series (via Kelly)
Daisy Dawson series (via Kelly)
Ivy & Bean series (via Caroline Murphy; also reviewed here)
Fairy Realm series (via Kelly)


Ages 7-10
The Sisters Grimm (Laurel devoured all nine books this spring/summer!)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (via Melissa)
Judy Blume (various titles; via Angela)
Roald Dahl (various titles; via Angela)
The Adventures of Captain Underpants series (via Sharon Sprague)
Franny K. Stein series (via @cindymeltz)
Geronimo Stilton series (via @cindymeltz)
Thea Stilton series (via @cindymeltz)

Ages 8+
Penny Dreadful (Laurel is reading this now)
The Unwanteds (via Liz)
Magic Tree House series (via Suzanne)
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library (via Katherine Stone)
Emily Windsnap series (via Jill)
The Chronicles of Narnia (via Angela)
The Adventures of Tintin (via Chris)
11 Birthdays (via Tamar)
The Candymakers (via Tamar)
Frindle (via Sharon Sprague)
The One and Only Ivan (via Carmen)
Seekers series (via Carmen)
Middle School series (via Kelly)
The Last Dragon Chronicles series (via Jen)

Ages 9+
Bone (via Sue)

Ages 10+
Mike Lupica books (via Elise)
Percy Jackson series (via Christine)
The Kane Chronicles series (via Christine)
Heroes of Olympus series (via Christine)

Are there other books your kids are devouring this summer? Feel free to share in the comments below!

Image credits: book covers via Amazon.com; composite graphic designed by Christine Koh