Some of Mary Ellen’s Favorite Books

K-8th grade

The Courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dalgliesh

Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink

Magic Melons by Carol Ryrie Brink (sequel to Caddie Woodlawn)

Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White

Ramona Books by Beverly Cleary

The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis

Amos Fortune Free Man by Elizabeth Yates

Mountain Born by Elizabeth Yates

A Place for Peter by Elizabeth Yates (sequel to Mountain Born)

Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham

Heidi by Johanna Spyri

The Box Car Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner

The Endless Steppe by Esther Hautzig

Searching for Shona by Margaret J. Anderson

I Am a Star by Inge Auerbacher


Christmas Favorites

Nancy and Plum by Betty MacDonald

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson

Treasures of the Snow by Patricia M. St. John

The Children’s Christmas Carol by Johanna Spyri


Favorites for Young Children

Eloise Wilkin books

Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

Deputy Dan books by Joseph Rosenbloom

Mother Goose

The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton

Read-Aloud Bible Stories by Ella K. Lindvall

Blueberries For Sal by Robert McCloskey

Bill Peet books

Pelle’s New Suit by Elsa Beskow

Caps For Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina

Flitty, Twitty, and Itty Bitty by Mary Ellen Tippin