Literature might be a strong word for some of these.
I'm OK with that.
As far as I'm concerned, as long as the kids are reading appropriate content, I don't care what they read as long as they are reading. They'll get to better quality once they get better at reading.
I decided to go straight to the kids.
"Favorite books you've ever read. Go."
Purple, Green, and Yellow by Robert Munsch (and all other 20+ books he's written)
A Is for Salad by Mike Lester
Verdi by Janell Cannon
Bear Snores On (and all the other bear books) by Karma Wilson
Froggy series by Jonathon London
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus (and all other pigeon books)
The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak
Moosetache (series) by Margie Palatini
Elmer by David Mckee
Early (ish) Chapter Books
Ready, Freddy series by Abby Klein
Junie B Jones series by Barbara Park
Boxcar Children series by Gertrude Chandler Warner
A-Z Mysteries (No relation to A-Z Challenge, for which this post was written) by Ron Roy
Lexi's Tale by Johanna Hurwitz
The World According to Humphrey (and series) by Betty G. Birney
The BFG by Roald Dahl (and all other books by him)
Sports books by Matt Christopher
Sports books by Tim Green
Big Nate series by Lincoln Pierce
Wayside School series by Louis Sachar
Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney
Hardy Boys series by Franklin Dixon
Not So Early Chapter Books
Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz
I Am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Class President by Josh Lieb
Chicken Soup for a Kids' Soul
The Last Newspaper Boy in America by Sue Corbett
A Dog's Life: Autobiography of a Stray by Ann Martin
Great Illustrated Classics series (Great way for kids to be introduced to books before they are able to read the full versions (Giant said his favorite of the bunch was Count of Monte Cristo)
The Candymakers by Wendy Mass *** even Star gave this a high recommendation, which is rare, 'cause he's a sulky teen who doesn't like much of anything. :)
Chasing Lincoln's Killer by James Swanson
The Pushcart War by Jean Merrill
Fish by Gregory Mone
Baseball Card Adventure Series by Dan Gutman
The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism, and Treachery by Steve Scheinkin
Fablehaven series by Brandon Mull
Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan
Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Ranger's Apprentice series by John Flanagan
Brotherband Chronicles series by John Flanagan (read after Ranger's Apprentice)
Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins
Picks Specifically Made by Buttercup, 'Cause She's the Only Girl (She likes many of the books above, but she's the only one that likes these.)
Anne of Green Gables (and rest of series) by L.M. Montgomery
Chasing Redbird by Sharon Creech
Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
When I asked her why only three recommendations, she replied, "I've read lots of good books, but these are the ones I've read over and over and over again."
So, have your kids read any of these? What would they add to the list?
Have a lovely day!