If you’ve been participating in our community reading program, WE ALL READ, and enjoying the book selections, we have more that you might like to read with your families. All of our suggestions are available to borrow from our digital media services, Hoopla Digital and Libby/Overdive.
Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog) by Jerome K. Jerome
J. and his friends George and Harris decide that taking a boating holiday on the Thames from Kingston upon Thames to Oxford and back to Kingston is a great idea – what could go wrong? Originally intended to be a serious travel guide, the humorous elements soon took over and Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog) has been considered a classic masterpiece of British humor since its first publication in 1889.
Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne
Come with us to an Enchanted Place, a forest where Winnie-the-Pooh lived with Piglet, Rabbit, Owl, Eeyore, Kanga, and Little Roo. The stories are about Christopher Robin and these good companions having wonderful times getting in and out of trouble. It is all very exciting and, really, quite thrilling no matter how young or old you may be. It is painful to try and imagine what the world would be like without them.
Carry On, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse
From the moment that Jeeves walks through Bertie Wooster’s door, Bertie gives up running his own affairs and lets Jeeves take charge. Whether it’s the color of a tie, the style of a hat, or a coat, Jeeves is always right. He is there to depend on in times of trouble, and such times are frequent in the lives of Bertie and his friends. Whether it’s Corky’s artistic career that needs boosting or Bingo Little’s gloom that needs lifting, Jeeves can always be relied upon.
Raggedy Ann Stories by Johnny Gruelle
Kindly, patient, and lovable, Raggedy Ann never loses her happy smile. She’s quiet and obedient when her young mistress is at hand―but when left to her own devices, she’s ready for adventure, cheerfully having her stuffing replaced, teaching a pair of new dolls a lesson in tolerance, and hitching a ride on a high-flying kite, among other lively doings. Generations of young readers have taken Raggedy Ann into their hearts ever since the book’s publication in 1918.
Beatrix Potter’s Beloved Tales
Beatrix Potter, the famed author of The Tale of Peter Rabbit, is regularly hailed as one of the greatest children’s book authors ever. While the tale of the young rabbit who braves the dangers of Mr. MacGregor’s garden remains her most popular tale, the author’s other works are sometimes left by the wayside. Within this book, you will find a treasure chest teeming with some of the author’s lesser-known-but-equally-exciting stories, including The Tale of Tom Kitten, The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck, The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher, and The Tailor of Gloucester. These stories, with their captivating characters and plotlines, are sure to enchant readers young and old.
The Borrowers Collection by Mary Norton
The miniature Clock family, Pod, Homily, and their daughter Arriety, live in a big world among the “human beans” from whom they “borrow” everything they need–matchbox dressers, postage stamp artwork, and a trinket box settee. Now lifelong enthusiasts and brand new fans can escape into the small world of the Borrowers in this beautiful volume. It includes Mary Norton’s classic illustrated stories about three little people and their not-so-little adventures: The Borrowers, The Borrowers Afield, The Borrowers Afloat, The Borrowers Aloft, the short story Poor Stainless, and The Borrowers Avenged.
The Miraculous Journey Of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
Once, in a house on Egypt Street, there lived a china rabbit named Edward Tulane. The rabbit was very pleased with himself, and for good reason: he was owned by a girl named Abilene, who treated him with the utmost care and adored him completely. And then, one day, he was lost.
Corduroy by Don Freeman
A lovable stuffed bear, who longs for someone to take him home, launches a storewide search for his missing button lest someone mistake him for “used.”
Watership Down by Richard Adams
One of the most beloved novels of our time, Watership Down is an epic journey, a stirring tale of adventure, courage, and survival. Fiver could sense danger. Something terrible was going to happen to the warren; he felt sure of it. They had to leave immediately. So begins a long and perilous journey of survival for a small band of rabbits. As the rabbits skirt danger at every turn, we become acquainted with the band, its humorous characters, and its compelling culture, complete with its own folk history and mythos. Fiver’s vision finally leads them to Watership Down, an upland meadow. But here they face their most difficult challenges of all.
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Bilbo reluctantly joins their quest, unaware that on his journey to the Lonely Mountain he will encounter both a magic ring and a frightening creature known as Gollum.
The Reluctant Dragon by Kenneth Grahame
When a dragon is discovered up on the Downs, the Boy is not in the least surprised. He’s always known the cave there was a dragon cave. But when the Boy decides to pay a visit he gets a big surprise. This particular dragon is not a bit like the ones in fairy tales!