The compilers chose for this list books recognized as timeless classics, or books that form values or expand the minds of readers. Books listed in the preschool through lower elementary sections can be enjoyed again and again. Many children read and enjoy the books listed before the suggested grade level.
If authors are starred (*), all or most of their books are recommended.
Recognizing that choices of reading materials vary from family to family, these compilers do not endorse all the content in every book on this list. Teachers, parents, and communities will need to exercise discretion.