Family Books

Old Mother West Wind
by Thornton W Burgess
Tommy Trout, Mrs. Redwing, the Willful Little Breeze, Joe Otter and more friends from the Green Forest fall in and out of trouble.

The Secret Garden
by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Two sour-faced and selfish children transform a deserted garden, and themselves. Will the temperamental, hunchbacked owner of the garden discover them?

Henry Huggins
by Beverly Cleary
Henry's mom lets him bring home a skinny, flea-infested dog. Problems begin when Henry tries to sneak "Ribsy" on the bus. Bad for Henry, funny for us.

The Mouse and the Motorcycle
by Beverly Cleary
Mice, especially reckless ones, should not be allowed to ride motorcycles. Nor should they sneak to school in your shirt pocket.

The Watsons Go to Birmingham
by Christopher Paul Curtis
The "Weird Watsons" are c-o-o-o-l-d but happy in Michigan. Then they visit family in Alabama, where they experience racial prejudice as never before.

The Witches
by Roald Dahl
A small boy, walks into a convention of witches and hears their plot to take over the world. It will be hard to stop them since he's been turned into a mouse!

The Twenty-One Balloons
by William Pene Dubois
In 1833, Professor Sherman sets off in a hot air balloon. He lands on a secret island where the rich people perfect lives - or do they? And how to get home?

My Family and Other Animals
by Gerald Durell
In this true story, 10 year-old Gerald keeps his seagulls and scorpions in the house - and he's the normal one in the family.

My Father's Dragon
by Ruth Chrisman Gannet
With the help of two dozen pink lollipops, rubber bands, chewing gum, and a fine-toothed comb, Elmer disarms the fiercest beasts on Wild Island.

King of the Wind
by Marguerite Henry
Sham is a thoroughbred horse meant for the King of France, but instead he pulls carts for a cruel owner. Only the stable boy knows the truth - and he is a mute.

The Ciruit
by Francisco Jimenez
In 1940s Mexico, Panchito's parents tell him they are taking a long trip north, crossing la frontera, entering California, and leaving their poverty behind. A true story.

The Great Turkey Walk
by Kathleen Karr
In 1860 "pea-brained" Simon Green graduates at age 14 from 3rd grade. He decides to make money by walking 1,000 turkeys from Missouri to Denver, forgetting that turkeys can, among other things, fly.

Rascal
by Sterling North
Ten year old Sterling doesn't mind cuddling up every night with Rascal, a raccoon. How long can it last? After all, the animal is named Rascal.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
by J.K. Rowling
You know this story is about a young orphan who discovers he's a wizard - and a famous one at that. But the book's real popularity stems from the story's ever-increasing action and intrigue.

The Hobbit
by J.R. Tolkien
Bilbo Baggins lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to share an adventure from which he may never return.

Charlotte's Web
by E B. White
Wilbur the piglet is spoiled by the girl Fern. Then he learns that little pigs grow up to be big pigs who are slaughtered for meat. Can Wilbur's friend Charlotte the spider help avoid the inevitable?