Classic Books for Ages 5-8
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, by Judith Viorst
On a day when everything goes wrong for him, Alexander is consoled by the thought that other people have bad days too.
The Cat in the Hat, by Dr. Seuss
One wet, rainy day while mother is out, a boy and a girl sit dejectedly in their chairs, watching the rain beat against the window. They're bored. Suddenly, in bursts a large cat in a tall striped hat, ready to play - and not just ordinary games. This cat likes to create mischief and mayhem!
The Giving Tree, by Shel Silverstein
This story is a moving parable about the gift of giving and the capacity to love, told throughout the life of a boy who grows to manhood and a tree that selflessly gives him her bounty through the years.
Harold and the Purple Crayon, by Crockett Johnson
One evening Harold decided to go for a walk in the moonlight. But there wasn't any moon, and Harold needed a moon for a walk in the moonlight. Fortunately, he had brought his purple crayon. So he drew a moon. He also needed something to walk on. So he drew a path...
The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant, by Jean de Brunhoff
The classic tales of the Babar the elephant has thrilled generations of children. This first Babar adventure describes how he lost his mother, lived among men, and was crowned King of Elephants.
The Velveteen Rabbit, by Margery Williams
In this classic children's tale, the magic of a young boy's love changes a beloved toy bunny into a real live rabbit.
Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak
A miniature version of Maurice Sendak's story about Max, a little boy who sails to the land of the Wild Things.