Children's Reading Suggestions

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Did you know…

As we continue to reorganize our children’s collection, there are some new series that will start showing up in our Favorites section!  If you’re looking for books featuring your favorite character, look here…


Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel


Berenstain Bears by Jan and Stan Berenstain

Disney Princesses  (includes these films: Little Mermaid, Sleeping Beauty, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Aladdin, Mulan, Pocahontas, Tangled, Snow White, Princess and the Frog, Peter Pan and Disney Fairies)

Dora and Diego

Dr. Seuss

Eric Carle & Bill Martin (authors)

Fancy Nancy by Jane O’Connor

I Spy


Max and Ruby by Rosemary Wells

Mo Willems (author)

Pinkalicious (all colors) by Victoria Kann


Scooby Doo


Star Wars

Superheroes (includes Batman, Catwoman, Daredevil, Fantastic Four, Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Justice League, Spider-Man, Super Friends, Superman, Teen Titans, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Transformers, Wolverine, Wonder Woman, and X-Men)

Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends

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Did You Know…

Picture books, chapter books, beginning readers and DVDs starring your favorite characters are all located in one spot?  Everything about  Barbie, Lego, Dora and Diego, Spongebob, Pokemon, Scooby Doo, Thomas the Train,  the Disney Princesses, superheroes, Max and Ruby, Fancy Nancy and Pinkalicious, regardless of format, are all found in our FAVORITES section.

And did you know we’re adding popular authors such as Dr. Seuss, Bill Martin (“Brown Bear, Brown Bear”), Eric Carle, Jean Marzollo (I Spy books) and Mo Willems to this section?

During our reorganization, the FAVORITES area may move around before landing in its final place so ask our friendly library staff for help if you don’t spot it!

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Staff Favorites

The books your Brownsburg Public Library staff members loved best as children…


Ann M. Martin. Babysitters Club  series.

Anna Sewell.  Black Beauty.

Anne Miranda.  To Market,To Market.

Arthur Conan Doyle. Sherlock Holmes mysteries.

Barbara Park.  Junie B. Jones.

Barthe DeClements.  Nothing’s Fair in Fifth Grade.

Beatrix Potter. The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

Betty MacDonald.  Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle.

Beverly Cleary.  Henry Huggins.

Beverly Cleary.  Ramona Quimby, Age 8.

Chris Van Allsburg.  The Garden of Abdul Gazazi.

Dav Pilkey.  Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot.

Dav Pilkey.  The Adventures of Captain Underpants.

Diana Wynne Jones.  Howl’s Moving Castle.

Dodie Smith.  The One Hundred and One Dalmatians.

Don Freeman. Corduroy.

Donald Sobol.  Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective.

Dr. Seuss .  One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.

Dr. Seuss.  Green Eggs and Ham.

Dr. Seuss.  The Lorax.

DuBose Heyward. The Country Bunny.

E.B. White.  Charlotte’s Web.

E.L. Konigsberg. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler.

Elizabeth Winthrop.  The Castle in the Attic.

Frances Hodgson Burnett.  A Little Princess.

Frances Hodgson Burnett.  The Secret Garden.

Frank Beddor.  The Looking Glass Wars.

Fred Gipson. Old Yeller.

George MacDonald.  The Princess and the Goblin.

George Selden. The Cricket in Times Square.

H.A. Rey.  Curious George.

J.K. Rowling.  Harry Potter series.

J.M. Barrie. Peter Pan.

Jacob Grimm. Grimm’s Fairy Tales.

James Howe.  The Celery Stalks at Midnight.

Jeanne DuPrau. The City of Ember.

John Peterson. The Littles.

Judy Blume.  Freckle Juice.

Judy Blume.  The Pain and the Great One.

Judy Blume. Superfudge.

Judy Blume. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing.

Katherine Paterson.  Jacob Have I Loved.

Kathryn Kenny & Julie Campbell. Trixie Belden series.

Kevin Henkes. Chrysanthemum.

L. Frank Baum.  The Wizard of Oz.

Laura Ingalls Wilder.  Little House on the Prairie series.

Lemony Snicket.  A Series Of Unfortunate Events series.

Lewis Carroll.  Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Lobel, Arnold. Frog and Toad are Friends.

Lois Lowry.  Anastasia Krupnik.

Louis Sachar.  Sideways Stories from Wayside School.

Louisa May Alcott.  Little Women.

Lucy Maud Montgomery. Anne of Green Gables.

Lynne Reid Banks. The Indian in the Cupboard.

Madeleine L’Engle. A Wrinkle in Time.

Margot Zemach . It Could Always Be Worse.

Marjorie Sharmat.  Nate the Great.

Mary Pope Osborne. Magic Tree House series.

Maurice Sendak.  In the Night Kitchen.

Maurice Sendak. Outside Over There.

Ole Risom.  I Am a Bunny.

P.D. Eastman.  Are You My Mother?

P.D. Eastman.  Go, Dog, Go.

Pene Du Bois.  The 21 Balloons.

Philip Pullman. The Ruby in the Smoke.

Richard Atwater.  Mr. Popper’s Penguins.

Roald Dahl.  Matilda.

Roald Dahl. The BFG.

Robert C. O’Brien.  Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of N.I.M.H.

Robert Munsch . Love You Forever.

Robin McKinley. The Hero and the Crown.

Rudyard Kipling.  The Jungle Book.

Ruth Stiles Gannett .  My Father’s Dragon.

Scott O’Dell. Island of the Blue Dolphins.

Sheila Burnford. The Incredible Journey.

Shel Silverstein.  Where the Sidewalk Ends.

Syd Hoff.  Grizzwold.

Syd Hoff. Danny and the Dinosaur.

Theo LeSieg.  Ten Apples Up On Top.

Tomi Ungerer. Cricto.

William Steig. CDC?


Beatrix Potter

Beverly Cleary

Christopher Pike

Jean Slaughter Doty

Judy Blume

Paula Danziger

R.L. Stine

Richard Scarry

Roald Dahl


Other Favorites Available To  Interlibrary Loan:

Andrew Lang. The Fairy Books.

Arnold Lobel.  Lucille.

Dr. Seuss.  The Sleep Book.

Eleanor Lapp.  In the Morning Mist.

Julie Edwards. Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles.

Lois Duncan.  Down a Dark Hall.

Maurice Sendak.  Really Rosie.

Maurice Sendak.  Sign on Rosie’s Door.

Stephen Cosgrove. Bugg series.

Rosemary Wells.  Max’s Christmas.

Ulf Lofgren.  The Color Trumpet.

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