Book Club for Children
~ Wonderful Classics

"And then I found more great books to help start
a book club for children!"

As with our family favorite selections, these book picks are all geared towards an EARLY readers book club; however, this classic list covers ages as young as 6 months through 4-5 years old.  Please see our general kids book clubs guidelines for further information.

Recommendations for a book club for children

The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown. Illustrations by Clement Hurd. 1942.
In the beautiful style we all know of Goodnight Moon, Brown crafts another unique story about a baby bunny who thinks of everything he can to run away, and his mother bunny who thwarts his every suggestion. 

Time For Bed
 by Mem Fox. Illustrated by Jane Dyer. 1993.

A poetic way for children to fall asleep. Get the board book for babies!

Bless Me by Grace Maccarone. Illustrations by Sam Williams. 2001.
Another great before bedtime book! Short but sweet with great, bright pictures. Originally titled A Child's Good Night Prayer.

The Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper. Illustrations by George & Doris Hauman. 1930.
There‘s no better lesson to learn for a child than "I think I can, I think I can, I think I can" while helping those in need.

Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney. Illustrations by Anita Jeram. 1995.

Big Nutbrown Hare and Little Nutbrown Hare compete to see who loves who most!

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst. Illustrated by Ray Cruz. 1984.
Things just keep going wrong for Alexander is this funny and realistic story about a little boy who has a bad day. Kids definitely relate to this one. A real giggler!

Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans. 1939.
The first of the wonderful Madeline series. Madeline is an orphan who lives with Miss Clavel and is always getting into some sort of trouble. The famous line "In the middle of the night Miss Clavel turned on the light. And said 'something is not right!' " leads us to whatever misfortune, in this case appendicitis, that has befallen little Madeline. Always a favorite with any child.

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. 1964.
Max does not know how to behave! He takes a trip to the land of the wild things, and he makes a change for the better! Beautiful illustrations. Can be the tiniest bit scary for a little one. 

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