Recommended Reading

Love fairy tales? Have kids who are serious super sleuths? Looking for a great adventure? Budding bookworms can find a vast collection of children’s stories throughout the The Strong's exhibit galleries and may check them out at the Grada Hopeman Gelser Library desk located on the museum’s first floor.

The museum librarians have compiled a list of favorite children’s books that match the five literary landscapes in Reading Adventureland.

  Fairy Tales Fantasy Mystery Nonsense

Early Readers

Favorite Nursery Rhymes from Mother Goose
Scott Gustafson, Illustrator


Gingerbread Boy
Paul Galdone


Goldilocks Returns
Lisa Campbell Ernst


Is My Friend at Home? (Pueblo Fireside Tales)
Retold by John Bierhorst


Previously
Allan Ahlberg


Puss in Boots
Philip Pullman


Tale of a Tricky Fox
Jim Aylesworth


The Fairy Tale Cake
Mark Sperring

Pinocchio the Boy
Lane Smith


Russell and the Lost Treasure
Rob Scotton


The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbin
Dr. Seuss


The Boy Who Painted Dragons
Demi


The Three Sillies
Steven Kellogg

Dot and Jabber: The Mystery of the Missing Stream
Ellen Stoll Walsh


Miss Nelson Is Missing
Harry Allard


Mystery
Arthur Geisert


Nate the Great and the Tardy Tortoise
Marjorie Weinman and Craig Sharmat


The Case of the Puzzling Possum
Cynthia Rylant

Gimme Cracked Corn and I Will Share
Kevin O’Malley


Imogene’s Antlers
David Small


Mrs. McNosh Hangs up Her Wash
Sarah Weeks


Pocketful of Nonsense
James Marshall


Why the Chicken Crossed the Road
David Macaulay


Yummy Riddles
Marilyn Helmer

Intermediate Readers

American Tall Tales
Mary Pope Osborne 


Children of the Dragon
Sherry Garland


Fairy Realm: The Flower Fairies
Emily Rodda


The Tales of Uncle Remus: The Adventures of Brer Rabbit
Julius Lester


Walter the Giant Storyteller’s Giant Book of Giant Stories
Walter Mayes

Digby and the Lost King
Angela McAllister


Half Magic
Edward Eager


Igraine the Brave
Cornelia Funke


Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher
Bruce Coville


Poppy
Avi

A to Z Mysteries: The Canary Caper
Ron Roy


Hank the Cowdog and the Case of the Fiddle Playing Fox
John R. Erickson


Princess for a Week
Betty Ren Wright


Sly the Sleuth and the Sports Mysteries
Donna Jo Napoli


The Clue of the Linoleum Lederhosen
M. T. Anderson


Top Secret
Paul B. Janeczko

A Pizza the Size of the Sun
Jack Prelutsky


Amber Brown Is Not a Crayon
Paula Danziger


Clarice Bean Spells Trouble
Lauren Child


Kidnapped at Birth?
Louis Sachar


The Quigleys
Simon Mason

Advanced Readers

Straw into Gold
Gary Schmidt


The Two Princesses of Bamarre
Gail Carson Levine


Zlateh the Goat
Isaac Bashevis Singer

A String in the Harp
Nancy Bond


Eragon
Christopher Paolini


Loamhedge: A Tale from Redwall
Brian Jacques


Sunwing
Kenneth Oppel


Twelve Impossible Things before Breakfast
Jane Yolen


Watership Down
Richard Adams

The Grim Grotto
Lemony Snicket


The Hound of the Baskervilles
Arthur Conan Doyle


The London Eye Mystery
Siobhan Dowd


The New Adventures of the Mad Scientists Club
Bertrand R. Brinley


The Sands of Time
Michael Hoeye

Anastasia at Your Service
Lois Lowry


Leon and the Champion Chip
Allen Kurzwell


Looking For Bobowicz
Daniel Pinkwater


Secret Letters from 0 to 10
Susie Morgenstern


The Puzzling World of Winston Breen
Eric Berlin