I think since our son is now 6 1/2, that I need to revise his favorite book list.  He seems to have too much ‘muchness’ to be with the likes of Little Bear.  Although truth be told, he still secretly loves those books, he just doesn’t want them on HIS bookshelf anymore. :)

I appreciate the new found maturity and the separation from “little kid” books, but say it isn’t so!!

His book list might look something like this,

Fables by Arnold Lobel

Henry and Mudge by Cynthia Rylant

Little Bear by Else Holmelund Minarik

Fox In Socks by Dr. Seuss

Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish

The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf

Stone Soup by Marcia Brown

Billy and Blaze written and illustrated by C. W. Anderson

The Giant Jam Sandwich story and pictures by John Vernon Lord

The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

The Little House On The Praire
series by Laura Ingalls Wilder

(I thought these might be too girly for him but we have all loved them! He especially likes when Pa goes hunting!)

The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Wyss

Also one of his favorite things is visiting the library and going to the non-fiction kids section, ALL BY HIMSELF!  He beams with confidence as he thumbs through the lizard, shark and space books.  He is so competent and it makes me miss him a little bit.