Listmania: Junior Fiction Classics – Old and New

Here “Junior Fiction” is defined as roughly ages 5-8 (Years 1-4) depending on reading confidence.  I intend to expand on, review and add links to many of these.  But because I can’t wait to get this un-missable list out – here ‘t’is.

THE LITTLE PRINCE by Antione de Saint Exupery

HORRID HENRY by Francesca Simon and Tony Ross

THE TRUE STORY OF THE THREE LITTLE PIGS – hilarity by Jon Scieszka & Lane Smith

THE MILLY-MOLLY-MANDY STORYBOOK by Joyce Lankester Brisley

CLARICE BEAN, THAT’S ME by Lauren Child

MY NAUGHTY LITTLE SISTER by Dorothy Edwards

ASTERIX THE GAUL by Rene Goscinny

THE BFG by Roald Dahl

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY by Roald Dahl

FINN FAMILY MOOMINTROLL and THE MOOMIN SERIES by Tove Jansson (and comic series)

THE QUEEN’S NOSE by Dick King-Smith

THE SHEEP-PIG by Dick King-Smith

PIPPI LONGSTOCKING by Astrid Lindgren illustrated by Lauren Child

FAIRY TALES by Terry Jones illustrated by Michael Foreman (1982)

TILLY’S PROMISE by Linda Newberry (dyslexia-friendly)

MISTER MAGNOLIA by Quentin Blake

THE ENCHANTED WOOD, THE MAGIC FARAWAY TREE and THE FOLK OF THE FARAWAY TREE by Enid Blyton

THE FAMOUS FIVE (series) by Enid Blyton

BEEZUS AND RAMONA (series) by Beverly Cleary

FINDUS AND PETTSON (series) by Sven Nordqvist – awesome awesome

THE CAT CLUB SERIES (JENNY AND THE CAT CLUB, CAPTAINS OF THE CITY STREETS,THE HOTEL CAT, JENNY’S MOONLIGHT ADVENTURE, THE SCHOOL FOR CATS) by Esther Averill

jenny and the cat club 2

LIZZY ZIPMOUTH by Jacqueline Wilson

JUNONIA by Kevin Henkes

TINTIN by Herge

FLAT STANLEY by Jeff Brown

flat stanley

THE CRICKLEPIT SCHOOL series (The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler, Charlie Lewis Plays for Time, Gowie Corby Plays Chicken and Just Ferret) by Gene Kemp.

gene kemp cricklepit

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