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One mom's top picks for kids' book clubs

An experienced book club mom recommends books for children from first through sixth grade.

By GreatSchools Staff

Regina Neu, an experienced book club mom in California, suggests the following titles, which her mother-child book club enjoyed:

First Grade

Henry and Mudge (Any title in the series), by Cynthia Rylant and Suçie Stevenson, Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books, 1996

Harry & The Lady Next Door by Gene Zion, HarperTrophy, 1978

Beans Baker Number Five by Richard Torrey, Sagebrush, 2001

The Case of the Cat's Meow by Crosby Bonsall, HarperTrophy, 1978

Blue Ribbon Blues by Jerry Spinelli, Random House Books for Young Readers, 1998

Meet Kirsten American Girl (American Girls Collection) by Janet Beeler Shaw, American Girl, 1990

Puppies in the Pantry — Animal Ark Series by Lucy Daniels, Scholasatic Paperbacks, 1998

Junie B. Jones (Any Title) by Barbara Parks, Random House Books for Young Readers, 2001

Pirates Past Noon (Magic Tree House #4) by Mary Pope Osborne, Random House Books for Young Readers, 1994

Dolphin by Robert Morris, Scholastic, 1975

Little Sure Shot: The Story of Annie Oakley by Stephanie Spinner, Bt Bound, 1999

Scooby-doo 8x8 : Scooby-doo And The Opera Ogre by Jesse Leon McCann, Scholastic Paperbacks, 2001

The Runaway Racehorse by Ron Roy, Random House Books for Young Readers, 2002