These time-honored tales are worth introducing kids to—and reading or revisiting yourself!
 

Classic childhood favorites for kindergartners
Set sail with this list of kindergarten classics.
 
 


Classic childhood favorites for 1st graders
Explore these timeless tales that offer lessons about compassion and friendship.
 


Classic childhood favorites for 2nd graders
Revisit tales about a tug boat or a pair of ducklings in these classic kids’ books.
 


Classic childhood favorites for 3rd graders
These are the books you’ll remember from childhood — and that your child will love for a lifetime.
 


Classic childhood favorites for 4th graders
Classic books to read with your 4th grader. They’ll love these stories now — and you may remember enjoying these books when you were a child, too.
 


Classic childhood favorites for 5th graders
Characters you laughed with, cried with, and learned from as a child — like Milo, Pippi, and The Giver — are ready to inspire your child, too.
 


Classic childhood favorites for 6th graders
Remember how much you loved the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Ponyboy Curtis, Hazel, and others? Now it’s your 12-year-old’s turn! Classic books to share with your child.


Classic childhood favorites for 7th graders
Remember what an outlet reading could be at this age? These great reads explore mature themes, tell it like it was, and thrill with escapist adventures.
 


Classic childhood favorites for 8th graders
These are tales you’ll remember — and may want to re-read now that your child is ready for them — with characters and story lines that stick with you forever.


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Updated: July 28, 2020