I was recently chatting about my childrens//YA favorite books of all times. I will admit that some of these were 'read aloud' to DS14 at a much younger age, but I enjoyed and remembered them.

Lois Lowry books, such as:
1993 The Giver, winner of the 1994 Newbery Medal
2000 Gathering Blue
2004 Messenger
2006 Gossamer
or by Jerry Spinelli,
Stargirl 2000
Maniac Magee 1990
Loser 2002
or Bruce Coville's
Magic Shop

The Monster's Ring. Aladdin (1989). ISBN 0671693891
Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher. Aladdin (1992). ISBN 0671747827
Jennifer Murdley's Toad. Aladdin (1993). ISBN 0671794019
The Skull of Truth. Aladdin (1999). ISBN 0671023438
Juliet Dove, Queen of Love. Harcourt (2003). ISBN 0152045619
Space Brat 2: Blork's Evil Twin
Space Brat 3: The Wrath of Squat
Space Brat 4: Planet of the Dips
Space Brat 5: The Saber-Toothed Poodnoobie
Rod Albright Alien Adventures

Aliens Ate My Homework
I Left My Sneakers in Dimension X
The Search for Snout (Aliens Stole My Dad in the UK)
Aliens Stole My Body

This batch is a bit tougher to chew:
Annals of the Western Shore is a children's book series by Ursula K. Le Guin. Each book has different main characters and settings, but the books are linked by some recurring characters and locations. Gifts won the PEN Center USA 2005 Children's literature award.[1] Powers further won the 2008 Nebula Award for Best Novel. [2]

It consists of three books:

Gifts, 2004
Voices, 2006
Powers, 2007

Here's one lovely enough to read aloud to the whole family:
Seedfolks (1997) is a novelette written by Paul Fleischman,
and by Gail Carson Levine, Dave at Night (1999)

The Phantom Tollbooth is a children's adventure novel and a modern fairy tale published in 1961, written by Norton Juster and illustrated by Jules Feiffer, who wrote, A Barrel of Laughs, A Vale of Tears.

Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time?
Love and More Love,

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