We loved all of the longer Suess books.

Here are some of our favorite picture books.

Tiki Tiki Tembo (Arlene Mosel)
Skippyjon Jones (Judith Byron Shochner)
The complete tales of Winnie the Pooh (A.A. Milne)
The original Wizard of Oz (L Frank Baum)
Zen shorts (John J. Muth)
Doctor De soto (William Stieg)
Shrek (William Stieg)
Anatole (Eve Titus)
Amos and Boris (William Stieg)
Many moons (James Thurber)
Sylvester and the magic pebble (William Stieg)
Catwings (Ursula K. Le Guin) Not really a picture book, but read in one sitting.
James Herriot's Treasury of Inspirational Stories for Children
The Enormous Crocodile (Roald Dahl)

Here are the chapter books we have read together. I tried to remember the order we read them in. I am sure I am leaving some out.

My father's Dragon (Ruth Stiles Gannett) Kind of boring.
The Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame) Loved.
Stuart Little (E.B. White) DD liked. It got kind of weird at the end.
Charlotte's Web (E.B. White) DD liked.
The 13 Clocks (James Thurbur) We started this one but quit because of talk of slitting throats.
The Trumpet of the Swan (E.B. White) DD liked.
Toys go Out series (Emily Jenkins) Mixed reviews. DD thought funny.
Abel's Island (William Stieg) Loved.
Dominic (William Stieg) Loved.
The Real Thief (William Stieg) Adsolutely Loved.
Harry Kitten and Tucker Mouse (George Seldon) Loved.
A Cricket in Times Square (George Seldon) Kind of boring.
Mr. Popper's Penguins (Richard and Florence Atwater) Really boring.
Fantastic Mr. Fox (Roald Dahl) Loved.
James and the Giant Peach (Roald Dahl) Favorite.
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane (Kate Dicamillo) Loved.
The Rats of NIMH (Robert C. O'brien) Kind of boring. DD thought it dragged.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Roald Dahl) Liked.
The Indian in the cupboard (Lynne Ried Banks) Liked.
The Mouse and the Motorcycle (Beverly Clearly) Kind of boring.
Bunnicula (Deborah Howe) Liked.
The Witches (Roald Dahl) Loved.
The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett) Liked.
Alice in Wonderland (Lewis Carrol) Liked.
The Hobbit (J.R.R. Tolkien) Loved. Kind of dragged in parts IMO.

The only book we stopped because of violence was 13 clocks. I just did not like talking about executions with my then three-year-old. I might pull that one back out now, though. After reading and enjoying The Hobbit I think she could handle almost anything. But, DD4 is not really sensitive in that regard. She loves exciting and scary stories. Her very favorite stories are by Roald Dahl. I think they are kindred spirits. We did try to avoid books that were all about school and older children for a long time. DD loved stories about animals and fantasy so that was not too hard.