Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle (and others)Betty MacDonald
The Spiderwick Chronicles--Holly Black
The Night FairyLaura Amy Schlitz
Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little, The Trumpet of the SwanE.B. White
Owls in the Family--Farley Mowat
Beverly Cleary
Pippi Longstocking (and others)Astrid Lindgren
My Father's Dragon (and others)Ruth Stiles Gannett
Finn Family Moomintroll (and others)Tove Jansson
The Lighthouse Family (and others)Cynthia Rylant
All of a Kind Family (and others)Sydney Taylor
Jenny and the Cat Club (and others)Esther Averill
Half Magic (and others)Edward Eager
The House at Pooh CornerA.A. Milne
The 13 Clocks--James Thurber
Mr. Popper's Penguins
the Narnia series--CS Lewis
Catwings (and others)Ursula Leguin
Paddington Bear (and others)Michael Bond
Little House in the Big Woods (and others)Laura Ingalls Wilder (some of the later books in the series may not be of much interest to younger kids)
The Fairy DollRumer Godden
The Story of Holly and IvyRumer Godden
A Cricket in Times Square--Selden
the Secrets of Droon series--Tony Abbott
DragonSlayer's Academy--Kate McMullan