Mad About Madeline
Madeline is an orphan being raised in Paris with eleven other girls. In one story she meets the neighbor Pepito, who is a mischievous little boy, and in another the girls adopt a puppy. All of Ludwig Bemelmans Madeline stories are written in prose and fun to read aloud.
The World of Peter Rabbit (The Original Peter Rabbit, Books 1-23, Presentation Box)
When Ribby the pussy-cat invites the dog Duchess to tea the adventures begin with a mix-up in the pies. Miss Moppet the cat catches a mouse who has been teasing her and decides to tease her too in The Story of Miss Moppet. Each story in the Beatrix Potter Series is filled with adventure.
The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh
When Pooh gets stuck in the doorway to Rabbit's house, Rabbit uses his legs as a clothes drying rack. Pooh must wait days to get thin and unstuck from the hole. In the mean time Christopher Robin reads Pooh stories. In another story, during a flood, Pooh builds a boat and successfully rescues Piglet. From catching Woozles to going on explores and discovering poles, the Winnie-the-Pooh stories are entertaining for kids and parents together.
Tomie De Paola had an Italian grandmother and an Irish grandmother. While I recommend all of his work, the children are particularly fond of the Strega Nona series. Strega Nona is an old woman living in Italy. She is a type of witch or medicine woman who can cure warts and issues for the village residents. In the series children are exposed to words in Italian and delighted by the absentminded behavior of her helper Big Anthony.
James Herriot's Treasury for Children: Warm and Joyful Tales by the Author of All Creatures Great and Small
A baby black cat found during freezing weather is invited into the farmer's kitchen and warmed back to life in the first story in this treasury. Later he is placed in the stall with the pigs to keep warm and grow strong, but finds himself among the baby pigs. The main character of the all the stories is an animal doctor who travels to English farms. Adventures with cows, pigs, horses, dogs and cats fill the pages in this series of stories.
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