The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf
The Story of Ferdinand 
By Munro Leaf; illustrated by Robert Lawson
When Ferdinand, a big and strong bull who has a peaceable and gentle nature, is stung by a bumblebee and reacts by puffing, snorting and pawing the ground, people think he is a ferocious bull just right for the bull fights but soon learn they are mistaken. 

Viking Press, 1936. ISBN: 9780670674244
Frederick by Leo Lionni
By Leo Lionni
While the other field mice gather corn, nuts, wheat, and straw to store for the winter, Frederick gathers sun rays, colors, and words to be able to feed their spirits during the coldest, darkest days of winter. 

Random House, 1973. ISBN: 9780394826141
Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell
Dear Zoo 
By Rod Campbell
The zoo sends a series of animals as possible pets to a youngster, until they find one that turns out to be perfect. 

Four Winds, 1982. ISBN: 978059007689
The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney
The Lion & the Mouse 
By Jerry Pinkney
Set in the African Serengeti, this is a wordless retelling of the classic fable of the lion and the mouse. 

Little, Brown, 2009. ISBN: 9780316013567
The Mitten by Jim Aylesworth
The Mitten 
By Jim Aylesworth, reteller; illustrated by Barbara McClintock
In this retelling of the classic Ukrainian folktale, a boy loses his mitten, which becomes home to a host of animals until the mitten is so crowded that it bursts into shreds of "bits and pieces of yarn." 

Scholastic, 2009. ISBN: 9780439925440
More, More, More, Said the Baby: 3 Love Stories by Vera B. Williams
"More, More, More," Said the Baby
By Vera B. Williams; illustrated by the author
Three babies are caught up in the air and given loving attention by a father, grandmother, and mother. 

Greenwillow, 1990. ISBN: 9780688091736
Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
Harold and the Purple Crayon
By Crockett Johnson
On a moonlight walk with his purple crayon, Harold steps into the imaginative scenes he draws, but how will he find his way back home to bed?

HarperTrophy, 1955. ISBN: 0060229365

Go, Dog, Go! by P.D. Eastman
Go, Dog, Go!
By P.D. Eastman
Preschoolers to beginning readers will love the doggie antics in this humorously illustrated cartoon canine classic.

Random, 1961. ISBN: 9780394800202

Fortunately by Remy Charlip
By Remy Charlip
Ned's day is full of unfortunate events, from a fall from an airplane to a sea full of sharks. Fortunately, every disaster is followed by a turn of good luck in this timeless tale of humor, adventure and surprise.

Simon & Schuster, 1964. ISBN: 9780689716607

Millions of Cats by Wanda Gag
Millions of Cats
By Wanda Gag
An old man goes in search for the one perfect cat for his wife but returns with millions of cats. The timeless black-and-white illustrations are accompanied by a rhythmic, hand-lettered text.

Penguin, 1928. ISBN: 9780399233159

The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
The Tale of Peter Rabbit
By Beatrix Potter
Not content to pick blackberries, Peter ventures into Mr. McGregor's garden and must think fast in order to safely return home. The small book, realistic illustrations and polished text make this the perfect, intimate read aloud.

Warne, 1902. ISBN: 9780723247708

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Where the Wild Things Are
By Maurice Sendak
When Max is sent to bed without his supper, he is so mad that he decides to sail to the land of the wild things, where he becomes the wildest of all.

HarperTrophy, 1988. c1963. ISBN: 9780064431781

Check out these classic books for kids 6 to 9 years old.

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