Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle by Betty MacDonald: Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle knows how to solve any problem, some with comical results.
Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren: Tommy and his sister Annika have a new neighbor, and her name is Pippi. She has crazy red pigtails, no parents to tell her what to do, a horse that lives on her porch, and a pet monkey named Mr. Nilsson. Whether Pippi’s scrubbing her floors, doing arithmetic, or stirring things up at a fancy tea party, her flair for the outrageous always seems to lead to another adventure.
The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes: Schoolchildren learn a lesson in kindness after teasing a poorer classmate about her clothing.
The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner: Because they do not want to be separated, four orphaned children run away and live in an old abandoned boxcar.
Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard Atwater: The unexpected delivery of a large crate containing an Antarctic penguin changes the life and fortunes of Mr. Popper, a house painter obsessed by dreams of the Polar regions.
Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski: Birdie’s family raises strawberries but Birdie dreams of an education.
Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Ingalls family travels from the big woods of Wisconsin to a new home on the prairie, where they build a house, meet neighboring Indians, dig a well, and fight a prairie fire.
Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry: Along with his dog Uri, Mafatu sails out on the ocean to see if he can conquer his fear.
The Good Master by Kate Seredy: Two cousins spend an adventurous summer on a ranch on the Hungarian plains.
Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White: The story of a little girl named Fern, who loved a pig named Wilbur and of Wilbur’s dear friend Charlotte, a beautiful large grey spider who lived with Wilbur in the barn.