Here are a few suggestions from among our favorites, many of which celebrated noteworthy anniversaries in 2018. Our lists from past years can be found on the “Recommended for All Ages” page. Happy Reading!

Picture Books

Corduroy by Don Freeman (50th anniversary)

Each Peach Pear Plum: an “I spy” story  by Janet and Allan Ahlberg (40th anniversary)

The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr (50th anniversary)

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle (50th anniversary)

Ages 7-10

A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond (60th anniversary)

Eugenia Lincoln and the Unexpected Package by Kate DiCamillo

Milly-Molly-Mandy by Joyce Lankester Brisley (90th anniversary)

Mr. Mehan’s Mildly Amusing Mythical Mammals by Matthew Mehan, illustrated by John Folley

The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots by Beatrix Potter

Seven Ways to Trick Troll by Lise Lunge-Larson, illustrated by Kari Vick

Ages 9-12

Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery (110th anniversary)

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (150th anniversary)

Tumble and Blue by Cassie Beasley

The Vanderbeekers Series by Karina Yan Glaser

The Whispering Mountain by Joan Aiken

Ages 11-14

The Enchantment Lake Murder Mystery Series by Margi Preus

The Gypsy Crown by Kate Forsyth

Johnny Tremain by Esther Hopkins (75th anniversary)

Section 13 Series by James R. Hannibal (Book #3 of this series to be released in February 2019)

The Shop at Hopper’s Bend by Emily Rodda


The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (75th anniversary)

The Queen’s Thief Series by Meghan Whelan Turner (The much anticipated conclusion of this series is to be released in March 2019!)

Jennifer Minicus is a teacher living in Ridgewood, NJ.

Jennifer Minicus

Jennifer Minicus lives in New Jersey with her husband and son. A former French, Latin and mathematics teacher, Jennifer currently enjoys the responsibilities of a "domestic engineer", particularly making...