Here are some suggestions for young and not-so-young readers.  Many thanks to for contributing to our list.

Ages 2-7

1. Art & Max, David Wiesner

2. Boy Wonders, Calef Brown

3. Can I Cuddle the Moon?, Kerry Brown

4. Grandpa Green, Lane Smith

5. Interrupting Chicken, David Ezra Stein

6. It’s a book, Lane Smith

7. Kimonos, Annelore Parot

8. Love Mouserella, David Ezra Stein

9. More!, Peter Schossow

10. Over the Rainbow, Judy Collins

11. Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, Jerry Pinkney

12. The Rainbow Book, Kate Ohrt

13. A Small Miracle, Peter Collington

14. Starry, Starry Night, Sarah Kate Mitchell

15. When You Wish Upon a Star, Judy Collins

Ages 7-10

16. The Adventures of Pinocchio, Carlo Collodi (illustrated by Roberto Innocenti)

17. Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking and Other Natural Disasters, Lenore Look

18. Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night, Joyce Sidman

19. The Drinking Gourd, F.N. Monjo

20. The Empty Pot, Demi

21. The Great Big Treasury of Beatrix Potter, Beatrix Potter

22. The Hundred Dresses, Eleanor Estes

23. The King of the Golden River, John Ruskin

24. The Magician’s Elephant, Kate DiCamillo

25. Mr. Badger and the Big Surprise, Leigh Hobbs

26. The Quiltmaker’s Gift, Jeff Brumbeau

27. Ruby Lu, Star of the Show, Lenore Look

28. Twenty and Ten, Claire Bishop

Ages 9-12

29. The Blue Sword, Robin McKinley

30. A Certain Music, Walters Spudvilas

31. The Chronicles of Narnia, C S. Lewis

32. The Deep Freeze of Bartholomew Tullock, Alex Williams

33. Hero, Mike Lupica

34. I, Juan de Pareja, Elizabeth Borton De Trevino

35. The Luck of the Buttons, Anne Ylvisaker

36. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, Kate DiCamillo

37. Nancy and Plum, Betty McDonald

38. Noah Barleywater Runs Away, John Boyne

39. The Prydain Chronicles, Lloyd Alexander

40. Toby Alone, Timothee de Fombelle

41. Tom’s Midnight Garden, Philippa Pearce

42. Troubletwisters, Garth Nix

43. Walls Within Walls, Maureen Sherry

44. What Katy Did, Susan Coolidge

45. A Whole Nother Story, Cuthbert Soup

46. The Wonder of Charlie Anne, Kimberly Newton Fusco

Ages 11-14

47. 11 Birthdays (series), Wendy Mass

48. Airman, Eoin Colfer

49. Annie’s War, Jacqueline Levering Sullivan

50. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, John Boyne

51. The Bronze Bow, Elizabeth George Speare

52. The Dagger Quick, Brian Eames

53. The Golden Goblet, Eloise Jarvis McGraw

54. The Hazel Frump Adventures, Jennifer Lanthier

55. Moon Over Manifest, Clare Vanderpool

56. The Mysterious Benedict Society, Trenton Lee Stewart

57. Savvy, Ingrid Law

58. The Search for WondLa, Tony DiTerlizzi

59. Where the Red Fern Grows, Wilson Rawls

Ages 13-16

60. Castaways of the Flying Dutchman (series), Brian Jacques

61. The Eagle of the Ninth Chronicles, Rosemary Sutcliff

62. The Emperor of Nihon-Ja, John Flanagan

63. The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, Jacqueline Kelly

64. First Light, Rebecca Stead

65. The Highwayman’s Footsteps, Nicola Morgan

66. The Land, Mildred D. Taylor

67. Leviathan, Scott Westerfeld

68. The Looking Glass Wars, Frank Beddor

69. A Posse of Princesses, Sherwood Smith

70. Scorpio Rising, Anthony Horowitz

71. Small Acts of Amazing Courage, Gloria Whelan

72. Trash, Andy Mulligan

Ages 15-18

73. As Easy as Falling Off the Face of the Earth, Lynne Rae Perkins

74. Brightly Woven, Alexandra Bracken

75. The Double Life of Cassiel Roadnight, Jenny Valentine

76. Every Soul a Star, Wendy Mass

77. Incarceron (series), Catherine Fisher

78. Just Henry, Michelle Magorian

79. Lorna Doone, Richard D. Blackmore

80. Matched, Ally Condie

81. The Maze Runner, James Dashner

82. Pathfinder, Scott Orson

83. A Rose for the ANZAC Boys, Jackie French

84. A Straight Line to My Heart, Bill Condon

85. A Stranger to Command, Sherwood Smith

86. A Waltz for Matilda, Jackie French

87. When You Reach Me, Rebecca Stead

18 and over

88. The Case of the Missing Servant, Tarquin Hall

89. The Five Love Languages, Gary Chapman

90. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Annie Barrows

91. The Happiest Refugee: A Memoir, Anh Do

92. The Help, Kathryn Stockett

93. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Jamie Ford

94. The Last Dickens, Matthew Pearl

95. Left to Tell, Immaculee Ilibagiza

96. The Marriage Bureau for Rich People, Farahad Zama

97. Please Look After Mother, Kyung-Sook Shin

98. The Rose Garden, Susanna Kearsley

99. Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child, Anthony Esolen

100. Waterfall, Lisa Tawn