Quality Literature


Title
Author Publisher Source
Fables Aesop Avenel, 1992 Books that Build Character, Kilpatrick, William, PK-2, p. 96
Billy and Blaze Anderson, C.W. Veritas Press, 1 (rated 3)
The Emperor’s New Clothes Anderson, Hans Christian Houghton Mifflin, 1949 Books that Build Character, Kilpatrick, William, PK-2, p. 95
The Little Match Girl Anderson, Hans Christian G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1987 Books that Build Character, Kilpatrick, William, PK-2, p. 99
Camille and the Sunflowers Anholt, Laurence Veritas Press, K
Degas and the Little Dancer Anholt, Laurence Veritas Press, K
Puss in Boots Arthur, Malcom, Trans. Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 1990 Books to Build On, E.D. Hirsch, Grade 1, p. 60
The Complete Tales Beatrix Potter The Penguin Group, 1997 Books Children Love, Wilson, Elizabeth, PK-2, p. 166
Madeline Bemelmans, Ludwig Viking, 1993 Books Children Love, Wilson, Elizabeth, PK-2, p. 169
Sam the Minuteman Benchley, Nathaniel HarperCollins, 1987 Books Children Love, Wilson, Elizabeth, PK-2, p. 177
Book of Virtues: A Treasury of Great Moral Stories Bennett, William, ed. Simon & Schuster, 1993 Books that Build Character, Kilpatrick, William, PK-2, p. 92
The Black Falcon Boccaccio, retold by Wise, William Philomel, 1990 Books that Build Character, Kilpatrick, William, PK-2, p. 65
The Boy Who Loved to Draw: Benjamin West Brenner, Barbara Veritas Press, K
Goldilocks and the Three Bears Brett, Jan G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1987 Books to Build On, E.D. Hirsch, K-level, p. 51
Cinderella Brown, Marcia Aladdin Books, 1988 Books to Build On, E.D. Hirsch, K-level, p. 51
The Runaway Bunny Brown, Margaret Wise HarperCollins, 1977 Books that Build Character, Kilpatrick, William, PK-2, p. 82
The Children’s Aesop Calmenson, Stephanie Boyds Mills Press, 1992 Books to Build On, E.D. Hirsch, K-level, p. 55
Harald and the Giant Knight and Harald and the Great Stag Carrick, Donald Clarion, 1988 Books that Build Character, Kilpatrick, William, PK-2, p. 73
The Hare and the Tortoise Castle, Caroline Dial Books for Young Readers, 1985 Books that Build Character, Kilpatrick, William, PK-2, p. 96
From Sea to Shining Sea: A Treasury of American Folklore and Folk Songs Cohn, Amy L. Scholastic, 1993 Books to Build On, E.D. Hirsch, K-level, p. 40
The Children’s Homer Colum, Padraic Veritas Press, 3
D’Aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths d’Aulaire, Ingri and Edgar Dell Yearling, 1962 Books to Build On, E.D. Hirsch, Grade 2, p. 68
Shakespeare for Young People series Davidson, Diane, ed. Swan Books Books to Build On, E.D. Hirsch, K-level, p. 43
New Puffin Children’s World Atlas: An Introductory Atlas for Young People Day, Michael & Tivers, Jacqueline Puffin Books, 1994 Books to Build On, E.D. Hirsch, K-level, p. 111
The North Wind and the Sun de La Fontaine, Jean Watts, 1964 Books that Build Character, Kilpatrick, William, PK-2, p. 99
The Clown of God de Paola, Tomie Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1978 Books that Build Character, Kilpatrick, William, PK-2, p. 68
Peter Pan Dubowski, Cathy East Random House, 1991 Books to Build On, E.D. Hirsch, Grade 2, p. 67
The Princess and the Pea Duntze, Dorothee North-South Books, 1984 Books to Build On, E.D. Hirsch, Grade 1, p. 59
Rapunzel Ehrlich, Amy Dial Books, 1989 Books to Build On, E.D. Hirsch, Grade 1, p. 60
Corduroy Freeman, Don Veritas Press, 1 (rated 1)
The Bremen-Town Musicians Gross, Ruth Belov Scholastic, 1974 Books to Build On, E.D. Hirsch, K-level, p. 51
The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales Hamiliton, Virginia Knopf/Borzoi, 1985 Books to Build On, E.D. Hirsch, K-level, p. 41
Famous Children: Michelangelo Hart, Tony Veritas Press, K
King Midas and the Golden Touch Hawthorne, Nathaniel Knopf, Alfred A., 1994 Books to Build On, E.D. Hirsch, K-level, p. 52
Young Carthaginian: A Story of the Times of Hannibal Henty, GA Veritas Press, 3
Bread and Jam for Frances Hoban, Russell Veritas Press, 1 (rated 2)
St. George and the Dragon Hodges, Margaret Little, Brown, 1984 Books that Build Character, Kilpatrick, William, PK-2, p. 115
St. Jerome and the Lion Hodges, Margaret Orchard, 1991 Books that Build Character, Kilpatrick, William, PK-2, p. 116
Hand in Hand: An American History through Poetry Hopkins, Lee Bennett Simon & Schuster, 1994 Books to Build On, E.D. Hirsch, K-level, p. 34
The Boy Who Held Back the Sea Hort, Lenny Dial Books for Young Readers, 1987 Books that Build Character, Kilpatrick, William, PK-2, p. 66
Jack and the Beanstalk Howe, John Little, Brown, 1989 Books to Build On, E.D. Hirsch, Grade 1, p. 59
Dogger Hughes, Shirley Mulberry, 1993 Books that Build Character, Kilpatrick, William, PK-2, p. 68
Perseus Hutton, Warwick Macmillian, 1993 Books to Build On, E.D. Hirsch, Grade 3, p. 73
Theseus and the Minotaur Hutton, Warwick Macmillian/Margaret K. McElderry Books, 1989 Books to Build On, E.D. Hirsch, Grade 2, p. 69
Sleeping Beauty Hyman, Trina Schart Little, Brown, 1997 Books to Build On, E.D. Hirsch, Grade 1, p. 60
The First Starry Night Isom, Joan Shaddox Veritas Press, K
The Adventures of Pinocchio Kassirer, Sue Random House, 1992 Books to Build On, E.D. Hirsch, Grade 1, p. 57
John Henry: An American Legend Keats, Ezra Jack Pantheon, 1965 Books that Build Character, Kilpatrick, William, PK-2, p. 110
The Boy Who Loved Music Lasker, David Viking, 1979 Books that Build Character, Kilpatrick, William, PK-2, p. 245
Hansel & Gretel Lesser, Rika G.P. Putnam’s Sons/Sandcastle Books, 1984 Books to Build On, E.D. Hirsch, Grade 1, p. 58
Floss Lewis, Kim Veritas Press, 1 (rated 2)
Johnny Appleseed Lindbergh, Reeve Little, Brown, 1990 Books that Build Character, Kilpatrick, William, PK-2, p. 110
The Trojan Horse: How the Greeks Won the War Little, Emily Random House, 1988 Books to Build On, E.D. Hirsch, Grade 2, p. 70
Blueberries for Sal McCloskey, Robert Veritas Press, 1 (rated 2)
Make Way for Ducklings McCloskey, Robert Viking, 1941 Books Children Love, Wilson, Elizabeth, PK-2, p. 164
Beauty: A Retelling of Beauty and the Beast McKinley, Robin Green Tiger, 1989 Books that Build Character, Kilpatrick, William, PK-2, p. 92
The Sleeping Beauty Meyer, Mercer Macmillian, 1984 Books that Build Character, Kilpatrick, William, PK-2, p. 101
Now We Are Six Milne, A.A. E.P. Dutton Books to Build On, E.D. Hirsch, K-level, p. 37
When We Were Very Young Milne, A.A. E.P. Dutton Books to Build On, E.D. Hirsch, K-level, p. 37
Winnie-the-Pooh Milne, A.A. E.P. Dutton Books to Build On, E.D. Hirsch, K-level, p. 54
The Ugly Duckling Moore, Lillian Scholastic, 1988 Books to Build On, E.D. Hirsch, K-level, p. 54
The Frog Prince Ormerod, Jan and Lloyd, David Scholastic, 1987 Books to Build On, E.D. Hirsch, Grade 1, p. 58
Amelia Bedelia Parish, Peggie Veritas Press, 1 (rated 3)
The Rooster Crows: A Book of American Rhymes and Jingles Petersham, Maud and Miska Macmillan/Aladdin Books, 1987 Books to Build On, E.D. Hirsch, K-level, p. 37
Curious George Rey, H.A. Veritas Press, 1 (rated 2)
Classics to Read Aloud to Your Children Russell, William F., ed. Crown Publishers Books to Build On, E.D. Hirsch, K-level, p. 39
Where the Wild Things Are Sendak, Maurice Harper Trophy, 1963 Books that Build Character, Kilpatrick, William, PK-2, p. 89
Caps for Sale Slobodkina, Esphyr Veritas Press, 1 (rated 2)
A Child’s Garden of Verses Stevenson, Robert Louis Various Books to Build On, E.D. Hirsch,  K-level, p. 36
The Griffin and the Minor Canon Stockton, Frank HarperCollins, 1986 Books that Build Character, Kilpatrick, William, PK-2, p. 72
Black Ships Before Troy Sutcliff, Rosemary Veritas Press, 3
The Wanderings of Odysseus Sutcliff, Rosemary Veritas Press, 3
In a Circle Long Ago: A Treasury of Native Lore from North America Van Laan, Nancy Knopf, Alfred A., 1995 Books to Build On, E.D. Hirsch, K-level, p. 52
The Children’s Bible Various Hamlyn, 1984 Books that Build Character, Kilpatrick, William, PK-2, p. 130
The Three Little Pigs and Other Favorite Nursery Stories Voake, Charlotte Candlewick Press, 1992 Books to Build On, E.D. Hirsch, K-level, p. 54
The Biggest Bear Ward, Lynd Kendall Veritas Press, 1 (rated 2)
The Plymouth Adventure Weisgard, Leonard Doubleday, 1967 Books that Build Character, Kilpatrick, William, PK-2, p. 141
Charlotte’s Web White, E.B. HarperCollins, 1952 Books to Build On, E.D. Hirsch, Grade 2, p. 65
The Selfish Giant Wilde, Oscar Picture Book Studio, 1984 Books that Build Character, Kilpatrick, William, PK-2, p. 100
Little House Series Wilder, Laura Ingalls Veritas Press, 2 (rated 3)
Exodus Wildsmith, Brian Veritas Press, 2
Joseph Wildsmith, Brian Veritas Press, 2
The Velveteen Rabbit Williams, Margery Doubleday Books Children Love, Wilson, Elizabeth, PK-2, p. 169
The Emperor and the Kite Yolen, Jane World, 1967 Books that Build Character, Kilpatrick, William, PK-2, p. 70
Rumpelstiltskin Zelinsky, Paul O. E.P. Dutton, 1986 Books to Build On, E.D. Hirsch, Grade 1, p. 60
Title Author Publishing Source
Little Women Alcott, Louisa Puffin, 1988 Books that Build Character, Kilpatrick, William, 3-6, p. 159
Book of Virtues: A Treasury of Great Moral Stories Bennett, William, ed. Simon & Schuster, 1993 Books that Build Character, Kilpatrick, William, PK-2, 3 p. 92
A Bear Called Paddington Bond, Michael Houghton Mifflin, 1960 Books Children Love, Wilson, Elizabeth, Grades 3-7, p. 184
Toliver’s Secret Brady, Esther Wood Random Books for Young Readers, 1993 Books Children Love, Wilson, Elizabeth, Grades 3 and up, p. 199
The Secret Garden Burnett, Frances Hodgson Harper and Row, 1987 Books Children Love, Wilson, Elizabeth, Grades 4 and up, p. 200
Alice in Wonderland Carroll, Lewis Schloastic/Apple Classic, 1988 Books to Build On, E.D. Hirsch, Grade 3, p. 73
Stolen Thunder Climo, Shirley Clarion Books, 1994 Books Children Love, Wilson, Elizabeth, Grades 1-5, and up, p. 183
Canterbury Tales Cohen, Barbara Lothrop, 1988 Books that Build Character, Kilpatrick, William, 3-6, p. 119
Pinocchio Collodi, C. Veritas Press, 2 (rated 3)
America’s Robert E. Lee Commager, Henry Steele and Ward, Lynd Houghton Mifflin, 1951 Books that Build Character, Kilpatrick, William, 3-6, p. 255
Cinderella Craft, K.Y. SeaStar Books, 2000 Books Children Love, Wilson, Elizabeth, Grade 3 and up, p. 181
The Little Lame Prince Craik, Dinah Maria Murdock Troll Communications, 1997 Books Children Love, Wilson, Elizabeth, Grade 3 and up, p. 182
The Red Badge of Courage Crane, Stephen Puffin, 1986 Books that Build Character, Kilpatrick, William, 3-6, p. 161
D’Aulaire’s Norse Gods and Giants d’Aulaire, Ingri and Edgar Doubleday, 1967 Books to Build On, E.D. Hirsch, Grade 3, p. 76
Squanto: First Friend to the Pilgrims Dubowski, Cathy East Dell, 1990 Books that Build Character, Kilpatrick, William, 3-6, p. 261
Favorite Poems Old and New Ferris, Helen, ed. Doubleday, 1957 Books to Build On, E.D. Hirsch, Grade 4, 5, & 6 p. 77
Johnny Tremain Forbes, Esther Houghton Mifflin, 1971 Books that Build Character, Kilpatrick, William, 3-6, p. 157
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Hastings, Selina Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1981 Books to Build On, E.D. Hirsch, Grade 4, p. 81
Paddle-to-the-Sea Holling, Holling Clancy Houghton Mifflin, 1980 Books Children Love, Wilson, Elizabeth, Grades 3 and up, p. 193
The Jungle Book Kipling, Rudyard Grossett and Dunlap Books Children Love, Wilson, Elizabeth, Grades 3 and up, p. 187
George Washington: The Man Who Would Not Be King Krensky, Stephen Scholastic, 1992 Books that Build Character, Kilpatrick, William, 3-6, p. 266
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Lewis, C.S. Macmillian, 1950 Books Children Love, Wilson, Elizabeth, Grades 3 and up, p. 187
Paul Revere’s Ride Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth E.P. Dutton, 1990 Books to Build On, E.D. Hirsch, Grade 4, p. 77
The Song of the King Lucado, Max Crossway Books, 1995 Books Children Love, Wilson, Elizabeth, Grade 3 and up, p. 182
At the Back of the North Wind MacDonald, George Zondervan, 1981 Books Children Love, Wilson, Elizabeth, Grades 3 and up, p. 188
Martin Luther McNeer, May and Ward, Lynd Abingdon, 1953 Books that Build Character, Kilpatrick, William, 3-6, p. 256
Island of the Mighty: Stories of Old Britain Middleton, Haydn Oxford, 1987 Books that Build Character, Kilpatrick, William, 3-6, p. 124
The Random House Books of Poetry for Children Prelutsky, Jack, ed. Random House, 1983 Books to Build On, E.D. Hirsch, Grade 4, p. 77
The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood Pyle, Howard Dover, 1968 Books Children Love, Wilson, Elizabeth, Grades 4-6, p. 184
MacLachlan, Patricia Sarah, Plain and Tall HarperCollins Children’s Books, 1985 Books Children Love, Wilson, Elizabeth, Grades 3-7, p. 204
Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse Sewell, Anna Grossett and Dunlap, 1945 Books Children Love, Wilson, Elizabeth, Grades 4 and up, p. 189
Treasure Island Stevenson, Robert Louis Charles Scribner and Sons, 1981 Books that Build Character, Kilpatrick, William, 3-6, p. 167
Dragonslayer: The Story of Beowulf Sutcliff, Rosemary Puffin, 1966 Books that Build Character, Kilpatrick, William, 3-6, p. 124
Gulliver’s Travels Swift, Jonathon William Morrow, 1983 Books that Build Character, Kilpatrick, William, 3-6, p. 221
Magellan: First Around the World Syme, Ronald William Morrow, 1953 Books that Build Character, Kilpatrick, William, 3-6, p. 257
The Hobbit Tolkien, J.R.R. Houghton Mifflin, 1937 Books Children Love, Wilson, Elizabeth, Grades 3 and up, p. 189
Frederick Douglass: Voice of Freedom Weiner, Eric Dell, 1992 Books that Build Character, Kilpatrick, William, 3-6, p. 252
Charlotte’s Web White, E.B. HarperCollins, 1952 Books that Build Character, Kilpatrick, William, 3-6, p. 216
The Arabian Nights: Their Best-Known Tales Wiggin, Kate Douglas and Smith, Nora A. Simon & Schuster, 1937 Books Children Love, Wilson, Elizabeth, Grade 3 and up, p. 183
Title Author Publishing Source
Shakespeare’s Stories: Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies Birch, Beverly Bedrick, 1988 Books that Build Character, Kilpatrick, William, 6 and up, p. 192
The Last of the Mohicans Cooper, James Fenimore Signet, 1962 Books that Build Character, Kilpatrick, William, 6 and up, p. 180
Robinson Crusoe Dafoe, Daniel Charles Scribner & Sons, 1983 Books that Build Character, Kilpatrick, William, 6 and up, p. 188
David Copperfield Dickens, Charles Bantam, 1988 Books that Build Character, Kilpatrick, William, 6 and up, p. 173
Poetry for Young People Dickinson, Emily Sterling, 1994 Books to Build On, E.D. Hirsch, Grade 6, p. 89
Three Famous Short Novels Faulkner, William Viking, 1958 Books that Build Character, Kilpatrick, William, 6 and up, p. 193
Diary of a Young Girl Frank, Anne Pocket, 1990 Books that Build Character, Kilpatrick, William, 6 and up, p. 270
Lincoln: A Photobiography Freedman, Russell Clarion, 1987 Books that Build Character, Kilpatrick, William, 6 and up, p. 273
You Come Too: Favorite Poems for Young Readers Frost, Robert Dover, 1991 Books to Build On, E.D. Hirsch, Grade 6, p. 89
Lord of the Flies Golding, William Perigee, 1954 Books that Build Character, Kilpatrick, William, 6 and up, p. 208
The Old Man and the Sea Hemingway, Ernest Macmillian, 1986 Books that Build Character, Kilpatrick, William, 6 and up, p. 210
Rip Van Winkle, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Tales Irving, Washington Smith Pub., 1980 Books Children Love, Wilson, Elizabeth, 5, 6, and up, p. 209
The Story of My Life Keller, Helen Scholastic, 1967 Books that Build Character, Kilpatrick, William, 6 and up, p. 273
The Call of the Wild London, Jack Puffin, 1988 Books that Build Character, Kilpatrick, William, 6 and up, p. 172
Animal Farm Orwell, George Signet, 1986 Books that Build Character, Kilpatrick, William, 6 and up, p. 231
The Raven and Other Favorite Poems Poe, Edgar Allan Dover, 1991 Books to Build On, E.D. Hirsch, Grade 6, p. 89
The Story of King Arthur and his Knights Pyle, Howard Simon and Schuster, 1984 Books Children Love, Wilson, Elizabeth, 5, 6, and up, p. 211
Classic Myths to Read Aloud Russell, William F. Crown publishers, 1989 Books to Build On, E.D. Hirsch, Grade 6, p. 90
Frankenstein Shelley, Mary Bedrick, 1988 Books that Build Character, Kilpatrick, William, 6 and up, p. 235
The Witch of Blackbird Pond Speare, Elizabeth Dell, 1978 Books that Build Character, Kilpatrick, William, 6 and up, p. 195
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and the Body Snatchers Stevenson, Robert Louis Bedrick, 1989 Books that Build Character, Kilpatrick, William, 6 and up, p. 174
The Arthurian Trilogy: The Light Beyond the Forest, The Sword and the Circle, The Road to Camlann Sutcliff, Rosemary E.P. Dutton, 1980 Books that Build Character, Kilpatrick, William, 6 and up, p. 232
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy Tolkein, J.R.R. Houghton Mifflin, 1967 Books that Build Character, Kilpatrick, William, 6 and up, p. 237
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Twain, Mark Penguin, 1986 Books that Build Character, Kilpatrick, William, 6 and up, p. 171
Twenty-Thousand Leagues under the Sea Verne, Jules Scribner’s Books Children Love, Wilson, Elizabeth, 5, 6, and up, p. 216
Stories of Charlemagne Westwood, Jennifer S.G. Phillips, 1976 Books Children Love, Wilson, Elizabeth, 5, 6, and up, p. 211