FAME Best Children's Books

Professors and their book recommendations:

Julia Chavez 

  • The Velveteen Rabbit
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • The Wind in the Willows

John Curran

The Tale of Despereaux (DiCamillo)

Diane Hoeveler 

  • The Princess Bride (William Goldman)

Christine Krueger

  • Black Beauty (Anna Sewell)

Jodi Melamed

  • The Snowy Day (Ezra Jack Keats)
  • When the Relatives Came (Cynthia Rylant) 
  • House on Mango Street (young adult ... Sandra Cisneros) 

Rebecca Nowacek

  • Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse (or anything by Kevin Henkes)
  • The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate (Jacqueline Kelly)
  • The Big Orange Spot (Daniel Pinkwater)
  • Frog and Toad Are Friends (or any of the Frog and Toad books by Arnold Lobel)
  • The Paper Bag Princess (Robert Munsch)
  • Voyage to the Bunny Planet (Rosemary Wells)

Kris Ratcliffe

  • Bridge to Terabithia (Katherine Paterson)
  • The Thief Lord (Cornelia Funke) 
  • The Book Thief (Markus Zusak)

Angela Sorby

  • Nonsense Songs, Stories, Botany, and Alphabets (Edward Lear)

John Su

  • Chronicles of Prydain
  • Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry
  • Jacob Have I Loved
  • Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
  • Where the Red Fern Grows
  • American Born Chinese (graphic novel)

Sarah Wadsworth

  • The Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame)