Western Culture:  3-7  years (books)

A Listmania! list by M. Westbrook "reading Christian" (USA)
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The list author says: "This list is about passing on Western culture, with an emphasis on American culture, to our children. Culture comes from what we as a society believe in (worldview). As well, it is based on shared experience. Much of this list will be classic books, or things that can sometimes be harder to find in our chain bookstores, but that are readily available on Amazon.com (yay!). We are all capable of picking out many wonderful modern books, thus the emphasis on the past in this list. The past is integral to our present and future. Think of culture as a person - if we have amnesia and do not know our past, we cannot really know who we are.

Culture is passed on by parents and grandparents to the next generations. When I was small, there were only 4 chanels on t.v., thus more of a shared viewing experience. There was also more of a shared reading experience between the generations. Shared experiences build and pass on culture.

This list is not meant to be exhaustive. Only a small number of books that we can pass on to our children, families, and thus out to American culture as a whole. The idea is to have this as a common baseline - a shared experience bridging generations.

Many of the books in my Western Culture: 0-3 years list will carry over into this age as well, so also see that list. Enjoy!"
There's Always Pooh and Me (Winnie-the-Pooh)
1.  There's Always Pooh and Me (Winnie-the-Pooh) by Ernest H. Shepard
The list author says:
  "And Winnie the Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner."
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A Child's Garden of Verses
2.  A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson
The list author says:
  "Tasha Tudor illustrated this edition of a Child's Garden of Verses."
$14.47   Used & New from: $3.08
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (178 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Favorite Poems Old and New: Selected For Boys and Girls
3.  Favorite Poems Old and New: Selected For Boys and Girls by Helen Ferris
$19.91   Used & New from: $1.17
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)

The World of Peter Rabbit (The Original Peter Rabbit, Books 1-23, Presentation Box)
4.  The World of Peter Rabbit (The Original Peter Rabbit, Books 1-23, Presentation Box) by Beatrix Potter
The list author says:
  "The books are all available individually, or you can just get the whole set (sooner or later you'll want them all), and start with the simpler books:  Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes, Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes, The Story of Miss Moppet, etc."
$94.90   Used & New from: $73.19
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (527 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

A Hole Is to Dig
5.  A Hole Is to Dig by Ruth Krauss
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Eloise Wilkin Stories (Little Golden Book Treasury)
6.  Eloise Wilkin Stories (Little Golden Book Treasury) by Golden Books
$9.16   Used & New from: $0.01
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Little Golden Book Collection: Farm Tales (Little Golden Book Treasury)
7.  Little Golden Book Collection: Farm Tales (Little Golden Book Treasury) by Golden Books
The list author says:
  "Look for all your old favorite Golden Books to pass on to your children and grandchildren.  I actually like these treasury versions better than the old format (which is still available)."
$9.19   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

The Little Engine That Could (Original Classic Edition)
8.  The Little Engine That Could (Original Classic Edition) by Watty Piper
$8.89   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (190 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Corduroy (40th Anniversary Edition)
9.  Corduroy (40th Anniversary Edition) by Don Freeman
$15.37   Used & New from: $3.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (642 customer reviews)

The Complete Adventures of Curious George, Anniversary Edition
10.  The Complete Adventures of Curious George, Anniversary Edition by Margret Rey
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (387 customer reviews)

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Dr. Seuss's Beginner Book Collection (Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish, Green Eggs and Ham, Hop on Pop, Fox in Socks)
11.  Dr. Seuss's Beginner Book Collection (Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish, Green Eggs and Ham, Hop on Pop, Fox in Socks) by Dr. Seuss
$24.21   Used & New from: $15.95
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (737 customer reviews)

Harold and the Purple Crayon (Purple Crayon Books)
12.  Harold and the Purple Crayon (Purple Crayon Books) by Crockett Johnson
The list author says:
  "And the other classic Harold books."
$6.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (601 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Mike Mulligan and More: Four Classic Stories by Virginia Lee Burton
13.  Mike Mulligan and More: Four Classic Stories by Virginia Lee Burton by Virginia Lee Burton
$16.12   Used & New from: $7.88
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (124 customer reviews)

Blueberries for Sal (Viking Kestrel picture books)
14.  Blueberries for Sal (Viking Kestrel picture books) by Robert McCloskey
$13.64   Used & New from: $6.60
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (231 customer reviews)

Make Way for Ducklings
15.  Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
The list author says:
  "Everything McClosky is wonderful."
$7.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (311 customer reviews)

The Snowy Day
16.  The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
The list author says:
  "Lovely!"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (315 customer reviews)

Angus and the Ducks
17.  Angus and the Ducks by Marjorie Flack
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  "and the other angus books."
$7.54   Used & New from: $0.01
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

James Herriot's Treasury for Children: Warm and Joyful Tales by the Author of All Creatures Great and Small
18.  James Herriot's Treasury for Children: Warm and Joyful Tales by the Author of All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot
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The Children's Book of Virtues
19.  The Children's Book of Virtues by Michael Hague
$19.03   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (103 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Children's Book of Heroes
20.  The Children's Book of Heroes by Michael Hague
$21.12   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

Paddington
21.  Paddington by Michael Bond
The list author says:
  "All the Paddington picture books are wonderful for ages 4-8.  The chapter books are for ages 9-12."
$15.38   Used & New from: $7.39
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)

Mad About Madeline: The Complete Tales
22.  Mad About Madeline: The Complete Tales by Ludwig Bemelmans
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)

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Edward and the Pirates
23.  Edward and the Pirates by David M. McPhail
$14.05   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

1 Is One
24.  1 Is One by Tasha Tudor
$14.21   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

A Time to Keep
25.  A Time to Keep by Tasha Tudor
The list author says:
  "There are lots of wonderful Tasha Tudor books."
$16.37   Used & New from: $7.99
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin (Aladdin Picture Books)
26.  Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin (Aladdin Picture Books) by Lloyd Moss
$7.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews)

Mole Music (Reading Rainbow Book)
27.  Mole Music (Reading Rainbow Book) by David M. McPhail
$8.89   Used & New from: $0.01
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

Katie Meets The Impressionists
28.  Katie Meets The Impressionists by James Mayhew
The list author says:
  "And all the other Katie books."
$6.99   Used & New from: $0.34
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

This is London
29.  This is London by Miroslav Sasek
The list author says:
  "Also:  This Is the Way to the Moon."
$14.66   Used & New from: $4.00
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

This Is New York
30.  This Is New York by Miroslav Sasek
The list author says:
  "And: This is Paris, This is San Francisco, This is Rome, This is Australia, This is Ireland ...  They're all wonderful."
$14.64   Used & New from: $0.40
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

Manners Can Be Fun
31.  Manners Can Be Fun by Munro Leaf
$11.04   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)

How to Speak Politely & Why
32.  How to Speak Politely & Why by Munro Leaf
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  "And: How to Behave and Why, Brushing your Teeth Can Be Fun, Reading Can Be Fun ..."
$11.58   Used & New from: $3.99
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

A Treasury of Children's Literature
33.  A Treasury of Children's Literature by Armand Eisen
The list author says:
  "Fantastic fairy tale book.  Has all the classic tales, told the way I remember them, with great illustrations."
$18.79   Used & New from: $0.97
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (142 customer reviews)

A Child's Book of Poems
34.  A Child's Book of Poems by Gyo Fujikawa
$9.95   Used & New from: $1.60
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Children's Bible
35.  The Children's Bible by Golden Books
The list author says:
  "From 6 or 7."
$11.78   Used & New from: $0.71
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (195 customer reviews)

Read for the Heart: Whole Books for WholeHearted Families
36.  Read for the Heart: Whole Books for WholeHearted Families by Sarah Clarkson
$15.30   Used & New from: $11.31
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Honey for a Child's Heart
37.  Honey for a Child's Heart by Gladys M. Hunt
$10.71   Used & New from: $3.16
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (124 customer reviews)

Books Children Love (Revised Edition): A Guide to the Best Children's Literature
38.  Books Children Love (Revised Edition): A Guide to the Best Children's Literature by Elizabeth Laraway Wilson
$15.68   Used & New from: $3.69
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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