The list author says: "I started this list when my nephews were starting elementary school. All of these are wonderful, straightforward books that will engage children. Most are chapter books that will appeal to budding readers."
"From the classic "Little House" series, this one focuses on the 9-year-old boy who would eventually marry Laura Ingalls. It is a sweet, funny and informative book. Of course anything in this series is great, but this one is boy-focused."
"I loved Peanuts and so did my children and their cousins. You don't need to buy this expensive collection! -- any Peanuts book is funny, sweet to read, and deals with sophisticated ideas in a simple way."