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Youngest Readers: Project
Montessori List for Youngest Readers Books

Annie Mouse Meets Her Guardian Angel by Anne Slanina
A story for all children who have ever felt that their mothers hated them when they were yelling. Annie Mouse is a shy, quiet mouse with many brothers and sisters. Mommy Mouse yells and screams at them as she works hard to keep house. Annie believes her mother hates her until she has a visit from her Guardian Angel, who helps her understand that her mother is having a hard time coping with all of her duties as a mother of a large family. Annie begins to ask her Guardian Angel for help when her mother yells. She also begins to help her mother with the chores instead of running and hiding when her mother yells…

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
“Once there was a tree … and she loved a little boy.” Every day the boy would come to the tree to eat her apples, swing from her branches, or slide down her trunk … and the tree was happy. But as the boy grew older he began to want more from the tree, and the tree gave and gave and gave…

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
Emerging from his home at Mole End one spring, Mole’s whole world changes when he hooks up with the good-natured, boat-loving Water Rat, the boastful Toad of Toad Hall, the society-hating Badger who lives in the frightening Wild Wood, and countless other mostly well-meaning creatures…


Rudyard Kipling’s:

For one hundred years, these classic tales — drawn from the oral storytelling traditions of India and Africa and filled with mischievously clever animals and people — have entertained young and old alike

Just So Stories


Top 10, by the folks who brought you Horrible Histories.  Visit Horribles! for the whole Horrible collection!

Top 10 Greek Legends by Terry Deary
Want to know what Hercules was doing before he got his own TV show? This whimsical guide explains the figures and themes of ten major Greek myths

Top 10 Shakespeare Stories by Terry Deary
In language kids can understand, this book explores the Bard’s ten best-known plays. Included is a biography of Shakespeare and a discussion of theater in his day

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