Have a look at several books that are worthy of a reprise. These have weathered time and children's ever changing tastes reflected by society at large.
My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett
This stylish series is about the very resourceful Elmer Elevator, who sets off to rescue a baby dragon.
Madeline, Ludwig Bemelmans
“In an old house in Paris, that was covered with vines, lived twelve little girls in two straight lines… the smallest one was Madeline.” A charming, timeless story for generations of children, Madeline is just whimsical enough to satisfy kids' wishes and dreams.
Frog and Toad, Arnold Lobel
This is the most interesting pair of storybook friends I know, and their friendship is endlessly appealing. In fact, they remind me of a classic British book or film about two friends who are so comfortable with each other that everyone wants to be their friend, too! Frog, who is eternally friendly and Toad, endlessly grumpy, entertain and amuse folks of all ages.
Winnie-the-Pooh, A.A. Milne
In my opinion, this is the loveliest children's book out there. Traditional and timeless, this whimsy is genius in every way. Kids relate to its simplicity and to the characters and to the marvelous illustrations. A book for every child for all time.
Mrs. Piggle Wiggle, Betty MacDonald
Mrs. Piggle Wiggle is a woman who lives in an upside down house in a town filled with misbehaving children.
Luckily, Mrs. Piggle- Wiggle is the proud owner of a magical chest left to her by her pirate husband, which contains a variety of peculiar cures for things like bad table manners and truancy.
Little House on the Prairie, Laura Ingalls Wilder
Once again, every little girl's wish--to be placed in that Conestoga wagon and ride into Little House adventures! How cool is that? For that reason alone, this is one of my favorites. It timelessness, believability and character strength of the people who inhabit the pages make it an on-going delight to young and older.
Do yourself a favor, and have another peek at some or all of these books. Yes, they can be cross-over reads for kids and parents. Give it a try!