Where The Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein was a pleasant and easy read for kids. Not only were the poems fun to read, but also the simple drawings inside were a great complement and you didn't even mind the lack of color.
When you read this novel about April you will see the British redcoats marching in a solid column through your town. You're a veteran of the Battle of Lexington, and you've helped whip the King's best soldiers.
Eliot's 5 Foot Shelf - per Harvard’s influential president, Charles W. Eliot: If you were to spend just 15 minutes a day reading the right books, a quantity that could fit on a five foot shelf, you could give yourself a proper liberal education.