Appealing to children's discriminating tastes and perceptions is no easy feat. Often times I find, if you suggest it, they will reject it. Occasionally, I'll put my hand up to the side of my mouth and say, "This is a really good book, but I don't think your Mother would like it" and off the shelf it goes! More important than my charming asides [insert wry smile] is the enormous talent some Authors have for creating works which not only appeal to the child's sensibilites, but are also tales imbedded with lessons in courage, caring, moderation, and prejudice. Please find below a list of kids' faves.
101 Ways to Bug Your Teacher by Lee Wardlaw