"Cars and Trucks and Things That Go,"
by Richard Scarry
Kevin Green, 10., left, and his brother Karl, 8, do some reading at Arlington Central Library's children's room.
(Preston Keres -- The Washington Post)
"The Carrot Seed,"
by Ruth Krauss
Frog and Toad books,
by Arnold Lobel
"Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus,"
by Mo Willems
"Go, Dog, Go!"
by P.D. Eastman
"George and Martha" books,by James Marshall
by Harry G. Allard,
illustrated by James Marshall
"Caps for Sale,"
by Esphyr Slobodkina
"I Spy" books,
by Jean Marzollo,
photographs by Walter Wick
Dr. Seuss books
"The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!"by Jon Scieszka
"A Series of Unfortunate Events,"by Lemony Snicket
Artemis Fowl series, by Eoin Colfer
"A Week in the Woods,"
by Andrew Clements
"The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales,"by Jon Scieszka
"Al Capone Does My Shirts,"by Gennifer Choldenko
The "Baseball Card Adventure" series,
by Dan Gutman
"Bud, Not Buddy,"
by Christopher Paul Curtis
"Sideways Stories From Wayside School," "Holes,"by Louis Sachar
The Joey Pigza books,
by Jack Gantos
"The Day My Butt Went Psycho,"by Andy Griffiths
Captain Underpants books,by Dav Pilkey
The Dark Materials trilogy,by Philip Pullman
by Brian Jacques
by Christopher Paolini
"Hole in My Life,"
by Jack Gantos
"The Book of Three,"
by Lloyd Alexander
by Gordon Korman
"Ironman," by Chris Crutcher
"Extreme Elvin," "Slot Machine,"by Chris Lynch
by Robert Heinlein
by S.E. Hinton
"White Fang," "Sea Wolf,"by Jack London
**Compiled from the www.guysread.com Web site and interviews with Arlington librarian Sharon Grover, Columbia University Teachers College reading specialist Lucy Calkins, University of Minnesota Professor Lee Galda and Arizona State University Professor James Blasingame.