Parents, try this for a second: Imagine the most stunning, well-stocked bookshelf possible for your child. If you’re anything like us, chances are that bookshelf includes a wide range of iconic books that have been loved for decades. Maybe it even has the titles you loved as a child! Basically, it’s picture-perfect.
That dream bookshelf is often stamped with another adjective for us parents: expensive. However, it doesn’t have to be that way! In fact, some of the most iconic reads — think Clifford the Big Red Dog or Flat Stanley — are less than $5. Pick your favorites below or stock up on the entire list to make sure your child is prepared to be well-read this school year. For more ideas, browse 1,000+ books for under $5 at The Scholastic Store Online.