Friday, August 10, 2007

100 children's books

I had intended to blog today about our latest library book theme - animals playing music - but I got sucked into spending Eliza's nap on LibraryThing yet again. I was just about to leave the computer to get something, anything accomplished today when I read Nina's 100 children's books post with her invitation to play along (Nina, I know you'll love Little Women). Titles I've read are in bold:

  1. Charlotte's Web by E. B. White
  2. The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
  3. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
  4. The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
  5. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
  6. Love You Forever by Robert N. Munsch *
  7. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
  8. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  9. Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
  10. The Mitten by Jan Brett
  11. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
  12. Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
  13. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
  14. Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
  15. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
  16. Stellaluna by Janell Cannon
  17. Oh, The Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss
  18. Strega Nona by Tomie De Paola
  19. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
  20. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? by Bill Martin, Jr.
  21. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
  22. The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
  23. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
  24. Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  25. How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
  26. The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka
  27. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by John Archambault
  28. Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  29. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  30. The Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne
  31. The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
  32. Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan
  33. Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
  34. Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
  35. Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
  36. The BFG by Roald Dahl
  37. The Giver by Lois Lowry
  38. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff
  39. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
  40. Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  41. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
  42. The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
  43. The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
  44. Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner
  45. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
  46. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh by Robert C. O'Brien
  47. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  48. The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
  49. Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman
  50. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson
  51. Corduroy by Don Freeman
  52. Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg
  53. Math Curse by Jon Scieszka
  54. Summer of the Monkeys by Wilson Rawls
  55. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
  56. Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary
  57. The Trumpet of the Swan by E. B. White
  58. Are You My Mother? by Philip D. Eastman
  59. The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis
  60. Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
  61. One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss
  62. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
  63. The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
  64. The Napping House by Audrey Wood
  65. Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig
  66. The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
  67. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
  68. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
  69. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  70. Horton Hatches the Egg by Dr. Seuss
  71. Basil of Baker Street by Eve Titus
  72. The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper
  73. The Cay by Theodore Taylor
  74. Curious George by Hans Augusto Rey
  75. Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox
  76. Arthur series by Marc Tolon Brown
  77. The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson
  78. Lily's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes
  79. Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  80. The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton
  81. The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown
  82. Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar
  83. Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish
  84. Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
  85. A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
  86. Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard Atwater
  87. My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett
  88. Stuart Little by E. B. White
  89. Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
  90. The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
  91. The Art Lesson by Tomie De Paola
  92. Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina
  93. Clifford, the Big Red Dog by Norman Bridwell
  94. Heidi by Johanna Spyri
  95. Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss
  96. The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare
  97. The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis
  98. Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney
  99. The Paper Bag Princess by Robert N. Munsch
  100. Matilda by Roald Dahl
* I've read it in French (Je t'aimerai toujours) but not in English. I assume it's shmaltz of the worst kind in any language.

A few of the ones I didn't bold I'm fairly sure I read once upon a time, but since it has been 20-odd years, I didn't bold them. A number of the older children's titles I read just last year when I was on a YA kick (Bridge to Terabithia, A Wrinkle in Time, Little House in the Big Woods, Harriet the Spy, Anne of Green Gables, Sarah Plain and Tall, The Giver, Tuck Everlasting, etc.). I wonder if the librarians thought me odd for checking out older children's books with a toddler in tow.


nina said...

Suzanne, Thanks for playing along. I used to check out YA books all the time. They really are quick and satisfying read, wll sometimes.

Check out Amazing Grace. It is a picture book and one of my favorites on the list.

Speaking of lists, if you have a moment will you change the link to my site to reflect my updated post. Apparently, the list that I (you and others) copied is not the "real" list. The real list is much better and includes Konigsburg and a bunch of others that I really enjoyed. I like the correct list much better. Sorry for the oversight.

Kate in NJ said...

Love to read what others have been reading! Will you do the "updated" list as well? I was tempted to do both myself as there are a few differences.

chanale said...

Nina - I just posted the updated list. Thanks for the heads up!

Kate - Oops. I had finished the updated list post but had forgotten to post. I'm off to check out your list. :)

amanda said...

Neat list :) I'm a big fan of haggling over "top ten" lists, so I appreciate things like this. lol

And I also check out YA and even Juvenile fiction for myself. I think the librarians suspect I have a teenage daughter who doesn't get out much.