Saturday, November 18, 2006

47 out of 100

As a Bookworm, how could I resist Mary G’s challenge. Turns out I have only read a rather pathetic 47 books from this list of 100 children’s literature greats. I blame the number of American picture books that are not either well known or readily available (specifically, in the library!) here for tripping me up! Now it has me thinking … what would be the top 100 books of children’s fiction I would want to read to my children?

  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: the Poems and Drawing of Shel Silverstein 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 Prarie 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. Matilda by Roald Dahl +
  55. Summer of the Monkeys by Wilson Rawls
  56. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
  57. Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary +
  58. The Trumpet of the Swan by E. B. White +
  59. Are You My Mother? by Philip D. Eastman
  60. The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis +
  61. Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey +
  62. One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss +
  63. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
  64. The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
  65. The Napping House by Audrey Wood
  66. Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig
  67. The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter +
  68. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
  69. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum +
  70. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery +
  71. Horton Hatches the Egg by Dr. Seuss
  72. Basil of Baker Street, by Eve Titus
  73. The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper
  74. The Cay by Theodore Taylor
  75. Curious George by Hans Augusto Rey +
  76. Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox
  77. Arthur series by Marc Tolon Brown
  78. The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson
  79. Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes
  80. Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder +
  81. The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton
  82. The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown
  83. Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar
  84. Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish +
  85. Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
  86. A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
  87. Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard Atwater +
  88. My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett +
  89. Stuart Little by E. B. White
  90. Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech +
  91. The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare +
  92. The Art Lesson by Tomie De Paola
  93. Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina
  94. Clifford, the Big Red Dog by Norman Bridwell -
  95. Heidi by Johanna Spyri +
  96. Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss
  97. The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare +
  98. The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis
  99. Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney +
  100. The Paper Bag Princess by Robert N. Munsch
Fun idea, Mary!


Anonymous said...

60 for me, but them I have a good excuse, selling second hand children's books!


Anonymous said...

I can spell 'then', honest.

No one

Lynsey said...

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Karen E. said...

Yours is not a pitiful number. Some of these pictures books don't really belong on a "best 100" list, in my opinion. :-)