Sunday, 14 April 2013

The 25 Books Every Kid Should Have on their Bookshelf

I do love a good list. And this week I found an intriguing one- The 25 Books Every Kid Should Have on their Bookshelf at Flavorwire. Often these lists have all the same books. This one is quite different- it has a fair few that I've never actually heard of before. Intriguing. 

As always the ones I've read are noted in red




The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Expury


Where the Wild Things Are - Maurice Sendak


The Pushcart War - Jean Merrill


The Sweetest Fig - Chris van Allsburg



Ooh it's set in Paris!
Shhh, I might have just ordered it online


Matilda - Roald Dahl


Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain


Dealing with Dragons - Patricia C. Wrede


Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll


Wizard of Earthsea - Ursula K. LeGuin


The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - L. Frank Baum


Harriet the Spy - Louise Fitzhugh (see my review)



It's in the house, I should read it. 


Half Magic - Edward Eager


Peter Pan and Wendy - J.M. Barrie


A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle (see my review)


The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame (see my review)


Madeline - Ludwig Bemelmans


Where the Sidewalk Ends - Shel Silverstein


The Phantom Tollbooth - Norton Juster


The Giver - Lois Lowry (see my gushing review)


The House at Pooh Corner - A.A. Milne


The Story of Ferdinand - Munro Leaf


Charlotte's Web - E.B. White


Lizard Music - D. Manus Pinkwater


I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith


Oh, the Places You'll Go- Dr Seuss


15/25


Not bad. But I do believe the TBR just got even bigger. 


June 2017 16/25

6 comments:

Swan Pond said...

I really think you should make your own list. Maybe an oz one and an international one. What do ounthink?

Like you there are a couple of books on there I have never heard of, and really don't know how I Capture the Castle qualifies. I would call it young adult fiction. See the movie, it is just as good as the book though neither will thrill teenage boys! Huck Finn, we did as a talking book on a holiday. It went on forever, but has its moments.

Swan Pond said...

Oopsy sorry about typo. I meant what do you think?

Louise said...

Thanks for your confidence in me Megan. It would be an interesting process to make a list. But I don't feel well read enough in the area yet though. I'm sure I will make a list at some stage. I Capture the Castle is definitely on my TBR. I haven't even read Huck Finn....

Frances Stiles said...

What a great list, Louise...thanks for sharing it with us. I just read the entire Giver quartet last year and I loved it. I'm trying to read a lot of the books that I missed for some reason. I remember finding The Phantom Tollbooth at a thrift store or Goodwill. I had forgotten that I have it. Now if I could only find it! Again, thanks for the list!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Okay, I love this list. I must. I've read ever book on it.

Ali said...

For the most part I agree with the books on the list (there are a few I haven't read). Most of the books have been around since I was a kid, or before, though. I'm surprised there aren't more recent additions.