Sunday, 15 June 2014

85 Classic Childrens Books

Can there ever be too many book lists? I don't think so. This one is from Listchallenges.

As always, the books I've read are in red.


1. A Bear Called Paddington - Michael Bond (see my review)

2. A Little Princess - Frances Hodgson Burnett

3. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll

4. Anne of Green Gables - L.M. Montgomery

5. Bambi - Felix Salten

6. The Biggles Books - Captain W.E. Johns (see my review)

7. Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School - Frank Richards

8. Bridge to Terabithia - Katherine Paterson

9. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

10. Charlotte's Web - E.B White

11. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - Ian Fleming (see my review)

12. Coraline - Neil Gaiman

13. The Complete Adventures of Curious George - Margaret and H.A Rey

14. Dear Zoo - Rod Campbell

15. Doctor Dolittle - Hugh Lofting

16. Each Peach Pear Plum - Janet and Alan Ahlberg

17. Fantastic Mr Fox - Roald Dahl

18. First Term at Malory Towers - Enid Blyton

19. Five Children and It - Edith Nesbit

20. Five on a Treasure Island - Enid Blyton

21. Goldilocks and the Three Bears

22. Goodnight Mister Tom - Michelle Magorian



23. Green Eggs and Ham - Dr Seuss

24. Grimm's Fairy Tales

25. Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales

26. Heidi - Johanna Spyri (see my review)

27. How the Grinch Stole Christmas - Dr Seuss

28. Jack and the Beanstalk

29. James and the Giant Peach - Roald Dahl (see my review)

30. Just So Stories - Rudyard Kipling

31. Just William - Richmal Crompton

32. Kidnapped - Robert Louis Stevenson (see my review)

33. Lassie Come Home - Eric Knight

34. Little Lord Fauntleroy - Frances Hodgson Burnett

35. Little Women - Louisa May Alcott

36. Madeline - Ludwig Bemelmans

37. Mary Poppins - P.L Travers

38. Matilda - Roald Dahl

39. Nancy Drew - Carolyn Keene

40. Noddy - Enid Blyton

41. Old Bear - Jane Hissey

42. Perrault Fairy Tales

43. Peter Pan - J.M Barrie

44. Pinocchio - Carlo Collodi (see my review)

45. Pippi Longstocking - Astrid Lindgren (see my review)

46. Pollyanna - Eleanor H. Porter (see my review)

47. Shiloh - Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

48. Stuart Little - E.B White

49. Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome (see my review)

50. The BFG - Roald Dahl




51. The Borrowers - Mary Norton

52. The Cat in the Hat - Dr Seuss

53. The Coral Island - R.M Ballantyne (see my review)

54. The Enchanted Wood - Enid Blyton

55. The Hobbit - J.R.R Tolkien (see my review)

56. The Hundred and One Dalmations - Dodie Smith

57. The Iron Man - Ted Hughes

58. The Jungle Book - Rudyard Kipling

59. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe - C.S Lewis

60. The Little White Horse - Elizabeth Goudge

61. The Pheonix and the Carpet - E. Nesbit

62. The Railway Children - E. Nesbit

63. The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett (see my review)

64. The Secret Seven - Enid Blyton

65. The Sheep-Pig - Dick King-Smith

66. The Snowman - Raymond Briggs

67. The Story of Tracy Beaker- Jacqueline Wilson



68. The St Clare's Books - Enid Blyton

69. The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck - Beatrix Potter

70. The Tale of Peter Rabbit - Beatrix Potter

71. The Velveteen Rabbit - Margery Williams

72. The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Eric Carle

73. The Water Babies - Charles Kingsley

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

75. The Wombles - Elisabeth Beresford

76. The Wizard of Oz - Frank L. Baum

77. Tom Brown's School Days - Thomas Hughes

78. Tom's Midnight Garden - Philippa Pearce (see my review)

79. Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson

80. The Night Before Christmas - Clement Moore

81. Watership Down - Richard Adams (see my review)

82. What Katy Did - Susan Coolidge

83. Where the Wild Things Are - Maurice Sendak

84. Where's Spot - Eric Hill

85. Winnie-the-Pooh - A.A Milne


51/85. Not a bad effort, but there's always much more reading to be done. Happily a number of these are already on my reading horizon.

Dec 2014 53/85

5 comments:

vicki (skiourophile) said...

I'm having a little Nancy Drew re-read at the moment. I was surprised how many of the early ones were not easy available back in ~1980 when I was first reading them, despite my having a feeling that I'd read them all. I don't think they really stand up that well to adult re-reading, unlike a number of others on your list (L.M. Montgomery, for instance).

Kath Lockett said...

53. And still books there that i'd dearly love to read!

Louise said...

Vicki - I haven't read any Nancy Drew since the 70s! I will be reading it at some stage, I do wonder how they will hold up. I read the first Hardy Boys a couple of years ago, it was an exercise in cute nostalgia.

You legend Kath! There are heaps of books on that list to read and enjoy- some I've already got planned for the second half of the year ;-)

Brona Joy said...

I can instantly see 3 books you must put on the top of your pile to read NOW!
Little Women (how did you get through your childhood without reading that one?), Goodnight Mister Tom and The Railway Children.

I feel sure that you will love them to pieces.

Louise said...

I did have a rather deprived childhood Brona! There are many, many classics that I've never read. Those three are certainly on my horizon- probably Goodnight Mister Tom is the one I'd like to read most, but I've just programmed my 1001 reading dance card for the rest of the year, and GMT didn't make it for this year- maybe next year…. I will be correcting some other egregious oversights though.