Thursday 20 November 2014

50 Books Every Kid Should Read

Seems like there's a new must read list every week. Fine by me. Here's a new one from Entertainment Weekly this week.

The Lion and the Mouse - Jerry Pinkney 2009

Green Eggs and Ham - Dr Seuss 1960

Library Lion - Michelle Knudsen 2006

Bread and Jam for Frances - Russell Hoban, Lillian Hoban 1964

The Polar Express - Chris Van Allsburg 1985

The Mitten - Jan Brett 1989

Where the Wild Things Are - Maurice Sendak 1963

Madeline - Ludwig Bemelmans 1939

Strega Nona - Tomie DePaola 1975

A Bear Called Paddington - Michael Bond 1958 (see my review)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Jeff Kinney 2007

The Story of Barbar - Jean de Brunhoff 1931

Dinosaurs Before Dark - Mary Pope Osborne 1992

Ramona the Pest - Beverly Cleary 1955

Tar Beach - Faith Ringgold 1991

The Arrival - Shaun Tan 2006 (see my review)

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble - William Steig 1961

Charlotte's Web - E.B. White 1952

The Adventures of Captain Underpants - Dav Pilkey 1997

James and the Giant Peach - Roald Dahl 1961

One Crazy Summer - Rita Williams-Garcia 2010

The Black Stallion - Walter Farley 1941(see my review)

Island of the Blue Dolphins - Scott O'Dell 1960 (see my review)

The Tale of Despereaux - Kate Di Camillo 2004 
(see my review)

Where the Red Fern Grows - Wilson Rawls 1961

The Phantom Tollbooth - Norton Juster 1961

All-of-A-Kind Family - Sydney Taylor 1951

The Borrowers - Mary Norton 1952 (see my review)

D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths - Ingrid and Edgar D'Aulaire 1962

Wonder - R.J Palacio 2012 (see my review)

Esperanza Rising - Pam Munoz Ryan 2000

Smile - Raina Telgemeier 2010

Harriet the Spy - Louise Fitzhugh 1973 (see my review)

The Bad Beginning - Lemony Snicket 1999

A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle 1962 (see my review)

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler - E.L. Konigsburg 1967 (see my review)

The Giver - Lois Lowry 1993 (see my review)

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry - Mildred Taylor 1976 (see my review)

Bud, Not Buddy - Christopher Paul Curtis 1999

Holes - Louis Sachar 1998 (see my review)

Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret - Judy Blume 1970 (see my review)

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis 1950

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - J.K. Rowling 1997

Bridge to Terabithia - Katherine Paterson 1977

The Book Thief - Markus Zusak 2005

The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants - Ann Brashares 2002

The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins 2008 (see my review)

Monster - Walter Dean Myers 1999

The Outsiders - S.E Hinton 1967 (see my review)

The Fault in Our Stars - John Green 2012 (see my review)


And yes, that groaning noise is the sound of my TBR growing yet again. And perhaps my Fishpond bill.

Jan 2015 31/50

Oct 2015 33/50

March 2016 36/50

July 2017 37/50


Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I'm curious how lists come about. This one must have been a collaborative effort between an old librarian and a pretty new one.

And on every list there are always a few odd choices. Library Lion? Really?

Louise said...

This list seems to have been selected by staff at Entertainment Weekly. There is a short blurb about each book at the website I linked.

There are always some interesting and heretofore unknown on every list- I've never heard of Library Lion.