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


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


30/50


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

2 comments:

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.