Friday, 14 November 2014

SLJ's 100 Books that Shaped the (20th) Century

I have no idea how this list has escaped my attention until now. But now I've found it, I'm rather happy. A list from 2000 where SLJ looked back at the 20th Century for the 100 most influential kids books.

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears: A West African Tale - Verna Aardema 1975

The High King - Lloyd Alexander 1968

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle - Avi 1990

Tuck Everlasting - Natalie Babbit 1975 (see my review)

Madeline - Ludwig Bemelmans 1939

The Five Chinese Brothers - Claire Huchet Bishop 1938

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

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

Goodnight Moon - Margaret Wise Brown 1947

Smoky Night - Eve Bunting 1994

The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett 1911 (see my review)

The Incredible Journey: A Tale of Three Animals - Sheila Burnford 1961 (see my review)

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel - Virginia Lee Burton 1939

Summer of the Swans - Betsy Byars 1970

The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Eric Carle 1969

Ramona the Pest - Beverly Cleary 1968

The Goats - Brock Cole 1987

The Magic School Bus at the Waterworks - Joanna Cole 1986

The Dark is Rising - Susan Cooper 1973

The Chocolate War - Robert Cormier 1974 (see my review)

Ordinary Jack - Helen Cresswell 1977

Freight Train - Donald Crews 1978

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 1964

Strega Nona - Tomie DePaola 1975

Harriet the Spy - Louise Fitzhugh 1964 (see my review)

Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices - Paul Fleischman 1988

The One-Eyed Cat - Paula Fox 1984

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl - Anne Frank 1952 (see my review)

Lincoln: A Photobiography - Russell Freedman 1987

And Then What Happened, Paul Revere? - Margot Tomes 1973

Millions of Cats - Wanda Gag 1928

Annie on My Mind - Nancy Garden 1982

Julie of the Wolves - Jean Craighead George 1972

The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame 1933 (see my review)

M.C Higgins, the Great - Virginia Hamilton 1974

The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales - Virginia Hamilton 1985

Chester's Way - Kevin Henkes 1988

Out of the Dust - Karen Hesse 1997

The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton 1967

Shapes and Things - Tana Hoban 1970

Paddle-to-the-Sea - Holling C. Holling 1941

The Snowy Day - Ezra Jack Keats 1962

Dinky Hocker Shoots Smack - M.E. Kerr 1972




Just So Stories - Rudyard Kipling 1902

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

Volcano: The Eruption and Healing of Mt. St. Helens - Patricia Lauber 1986

Rabbit Hill - Robert Lawson 1944

A Wizard of Earthsea - Ursula Leguin 1968

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

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

Pippi Longstocking - Astrid Lindgren 1950

Frog and Toad are Friends - Arnold Lobel 1970

Anastasia Krupnik - Lois Lowry 1979

The Giver - Lois Lowry 1993 (see my review)

Cathedral - David Macaulay 1973

The Way Things Work - David Macaulay 1988

Sarah, Plain and Tall - Patricia MacLachlan 1985

George and Martha - James Marshall 1972

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom - Bill Martin Jr and John Archimbault 1989

Make Way for Ducklings - Robert McCloskey 1941

Far and Few - David McCord 1962

The Hero and the Crown - Robin McKinley 1984

Mirandy and Brother Wind - Patricia McKissack 1988

The Pushcart War - Jean Merrill 1964




Winnie-the-Pooh - A.A. Milne 1926

Little Bear - Else Minarik 1957

Anne of Green Gables - L.M. Montgomery 1908

Fallen Angels - Walter Dean Myers 1988

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

Bridge to Terabithia - Katherine Paterson 1977

Hatchet - Gary Paulsen 1987 (see my review)

Tom's Midnight Garden - Philippa Pearce 1959 (see my review)

The Little Engine That Could - Watty Piper 1930

The Tale of Peter Rabbit - Beatrix Potter 1902

Yo! Yes? - Chris Raschka 1993

The Westing Game - Ellen Raskin 1978

Curious George - H.A. Rey 1941

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - J.K. Rowling 1998

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales - John Scieszka 1992

Where the Wild Things Are - Maurice Sendak 1963

The Cat in the Hat - Dr. Seuss 1957

Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings 1974

Zlateh the Goat - Isaac Bashevis Singer 1966

The Alfred Summer - Jan Slepian 1980

Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business - Esphyr Slobodkina 1940

Sylvester and the Magic Pebbles - William Steig 1969

Stevie - John Steptoe 1969

The Lantern Bearers - Rosemary Sutcliff 1959

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

The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien 1938 (see my review)

Mary Poppins - P.L. Travers 1934

The Polar Express - Chris Van Allsburg 1985

Homecoming - Cynthia Voigt 1981

Max's First Word - Rosemary Wells 1979

Charlotte's Web - E.B. White 1952

Little House in the Big Woods - Laura Ingalls Wilder 1932

Seven Blind Mice - Ed Young 1992

Rumpelstiltskin - Paul O. Zelinsky 1986

The Pigman - Paul Zindel 1968

William's Doll - Charlotte Zolotow 1972


39/100

Not too bad an effort. There's quite a few I've been meaning to read for some time, some that I will actually be reading soon. Many that I will read as part of my 1001 quest. But there's really quite a few that I've never heard of before, more than usual for a list like this I think. And yes I think my TBR just grew yet again. I mean really- Dinky Hocker Shoots Smack! Who wouldn't be curious about that one?

Jan 2015 40/100

October 2015 41/100

October 2016 42/100

June 2017 43/100

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