Thursday, 24 March 2016

The 50 Children's Books That Should Be in Every Family Library

Every list is unique of course. This one from Good Housekeeping is an odd mix and appears to be in no particular order. Naturally, it's rather American.

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

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

2. The Cat in the Hat - Dr. Seuss

3. An Awesome Book of Thanks - Dallas Clayton

4. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian - Sherman Alexie (see my review)

5. Dragons Love Tacos - Adam Rubin

6. If You Give A Mouse A Cookie - Laura Numeroff

7. The Book Thief - Markus Zusak

8. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day - Judith Viorst

9. The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky (see my review)

10. Looking for Alaska - John Green

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

12. Bridge to Terabithia - Katherine Paterson

13. Busy, Busy Town - Richard Scarry

14. Tuck Everlasting - Natalie Babbitt (see my review)

15. Frog and Toad Are Friends - Arnold Lobel

16. The Dark is Rising - Susan Cooper

17. Eloise - Kay Thompson

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

19. This is the World - M. Sasek

20. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Mark Haddon

21. The Brownstone - Paula Scher

22. The Circus Ship - Chris Van Dusen

23. Olivia - Ian Falconer

24. Dada - Jimmy Fallon

25. Where the Sidewalk Ends - Shel Silverstein

26. Beautiful Oops! - Barney Saltzberg

27. Wild - Emily Hughes

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

29. Zero - Kathryn Otoshi

30. Charlotte's Web - E.B. White 

31. Max the Brave - Ed Vere

32. Rosie Revere Engineer - Andrea Beaty

33. To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee

34. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl (see my review)

35. The Heart and the Bottle - Oliver Jeffers

36. Harriet the Spy - Louise Fitzhugh (see my review)

37. The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger

38. Home - Carson Ellis

39. The Day the Crayons Quit - Drew Daywalt

40. On A Beam Of Light - Jennifer Berne

41. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - L. Frank Baum

42. Llama Llama Red Pajama - Anna Dewdney

43. The Borrowers - Mary Norton (see my review)

44. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing - Judy Blume

45. Press Here - Hervé Tullet

46. What Do You Do With An Idea? - Kobi Yamada

47. Of Thee I Sing - Barack Obama

48. Where The Wild Things Are - Maurice Sendak

49. Ramona Quimby, Age 8 - Beverly Cleary

50. Leo A Ghost Story - Mac Barnett


Always more inspiration.

June 2017 21/50


I'm Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Sometimes I'll see a list like this and see a book on that seems totally...well, planted, for lack of a better word. All these fabulous old titles and then I see Dragons Love Tacos which came out maybe three years ago. Dragons Love Tacos on this list? Really? It's a wonderful little title, but it's just not the same league, I think.

Tamara said...

I fear my childood didnt include much reading. On this list I remember with much fondness Where the Wild Things are, Wizard of Oz, Hariot the Spy, Charlottes Web... a few others. But what about Clifford the Big Red Dog, and Dot and the Kangaroo....