Thursday, 17 August 2017

50 Children's Books to Save My Life

Tygertale is a great blog about brilliant children's books that I came across recently while I was scouring the internet after reading Elidor (for which I hope to do a review soonish). Tygertale's Elidor post is especially interesting and graphically beautiful  and soon of course I was peering about Tygertale site and found this list. I knew it had to become a Listmania list. 

I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith

The Earthsea Cycle - Ursula Le Guin (I've read the first one, and don't have the will to carry on)

Blackhearts over Battersea - Joan Aiken

Gormenghast Trilogy - Melvyn Peake

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

The Little House on the Prairie - Laura Ingalls Wilder

Alice Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll

Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stephenson

The Railway Children - E. Nesbit

Peter Pan - J.M. Barrie 

The Water Babies - Charles Kingsley

Watership Down - Richard Adams (see my review)

Charlotte Sometimes - Penelope Farmer

The Changes Trilogy - Peter Dickinson

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - L. Frank Baum (well most of it, I think I ran out of steam)

Anne of Green Gables - L.M. Montgomery

The Knife of Never Letting Go - Patrick Ness

Journey to the River Sea - Eva Ibbotson

Kensuke's Kingdom - Michael Morpurgo (see my review)

Ballet Shoes - Noel Streatfeild (see my review)

A Traveller in Time - Alison Uttley

Life: An Exploded Diagram - Mal Peet

The Magic Faraway Tree - Enid Blyton

Harriet the Spy - Louise Fitzhugh (see my review)

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

The Dark is Rising Sequence - Susan Cooper

Bog Child - Siobhan Dowd

Ink heart - Cornelia Funke

To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

What Katy Did - Susan Coolidge 

The Family from One End Street - Eve Garnett

Are you there God, It's Me Margaret? - Judy Blume (see my review)

The Book Thief - Markus Zusak

The Chocolate War - Robert Cormier (see my review)

The Letter for the King - Tonke Dragt

The Mouse and his Child - Russell Hoban (see my review)

Smith - Leon Garfield 

Grasshopper Jungle - Andrew Smith

The Princess and the Goblin - George MacDonald (see my review)

Gullivers Travels - Jonathan Swift (well most of it, I think I ran out of steam)

Emil and the Detectives - Erich Kastner (see my review)

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea - Jules Verne (see my review)

The Otterbury Incident - Cecil Day-Lewis

Uncle - J.P. Martin

Good Omens - Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

Warrior Scarlet - Rosemary Sutcliffe

Mary Poppins - P.L. Travers

The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle - Hugh Lofting

The Fantastic Four Vol 1. - Stan Lee and Jack Kirby

A Little Princess - Frances Hodgson Burnett

25/50 (ish, there's a few sneaky series in there)

No comments: