Sunday, 4 November 2012

SLJ's Top 100 Chapter Books 2012

Readers always love checking off book lists. Well, I certainly do. Fuse # 8 is a fabulous blog about children's books coming out of New York. Each year for the past few years Elizabeth Bird has organised polls of readers, and created Top 100 Chapter Book and Top 100 Picture Book Lists. 

My take on last years list can be found here. I'd only read 28/100 when it first came out, which is a bit demoralising. I've clawed my way up to 34/100 now. 

This years list looked somewhat different and I was hopeful for a better result. 

The books I've read are in RED.

#1 Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White (1952)

#2 A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle (1962)

#3 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (1997)

#4 The Giver by Lois Lowry (1993) (see my review)

#5 The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (1950)

#6 Holes by Louis Sachar (1998) (see my review)

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

#8 Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery (1908)

#9 The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin (1978)

#10 Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson (1977)

#11 When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead (2009)

#12 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling (1999)

#13 The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner (1997)

#14 The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (1938) (see my review)

#15 The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett (1911) (see my review)

#16 Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt (1975)

#17 Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh (1964)

#18 The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander (1964)

#19 Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder (1932)

#20 Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo (2000)

#21 The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster (1961)

#22 The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper (1973)

#23 Hatchet by Gary Paulsen (1989) (see my review)

#24 Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary (1968)

#25 The Watsons Go to Birmingham, 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis (1995)

#26 Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne (1926)

#27 Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder (1935)

#28 The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman (1995)

#29 The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy by Jeanne Birdsall (2005)

#30 Matilda by Roald Dahl (1988)

#31 Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (1865)

#32 Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor (1976) (see my review)

#33 Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien (1971)

#34 Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls (1961)

#35 Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume (1972)

#36 The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare (1958)

#37 The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt (2007)

#38 Frindle by Andrew Clements (1996)

#39 The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick (2007) (see my review)

#40 Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli (1990)

#41 The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (1900)

#42 Gone-Away Lake by Elizabeth Enright (1957)

#43 Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson (1980)

#44 Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt (2011)

#45 Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell (1960) (see my review)

#46 The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi (1990)

#47 Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (1868)

#48 The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket (1999)

#49 My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett (1948)

#50 Number the Stars by Lois Lowry (1989)

#51 The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, A Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread by Kate DiCamillo (2003)

#52 Betsy-Tacy by Maud Hart Lovelace (1940)

#53 The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (2008) (see my review)

#54 Half Magic by Edward Eager (1954)

#55 All-of-a-Kind Family by Sydney Taylor (1951)

#56 A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett (1905)

#57 The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken (1962)

#58 Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome (1930) (see my review)

#59 The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo (2006)

#60 Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis (1999)

#61 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl (1964)

#62 Clementine by Sara Pennypacker (2006)

#63 The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson (1978)

#64 The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pene du Bois (1947)

#65 Wonder by R.J. Palacio (2012) (see my review)

#66 The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly (2009)

#67 A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck (1998)

#68 The High King by Lloyd Alexander (1968)

#69 The Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan (2006)

#70 Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech (1994)

#71 Each Little Bird That Sings by Deborah Wiles (2005)

#72 Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin (2009)

#73 The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson (1972)

#74 Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume (1970) (see my review)

#75 The Saturdays by Elizabeth Enright (1941)

#76 Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney (2007)

#77 My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George (1959) (see my review)

#78 Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild (1936) (see my review)

#79 The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder (1967)

#80 The Four-Story Mistake by Elizabeth Enright (1942)

#81 The Witches by Roald Dahl (1983) (see my review)

#82 The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden (1960)

#83 Ozma of Oz by Frank L. Baum (1907)

#84 The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder (1940)

#85 Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine (1997)

#86 Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie (1911)

#87 The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger (2010)

#88 The BFG by Roald Dahl (1982)

#89 The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary (1967)

#90 The Children of Green Knowe by L.M. Boston (1954)

#91 Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren (1950) (see my review)

#92 Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen (2001)

#93 Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson (2001)

#94 Ramona and her Father by Beverly Cleary (1977)

#95 The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1943)

#96 The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis (1954)

#97 The Diamond in the Window by Jane Langton (1962)

#98 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling (2000)

#99 The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner (1942)

#100 Love That Dog by Sharon Creech (2001)

Getting better, but still plenty of room to improve. 

March 2013 update, have surged forward to 38/100. Clearly Holes is a large gap, dare I say hole in my reading. 

September 2014 40/100, I have plugged my Holes hole, and now have only 60 more to go. 

September 2015 42/100.

December 44/100

October 2016 46/100

May 2017 47/100

1 comment:

Swan Pond said...

Holes by Louis Sachar is next on your list yeah??? :-)