Friday, 1 August 2014

Amazon's 100 Children's Books to Read in a Lifetime

I was powerless to resist this list when I saw it today. Of course many of these titles are familiar from my 1001 quest- but that list is only fiction, and from titles before 2007, this Amazon list is somewhat broader and includes some titles from the last 7 years.

The one's I've read are in RED.



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

The Classic Treasury of Aesop's Fables - Don Daily


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


Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll


Amelia Bedelia - Peggy Parish


And Tango Makes Three - Justin Richardson (see my review)


Anne of Green Gables - L.M. Montgomery


Are You My Mother? - P.D. Eastman


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


Beatrix Potter The Complete Tales - Beatrix Potter


Betsy- Tacy - Maud Hart Lovelace


Black Beauty - Anna Sewell


Bread and Jam for Frances - Russell Hoban


Bridge to Terabithia - Katherine Paterson


Caps for Sale - Esphyr Slobodkina


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl


Charlotte's Web - E.B. White 


Chicka Chicka Boom Boom - Bill Martin Jr


Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs - Judi Barrett


Coraline - Neil Gaiman


Corduroy - Don Freeman


D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths - Ingri D'Aulaire


Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Jeff Kinney


Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus - Mo Willems


Dr Seuss Beginner Book Collection - Dr Seuss


Encyclopaedia Brown Boy Detective - Donald J. Sobol


Esperanza Rising - Pam Munoz Ryan





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


Goodnight Moon - Margaret Wise Brown


Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site - Sherry Dusky Rinker


Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales - Jacob Grimm


Guess How Much I Love You - Sam McBratney


Harold and the Purple Crayon - Crockett Johnson


Harriet the Spy - Louise Fitzhugh (see my review)


Harry Potter and the Scorcer's/Philosopher's Stone - J.K Rowling


Holes - Louis Sachar (see my review)


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


Jumanji - Chris van Allsburg


Little House on the Prairie - Laura Ingalls Wilder


Little Women - Louisa May Alcott


Llama Llama Red Pajama - Anna Dewdney


Madeline - Ludwig Bemelmans


Make Way for Ducklings - Robert McCloskey


Maniac Magee - Jerry Spinelli


Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel - Virginia Lee Burton


Mr Popper's Penguins - Richard Atwater (see my review)


Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH - Robert C. O'Brien


Mrs Piggle- Wiggle - Betty MacDonald


My Side of the Mountain - Jean Craighead George (see my review)


Olivia - Ian Falconer


Owen - Kevin Henkes


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





Pat the Bunny - Dorothy Kunhardt


Peter Pan - J.M Barrie (see my review)


Pippi Longstocking - Astrid Lindgren


Press Here - Hervé Tullet


Sylvester and the Magic Pebble - William Steig


The Bad Beginning - Lemony Snicket


The Borrowers - Mary Norton (see my review)


The Boxcar Children - Gertrude Chandler Warner


The Call of the Wild - Jack London (see my review)


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


The Cricket in Times Square - George Selden


The Day the Crayons Quit - Drew Daywalt


The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore - William Joyce (see my review)


The Giver - Lois Lowry (see my review)


The House at Pooh Corner - A.A. Milne


The Invention of Hugo Cabret - Brian Selznick (see my review)


The Jungle Book - Rudyard Kipling


The Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan


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


The Little Engine That Could - Watty Piper


The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


The Mouse and the Motorcycle - Beverly Cleary


The New Way Things Work - David Macaulay


The Paper Bag Princess - Robert Munsch


The Phantom Tollbooth - Norton Juster


The Real Mother Goose - Blanche Fisher Wright


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


The Secret of the Old Clock - Carolyn Keene


The Snowy Day - Ezra Jack Keats


The Story of Barbar - Jean de Brunhoff


The Story of Ferdinand - Munro Leaf


The Tale of Despereaux - Kate DiCamillo (see my review)


The Tower Treasure - Franklin W. Dixon (see my review)


The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Eric Carle


The Watsons Go To Birmingham 1963 - Christopher Paul Curtis


The Wednesday Wars - Gary D. Schmidt





The Westing Game - Ellen Raskin


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


The Wizard of Oz - Frank L. Baum


Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson


Tuck Everlasting - Natalie Babbit (see my review)


Walk Two Moons - Sharon Creech


Watership Down - Richard Adams (see my review)


Where the Mountain Meets the Moon - Grace Lin


Where the Red Fern Grows - Wilson Rawls 


Where the Sidewalk Ends - Shel Silverstein


Where the Wild Things Are - Maurice Sendak


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


58/100


I do love how there's always books I've never heard of, and then immediately want to read. If I ever finish 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (a month now and counting) then I'll be able to read something else.


Sept 2014 59/100. This must be one of my best ever results.


Oct 2016 62/100


June 2017 63/100

3 comments:

Allison said...

The list is an interesting mix of old and new, as well as picture books and fuller-length novels. I've read a lot of them too, but am mostly missing out on picture books.

Brona Joy said...

I do love your love of lists! I add your lists to my lists and before I know it I'm overwhelmed by stacks of books & notepads with wish lists!!

You have some delightful reads ahead of you, although how you got through your childhood without Little House & Little Women astounds me :-)

Louise said...

It is a great list Allison- you could read the picture books pretty easily.

Thanks Brona! I had a somewhat deprived childhood reading wise- so much so that I'm only really making up for it now. I watched the tv series of Little House on the Prairie quite religiously I remember, but don't remember the books. I don't even remember Winnie the Pooh- although it is possible that I read it or had it read to me.