Friday, November 17, 2006


What the heck, let's see what I end up with.

Mark the selections you have read in bold. If you liked it, add a star (*) in front of the title, if you didn't, give it a minus (-). Then, put the total number of books you've read in the subject line.

*Charlotte's Web by E. B. White
*The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
* Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

*The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
*Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
*Love You Forever by Robert N. Munsch (in my defense: I like it because I think it's creepy).
*The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein (liked it but hated the ending)
* The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
*The Mitten by Jan Brett
*Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
*Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
* The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis (why is this down in 2 places?)
* Where the Sidewalk Ends: the Poems and Drawing of Shel Silverstein by Shel Silverstein
*Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
*Stellaluna by Janell Cannon
*Oh, The Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss
*Strega Nona by Tomie De Paola
*Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst

*Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? by Bill Martin, Jr.
-Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
*The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
*A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
* How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
*The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka
* Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by John Archambault
*Little House on the Prarie by Laura Ingalls Wilder

*The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
*The Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne
The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
*Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan
-Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
*Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
The BFG by Roald Dahl
*The Giver by Lois Lowry
*If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
*Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
*The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
*The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner
*Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
*Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh by Robert C. O'Brien
*Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
*The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman
*The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson
*Corduroy by Don Freeman
*Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg
*Math Curse by Jon Scieszka
Matilda by Roald Dahl
Summer of the Monkeys by Wilson Rawls
*Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
*Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary
The Trumpet of the Swan by E. B. White
*Are You My Mother? by Philip D. Eastman
*The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis
(tho its a bit unfair to lump all these together cause frankly I never did care for the Horse one.)
*Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
*One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
*The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
The Napping House by Audrey Wood
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig
*The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
*Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
*The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
*Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
*Horton Hatches the Egg by Dr. Seuss
Basil of Baker Street, by Eve Titus
*The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper
The Cay by Theodore Taylor (don't remember ever reading it but loved the film)
*Curious George by Hans Augusto Rey
Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox
*Arthur series by Marc Tolon Brown (again with the lumping of a series? I like the first few I've read.)
*The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson
*Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes
*Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder
(why the double, er, triple dipping?)
*The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton
*The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown
Sideways Storiesfrom Wayside School by Louis Sachar
*Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish
*Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh

* A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard Atwater
My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett
*Stuart Little by E. B. White
Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
*The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
* The Art Lesson by Tomie De Paola

*Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina
*Clifford, the Big Red Dog by Norman Bridwell
*Heidi by Johanna Spyri

*Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss
*The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare

The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis
* Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney
The Paper Bag Princess by Robert N. Munsch


Anonymous said...

"Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox"

If you can, try to find this one - Mem Fox is a wonderful Australian author and this book is lovely, always makes me a bit weepy but smiley too. Illustrations by Julie Vivas who is also fantastic.

Mary G said...

I've read 82 of the 100 -- most probably because I homeschool. Some of these are trite and irritating but some are really great literature!

My list is posted on my blog,

Thanks for the chance to see how much I've read!

Brian Farrey said...

I'm going to remember that you're pretty and kind and so I won't hold it against you that you don't like CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY.

Breathe, Brian. Breathe...

Liz B said...

Niceorc, I'll see if I can find the Mem Fox

Brian: Breathe. It's OK... What I tried to do is remember the first time I read each book, and Charlie just didn't do it for me

Mary G, it's an odd list, isn't it? Like I said to Brian, I tried to remember when I read something. Like Giving Tree (I know, I know) but my sister and I were quite the little drama queens when little (one of our favorite poems was king john by aa milne) and we loved getting to the end and being mad at the boy for still taking. And Clifford, read before it was turned into the whole TV show stuff, well I remember it as being one of the few books that my sister (who wasn't a reader like i was) read and read and read again.

If I werent' so busy with other things, I'd track down the origins of the list cause it is a bit weird. And many late books; if I went with only what I'd read as a kid, my number would be in the 30s because the books weren't published then.