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I've been gone a while. I started reading fanfiction to escape and I got sucked in an abyss.

I have no idea if someone else is hosting similar challenges. I just grabbed some of what I have hosted before.

Here's to a happy year of great reading
Jan2023: Not much has changed. Writing a fanfiction now O_o as well as reading but I bought 7 new books in December and hope to get those read soon. Crossing fingers about adding challenges (late!)

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

RC: Amazon 100 Children's Books (birth to age 12) to read in a Lifetime

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

Personal Challenge
Book list a amazon can be found here

So many children's books remain close to our hearts long after we first read them. But which ones are the can't-miss favorites, those that will last a lifetime? The Amazon Book editors set out to compile a list of 100 Children's Books to Read in a Lifetime that included classics from years gone by, classics in the making, the serious, the silly, the surreal--children's literature has it all. We chose the books based on the idea of selecting the 100 that cover the years from birth (those first well-worn titles) up to age 12. Of course, the age at which people read these may vary wildly, but we tried to pick books that would feel significant in the years leading up to becoming a teenager, and be warmly remembered all their lives. And, naturally, we didn't want the list to feel like homework. We talked and argued and reminisced about the books we read when we were kids, the ones we've read to our own children, and the ones we've discovered since. The result is our list of 100 favorites.
There is a GoodReads Listopia
List of Books

  1. Aesop's Fables
  2. Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
  3. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  4. Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish
  5. Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman
  6. Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
  7. The Bad Begining: Or, Orphans! by Lemony Snicket
  8. Beatrix Potter, the Complete Tales by Beatrix Potter
  9. Betsy-Tacy by Maud Hart Lovelace
  10. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
  11. The Borrowers by Mary Norton
  12. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
  13. Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business by Esphyr Slobodkina
  14. * Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
  15. Charlotte's Web by E. B. White
  16. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin
  17. * Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett
  18. The Complete Adventures of Curious George by Margret and H. A. Rey
  19. Corduroy by Don Freeman
  20. The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden
  21. The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
  22. D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths by Edgar and Ingri D'Aulaire
  23. Diary of a Wimpy Kid, book 1 by Jeff Kinney
  24. Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Buss by Mo Willems
  25. Dr. Seuss's Beginner Book Collection by Dr. Seuss
  26. * The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce
  27. * From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg
  28. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
  29. Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker
  30. * Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales by Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm
  31. Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney
  32. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling
  33. * Holes by Louis Sachar
  34. The Invention of Hugo Cabret by  Brian Selznick
  35. Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
  36. Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg
  37. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
  38. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
  39. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
  40. The Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper
  41. Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  42. Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney
  43. Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
  44. Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
  45. Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
  46. Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton
  47. Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle by Betty MacDonald
  48. My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
  49. The New Way Things Work by David MacAulay
  50. Olivia by Ian Falconer
  51. Owen by Kevin Henkes
  52. Paddle-to-the-Sea by Holling C. Holling
  53. The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch
  54. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
  55. Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
  56. Press Here by Herve Tullet
  57. The Real Mother Goose by Blanche F. Wright
  58. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  59. The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
  60. The Story of Babar: The Little Elephant by Jean de Brunhoff
  61. The Story of Ferdinard by Munro Leaf
  62. Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig
  63. The Tale of Desperaux by Kate DiCamillo
  64. The Tower Treasure by Franklin W. Dixon
  65. * Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  66. Watership Down by Richard Adams
  67. The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt
  68. The Westling Game by Ellen Raskin
  69. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
  70. Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
  71. Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
  72. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
  73. * The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham
  74. * The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
  75. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

I have no idea why there are only 75 titles on the list!
~ I've crossed off the ones I remember reading although I may re-read some of them.
* I do own a few more, this doesn't include the ones on order ;-)

List of Books Read
from September 1, 2016 to . . .

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