Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Children's Books I Love

In no particular order:

Any of the American Girl series, but especially Samantha, Josefina, Addy, and Molly's books
Any of the Royal Diaries series, but especially Elizabeth I and Marie Antoinette
The Giver, by Lois Lowry
Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
Anything by Beverly Cleary, but especially the Ramona series
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Amber Brown series by Paula Danziger
Mrs. Piggle Wiggle series by Betty MacDonald
Ella Enchanted and Two Princesses of Bamarre by Gail Carson Levine
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
The Babysitter's Club series by Ann M. Martin (and various ghostwriters)
The Boxcar Children series by Gertrude Chandler Warner
The Alice series by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Laura Ingalls Wilder Little House series (my favorite was Farmer Boy)
The Lorax and Happy Birthday to You by Dr. Seuss
Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (and the rest of the series) by J.K. Rowling
Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Madeline series by Ludwig Bemelmans
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. by Judy Blume
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Matilda (and The Witches and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG) by Roald Dahl
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (and the rest of the 'Chronicles of Narnia' series) by C.S. Lewis
Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan
The House at Pooh Corner by A.A. Milne
The Bad Beginning (and the rest of 'Series of Unfortunate Events') by Lemony Snicket
The Magic School Bus series
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman
Holes by Louis Sachar
The Allie Finkle series by Meg Cabot


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