Tuesday, June 19, 2007

501 Must Reads Children's Fiction

This is the list of must-reads for Children's Fiction, taken from 501 Must-Read Books.

You're sure to go oooh and aaah at the childhood favourites. I read a lot of condensed versions when I was a kid though, so after getting this list I went out and got the full versions and had a go. Fun!

How many have you read from the list?

1) Little Women Louisa May Alcott*
2) Fairy Tales Hans Christian Andersen
3) Peter Pan J.M.Barrie*
4) The Wonderful Wizard of Oz L. Frank Baum*
5) The Last Unicorn Peter S. Beagle
6) The Secret Garden Frances Hodgson Burnett*
7) Alice's Adventure in Wonderland Lewis Carroll*
8) Pinocchio Carlo Collodi*
9) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Roald Dahl*
10) Sophie's World Jostein Gaardner*

11) The Weirdstone of Brisingamen Alan Garner*
12) The Wind in the Willows Kenneth Grahame*
13) Children's and Household Tales Jacob Grimm*
14) The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time Mark Haddon*
15) Emil and the Detectives Erich Kastner*
16) Just So Stories Rudyard Kipling*
17) The Complete Nonsense Books Edward Lear
18) A Wrinkle in Time Madeline L'Engle*
19) The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe C. S. Lewis*
20) Pippi Longstocking Astrid Lindgren*

21) Dr Dolittle Hugh Lofting*
22) At the Back of the North Wind George MacDonald
23) Nobody's Boy Hector Malot
24) Winnie-the-Pooh A. A. Milne*
25) Anne of Green Gables L. M. Montgomery*
26) Five Children and It E. Nesbit*
27) Tom's Midnight Garden Philippa Pearce*
28) The War of the Buttons Louis Pergaud
29) Fairy Tales Charles Perrault
30) The Tale of Peter Rabbit Beatrix Potter*

31) The Colour of Magic Terry Pratchett*
32) Northern Lights Philip Pullman
33) Swallows and Amazons Arthur Ransome
34) Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang Mordecai Richler
35) Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone J. K. Rowling*
36) The King of the Golden River John Ruskin
37) The Little Prince Antoine de Saint-Exupery*
38) The Human Comedy William Saroyan*
39) The Misfortunes of Sophie Comtesse de Segur
40) Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak*

41) And To Think I Saw It On Mulberry Street Dr Seuss*
42) Black Beauty Anna Sewell*
43) The Golem Isaac Bashevis Singer
44) Heidi Johanna Spyri*
45) Treasure Island Robert Louis Stevenson
46) The Fellowship of the Ring J. R. R. Tolkien
47) Mary Poppins P. L. Travers*
48) Charlotte's Web E. B. White*
49) The Sword in the Stone T. H. White
50) Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm Kate Douglas Wiggin
51) The Happy Prince and Other Tales Oscar Wilde*

* read

4 comments:

ToiletReady said...

I noticed your RSS is more condensed now. Got more traffic these days? :D

sharkgila said...

haha. maybe..

anyway are u toiletreader or toiletready?

tarametblog said...

not many and I took a children's literature course which covered some of these at least. I'm annoyed that none of Judy Blume's books made the list or Outsiders but maybe that's not children's more young adult.

Anonymous said...

I am trying to track down The Misfortunes of Sophie for my daughter who is tring to make her way through the childrens list from 501 best books.
Any ideas?

Thanks,

susan


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