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Top 100 Children’s Novels

Oh, I love this game. Thanks, Teacherninja.

So which of the Top 100 Children’s Novels have you read? I put the ones I’ve read in bold and put asterisks by the ones that I submitted to the poll. Nine out of my ten are on the list, but I’m far less proportionately represented in the books I’ve read from the list. There were a fair number that I wasn’t sure about, but my best guess puts me at 66/100. I feel like I may have some reading to do.
  1. The Egypt Game — Snyder (1967)
  2. The Indian in the Cupboard — Banks (1980)
  3. Children of Green Knowe — Boston (1954)
  4. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane — DiCamillo (2006)
  5. The Witches — Dahl (1983)
  6. Pippi Longstocking — Lindgren (1950)
  7. Swallows and Amazons — Ransome (1930)
  8. Caddie Woodlawn — Brink (1935)
  9. Ella Enchanted — Levine (1997)
  10. Sideways Stories from Wayside School — Sachar (1978)
  11. Sarah, Plain and Tall — MacLachlan (1985)
  12. Ramona and Her Father — Cleary (1977)
  13. The High King — Alexander (1968)
  14. The View from Saturday — Konigsburg (1996)
  15. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets — Rowling (1999)
  16. On the Banks of Plum Creek — Wilder (1937)
  17. The Little White Horse — Goudge (1946)
  18. The Thief — Turner (1997)
  19. The Book of Three — Alexander (1964)
  20. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon — Lin (2009)**
  21. The Graveyard Book — Gaiman (2008)
  22. All-of-a-Kind-Family — Taylor (1951)**
  23. Johnny Tremain — Forbes (1943)
  24. The City of Ember — DuPrau (2003)
  25. Out of the Dust — Hesse (1997)
  26. Love That Dog — Creech (2001)
  27. The Borrowers — Norton (1953)
  28. My Side of the Mountain — George (1959)
  29. My Father’s Dragon — Gannett (1948)
  30. The Bad Beginning — Snicket (1999)**
  31. Betsy-Tacy — Lovelae (1940)
  32. The Mysterious Benedict Society — Stewart ( 2007)
  33. Walk Two Moons — Creech (1994)
  34. Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher — Coville (1991)
  35. Henry Huggins — Cleary (1950)
  36. Ballet Shoes — Stratfeild (1936)
  37. A Long Way from Chicago — Peck (1998)
  38. Gone-Away Lake — Enright (1957)
  39. The Secret of the Old Clock — Keene (1959)
  40. Stargirl — Spinelli (2000)
  41. The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle — Avi (1990)
  42. Inkheart — Funke (2003)
  43. The Wolves of Willoughby Chase — Aiken (1962)
  44. Ramona Quimby, Age 8 — Cleary (1981)
  45. Number the Stars — Lowry (1989)
  46. The Great Gilly Hopkins — Paterson (1978)
  47. The BFG — Dahl (1982)
  48. Wind in the Willows — Grahame (1908)
  49. The Invention of Hugo Cabret — Selznick (2007)
  50. The Saturdays — Enright (1941)
  51. Island of the Blue Dolphins — O’Dell (1960)
  52. Frindle — Clements (1996)
  53. The Penderwicks — Birdsall (2005)
  54. Bud, Not Buddy — Curtis (1999)
  55. Where the Red Fern Grows — Rawls (1961)
  56. The Golden Compass — Pullman (1995)
  57. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing — Blume (1972)
  58. Ramona the Pest — Cleary (1968)
  59. Little House on the Prairie — Wilder (1935)**
  60. The Witch of Blackbird Pond — Speare (1958)
  61. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz — Baum (1900)
  62. When You Reach Me — Stead (2009)
  63. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix — Rowling (2003)
  64. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry — Taylor (1976)
  65. Are You there, God? It’s Me, Margaret — Blume (1970)
  66. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire — Rowling (2000)
  67. The Watsons Go to Birmingham — Curtis (1995)
  68. James and the Giant Peach — Dahl (1961)
  69. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH — O’Brian (1971)
  70. Half Magic — Eager (1954)
  71. Winnie-the-Pooh — Milne (1926)**
  72. The Dark Is Rising — Cooper (1973)
  73. A Little Princess — Burnett (1905)**
  74. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland / Through the Looking-Glass — Carroll (1865/72)
  75. Hatchet — Paulsen (1989)
  76. Little Women — Alcott (1868/9)
  77. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Rowling (2007)
  78. Little House in the Big Woods — Wilder (1932)
  79. The Tale of Despereaux — DiCamillo (2003)
  80. The Lightening Thief — Riordan (2005)
  81. Tuck Everlasting — Babbitt (1975)
  82. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory — Dahl (1964)
  83. Matilda — Dahl (1988)
  84. Maniac Magee — Spinelli (1990)
  85. Harriet the Spy — Fitzhugh (1964)
  86. Because of Winn-Dixie — DiCamillo (2000)
  87. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban — Rowling (1999)
  88. Bridge to Terabithia — Paterson (1977)
  89. The Hobbit — Tolkien (1938)**
  90. The Westing Game — Raskin (1978)
  91. The Phantom Tollbooth — Juster (1961)
  92. Anne of Green Gables — Montgomery (1908)
  93. The Secret Garden — Burnett (1911)
  94. The Giver — Lowry (1993)
  95. Holes — Sachar (1998)
  96. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler — Koningsburg (1967)
  97. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe — Lewis (1950)
  98. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s/Philsopher’s Stone — Rowling (1997)**
  99. A Wrinkle in Time — L’Engle (1962)
  100. Charlotte’s Web — White (1952)**

10 comments:

Sherry said...

I'm just about with you ---68. However, we haven't read all the same books. A certain series whose title I will not name, I have never read . . .

I'm rebellious that way.

Bill said...

If you want to do some quick catching up, the Lloyd Alexander books are in the hall next to TeenReader’s room, and The Westing Game is in the closet under the stairs.

(I don’t know what's more surprising — that our house is full to overflowing with books, or that I can recall exactly where several of them are.)

CindyD said...

It would be interesting to put the list in chronological order - I've read a lot of the earlier ones, but not so many since library school which was 30+ years ago.
Gives me a number of titles to add to my TBR list - maybe for the next 48 hour challenge. Thanks!

Stephanie said...

This is a fun list to go through. To the best of my memory -- I read some of these when Gerald Ford was president (*LOL*), I've read about 50.

Jim (Teacherninja) said...

I like your tweak of mentioning the ones you voted for. Thanks for playing,
Jim

Suzanne Casamento said...

I feel not very well-read. I've read all of Laura Ingalls Wilder, Carolyn Keene, Jerry Spinelli, Judy Blume, Beverly Cleary and, of course, Bridge to Terabithia but that's about it. I've spent so much time reading mainstream YA that I think I missed some serious classics!

Thanks for the reading list. :)

Vasilly said...

At 66, you've done great. I counted up the ones I've read and my total was almost 40. Now I want to read a few books off of the list every month to catch up.

Kelly Fineman said...

Eep. I'm only at 41.

Margo T said...

I've read 85--some since Betsy started the list. I've tried a couple others and didn't like them, I have to admit! I feel pretty good about my percentage though--doesn't that make me deserving to get a job as a children's librarian when I finish library school in a year or so? ha ha
I really enjoyed following Betsy's list...4/10 of my personal top 10 wound up on her overall list, and 10/10 wound up on the top 100 somewhere. I did find that the list is fairly female oriented--probably reflective of Betsy's readership, but I felt lacking in a lot of good titles for boys.
Margo T

Els Kushner said...

Oh, Pam, I hope I'm not raising expectations too much, I think you are gonna love The Saturdays. And The City of Ember. And The Egypt Game. And, and, and...

Thanks for posting this. I think picking up the game will be the perfect way for me to break my blogging block!