April 12, 2010

Which Ones Have You Read?



So which of the Top 100 Children's Novels have you read? I put mine in bold. Got some work to do...

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

24 comments:

Ms. Yingling said...

Wow. Would you believe me if I said all but Swallows and Amazons. I really think I have. I can go on with my day now!

Jim (Teacherninja) said...

I have no doubt. You read everything. There's some on there I read as a kid but barely remember or I've seen the movie recently so didn't feel like I should claim it as read. I'm in the middle of Graveyard Book so I went ahead and gave myself credit for that one...

S said...

Sweet! I've read 21 of them with Robotson already and we own another 30 or so. It's a great list!

Jim (Teacherninja) said...

It is a great list and I'm using it, the Gwinnett Reader's Rally list and the GA book awards list to start off my plunge into deep children's lit. reading so someday I can be as awesome as Ms. Yingling!

Michael Taylor said...

90. Sarah, Plain and Tall - MacLachlan (1985)
86. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Rowling (1999)
78. Johnny Tremain - Forbes (1943)
74. The Borrowers - Norton (1953)
73. My Side of the Mountain - George (1959)
71. The Bad Beginning - Snicket (1999)
69. The Mysterious Benedict Society - Stewart ( 2007)
54. The BFG - Dahl (1982)
53. Wind in the Willows - Grahame (1908)
50. Island of the Blue Dolphins - O'Dell (1960)
48. The Penderwicks - Birdsall (2005)
46. Where the Red Fern Grows - Rawls (1961)
44. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing - Blume (1972)
43. Ramona the Pest - Cleary (1968)
42. Little House on the Prairie - Wilder (1935)
40. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - Baum (1900)
38. HP and the Order of the Phoenix - Rowling (2003)
36. Are You there, God? It's Me, Margaret - Blume (1970)
35. HP and the Goblet of Fire - Rowling (2000)
33. James and the Giant Peach - Dahl (1961)
32. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH - O'Brian (1971)
31. Half Magic - Eager (1954)
30. Winnie-the-Pooh - Milne (1926)
28. A Little Princess - Burnett (1905)
27. Alice I and II - Carroll (1865/72)
24. HP and the Deathly Hallows - Rowling (2007)
23. Little House in the Big Woods - Wilder (1932)
22. The Tale of Despereaux - DiCamillo (2003)
20. Tuck Everlasting - Babbitt (1975)
19. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Dahl (1964)
18. Matilda - Dahl (1988)
14. HP and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Rowling (1999)
13. Bridge to Terabithia - Paterson (1977)
12. The Hobbit - Tolkien (1938)
10. The Phantom Tollbooth - Juster (1961)
4. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe - Lewis (1950)
3. Harry Potter #1 - Rowling (1997)
2. A Wrinkle in Time - L'Engle (1962)
1. Charlotte's Web - White (1952)

klonghall said...

I copied your idea on my blog, and gave you credit. :-) I've only missed 21 of the 100. A few of those I've started, but never finished. I found a couple that I can't believe I've missed like The Phantom Tollbooth and Hatchet?

I notice, on your list, that you need to spend some time catching up on Roald Dahl's books! We did a whole big unit on him & his books when I taught 4th grade. It was my favorite lit. unit of the whole year. His books make for great creative activities! I love his wicked sense of humor!

Joel said...

Wow, I thought I'd do better, but I only hit 49... a few less if I don't count ones I haven't read in 30+ years!

Jim (Teacherninja) said...

klonghall,

I actually have read quite a few Dahl books and short stories but tend to not read the books I've seen movies of. I've read James, Danny, Henry Sugar, Fantastic Nr. Fox and many more. I also like his writings for adults.

Eric Carpenter said...

30 left to read but i'm half way through Phantom Tollbooth and appropriately enough, read half of Half Magic before giving up on it. Excited to finish most of the list, but after trudging through Anne of Green Gables this weekend I don't know if I'll be able to read Little Women, all the Little Houses, and the two Burnett titles, not to mention Dear God it's Me...

Jim (Teacherninja) said...

Eric,

I liked Anne, but have no desire to read all of them. I just like lists. I just found The Children of Geen Knowe in my school library and might read that, though. I think it's important for people like me to at least be aware of all these books, but that doesn't mean I have to read them all.

Eric Carpenter said...

I agree though being aware is probably enough for some of these, I do plan to at least try some of the Wilder this summer. What school are you at in Lilburn? I'm in down the road in the Chamblee.

PeachyTO said...

I've read 24 out of the hundred, but only about 12 of those 24 were read when I was a child.

Thanks for posting this. My husband and I are trying to have children, and I've already started their too be read lists. Is that wrong? haha

At any rate, this is helpful. ;-) Cheers!

Carin said...

I've read 50/100, exactly half! Now I know what my TBR list will be filled with. Here's my list:
http://carolinebookbinder.blogspot.com/2010/04/top-100-childrens-books.html

Jim (Teacherninja) said...

Eric,
Live in Liburn, teach in Loganville. Spend lots of time in Decatur. Love all your breakdowns of the top 100.

Peachy,
Not wrong at all! Our daughter had a full library before she was born. How could she not with two teachers?

Carin,
Thanks!

Beth said...

Ms. Yingling, Swallows and Amazons is a great book -- you should definitely try it.

I've only read 97. Although I've started Inkheart, I don't plan on finishing it anytime soon.

Jim (Teacherninja) said...

Beth,

Yeah, I'm not a big Inkheart fan. I can see why people love it but that main character grated on me. Gotta see if I can find a Swallows and Amazons...

Victoria said...

I'll put my 2 cents in for The Phantom Tollbooth as a must read. Noah read it to himself after we read it as a family book a couple of years ago. It was before he really got into reading with A. this year.

barbarah said...

I saw this at Semicolon's and joined in. I hadn't read as many as I thought I had; on the other hand, I've read many that aren't listed.

Kristenph said...

I counted 27. I've got a lot of reading to do ;)

www.homeschoolblogger.com/kristenph

Debbie said...

I've read 69. And love most of them!

http://debbieshomeschoolcorner.blogspot.com/2010/04/top-100-childrens-novels.html

Michelle said...

I counted 30 (and I'm hoping I am remembering correctly, because a few I wasn't so sure about!). My favorite book from my childhood was The Island of the Blue Dolphins. And the Little House books. :)

Heather said...

I've read 57 that I recall:) I posted about this here: http://faithfamilyandfun.com/?p=3039
Very fun list, thanks!

Amy said...

I participated and posted on my blog! http://www.hopeisthewordblog.com/2010/05/07/top-100-childrens-novelsa-poll-and-a-meme/

Cheshirekitty said...

Sweet list! This is my list ^_^
http://chessshirekitty.blogspot.com/2010/10/top-100-childrens-books.html