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756 books · 871 voters · list created November 22nd, 2009 by Phillip Edwards (votes) .
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Phillip 4271 books
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Suzanne 17573 books
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Tra-Kay 1280 books
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Vaughn 103 books
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message 1: by Phillip (new)

Phillip Edwards Age 0-3 Years


The Little Engine That Could - Watty Piper
Pat the Bunny - Dorothy Kunhardt
Make Way for Ducklings - Robert McCloskey
The Runaway Bunny - Margaret Wise Brown
The Three Railway Engines - Reverend W. Awdry
Thomas the Tank Engine - Reverend W. Awdry
Goodnight Moon - Margaret Wise Brown
Lavender's Blue - Kathleen Lines
Bedtime for Frances - Russell Hoban
Miffy - Dick Bruna
Rosie's Walk - Pat Hutchins
The Elephant and the Bad Baby - Elfrida Vipont
The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Eric Carle
Mr. Grumpy's Outing - John Burningham
Meg and Mog - Helen Nicoll
Good Night, Alfie Atkins - Gunilla Bergström
Little Brown Bear - Claude Lebrun
Little Spook's Baby Sister - Inger Sandberg
Fly, Little Bird - Francesco Tullio Altan
Each Peach Pear Plum - Allan Ahlberg
Where's Spot? - Eric Hill
The Baby's Catalogue - Allan Ahlberg
Dear Zoo - Rod Campbell
Good Dog, Carl - Alexandra Day
Bathwater's Hot - Shirley Hughes
Tickle, Tickle - Helen Oxenbury
Elmer - David McKee
We're Going on a Bear Hunt - Michael Rosen
Bunny Bath - Lena Anderson
Kipper - Mick Inkpen
Maisy Goes to Playschool - Lucy Cousins
Owl Babies - Martin Waddell
Handa's Surprise - Eileen Browne
Alvin Says Good Night - Ulf Löfgren
The Bear Went Over the Mountain - John Prater
Humphrey's Corner - Sally Hunter
Julian the Rabbit - Nicoletta Costa



message 2: by Phillip (last edited Dec 27, 2009 07:58AM) (new)

Phillip Edwards Age 3+


The Quangle Wangle's Hat - Edward Lear
Mother Goose - Kate Greenaway
Marigold Garden - Kate Greenaway
The Jolly Aunt - Lothar Meggendorfer
Peter in Blueberry Land - Elsa Beskow
The Tale of Peter Rabbit - Beatrix Potter
The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher - Beatrix Potter
The Story of the Root Children - Sibylle von Olfers
The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck - Beatrix Potter
The Children of the Forest - Elsa Beskow
Clever Bill - William Nicholson
Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
The Story of Babar - Jean de Brunhoff
The Story About Ping - Marjorie Flack
Blinky Bill - Dorothy Wall
The Story of Ferdinand - Munro Leaf
Orlando - Kathleen Hale
Little Toot - Hardie Gramatky
Madeline - Ludwig Bernelmans
Mike Mulligan - Virginia Lee Burton
Curious George - Margret Rey
The Little House - Virginia Lee Burton
The Little Red Lighthouse - Hildegarde H. Swift
Moomin, Mymble and Little My - Tove Jansson
My Naughty Little Sister - Dorothy Edwards
Martine - Gilbert Delahaye
Eloise - Kay Thompson
Harry the Dirty Dog - Gene Zion
The Cat in the Hat - Dr. Seuss
The Cow Who Fell in the Canal - Phyllis Krasilovsky
A Bear Called Paddington - Michael Bond
Little Blue and Little Yellow - Leo Lionni
Green Eggs and Ham - Dr. Seuss
Go, Dog. Go! - P. D. Eastman
The Berenstain Bears - Stan and Jan Berenstain
Ivor the Engine - Oliver Postgate
Clifford the Big Red Dog - Norman Bridwell
Where the Wild Things Are - Maurice Sendak
Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile - Bernard Waber
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? - Bill Martin, Jr.
What Does the Mouse Think on Thursday? - Josef Guggenmos
What Do People Do All Day? - Richard Scarry
Corduroy - Don Freeman
The Wonderful Tree - Ulf Löfgren
In the Night Kitchen - Maurice Sendak
Barbapapa - Annette Tison and Talus Taylor
Mr. Tickle - Roger Hargreaves
Lotta's Bike - Astrid Lindgren
Little I Am I - Mira Lobe
The Church Mouse - Graham Oakley
The Sea-Thing Child - Russell Hoban
Father Christmas - Raymond Briggs
My Cat Likes to Hide in Boxes - Eve Sutton
Who's Seen the Scissors? - Fernando Krahn
Morris's Disappearing Bag - Rosemary Wells
Uppo the Bear - Elina Karjalainen
Burglar Bill - Allan Ahlberg
Dogger - Shirley Hughes
Up in the Tree - Margaret Atwood
The Snowman - Raymond Briggs
Freight Train - Donald Crews
Is That a Monster, Alfie Atkins? - Gunilla Bergström
Ox-Cart Man - Donald Hall
Mister Magnolia - Quentin Blake
Peace At Last - Jill Murphy
Mr. Archimedes' Bath - Pamela Allen
Léo and Popi - Marie-Agnes Gaudrat
Postman Pat's Treasure Hunt - John A. Cunliffe
Ernest and Celestine Have Lost Simon - Gabrielle Vincent
Alfie Gets in First - Shirley Hughes
One Woolly Wombat - Rod Trinca
Avocado Baby - John Burningham
Gorilla - Anthony Browne
Angelina Ballerina - Katharine Holabird
Dusty Wants to Help - Inger Sandberg
We Are The Triplets - Roser Capdevila
Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy - Lynley Dodd
Possum Magic - Mem Fox
Felix and Alexander - Terry Denton
Pancakes for Findus - Sven Nordqvist
Love You Forever - Robert Munsch
This Is the Bear - Sarah Hayes
Old Bear - Jane Hissey
Owl Moon - Jane Yolen
Winnie the Witch - Valerie Thomas
Can't You Sleep, Little Bear? - Martin Waddell
Crocodile Beat - Gail Jorgensen
Stina - Lena Anderson
Fire-Engine Lil - Janet McLean
One Snowy Night - Nick Butterworth
Mousehole Cat - Antonia Barber
Amazing Grace - Mary Hoffman
Window - Jeannie Baker
Slinky Malinki - Lynley Dodd
T'choupi - Thierry Courtin
Frog in Winter - Max Velthuijs
Where's My Teddy? - Jez Alborough
Okilélé - Claude Ponti
Sleep Well, Little Bear - Quint Buchholz
Poems for the Very Young - Michael Rosen
Guess How Much I Love You - Sam McBratney
The Story of the Little Mole - Werner Holzwarth
Garden of Little Creatures - Antoon Krings
Clown - Quentin Blake
Runaway Train - Benedict Blathwayt
Bad Habits! - Babette Cole
Pumpkin Soup - Helen Cooper
Molly Goes Shopping - Eva Eriksson
The Magic Pocket - Michio Mado
Rosa Goes To Daycare - Barbro Lindgren
Jamela's Dress - Niki Daly
Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs - Ian Whybrow
The Gruffalo - Julia Donaldson
Crispin - Ted Dewan
Max - Bob Graham
Olivia - Ian Falconer
Madlenka - Peter Sis
Marc Just Couldn't Sleep - Gabriela Keselman
The Widemouthed Frog - Francine Vidal
Tatu and Patu in Helsinki - Aino Havukainen and Sami Toivonen
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! - Mo Willems
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale - Mo Willems
Unknown or Forgotten Princesses - Philippe Lechermeier
Lost and Found - Oliver Jeffers



message 3: by Phillip (new)

Phillip Edwards Age 5+


Traditional Chinese Folktales - Unknown
Tales of Otogizōshi - Unknown
The Adventures of Peach Boy - Unknown
Fairy Tales from the Past - Charles Perrault
Grimms' Fairy Tales - Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
A Visit from St. Nicholas - Clement Clarke Moore
Fifty Fables for Children - Wilhelm Hey
The Emperor's New Clothes - Hans Christian Andersen
The Little Mermaid - Hans Christian Andersen
The Ugly Duckling - Hans Christian Andersen
Book of Nonsense - Edward Lear
Max and Moritz - Heinrich Christian Wilhelm Busch
The Magic Fishbone - Charles Dickens
The House that Jack Built - Unknown
Cole's Funny Picture Book - Edward William Cole
A Child's Garden of Verses - Robert Louis Stevenson
The Blue Fairy Book - Andrew Lang
The Jungle Book - Rudyard Kipling
Perez the Mouse - Luis Colorna
Just So Stories - Rudyard Kipling
The Dutch Twins - Lucy Fitch Perkins
The Adventures of Maya the Bee - Waldemar Bonsels
Josephine and Her Dolls - H. C. Cradock
The Magic Pudding - Norman Lindsay
Tales of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie - May Gibbs
Ameliaranne and the Green Umbrella - Constance Hewerd
Rupert the Bear - Mary Tourtel
Velveteen Rabbit - Margery Williams
Come Hither - Walter de la Mare
When We Were Very Young - A. A. Milne
Now We Are Six - A. A. Milne
Milly-Molly-Mandy Stories - Joyce Lankester Brisley
Millions of Cats - Wanda Gag
The Squirrel, the Hare and the Little Grey Rabbit - Alison Uttley
All About Doggie and Pussycat - Josef Capek
The Wonderful Farm - Marcel Aymé
Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain - Edward Ardizzone
Elsie Piddock Skips in Her Sleep - Eleanor Farjeon
Mr. Popper's Penguins - Richard Atwater
The Little Wooden Horse - Ursula M. Williams
Caps for Sale - Esphyr Slobodkina
Michka - Marie Colmont
The Little Red Engine Gets a Name - Diana Ross
Tweet Tweet - Ludmila Podjavorinská
Tales and Legends - Javier Villafañe
Pippi Longstocking - Astrid Lindgren
Stone Soup - Marcia Brown
The Dolls' House - Rumer Godden
My Father's Dragon - Ruth S. Gannett
Blueberries for Sal - Robert McCloskey
Apoutsiak - Paul-Emile Victor
Foxie - Ingri and Edgar Parin D'Aulaire
Peanuts - Charles M. Schulz
Roule Galette - Natha Caputo
One Morning in Maine - Robert McCloskey
The Bears on Hemlock Mountain - Alice Dalgliesh
The Biggest Bear - Lynd Ward
The Little Horse Bus - Graham Greene
Charlotte's Web - E. B. White
Marlaguette - Marie Colmont
Jip and Janneke - Annie M. G. Schmidt
Teddy Robinson Stories - Joan G. Robinson
Detectives in Togas - Henry Winterfeld
Harold and the Purple Crayon - Crockett Johnson
Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf - Catherine Storr
A Toad Who Wanted to Be a Star - Oscar Alfaro
Italian Folktales - Italo Calvino
A Tree Is Nice - Janice May Udry
Captain Pugwash - John Ryan
Crictor - Tomi Ungerer
Chanticleer and the Fox - Barbara Cooney
Little Old Mrs. Pepperpot - Alf Prøysen
Little Nicholas - René Goscinny
Are You My Mother? - P. D. Eastman
The Orange Cow - Nathan Hale
The Three Robbers - Tomi Ungerer
Old Master Q - Wong Chak
The Robber Hotzenplotz - Otfried Preußler
The Snowy Day - Ezra Jack Keats
Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present - Charlotte Zolotow
Borka - John Burningham
Swimmy - Leo Lionni
Amelia Bedelia - Peggy Parish
The Dreams of the Toad - Javier Villafañe
The Black Smurfs - Peyo
Flat Stanley - Jeff Brown
The Giving Tree - Shel Silverstein
Dailan Kifki - Maria Elena Walsh
Gumdrop - Val Biro
Frederick - Leo Lionni
Cion Cion Blue - Pinin Carpi
The Tiger Who Came to Tea - Judith Kerr
The Best Nest - P. D. Eastman
Kangaroo for All - Gloria Fuertes
Ramona the Pest - Beverly Cleary
A Necklace of Raindrops - Joan Aiken
The Duck in the Gun - Joy Cowley
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble - William Steig
A Lion in the Meadow - Margaret Mahy
Joseph's Yard - Charles Keeping
Frog and Toad Are Friends - Arnold Lobel
Mog the Forgetful Cat - Judith Kerr
Figgie Hobbin - Charles Causley
Hodja from Pjort - Ole Lund Kirkegaard
Tow Truck Pluk - Annie M. G. Schmidt
Leo the Late Bloomer - Robert Kraus
Amos & Boris - William Steig
Balloon Cat - Keiko Sena
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day - Judith Viorst
The Giant Jam Sandwich - Janet Burroway
Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish - Michael Foreman
The Companions - Lygia Bojunga Nunes
The Real Thief - William Steig
Mind Your Own Business - Michael Rosen
Where the Sidewalk Ends - Shel Silverstein
The Worst Witch - Jill Murphy
Strega Nona - Tomie DePaola
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears - Verna Aardema
Mr. and Mrs. Pig's Evening Out - Mary Rayner
John Brown, Rose and the Midnight Cat - Jenny Wagner
Come Away from the Water, Shirley - John Burningham
The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch - Ronda Armitage
Teo Discovers the World - Violeta Denou
On the Antilles Sea in a Paper Boat - Nicolas Gullén
Fungus the Bogeyman - Raymond Briggs
Loon's Necklace - William Toye
A Walk in the Park - Anthony Browne
Miss Nelson Is Missing! - Harry Allard
Anno's Journey - Mitsumasa Anno
The Cat That Lived a Million Times - Yoko Sano
The Battle of Bubble and Squeak - Philippa Pearce
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs - Judi Barrett
The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses - Paul Goble
A Pocket for Corduroy - Don Freeman
The Quinkins - Percy Trezise and Dick Roughsey
The Enormous Crocodile - Roald Dahl
Haunted House - Jan Pieńkowski
The Prince of Motordu - Pef
Not Now, Bernard - David McKee
The Paper Bag Princess - Robert Munsch
Jumanji - Chris Van Allsburg
Mr. Fox - Gavin Bishop
A Chair for My Mother - Vera B. Williams
Doctor De Soto - William Steig
Two Little Bears - Hanna Muschg
The Big Sister - Siv Widerberg
Dragon Ball - Akira Toriyama
Mr. Majeika - Humphrey Carpenter
The New Kid on the Block - Jack Prelutsky
Katie Morag Delivers the Mail - Mairi Hedderwick
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie - Laura Joffe Numeroff
The People Could Fly - Virginia Hamilton
Not So Fast Songololo - Niki Daly
Linnea in Monet's Garden - Christina Björk
The Polar Express - Chris Van Allsburg
The Jolly Postman - Allan Ahlberg
Animalia - Graeme Base
Hey, Al - Arthur Yorinks
The Hound of the Mound and the Frog of the Bog - Ana Maria Machado
Lend Me Your Wings - John Agard
Henry and Mudge - Cynthia Rylant
My Place - Nadia Wheatley
The Hodgeheg - Dick King-Smith
A Balloon for Grandad - Nigel Gray
Anancy Spiderman - James Berry
Drac and the Gremlin - Allan Baillie
Matilda - Roald Dahl
The Keeping Quilt - Patricia Polacco
Joyful Noise - Paul Fleischman
Lon Po Po - Ed Young
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs - Jon Scieszka
Oh, the Places You'll Go! - Dr. Seuss
Else-Marie and Her Seven Little Daddies - Pija Lindenbaum
My Friend Percy's Magical Gym Shoes - Ulf Stark
Tar Beach - Faith Ringgold
The Stinky Cheese Man - Jon Scieszka
The Little Bird - Paro Anand
Friends from the Other Side - Gloria Anzaldüa
Stellaluna - Janell Cannon
Horrid Henry - Francesca Simon
Old Tom - Leigh Hobbs
Jennifer Jones Won't Leave Me Alone - Frieda Wishinsky
Math Curse - Jon Scieszka
Moka the Cow - Agostino Traini
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse - Kevin Henkes
The Sea at the End of the Forest - Pinin Carpi
My Kingdom for a Horse - Ana Maria Machado
The Great Escape from City Zoo - Tohby Riddle
Henry and Amy - Stephen Michael King
A Bad Case of Stripes - David Shannon
Rumplestiltskin and Other Grimm Tales - Carol Ann Duffy
The Death Book - Pernilla Stalfelt
I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato - Lauren Child
Foxie - Margaret Wild
The Three Pigs - David Wiesner
Dodo Gets Married - Petra Mathers
Ug: Boy Genius of the Stone Age - Raymond Briggs
The Love Book - Pernilla Stalfelt
That Pesky Rat - Lauren Child
Beegu - Alexis Deacon
Bridget and the Moose Brothers - Pija Lindenbaum
The Day the Babies Crawled Away - Peggy Rathmann
The Biggest Kiss in the World - R. Chávez Castañeda
I Hate School - Jeanne Willis
Skippyjon Jones - Judy Schachner
Constable Sniffler - Asko Sirkiä
The Girl and the Jackdaw Tree - Riitta Jalonen
You're All My Favourites - Sam McBratney
Are We There Yet? - Alison Lester
The Sea Monster - Christopher Wormell
Zen Shorts - Jon J. Muth
Leonardo, the Terrible Monster - Mo Willems
Llama, Llama, Red Pajama - Anna Dewdney
Wolves - Emily Gravett
The Boy Who Grew Flowers - Jen Wojtowicz
Snip Snap - Mara Bergman
The Night Pirates - Peter Harris
Flotsam - David Wiesner
In Mr. Thunder's House - Guido Quarzo
The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon - Mini Grey



message 4: by Phillip (new)

Phillip Edwards Age 8+


Aesop's Fables - Aesop
Arabian Nights - Unknown
Fairy Tales - Marie Catherine Baronne D'Aulnoy
Robinson the Younger - Johann Heinrich Campe
Tales from Shakespeare - Charles and Mary Lamb
The Swiss Family Robinson - Johann D. Wyss
The Nutcracker and Other Tales - E. T. A. Hoffmann
The Pied Piper of Hamelin - Robert Browning
A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
Der Struwwelpeter - Heinrich Hoffmann
Morality Tales - Rafael Pombo
The Water Babies - Charles Kingsley
Sophie's Misfortunes - Sophie Rostopchine, Countess of Ségur
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There - Lewis Carroll
At the Back of the North Wind - George MacDonald
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain
Black Beauty - Anna Sewell
The Cuckoo Clock - Mrs. Molesworth
The Princess and the Goblin - George MacDonald
Nobody's Boy - Hector Malot
Simple National Slovak Tales - Pavol Dobšinský
Uncle Remus Stories - Joel Chandler Harris
The Prince and the Pauper - Mark Twain
Bevis - Richard Jefferies
Pinocchio - Carlo Collodi
Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
Little Lord Fauntleroy - Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Canterville Ghost - Oscar Wilde
The Happy Prince - Oscar Wilde
Carrot Top - Jules Renard
Moonfleet - J. Meade Falkner
The Black Corsair - Emilio Salgari
The Story of the Treasure Seekers - E. Nesbit
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - Lyman Frank Baum
Queen of the Caribbean - Emilio Salgari
Sussi and Biribissi - Collodi Nipote
Five Children and It - E. Nesbit
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm - Kate Douglas Wiggin
The Bobbsey Twins - Laura Lee Hope
A Little Princess - Frances Hodgson Burnett
Captain Storm - Emilio Salgari
Bécassine - Jacqueline Rivière
Paul Street Boys - Ferenc Molnár
Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens - JM Barrie
Cautionary Tales for Children - Hilaire Belloc
Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar - Maurice Leblanc
The Wonderful Adventures of Nils - Selma Lagerlöf
The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
Anne of Green Gables - Lucy Maud Montgomery
The Extraordinary Adventures of Massagran - Josep Maria Folch i Torres
The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Adventures of Gian Burrasca - Vamba
Nesthäkchen - Else Ury
Pollyanna - Eleanor H. Porter
Platero and I - Juan Ramón Jiménez
The Young Visiters - Daisy Ashford
The Story of Doctor Dolittle - Hugh Lofting
Just William - Richmal Crompton
The Boxcar Children - Gertrude Chandler Warner
The School at the Châlet - Elinor M. Brent-Dyer
The Hardy Boys 1: The Tower Treasure - Franklin W. Dixon
Tintin in the Land of the Soviets - Hergé
Emil and the Detectives - Erich Kästner
What Celia Says - Elena Fortún
Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
The Secret of the Old Clock - Carolyn Keene
Kubula and Kuba Kubikula - Vladislav Vančura
The Red U: A Story for Lads - Wilhelm Matthiessen
Little House in the Big Woods - Laura Ingalls Wilder
Farmer Boy - Laura Ingalls Wilder
Professor Branestawm - Norman Hunter
Night on the Galactic Railroad - Kenji Miyazawa
Mary Poppins - P. L. Travers
Little House on the Prairie - Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Good Master - Kate Seredy
The Box of Delights - John Masefield
A Pony for Jean - Joanna Cannan
Ballet Shoes - Noel Streatfeild
Worzel Gummidge - Barbara Euphan Todd
Pigeon Post - Arthur Ransome
The Adventures of the Wishing Chair - Enid Blyton
The Far-Distant Oxus - K. Hull and P. Whitlock
The Family from One End Street - Eve Garnett
The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
The Red Pony - John Steinbeck
My Friend Mr. Leakey - J. B. S. Haldane
The Circus is Coming - Noel Streatfeild
The Sword in the Stone - TH White
Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats - T. S. Eliot
The Ship That Flew - Hilda Lewis
A Traveller in Time - Alison Uttley
Lassie Come-Home - Eric Knight
Betsy-Tacy - Maud Hart Lovelace
The Black Stallion - Walter Farley
The Swish of the Curtain - Pamela Brown
The Little Grey Men - B. B.
Five on a Treasure Island - Enid Blyton
The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupéry
The Hundred Dresses - Eleanor Estes
Brendon Chase - B. B.
Rabbit Hill - Robert Lawson
Wind on the Moon - Eric Linklater
Stuart Little - E. B. White
The Bears' Famous Invasion of Sicily - Dino Buzzati
Lucky Luke - Arizona 1880 - Morris
The Little White Horse - Elizabeth Goudge
Mistress Masham's Repose - T. H. White
Comet in Moominland - Tove Jansson
The School for Cats - Esther Averill
Misty of Chincoteague - Marguetite Henry
Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School - Frank Richards
The Twenty-One Balloons - William Pène Du Bois
Hurrah for St. Trinian's - Ronald Searle
The Fantastic Antoñita - Borita Casas
Autumn Term - Antonia Forest
Finn Family Moomintroll - Tove Jansson
Amazon Adventure - Willard Price
Children on the Oregon Trail - A. Rutgers van der Loeff
The Thirteen Clocks - James Thurber
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - C. S. Lewis
The Princess Who Had Magic Fingers - Maria Luisa Gefaell
Adventurous Tales of Machu Picchu - Ciro Alegria
Tales of Uncle Rabbit - Euclides Jaramillo
Kimba - Osama Tezuka
Prince Caspian - C. S. Lewis
Little Onion - Gianni Rodari
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader - C. S. Lewis
The Borrowers - Mary Norton
Astro Boy (Mighty Atom) - Osamu Tezuka
Marcelino, Bread and Wine - José Maria Sánchez Silva
Jennings and Darbishire - Anthony Buckeridge
Down with Skool! - Geoffrey Willans
A Kid for Two Farthings - Wolf Mankowitz
Half Magic - Edward Eager
The Children of Green Knowe - Lucy Boston
A Child's Christmas in Wales - Dylan Thomas
The Wheel on the School - Meindert DeJong
Hobberdy Dick - Katharine M. Briggs
Little Bookroom - Eleanor Farjeon
Minnow on the Say - Philippa Pearce
A Hundred Million Francs - Paul Berna
Old Yeller - Fred Gipson
The Hundred and One Dalmatians - Dodie Smith
The Warden's Niece - Gillian Avery
Thorn Castle - István Fekete
Gaston - André Franquin et al.
Tom's Midnight Garden - Philippa Pearce
Warrior Scarlet - Rosemary Sutcliff
Mort and Phil - Francisco Ibáñez
Walkabout - James Vance Marshall
The Boy, the Swallow and the Cat - Miguel Buñuel
My Great-Grandfather and I - James Krüss
The Cricket in Times Square - George Selden
The Bonny Pit Laddie - Frederick Grice
Knight's Fee - Rosemary Sutcliff
Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver - Michael Ende
Astérix the Gaul - René Goscinny
The Incredible Journey - Sheila Burnford
James and the Giant Peach - Roald Dahl
Fantômette - Georges Chaulet
Six Companions - Paul-Jacques Bonzon
The Phantom Tollbooth - Norton Juster
Where the Red Fern Grows - Wilson Rawls
D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths - Ingri and Edgar Parin D'Aulaire
The Winged Watchman - Hilda van Stockum
A Dog So Small - Philippa Pearce
The Garden - Jiři Trnka
The Wolves of Willoughby Chase - Joan Aiken
The Little Pot Boiler - Spike Milligan
How the Whale Became - Ted Hughes
The Seasons in the City - Italo Calvino
Stig of the Dump - Clive King
Uncle - J. P. Martin
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - Ian Fleming
The White Stone - Gunnel Linde
Harriet the Spy - Louise Fitzhugh
The Adventures of Rupert the Toad - Roy Berocay



message 5: by Phillip (last edited Nov 22, 2009 05:05PM) (new)

Phillip Edwards Age 8+ (continued)


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
Shy Violet - Giana Anguissola
The Book of Three - Lloyd Alexander
Nurse Matilda - Christianna Brand
Elidor - Alan Garner
The Little Fox - István Fekete
The Mouse and the Motorcycle - Beverly Cleary
Telephone Tales - Gianni Rodari
The King of Copper Mountains - Paul Biegel
Ash Road - Ivan Southall
The Magic Finger - Roald Dahl
Graveyard Kitaro - Shigeru Mizuki
The Hedgehog Tree - Antonio Gramsci
The Mouse and His Child - Russell Hoban
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler - E. L. Konigsburg
The Goalkeeper's Revenge - Bill Naughton
D'Aulaires' Norse Gods and Giants - Ingri and Edgar Parin D'Aulaire
Tales of the Rue Broca - Pierre Gripari
A Wizard of Earthsea - Ursula K. Le Guin
The Iron Man: A Children's Story in Five Nights - Ted Hughes
My Sweet-Orange Tree - José Mauro de Vasconcelos
Doraemon: Gadget Cat from the Future - Fujiko Fujio
A Pair of Jesus Boots - Sylvia Sherry
Charlotte Sometimes - Penelope Farmer
The Little Captain - Paul Biegel
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. - Judy Blume
When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit - Judith Kerr
Friday, or The Savage Life - Michel Tournier
The Shrinking of Treehorn - Florence Parry Heide
The Carpet People - Terry Pratchett
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH - Robert C. O'Brien
The Cucumber King - Christine Nöstlinger
Watership Down - Richard Adams
Efrem the Knight - Mino Milani
The Ghost of Thomas Kempe - Penelope Lively
Stradbroke Dreamtime - Noonuccal Oodgeroo
The Eighteenth Emergency - Betsy Byars
Chlorophyll from the Blue Sky - Bianca Pitzorno
The Brothers Lionheart - Astrid Lindgren
Crusade in Jeans - Thea Beckman
Grinny - Nicholas Fisk
The Fib - George Layton
Conrad: The Factory-Made Boy - Christine Nöstlinger
Granny - Peter Härtling
The Stone Book - Alan Garner
Ordinary Jack - Helen Cresswell
Bridge to Terabithia - Katherine Paterson
The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler - Gene Kemp
Storm Boy - Colin Thiele
Charmed Life - Diana Wynne Jones
The Little Man Dressed in Gray - Fernando Alonso
The Kaziranga Trail - Arup Kumar Dutta
Under the Mountain - Maurice Gee
Fray Perico and His Donkey - Juan Muñoz
Anastasia Krupnik - Lois Lowry
Jacob I Have Loved - Katherine Paterson
Night Swimmers - Betsy Byars
Superfudge - Judy Blume
The Indian in the Cupboard - Lynne Reid Banks
Nothing to Be Afraid Of - Jan Mark
Jules's Rat - Peter Hacks
Goodnight Mister Tom - Michelle Magorian
Ronia, the Robber's Daughter - Astrid Lindgren
The BFG - Roald Dahl
The Haunting - Margaret Mahy
The Rattle Bag - ed. Seamus Heaney & Ted Hughes
When the Wind Blows - Raymond Briggs
Me in the Middle - Ana Maria Machado
Schoolboy Jia Li - Qin Wenjun
The Demon Headmaster - Gillian Cross
Max and Sally - Miloš Macourek
War Horse - Michael Morpurgo
The Sheep-Pig - Dick King-Smith
Sunday's Child - Gudrun Mebs
Please Mrs. Butler - Allan Ahlberg
Mouth Open, Story Jump Out - Grace Hallworth
The Eye of the Wolf - Daniel Pennac
Tomb Raiders - Odile Weulersse
Pirate's Heart - Benno Pludra
Storm Boy - Kevin Crossley-Holland
Sarah, Plain and Tall - Patricia MacLachlan
Journey to Jo'burg - Beverley Naidoo
The Valley of the Fireflies - Gloria Cecilia Diaz
Why the Whales Came - Michael Morpurgo
Gargling With Jelly - Brian Patten
The Hounds of the Morrigan - Pat O'Shea
Redwall - Brian Jacques
The Snow Spider - Jenny Nimmo
Whipping Boy - Sid Fleischman
I Am Susannah - Libby Gleeson
Quirky Tails - Paul Jennings
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale - John Steptoe
A Thief in the Village - James Berry
My Friend the Painter - Lygia Bojunga
The Whale Rider - Witi Ihimaera
Pit Pony - Joyce Barkhouse
Two Weeks with the Queen - Morris Gleitzman
Hayflower and Quiltshoe - Sinikka and Tiina Mopola
Merryll of the Stones - Brian Casewell
Bill's New Frock - Anne Fine
Truckers - Terry Pratchett
Haroun and the Sea of Stories - Salman Rushdie
The Painted House - Montserrat del Amo
Maniac Magee - Jerry Spinelli
Shiloh - Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
The Story of Tracy Beaker - Jacqueline Wilson
Only You Can Save Mankind - Terry Pratchett
The Last Giants - François Place
Almost Everyone Could Topple - Toon Tellegen
The Giver - Lois Lowry
Manolito Gafotas - Elvira Lindo
A Mole Always Turns Up On Its Own - Hanna Johansen
The Bed and Breakfast Star - Jacqueline Wilson
Way Home - Libby Hathorn
Stories to Fernando - Ema Wolf
Halinka - Mirjam Pressler
Watch Out for the Cat - Silvana Gandolfi
Poordog that Starved - Graciela Montes
45 & 47 Stella Street and Everything that Happened - Elizabeth Honey
Tashi - Anna & Barbara Fienberg
Clockwork - Philip Pullman
The View from Saturday - E. L. Konigsburg
Johnny and the Bomb - Terry Pratchett
The Story of a Seagull - Luis Sepúlveda
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - J. K. Rowling
Fire, Bed and Bone - Henrietta Branford
Matthias and Grandpa - Roberto Piumini
Toby - Graciela Beatriz Cabal
The Composition - Antonio Skármeta
Skellig - David Almond
Just Annoying! - Andy Griffiths
My Girragundji - Meme McDonald and Boori Pryor
The Sterkarm Handshake - Susan Price
The Dog with the Yellow Heart - Jutta Richter
Clarice Bean: That's Me - Lauren Child
A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning - Lemony Snicket
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - J. K. Rowling
Kensuke's Kingdom - Michael Morpurgo
Hitler's Daughter - Jackie French
Something's Fishy, Hazel Green! - Odo Hirsch
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - J. K. Rowling
The Day I Learned To Tame Spiders - Jutta Richter
Cirque du Freak: A Living Nightmare - Darren Shan
Because of Winn-Dixie - Kate DiCamillo
Father Grew Wings in Spring - Tomi Kontio
Stormbreaker - Anthony Horowitz
The Papunya School Book - Nadia Wheatley
The Vile Village - Lemony Snicket
Rupert the Rapper and Aunt Deep Freeze - Sinikka and Tiina Mopola
Mortal Engines - Philip Reeve
Artemis Fowl - Eoin Colfer
Journey to the River Sea - Eva Ibbotson
Aldabra - Silvana Gandolfi
Barrumbi Kids - Leonie Norrington
Utterly Me, Clarice Bean - Lauren Child
The Wolves in the Walls - Neil Gaiman
The Field Guide - Holly Black
The Naming of Tishkin Silk - Glenda Millard
Inkheart - Cornelia Funke
Three Fairy Tales - Gustavo Martin Garzo
The Tale of Despereaux - Kate DiCamillo
Millions - Frank Cottrell Boyce
Wolf Brother - Michelle Paver
Ark Angel - Anthony Horowitz
Rabbit and Coyote - Beatriz Donnet
The Cat: Or, How I Lost Eternity - Jutta Richter
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas - John Boyne
The Arrival - Shaun Tan
The Invention of Hugo Cabret - Brian Selznick
The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman



message 6: by Phillip (new)

Phillip Edwards Age 12+


Bertoldo, Bertoldino, and Cacasenno - Giulio Cesare Croce and A. Banchieri
Robinson Crusoe - Daniel Defoe
Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift
The Adventures of Baron Münchhausen - Gottfried August Bürger
The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
The Children of the New Forest - Captain Frederick Marryat
The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Rose and the Ring - William Makepeace Thackeray
Tom Brown's Schooldays - Thomas Hughes
The Coral Island - Robert Michael Ballantyne
Eric, or Little by Little - Frederic W. Farrar
Captain Fracasse - Théophile Gautier
Journey to the Centre of the Earth - Jules Verne
The Good Little Devil - Sophie Rostopchine, Comtesse de Ségur
Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea - Jules Verne
What Katy Did - Susan Coolidge
Around The World in Eighty Days - Jules Verne
Heidi's Wandering and Learning Years - Johanna Spyri
The Fifth Form at St. Dominic's - Talbot Baines Reed
With Clive in India - George Alfred Henty
Kidnapped - Robert Louis Stevenson
Heart - Edmondo De Amicis
Seven Little Australians - Ethel Turner
The Prisoner of Zenda - Anthony Hope
The Treasure in Silver Lake - Karl May
Eclipse of the Crescent Moon - Géza Gárdonyi
The Tigers of Mompracem - Emilio Salgari
The Hound of the Baskervilles - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Call of the Wild - Jack London
Jolanda, Daughter of the Black Corsair - Emilio Salgari
White Fang - Jack London
The Railway Children - E. Nesbit
The Fortunes of Philippa - Angela Brazil
Jock of the Bushveld - Percy Fitzpatrick
The Mystery of the Yellow Room - Gaston Leroux
A Girl of the Limberlost - Gene Stratton-Porter
The War of the Buttons - Louis Pergaud
Tales of the Jungle - Horacio Quiroga
The Cave Children - Alois Theodor Sonnleitner
The Dark Frigate - Charles B. Hawes
In Medeleni - Ionel Teodoreanu
Emily Climbs - Lucy Maud Montgomery
Tarka the Otter - Henry Williamson
Ede and Unku - Alex Wedding
The Camels Are Coming (A Biggles Adventure) - Captain W. E. Johns
The Children from Number 67 - Lisa Tetzner and Kurt Held
Missing from Saint-Agil - Pierre Véry
Caddie Woodlawn - Carol Ryrie Brink
The Happy Return - C. S. Forester
The Yearling - Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Cue for Treason - Geoffrey Trease
Red Zora - Kurt Held
We Couldn't Leave Dinah - Mary Treadgold
My Friend Flicka - Mary O'Hara
Johnny Tremain - Esther Forbes
Woods of Windri - Violet Needham
The Otterbury Incident - Cecil Day-Lewis
I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith
Metropolis - Osamu Tezuka
The Path - Miguel Delibes
Big Tiger and Christian - Fritz Mühlenweg
The Catcher in the Rye - J. D. Salinger
The Wool-Pack: A Tale of Adventure - Cynthia Harnett
The Sons of the Great Bear - Liselotte Welskopf-Henrich
Adventures of the Ingenious Alfanhuí - Rafael Sánchez Ferlosio
The Cloven Viscount - Italo Calvino
King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table - Roger Lancelyn Green
Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
Eagle of the Ninth - Rosemary Sutcliff
The Fellowship of the Ring - J. R. R. Tolkien
Lord of the Flies - William Golding
Carry On, Mr. Bowditch - Jean Lee Latham
Viking's Dawn - Henry Treece
Captain Thunder - Victor Mora
Neitah: A Girl in the Far North - Edith Klatt
The Silver Sword - Ian Serraillier
The Cherry Kids - Constantin Chirita
Rifles for Watie - Harold Keith
The Baron in the Trees - Italo Calvino
The Witch of Blackbird Pond - Elizabeth George Speare
The Silver Brumby - Elyne Mitchell
Marianne Dreams - Catherine Storr
The Lion - Joseph Kessel
Friday's Tunnel - John Verney
Zazie in the Metro - Raymond Queneau
My Side of the Mountain - Jean Craighead George
The Nonexistent Knight - Italo Calvino
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
The Weirdstone of Brisingamen - Alan Garner
Island of the Blue Dolphins - Scott O'Dell
Tangara - Nan Chauncy
Friedrich - Hans-Peter Richter
A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle
The Letter for the King - Tonke Dragt
The Twelve and the Genii - Pauline Clarke
Time of Trial - Hester Burton
I Am David - Anne Holm
Pastures of the Blue Crane - H. F. Brinsmead
The Stowaway of the Ulysses - Ana Maria Matute
Gentle Ben - Walt Morey
The Min-Min - Mavis Thorpe-Clark
The Owl Service - Alan Garner
The Outsiders - S. E. Hinton
Flambards - K. M. Peyton
Smith - Leon Garfield
The Dolphin Crossing - Jill Paton Walsh
Picnic at Hanging Rock - Joan Lindsay
The Pigman - Paul Zindel
A Kestrel for a Knave - Barry Hines
Chocky - John Wyndham
The Cay - Theodore Taylor
Sounder - William H. Armstrong
Where the Lilies Bloom - Vera and Bill Cleaaver
The Edge of the Cloud - K. M. Peyton
Oscar at the South Pole - Carmen Kurtz
The Summer of the Swans - Betsy Byars
The Lark and the Laurel - Barbara Willard
Grover - Vera and Bill Cleaaver
I'm the King of the Castle - Susan Hill
A Long Way from Verona - Jane Gardam
Winter in Wartime - Jan Terlouw
No Way of Telling - Emma Smith
Across the Barricade - Joan Lingard
The Summer Book - Tove Jansson
Julie of the Wolves - Jean Craighead George
Stories from the Year One Thousand - Tonino Guerra
The Spirit Wind - Max Fatchen
Fly Away Home! - Christine Nöstlinger
The Nargun and the Stars - Patricia Wrightson
The Slave Dancer - Paula Fox
The Friends - Rosa Guy
The Dark is Rising - Susan Cooper
Carrie's War - Nina Bawden
M. C. Higgins, the Great - Virginia Hamilton
Nobody's Family Is Going to Change - Louise Fitzhugh
The Trouble with Donovan Croft - Bernard Ashley
Who Does This Kid Take After? - Eva Janikovsky
The Chocolate War - Robert Cormier
Twopence a Tub - Susan Price
Tuck Everlasting - Natalie Babbitt
The Machine Gunners - Robert Westall
The Peppermint Pig - Nina Bawden
Crisis on Conshelf Ten - Monica Hughes
The October Child - Eleanor Spence
Dragonsong - Anne McCaffrey
Bilgewater - Jane Gardam
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry - Mildred D. Taylor
Thunder and Lightnings - Jan Mark
First of Midnight - Marjorie Darke
Underground to Canada - Barbara Smucker
The Westing Game - Ellen Raskin
Hey, Dollface - Deborah Hautzig
After the First Death - Robert Cormier
Tulku - Peter Dickinson
Neverending Story - Michael Ende
My One-legged Friend and Me - Anna-Liisa Haakana
Playing Beatie Bow - Ruth Park
The Sentinels - Peter Carter
Homecoming - Cynthia Voight
The Scarecrows - Robert Westall
Agnes Cecilia - Maria Gripe
The Island on Bird Street - Uri Orlev
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ - Sue Townsend
The Village by the Sea - Anita Desai
Nausicaä - Hayao Miyazaki
Handles - Jan Mark
A Parcel of Patterns - Jill Paton Walsh
Talking in Whispers - James Watson
Hating Alison Ashley - Robin Klein
Brother in the Land - Robert Swindells
Badger on the Barge - Janni Howker
The Changeover - Margaret Mahy
The Ruby in the Smoke - Philip Pullman
Johnny, My Friend - Peter Pohl
Hatchet - Gary Paulson
Taronga - Victor Kelleher
The Ghost Drum - Susan Price
Madame Doubtfire - Anne Fine
Strollers - Lesley Beake
The Cloud - Gudrun Pausewang
Alex - Tessa Duder
The Devil's Arithmetic - Jane Yolen
A Pack of Lies - Geraldine McCaughrean
Caperucita in Manhattan - Carmen Martin Gaite
Number the Stars - Lois Lowry
Thunderwith - Libby Hathorn
Strange Objects - Gary Crew
Redwork - Michael Bedard
Rocco - Sherryl Jordan
The Visits - Silvia Schujer
Dear Nobody - Berlie Doherty
Listen to My Heart - Bianca Pitzorno
Memoirs of a Basque Cow - Bernardo Atxaga
Looking for Alibrandi - Melina Marchetta
There Will Be Wolves - Karleen Bradford
Pagan's Crusade - Catherine Jinks
Flour Babies - Anne Fine
Titeuf - Zep
See Ya, Simon - David Hill
Heart's Delight - Per Nilsson
Tomorrow, When the War Began - John Marsden
Some of the Kinder Planets - Tim Wynne-Jones
Rowan of Rin - Emily Rodda
The Gathering - Isobelle Carmody
Gold Dust - Geraldine McCaughrean
Dougy - James Moloney
Stone Cold - Robert Swindells
Foxspell - Gillian Rubinstein
Walk Two Moons - Sharon Creech
Switchers - Kate Thompson
Whispers in the Graveyard - Theresa Breslin
See How They Run - David McRobbie
A Jump into the Other World - Bruno Tognolini
When the World Was Still Young - Jürg Schubiger
Northern Lights - Philip Pullman
When the Snow Fell - Henning Mankell
Peeling the Onion - Wendy Orr
The Gifting - Sophie Masson
Out of the Dust - Karen Hesse
Dedly, Unna? - Phillip Gwynne
River Boy - Tim Bowler
Pig-heart Boy - Malorie Blackman
Holes - Louis Sacher
The Crowstarver - Dick King-Smith
I Am Not Esther - Fleur Beale
Bud, Not Buddy - Christopher Paul Curtis
Stony Heart Country - David Metzenthen
The Illustrated Mum - Jacqueline Wilson
Not Chicago, Not Here. - Kirsten Boie
Postcards from No Man's Land - Aidan Chambers
Thursday's Child - Sonya Hartnett
The Wind Singer - William Nicholson
Troy - Adèle Geras
Witch Child - Celia Rees
Oh, Boy! - Marie-Aude Murail
Arthur - Kevin Crossley-Holland
Coram Boy - Jamila Gavin
Refugee Boy - Benjamin Zephaniah
Noughts and Crosses - Malorie Blackman
I Am Polleke - Hguus Kuijer
Walking Naked - Alyssa Brugman
The Slightly True Story of Cedar B. Hartley - Martine Murray
Across the Nightingale Floor - Lian Hearn
Parvana's Journey - Deborah Ellis
The Messenger - Markus Zusak
Dragonkeeper - Carole Wilkinson
Crispin - Avi
Four Sisters - Malika Ferdjoukh
Slaves of Quentaris - Paul Collins
The Keys to the Kingdom: Mister Monday - Garth Nix
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
The Fire-Eaters - David Almond
Private Peaceful - Michael Morpurgo
Keeper - Mal Peet
The Amulet of Samarkand - Jonathan Stroud
The Running Man - Michael Gerard Bauer
By the River - Steven Herrick
A Boat in the Forest - Paola Mastrocola
How I Live Now - Meg Rosoff
Memories of Idhún: The Resistance - Laura Gallego
Twilight - Stephenie Meyer
Grimpow - Rafael Abalos
New Policeman - Kate Thompson
My Big Birkett - Lisa Shanahan
The Red Shoe - Ursula Dubosarsky
Toby Alone - Timothée de Fombelle
Monster Blood Tattoo: Foundling - David Cornish
Winter Song - Jean-Claude Mourlevat
The Silver Jaguar - Hermann Schulz
Finding Violet Park - Jenny Valentine


message 7: by Phillip (last edited Nov 30, 2009 09:39AM) (new)

Phillip Edwards Please feel free to add any of the books listed above which, hopefully, is all 1,001 of them.

1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up by Julia Eccleshare [image error]



message 8: by Linda (last edited Nov 30, 2009 09:50AM) (new)

Linda Okay, I guess I don't understand what can be considered a children's book; I mean Catcher in the Rye and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time? I guess YA falls in this category, in which case I think "Children's Books" is a little misleading.


message 9: by Travis (new)

Travis 'To read before you grow up'?
As someone who plans on never growing up I guess I've got plenty of time to get through the list.

Though, I've got to agree that 'Catcher' doesn't strike me as a 'before you grow up' book.
I think we have an overly vague title to this list.


message 10: by Angela (new)

Angela Randall Hi all,

I've finally made the kids 1001 book list in Goodreads:
http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/...

Which also means you can use this url to view if you prefer: http://www.goodreads.com/shelf/search...

Plus, I've made all the sub-lists.

Kids 0-3 Years: http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/...

Kids 3+ Years: http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/...

Kids 5+ Years: http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/...

Kids 8+ Years: http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/...

Kids 12+ Years: http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/...

I've done my best to find English versions, but if I couldn't prove an English version existed I have listed the original language. With all this hunting around I may have messed up at some point, too. Let me know!

Hope this makes it easier for other people to find the books - It certainly is an interesting list of books!

Ange.


message 11: by Angela (new)

Angela Randall PS @Phillip - Thanks for writing the list out with all the correct accents. It really helped to find things. :)

Ange.


message 12: by Phillip (new)

Phillip Edwards You're welcome Angela. :¬)

As for the title - there certainly are some young adult novels on the list which no-one would describe as being for 'children' so they probably should have just called it "1001 Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up" - but the list title needs to match the book, so there it is.


message 13: by Ali (new)

Ali WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE!!!!!!!


message 14: by Phillip (new)

Phillip Edwards Hi Ali, I've added Where The Wild Things Are. If there are any others from the list you want to add and vote for just search for them in the box up near the top left corner - the one marked "find/add books to list".


message 15: by Phillip (last edited Aug 10, 2010 04:29PM) (new)

Phillip Edwards Sigh. Obviously 1,001 books isn't enough for some people. The Hunger Games, The Egypt Game, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle and all of those books by Bill Peet are not valid choices.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I can remove them if you like.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Grr. I just voted for 97! and it is only saying I've voted for three. Grr.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Note: "The Return of the Twelves" is the U.S. title of The Twelve and the Genii.


message 19: by Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) (last edited Aug 16, 2010 05:57AM) (new)

Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Is Hillerman's "Blessing Way" really on the original list? And, for that matter, "Asterix"?


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Asterix the Gaul is. I think Blessing Way is not.


message 21: by Shahryar (new)

Shahryar I noticed the "1001" book lists "Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens" written in 1906 and then goes on to describe the plot of "Peter and Wendy" written in 1911. "Peter and Wendy" is really good. Just know that if you search out a copy of the listed book it isn't actually the book they intended to list as one of the 1001.


message 22: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Adams Phillip wrote: "Sigh. Obviously 1,001 books isn't enough for some people. The Hunger Games, The Egypt Game, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle and all of those books by Bill Peet are not valid choices."

I read the Egypt Game when I was a child! I was maybe 9 or 10, got it from the Troll book order at my Catholic school. My daughter has been reading it off and on over the past year or so which surprised me because she LOVES anything Egyptian.


message 23: by Briar Rose (last edited Mar 24, 2012 03:35PM) (new)

Briar Rose Thank you for putting this up. I love this list. I've read about a hundred of these books, but now I'm going to start a reading challenge and see if I can read a hundred more!


message 24: by Michael (new)

Michael Mcleod This is a delightful list to browse through and vote on. I agree with a comment below, however, that some of these books (such as Animal Farm and Lord of the Flies) are not children's books.


message 25: by Cherene (new)

Cherene The list goes to 12+. Which I assume means around the 12-17 range. Both Animal Farm, Lord of the Flies, Catcher in the Rye, etc. are all common HS required English novels. Also, a great way to introduce some very sensitive subjects to teenagers.


message 26: by Fjóla (new)

Fjóla I am pretty sure that books by GoodReads author James McDonald, were not included in Julia Eccleshare's volume. This author seems to be spamming every possible list with his two books, Rainy Day Poems and Through the Milky Way on a PB&J, using fictitious accounts. They are now at the top of every other best-books-ever Listopia list ...


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Thanks for the hint -- spam removed.

While I'm at it, does anybody see anything else that doesn't belong here, either?


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Ha ... trust Susanna to find the duds even if they're buried on the back pages!

Removed as well.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Can't find all of them, but I keep looking.


message 31: by Shubham (new)

Shubham Bhargava Where is Asterix


message 32: by Cherene (new)

Cherene Asterix the Gaul is 146 on this list. Or, 540 - 8+ - under the original list.


message 33: by Cherene (new)

Cherene I'm reading this as my son ages. We've read 61 of them so far, but he just turned 5, so that means we're 161 books behind. I guess we'll start reading 2 books a night for a while.

I just had a daughter though. Now what? Ha.


message 34: by Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (last edited May 16, 2013 03:39PM) (new)

Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Have my doubts about:

#328: Dragon Howl, by Vanessa Rouse
#225: Albion Imperilled, by Ruth Thomas
#230:
Chemistry: The Atom and Elements, by April Chloe Terrazas
#224: Declan Grows Up: It's Just Not Fair, by C. Austin Lee
Page 4: several works by David Jacks
#186: Goblinheart, by Brett Axel


message 35: by Fjóla (new)

Fjóla All of the above seem to be recent books by GoodReads authors, which by default would make them suspicious to me. Author C. Austin Lee is probably self promoting by putting his books on every imaginable listopia list, although not in the same outrageous manner as the before mentioned James McDonald and his sock puppets. I find this practice really annoying. I go to GoodReads for recommendations, but it takes research to figure out that the ratings of a book that's at the top of "Best books for toddlers", "Best books for five year old girls who love sparkles" and "Best books for 12 year olds about wizards" and everything in between, all at the same time, doesn't have much credibility. I understand that authors love their books, but voting 50 times for your own book as the Most-Amazing_Picture_Book_of_the_Century doesn't make it one. Why don't they let people read it first ...


message 36: by Fjóla (new)

Fjóla I took a look at the last two pages of the list, and I'm sure more than half the books there are not from 1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up. For instance, Enid Blyton's and Tove Jansson's books have been added in mass. They are both great authors, but they only had two ore three volumes each on the 1001 list.


message 37: by Cherene (new)

Cherene 1st Page Errors:

53. The Lightening Thief - not on list.
60. Lord of the Rings Trilogy - only the Fellowship and the Hobbit are on the list and both of them are already on there.
74. Ella Enchanted - not on the list.
78. The House at Pooh Corner - not on the list, only the first collection is.
89. Alice's Adventure in Wonderland and Through the looking Glass - this IS on the list, they just have both books separately and then this one together. So I figured you might want to remove the duplicate.
90. Fantastic Mr.Fox - not on the list.
97. Mr.Piggle Wiggle - not on the list.
100. The Real Mother Goose - not on the list


message 38: by Cherene (new)

Cherene 2nd Page Errors:

104. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
116. click clack moo
120. peter and the starcatchers
132. hoot - not on the list
143. little bear
148. chronicles of narnia - the entire series was not on the list (i'm nitpicking a little, I know)
159. stardust - neil gaiman is on the list, but not this one
163. The Trumpet of the Swan
165. The Egypt Game
169. harry potter and the chamber of secrets - this one didn't make the list
171. encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective
172. Bread and Jam for Frances
174. The Tale of Tom Kitten
176. Alanna" The First Adventure
180. The Magician's Nephew
183. Animal Farm
186. Goblinheart
190. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
191. A Treasury of Hans Christian Andersen
193. Dealing With Dragons
194. Howl's Moving Castle
195. By the Shores of Silver Lake
199. The Whingdingdilly
199. Oh say can you say? - this should be 200, the list must be glitching... Weird.

Jeez, I only thought this would be a small list of books that were mistakenly put there.


message 39: by Cherene (new)

Cherene 6th page Errors: (I got bored of numerical numbers)

500. Madeline and the Gypsies
502 (should be 501). Calling on Dragons
502. Science Verse
504. (Should be 503) Jane and the Dragon
505. (should be 504) Searching for Dragons
505. Giggle, Giggle Quack
507. Island of the Aunts
508. The Littles and the Great Halloween Scare
513. My Mother, the Switch
514. On the Banks of Bayou
515. The Littles anad the Trash Tinies
515. Alexander, Who's Not (Do You Hear Me? I Mean It!) Going to Move
518. Harry Houdini, Master of Magic
521. Yours Till Niagara Falls, Abby
523. No Talking
525. Visiting Day
527. The Complete Peanuts - already submitted as "peanuts"
530. The Littles
531. Ruby Mae Has Something to Say
533. The Secret Order of the Gumm Street Girls
535. Henry's Freedom Box
537. The Wednesday Witch
538. Something Queer at the Library
539. Bear Feels Sick
540. The House Without A Christmas Tree
542. Ragged Bear
544. Freaky Friday
546. Humbug Witch
549. My Mama Says There Aren't Any Zombies, ...

The list numbers are way off there, I got too confused to fix them.

Okay, that's three pages that allowed me to stall on house work. If someone else doesn't do them I might come back and do pages 3-5 later.


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Ech. Looks like this list needs a serious cleanup ...


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Looks like an Aegean Stables to me, T-A!


message 42: by Laura (new)

Laura Themis-Athena wrote: "Ech. Looks like this list needs a serious cleanup ..."


Oh dear, another one??


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Susanna wrote: "Looks like an Aegean Stables to me, T-A!"

I absolutely concur ...


message 44: by Laura (new)

Laura Themis-Athena wrote: "Susanna wrote: "Looks like an Aegean Stables to me, T-A!"

I absolutely concur ..."


So do I...


message 45: by Ellinor (new)

Ellinor I've now done a very thorough cleanup of this list. I think I removed about half the books on it...
It helped a lot that I'm actively reading the books from the list so I was familiar with lots of the titles.
I'll keep an eye here from now on to not let such a mess up happen again...


message 46: by Laura (new)

Laura great job Ellinor


message 47: by Ellinor (new)

Ellinor Thank you!


message 48: by Ellinor (new)

Ellinor I also added a few more books from the list. Let's hope this will stop people a bit from adding random ones... There are still more than half of the books from the original list left.


message 49: by Phillip (new)

Phillip Edwards Thanks Ellinor, keeping a list this size in order is an heroic undertaking. Too much so for me I'm afraid!


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Ellinor wrote: "I've now done a very thorough cleanup of this list. I think I removed about half the books on it..."

Oh wow, Ellinor, I'm thoroughly impressed!! I know what even a single page's worth of cleanup involves ...


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