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Lianne (The Towering Pile) Lavoie (liannelavoie) | 13 comments Hello! I'm Lianne, and I'm a library technician in a K-8 school. I just recently started intentionally reading the 1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up, but I've already read 60* of them. I'll use this thread to track my progress.

*There might be more that I've read and forgotten. For example, I don't know which Beatrix Potter books I definitely read as a child. So I'm only counting books that I am 100% sure I've read.


Lianne (The Towering Pile) Lavoie (liannelavoie) | 13 comments Books I read as a kid (or at least before 2009 when I began tracking my reading) (in no particular order):
1) The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
2) Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
3) Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman
4) The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams Bianco
5) Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
6) Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
7) The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch
8) The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
9) The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon Scieszka
10) Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
11) Matilda by Roald Dahl
12) The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
13) Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
14) Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
15) The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
16) Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
17) The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
18) The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
19) Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling
20) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
21) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
22) The Hobbit or There and Back Again by J.R.R. Tolkien
23) The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
24) Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
25) The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
26) Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
27) The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
28) Oh, The Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss
29) The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
30) Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis
31) The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis
32) Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild
33) A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
34) The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
35) The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
36) Mister Monday by Garth Nix
37) Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

Books I've read since 2009, in order:

2009:
38) Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
39) The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
40) The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
41) Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne

2010:
42) Stuart Little by E.B. White
43) The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales

2011:
44) Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
45) The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket

2012:
46) Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

2013:
47) The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl
48) Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
49) A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

2014: none

2015:
The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien (reread)
50) The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (reread)

2016:
51) The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore

2017:
52) The Polar Express by Chris van Allsburg
53) The Wolves in the Walls by Neil Gaiman
54) Nutcracker by E.T.A. Hoffman
The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore (reread)

2018:
55) The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
56) A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. LeGuin
57) The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
58) Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
The Polar Express by Chris van Allsburg (reread)
The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore (reread)

2019:
59) Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
60) The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper


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Karen Hoehne | 156 comments Mod
You can also chart your progress on the "Bookshelf" which is available on the groups homepage on goodreads.com. Also, several people have posted links to spreadsheets they have created. I don't know if they are still working.


Lianne (The Towering Pile) Lavoie (liannelavoie) | 13 comments Karen wrote: "You can also chart your progress on the "Bookshelf" which is available on the groups homepage on goodreads.com. Also, several people have posted links to spreadsheets they have created. I don't kno..."

How would I use the group's bookshelves to track my progress? I do have a 1001-childrens-books shelf in my own shelves that I add books to, but I'm still working on getting it up-to-date.

I did copy one of those spreadsheets and have started marking which ones I've read there as well.


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Karen Hoehne | 156 comments Mod
Lianne (The Towering Pile) wrote: "Karen wrote: "You can also chart your progress on the "Bookshelf" which is available on the groups homepage on goodreads.com. Also, several people have posted links to spreadsheets they have create..."

Sorry -- I was wrong about the bookshelf. You csn use it to locate the books faster.

I use the spreadsheet, the book, and just have a shelf (or tag) for Boxall Children's books, but I only add them to the shelf after I've read them so I have the total. I don't like more than 100 books in my TBR shelf.


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Karen Hoehne | 156 comments Mod
Lianne (The Towering Pile) wrote: "Karen wrote: "You can also chart your progress on the "Bookshelf" which is available on the groups homepage on goodreads.com. Also, several people have posted links to spreadsheets they have create..."

It was the list for 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up that I was thinking about. Under Browse go to Lists and search for the 1001 Books..., then like the list and it will automatically match it to your books read list.


Lianne (The Towering Pile) Lavoie (liannelavoie) | 13 comments 61) James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl (reread, but I missed it in my initial list)
62) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl (reread, but I missed it in my initial list)


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Karen Hoehne | 156 comments Mod
Lianne (The Towering Pile) wrote: "61) James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl (reread, but I missed it in my initial list)
62) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl (reread, but I missed it in my i..."


Two of my favorites! I read James and the Giant Peach to a class of 5th graders years ago and they loved it. I was totally surprised at how much the boys liked it. They were fascinated by the giant peach and started drawing pictures of other possible giant fruit and vegetable homes. Made a great display for Parent's Night.


Lianne (The Towering Pile) Lavoie (liannelavoie) | 13 comments 63) The Quangle Wangle's Hat by Edward Lear
64) Bedtime for Frances by Russell Hoban

I also started Aesop's Fables but had to return it to the library after hitting the maximum number of renewals. It's fun to dip into but horrible to try to read through!


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