May 23, 2004

Book Meme (for Kids Books) -- Revised 

A book meme that's scooting around the blogosphere has bloggers posting a long list of classic novels and putting those they've read in bold-face type. It's a pretty canonical list -- Shakespeare, Dickens, all that kind of thing. Stuff you're kind-of embarassed if you haven't read -- though of course there are many on there that I haven't.

Here's my similar list of children's picture book titles, in something vaguely resembling chronological order. A canon, of sorts. Excluding fairy tales. I've read them all -- because I'm a smartypants and it's my list. But you, too, can read them all in about five minutes each, so what are you waiting for!? Instructions: if you're inclined, take the list -- bold those you've read, and add some commentary if you have any (I'd love to see what some readers think of these books) and post it on your blog.

Millions of Cats, by Wanda Gag
Angus and the Ducks, by Marjorie Flack
Caps for Sale, by Esphyr Slobodkina

The Man Who Didn't Wash His Dishes, by Phyllis Krasilovsky
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, by Virginia Lee Burton
Babar, by Jean de Brunhoff
Madeline, by Ludwig Bemelmans
The Runaway Bunny, by Margaret Wise Brown
Green Eggs and Ham, by Dr. Seuss
Bread and Jam for Frances, by Russell Hoban, illus. Lillian Hoban
Harold and the Purple Crayon, by Crockett Johnson
A Hole is to Dig, by Ruth Krauss, illus. Maurice Sendak
In the Night Kitchen, by Maurice Sendak
George and Martha, by James Marshall
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, by William Steig
Harry the Dirty Dog, by Gene Zion, illus. Margaret Bloy Graham
Blueberries for Sal, by Robert McCloskey
Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present, by Charlotte Zolotow, illus. Maurice Sendak
Ira Sleeps Over, by Bernard Waber
A Color of His Own, by Leo Lionni
A Whistle for Willie, by Ezra Jack Keats
The Beast of Monsieur Racine, by Tomi Ungerer
Strega Nona, by Tomi De Paola
Eloise, by Kay Thompson, illus. Hilary Knight
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do You See? Bill Martin Jr., illus Eric Carle
Freight Train, by Donald Crews
Frog and Toad are Friends, by Arnold Lobel
Jamberry, by Bruce Degan
First Tomato, by Rosemary Wells
Hondo & Fabian, by Peter McCarty
My Friend Rabbit, by Eric Rohmann
Tuesday, by David Wiesner
Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin, by Lloyd Moss, illus. Marjorie Priceman
Charlie Parker Played Be Bop, by Chris Rashka

The original source for this looks to be but as it appears she may have discontinued blogging I am going to keep a copy of this here...

Posted by Gary LaPointe Posted on Sun, May 23, 2004 (ID #LM000492) | TrackBack
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