Children’s Books I’ve Read and Liked (or disliked…)

Saw this on Beck’s blog.

If you care to do it:
Copy the list,
bold the one’s that you’ve read,
* the books you liked,
– the books you disliked.

Any comments of MINE are in italics.

*Charlotte’s Web
by E. B. White my second grade teacher read this to us everyday for recess and I LOVED how her book had been read so many times it was falling apart. To this day, I love when books do this…
Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
*Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
-Love You Forever by Robert N. Munsch
The Giving Tree
by Shel Silverstein liked this as a child. hate is as an adult… wow — what a selfish person…
*The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
*The Mitten by Jan Brett (and lots of other authors, as well)
*Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
*The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis Another book read by a teacher, this time 3rd grade. I always looked forward to coming in from recess and putting my head on the desk as she read through the whole series.
-Where the Sidewalk Ends: the Poems and Drawing of Shel Silverstein by Shel Silverstein I liked these when I was little. Now, my daughter has them and I think they are pretty weird…
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
Stellaluna by Janell Cannon
*Oh, The Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss
Strega Nona by Tomie De Paola
*Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst Again with the comments, Beck… ditto
*Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? by Bill Martin, Jr.
*Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl (though not as a kid!!! The whole Charlie thing made me feel uneasy and weird as a child)
The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
*A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
*How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
*The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka
*Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by John Archambault
*Little House on the Prarie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
*The Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne
The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan
Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
The BFG by Roald Dahl
The Giver
by Lois Lowry
-James and the Giant Peach
by Roald Dahl
*Little House in the Big Woods
by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
by Mildred D. Taylor
*The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
Stone Fox
by John Reynolds Gardiner
*Number the Stars
by Lois Lowry
*Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh
by Robert C. O’Brien
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott 

The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman
*The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson
*Corduroy by Don Freeman
Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg
Math Curse by Jon Scieszka
Matilda by Roald Dahl
Summer of the Monkeys by Wilson Rawls
*Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
*Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary
The Trumpet of the Swan by E. B. White
*Are You My Mother? by Philip D. Eastman
*The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis
*Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
*One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss
*The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
*The Snowy Day
by Ezra Jack Keats
*The Napping House
by Audrey Wood
*Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
by William Steig
*The Tale of Peter Rabbit
by Beatrix Potter
*Tuck Everlasting
by Natalie Babbitt
The Wizard of Oz
by L. Frank Baum
*Anne of Green Gables
by Lucy Maud Montgomery
*Horton Hatches the Egg
by Dr. Seuss
Basil of Baker Street, by Eve Titus 
The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper 
The Cay by Theodore Taylor 
Curious George by Hans Augusto Rey
Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox
Arthur series
by Marc Tolon Brown 
The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson
*Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse
by Kevin Henkes
-Little House books
by Laura Ingalls Wilder
*The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton
The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown
Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar
*Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish
*Harriet the Spy
by Louise Fitzhugh
-A Light in the Attic
by Shel Silverstein
Mr. Popper’s Penguins
by Richard Atwater
*My Father’s Dragon
by Ruth Stiles Gannett
Stuart Little
by E. B. White
Walk Two Moons
by Sharon Creech
The Witch of Blackbird Pond
by Elizabeth George Speare
The Art Lesson
by Tomie De Paola
Clifford, the Big Red Dog
by Norman Bridwell
Heidi by Johanna Spyri
*Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss
The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare 
The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis 
*Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney

Final tally not read: 14

Over the years (even before I had children) I acquired many children’s books, so I’ve got quite the collection of them (I let my kids borrow them, sometimes ;-)


  1. carrie*postma says

    what a FUN list! I remember most of those stories…I’ll have to post this on my blog too! TFS!

  2. ok – I copied them and went through and marked all the ones I read – I read 38 of them. (But some of them I could barely remember what happened.

    Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog today! I am not sure if I know the answer to your question though – LOL! Just read about a bit I guess :)

    So glad you visited :)

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