The Well-Read-Aged-Female-Teacher

Sarah asks, “Which of the Top 100 Have You Read?” (question first posed by Teacherninja)

Er…um…all except one (#46).  Well, you did ask.  (Today I’m inviting my students to write blog posts about this.  Let’s see what they have to say. They already wondered why none of the Wimpy Kid books were on the list. ) Edited to add: I’ve starred * those I first read as a kid.

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 Watsons 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 – Konigsburg (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)*

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12 responses to “The Well-Read-Aged-Female-Teacher

  1. For some reason I thought you hadn’t read Betsy-Tacy?

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  2. Had read the first as a kid, just not the others (but read the older four this summer).I also took a look at the first one again more recently.

    You made me look again and I realize there is one I haven’t read (and don’t want too as it sounds too weepy for me): Where the Red Fern Grows.

    And there are some I know I read but can’t remember much about them at all.

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  3. Wowza.

    I’m at 78. I think there are ones I may have read and forgotten.

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  5. Ohh, Red Fern is so raw at the end – very brutal. I recently listend to it while reading Haven Kimmel’s memoirs. She mentioned being exiled from class for “feeling” that book a bit too much when her teacher read it aloud.

    There are quiet a few on the list I’d never heard of and many I haven’t gotten to. My goal is to cover them all within two years.

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  6. Jan B.

    Hurray, Monica. I thought I was doing well with 88, though I am working my way through those I hadn’t read or like Liz B., read as a kid and have forgotten, like Betsy Tacy. I’m up to 91 since the poll began.

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  7. Wow. I’ve only read 48 though I plan to read more….

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  8. Just to say I’ve been a voracious reader of children’s literature my whole life and I’m well into my fifties.

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  9. Well, since I’ve read WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS too many times to count (especially in my “read a sad book and cry on Sunday afternoon” phase during middle school), I’ll share one of my times with you if I can have one of your multiple readings of, say, Anne of Green Gables or Alice (oops…can’t believe I just admitted that to YOU!)…

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  10. Ceci

    I’ve read 94. But I also worked at a children’s bookstore for six years and considered reading everything in the store ‘work’.

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  11. I have to say that I agreed with most on the list, but some just did not make sense at all to me, for example “The Golden Compass.” I believe very strongly that it should be very high in the list, and yet it was #45.

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