Thursday, May 23, 2013

Books Read, to be Read, or to be Re-Read

There are so many now that I'm seeing red
Since Nourit one day started devouring books, I've felt this panic to keep the beast fed. 
So a query last week on Facebook I post-ed,
For material she can read by a light in her bed.
Below is a compilation of what you all said.
Hopefully it all will go to her head.

Some we've read,
Some are to be read,
And some will definitely be re-read.

Book List for Nourit
~or Other Girls Age 7~
(to be augmented and edited, as we go...suggestions are welcomed)

The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
A Little Princess - Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Shoe Books - Noel Streatfield
Betsy Tacy Books - Maud Hart
The Littles - John Peterson
The Mouse and His Motorcycle - Beverly Cleary
Ramona Books - Beverly Cleary
A-Z Mysteries
Wayside Stories Series - Louis Sachar
Anne of Green Gables
Trixie Belden Mysteries
The Boxcar Children - Gertrude Chandler Warner
Pippi Longstocking
The BFG, Matilda, James and the Giant Peach, The Twits -  Roald Dahl
Charlotte's Web - E.B. White
From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler - E. L. Konigsburg
Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle
Nancy Drew Series
Percy Jackson Series
Judy Moody - Megan McDonald
*Ella Enchanted - Gail Carson Levine
*Spiderwick Chronicles - Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black
*Mrs. Piggle Wiggle Books
*Dimwood Forest Books  - Avi
*Little House on the Prairie - Laura Ingalls Wilder
*Chronicles of Narnia - C.S. Lewis
Floors - Patrick Carmen 
The Magicians Elephant - Kate DiCamillo.
Kate DiCamillo Books
Everything in a Waffle - Patty Horvath
*Rump - Liesl Shurtliff

 More Ideas and Links

The Diamond in the Window: For those starting chapter books
A Mighty Girl:  The world's largest collection of books, toys and movies for smart, confident, and courageous girls.


Maria said...

(First time poster- I'm a UC grad student who found your blog because I was looking for HP blogs)

I couldn't help but comment because this list has so many books that I enjoyed as a little girl on it! I wanted to add a few more books that I loved, reread many times, and still vividly remember in case you are looking to continue adding to this list.

Betsy, Tacy, and Tib series
Encyclopedia Brown Books
Half-Magic, by Edward Eager (there are a few other books in the series)
The Phantom Tollbooth
Indian in the Cupboard Series
The Castle in the Attic books
The Rats of NIMH books

Maria said...

And of course, the Wizard of Oz series is wonderful and easy to read.

Elizabeth L. said...

Thanks so much, Maria! I loved the Betsy/Tacy books, too, and we just read the first Indian in the Cupboard and loved it. I didn't realize there were more. Yay for more good books!