Tuesday, December 28, 2004

And, because I am ill and can't sleep, here is a list I just created on Amazon (out of pure boredom and restlessness) of just a few of the greatest books of my childhood (and beyond!).

The Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer
No Coins, Please by Gordon Korman (and everything else he's ever written)
The Borrowers series by Mary Norton
The Boxcar Children series by Gertrude Chandler Warner
The Emily series by L.M. Montgomery (and everything else she's ever written)
The Alanna series by Tamora Pierce
Greek Myths for Young Children by Marcia Williams
Eragon by Christopher Paolini
The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke
The Midwife's Apprentice by Karen Cushman (and everything else she's ever written)
The Nancy Drew series by Carolyn Keene
The Hardy Boys series by Franklin W. Dixon
The Railway Children, Five Children and It, The Phoenix and the Carpet, The Story of the Amulet, and The Story of the Treasure-Seekers by Edith Nesbit (and everything else she's ever written)
The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
The Dark Is Rising series by Susan Cooper
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle and the rest of the series by Betty MacDonald
The Redwall series by Brian Jacques
The A Wrinkle In Time series by Madeleine L'Engle
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
Remember My Name by Sara H. Banks
The Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Water-Babies by Charles Kingsley
The Very Persistant Gappers of Frip by George Saunders
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Lost in the Barrens by Farley Mowat
Swift Arrow by Josephine C. Edwards
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

Oh, and that is only scratching the surface, my friends! If you want book recommendations, particularly within the children's literature genre, ask ask ask away!

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