Top 100


June 25th, 2007

Tom has been blogging about the Top 100 of things (movies and books) so I was curious about the list and which of the books I have actually read. Since the list is the Teacher’s Top 100 Books and I’m a teacher, I feel like I should have read at least 75% of the list. Here’s the whole list. Books I’ve read have * and books I own have +.

1. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White * +
2. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak *+
3. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein*+
4. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss*+
5. Good Night Moon by Margaret Wise Brown*+
6. I Love You Forever by Robert N. Munsch*+
7. Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
8. Oh! The Places You Will Go by Dr. Seuss*+
9. The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton
10. The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg*+
11. Skippyjon Jones by Judy Schachner
12. Thank You Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco*
13. The Cat In The Hat by Dr. Seuss*+
14. The Lorax by Dr. Seuss*+
15. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
16. The Mitten by Jan Brett*+
17. Crunching Carrots, Not Candy by Judy Slack
18. Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willlems*(I don’t actually own this one but we bought it for Lexi’s grandpa.)
19. Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling*+
20. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle*+
21. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst*+
22. Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman*+
23. Corduroy by Don Freeman*+
24. Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes*+
25. Stellaluna by Janell Cannon*+
26. Tacky the Penquin by Helen Lester*+
27. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis*+
28. The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams*+
29. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.*+
30. Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type Doreen Cronin*+
31. Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson*+
32. Horton Hatches the Egg by Dr. Seuss*
33. Junie B. Jones by Barbara Park*+
34. Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder*
35. Make Way For Ducklings by Robert McCloskey*+
36. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster*+
37. Piggie Pie by Margie Palatini
38. The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper*
39. The Monster at the End of this Book by Jon Stone*
40. The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
41. A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon*+
42. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett*+
43. From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg*
44. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
45. Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli*+
46. Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann*+
47. Olivia by Ian Falconer*+
48. The BFG by Roald Dahl*+
49. The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn*
50. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett*+
51. The Sneetches by Dr. Seuss*+
52. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle*+
53. Tikki Tikki Tembo by Arlene Mosel*+
54. A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett*+
55. Bark, George by Jules Feiffer
56. Bunnicula by James Howe*
57. The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss*+
58. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl*+
59. Charlie the Caterpillar by Dom DeLuise
60. Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
61. Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary*
62. Frederick by Leo Lionni*
63. Frindle by Andrew Clements
64. Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel*+
65. Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney*+
66. Harris and Me by Gary Paulsen
67. Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion*+
68. Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss*+
69. How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss*+
70. I Love You, Stinky Face by Lisa McCourt
71. Is Your Mama A Llama? by Deborah Guarino*+
72. Jan Brett’s books*+
73. Knots on a Counting Rope by Bill Martin Jr.
74. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott*+
75. Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton*
76. Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney*+
77. My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett
78. My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss*+
79. My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George*+
80. No David! by David Shannon*+
81. One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss*+
82. Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein*+
83. Stephanie’s Ponytail by Robert Munsch*+
84. Swimmy by Leo Lionni*
85. The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes
86. The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Warner*
87. The Dark Is Rising by Susan Cooper
88. The Empty Pot by Demi
89. The Five Chinese Brothers by Claire Huchet Bishop*
90. The Giver by Lois Lowry
91. The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle*+
92. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien*+
93. The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown
94. The Last Holiday Concert by Andrew Clements
95. The Napping House by Audrey Wood*+
96. The Quiltmaker’s Gift by Jeff Brumbeau
97. The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats*+
98. The Story About Ping by Marjorie Flack
99. The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka*+
100. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt*+

Not bad – there are only 24 that I haven’t read.

And if you are interested most of these authors have written several books and if one of their books made the list, all of their books should have made the list (in my opinion).

Happy reading.


One Response to “Top 100”

  1. kevin on June 26, 2007 9:23 am

    What, no Louis Sachar? That’s a travesty.

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