Friday, May 19, 2006

Books to read this summer--Classics

Okay, maybe they aren't all classics, but they are books that strike me as the sort of thing that I can hand to just about anyone, and the books will be enjoyed. I like all of these, myself.

Alexander, Lloyd. The Book of Three
Atwater, Richard. Mr. Popper’s Penguins
Bellairs, John. The House with a Clock in Its Walls
Booth, Martin. Doctor Illuminatus
Byng, Georgia. Molly Moon’s Incredible Book of Hypnotism
Cleary, Beverly. Pick any of her books!
Clements, Andrew. Frindle
Colfer, Eoin. The Legend of Spud Murphy
Corbett, Sue. 12 Again
Dahl, Roald. Boy (His autobiography)
DeFelice, Cynthia. Nowhere to Call Home
DiCamillo, Kate. The Tale of Desperaux
DuBois, William Pene. Twenty-One Balloons
Duncan, Lois. Anything by this author
DuPrau, Jeanne. City of Ember
Eager, Edward. Half-Magic
Ellis, Deborah. The Breadwinner
Farley, Walter. The Black Stallion
Gates, Doris. Blue Willow
George, Jean Craighead. My Side of the Mountain
Henry, Marguerite. Misty of Chincoteague
Holm, Jennifer. Boston Jane
Howe, James. Bunnicula
Hunt, Molly. No Promises in the Wind
Ingold, Jeannette. Hitch
Jones, Diana Wynne. The Dark Lord of Derkholm
Juster, Norton. The Phantom Tollbooth
Kjelgaard, Jim. Stormy.Konigsberg, E.L. From the Mixed-Up Files of…
Lawrence, Caroline. Thieves of Ostia
Lawson, Robert. Mr. Revere and I
L’Engle, Madeleine. A Wrinkle in Time
Levine, Gail Carson. The Two Princesses of Bamarre
Lindgren, Astrid. Pippi Longstocking.
MacDonald, Betty. Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle
McCloskey, Robert. Homer Price
Mikaelsen, Ben. Touching Spirit Bear
Morley, Walter. Gentle Ben.
Napoli, Donna Jo. Stones in Water
Nimmo, Jenny. Charlie Bone
O’Conley Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
Orlev, Uri. The Man From the Other Side
Park, Linda Sue. The Kite-Fighters.
Peck, Richard. Ghosts I Have BeenPierce
Tamora. Alanna, The First Adventure.
Pilkey, Dav. The Adventures of Captain Underpants
Pracht, Terry. Only You Can Save Mankind
Raskin, Ellen. Figgs and Phantoms
Rawls, Wilson. Where the Red Fern Grows
Rees, Douglas. Vampire High
Robinson, Barbara. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Rodgers, Mary. Freaky Friday
Selden, George. A Cricket in Times Square
Yolen, Jane. Odysseus and the Serpent Maze

And yes, obviously I ran out of steam around "R". I might try to correct this, but this is plenty of books for most people!

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