Saturday, September 20, 2008

Decades Challenge Roundup


1900s
Diary of Adam and Eve by Mark Twain
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
1910s
Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
1920s
Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne
Hitty, Her First Hundred Years by Rachel Field
1930s
Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder
By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater
B is for Betsy by Carolyn Haywood
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
I, Claudius by Robert Graves
Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell
1940s
The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Little Town on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
These Happy Golden Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Adam of the Road by Elizabeth Janet Gray
The Moffats by Eleanor Estes
My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett
1950s
Foundation by Isaac Asimov
Foundation and Empire by Isaac Asimov
All of a Kind Family by Sydney Taylor
The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis
Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis
Elmer and the Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett
Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary
1960s
Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Christy by Catherine Marshall
1970s
The First Four Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert O'Brian
Ramona the Brave by Beverly Cleary
1980s
Matilda by Roald Dahl
Ramona Quimby Age 8 by Beverly Cleary
Ramona Forever by Beverly Cleary
1990s
White Lilacs by Carolyn Meyer
London by Edward Rutherfurd
Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse
Stardust by Neil Gaiman
Ramona's World by Beverly Cleary
A Long Way From Chicago by Richard Peck

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3 comments:

3m 10:03 PM  

Congrats, Becky!!!

Debi 6:44 AM  

Whoa...I'm in awe!!!

Congrats, Becky!

Chain Reader 3:04 PM  

Wow! You went above and beyond! I see a lot of good picks and some I would like to get to someday--Foundation; I, Claudius; and London. I'll have to check out your reviews.

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