Saturday, December 29, 2012

2013 Challenges: 2013 Pre-1960 Classic Children's Books

Host: Turning the Pages
Name: 2013 pre-1960 Classic Children's Books
Dates: Jan- Dec
# of Books: my goal is 52

What I Read:

1. Thomas the Tank Engine Collection--512 pages; 14 picture books published as one story collection, 1945-1960.
2. Anne of Green Gables, L.M. Montgomery, 1908
3. Pollyanna, Eleanor Porter, 1913
4. Racketty-Packetty House, Frances Hodgson Burnett, 1906
5. Heidi, Johanna Spyri, 1880
6. The Real Mother Goose, 1916
7. The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett, 1911
8. Anne of Avonlea, L.M. Montgomery, 1909
9. Pollyanna Grows Up, Eleanor Porter, 1915
10. Elsie Dinsmore, Martha Finley, 1867
11. The Story Girl, L.M. Montgomery, 1911
12. Daddy-Long-Legs, Jean Webster, 1912
13. The Golden Road, L.M. Montgomery, 1913
14. Anne of the Island, L.M. Montgomery, 1915
15. Understood Betsy. Dorothy Canfield Fisher. 1916.
16. Anne's House of Dreams. L.M. Montgomery. 1917.
17. Rainbow Valley. L.M. Montgomery. 1919.
18. Rilla of Ingleside. L.M. Montgomery. 1921
19. Party Shoes. Noel Streatfeild. 1946. Oxford Children's Classics. 320 pages.
20. Skating Shoes. Noel Streatfeild. 1951. 224 pages.
21. Treasure Island. Robert Louis Stevenson. 1883. 311 pages.
22. The Little Prince. Antoine de Saint-Exupery. 1943/2013. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 112 pages.
23. A Little Princess. Frances Hodgson Burnett. 1905.
24. The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. C.S. Lewis. 1950.
25. The Hobbit. J.R.R. Tolkien. 1937.
26. Little House in the Big Woods. Laura Ingalls Wilder. 1932.
27. Little House on the Prairie. Laura Ingalls Wilder. 1935.
28. Pinocchio. Carlo Collodi.  1883.
29.  The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. L. Frank Baum. 1900.
30. The Marvelous Land of Oz. L. Frank Baum. 1904.
31. Ozma of Oz. L. Frank Baum. 1907.
32. Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz. L. Frank Baum. 1908.
33. Emily of New Moon. L.M. Montgomery. 1923.
34. Emily Climbs. L.M. Montgomery. 1925.
35. Emily's Quest. L.M. Montgomery. 1927.
36. Mary Marie. Eleanor H. Porter. 1920.
37. The Belgian Twins. Lucy Fitch Perkins. 1917. 124 pages.
38. The Jungle Book. Rudyard Kipling. 1894/1895/2012. Random House. 320 pages.
39. Magic for Marigold. L.M. Montgomery. 1929. 274 pages.
40. Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz. L. Frank Baum. 1908. 148 pages.
41. Emily's Quest. L.M. Montgomery. 1927. 228 pages.
42. The Magic Pudding. Norman Lindsay. 1918. 144 pages. [Source: Bought]
43. Half Magic. Edward Eager. 1954. 192 pages. [Source: Library]
44. Mary Poppins. P.L. Travers. Illustrated by Mary Shepard. 1934/2006. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 224 pages. [Source: Library]
45. I Saw Esau: The Schoolchild's Pocket Book. Iona and Peter Opie. Illustrations by Maurice Sendak. 1947/2012. Candlewick Press. 160 pages. [Source: Review Copy]
46. The Road to Oz. L. Frank Baum. 1909. 272 pages. [Source: Bought]
47. When We Were Very Young. A.A. Milne. 1924. 100 pages. [Source: Library]
48. . Mary Poppins Comes Back. P.L. Travers. 1935. Harcourt. 315 pages. [Source: Library]
49. Pat of Silver Bush. L.M. Montgomery. 1933. 288 pages. [Source: Bought]
50. All-of-a-Kind-Family. Sydney Taylor. 1951. 190 pages. [Source: Bought]
51. A Little Maid Of Provincetown. Alice Turner Curtis. 1913. 192 pages. [Source: Bought]
52. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Lewis Carroll. 1865. 192 pages. [Source: Bought]
53. Mistress Pat. L.M. Montgomery. 1935. 288 pages. [Source: Bought].
54. Through the Looking Glass. Lewis Carroll. 1871. 228 pages. [Source: Bought]
55. Our Island Story. H.E. Marshall. 1905/? 512 pages. [Source: Bought]
56. The Wind in the Willows. Kenneth Grahame. Illustrated by David Roberts. Candlewick. 256 pages. [Source: Review Copy]
57. Anne of Windy Poplars. L.M. Montgomery. 1936. 288 pages. [Source: Bought]
58.   Jane of Lantern Hill. L.M. Montgomery. 1937. 274 pages. [Source: Bought]
59. Anne of Ingleside. L.M. Montgomery. 1939. 274 pages. [Source: Bought]

  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll, 1865
  • Through the Looking Glass, Lewis Carroll, 1871
  • At the Back of the North Wind, George MacDonald, 1871
  • Five Little Peppers and How They Grew, Margaret Sidney, 1881
  • The Adventures of Pinnochio, Carlo Collodi, 1883
  • The Story of the Treasure Seekers, E. Nesbit, 1899
  • The Wouldbegoods, E. Nesbit, 1901
  • The New Treasure Seekers, E. Nesbit, 1904
  • Five Children and It, E. Nesbit, 1902
  • The Phoenix and the Carpet, E. Nesbit, 1904
  • The Story of the Amulet, E. Nesbit, 1906
  • The Railway Children, E. Nesbit, 1906
  • The Enchanted Castle, E. Nesbit, 1907
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum, 1900
  • Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, Kate Douglas Wiggin, 1903
  • A Little Princess, Frances Hodgson Burnett, 1905
  • Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame, 1908
  • Old Mother West Wind, Thornton Burgess, 1910
  • Just David, Eleanor Porter, 1916
  • Emily of New Moon, L.M. Montgomery, 1923
  • Emily Climbs, L.M. Montgomery, 1925
  • Emily's Quest, L.M. Montgomery, 1927
  • Winnie the Pooh, A.A. Milne, 1926
  • The House at Pooh Corner, A.A. Milne, 1928
  • Gay Neck, The Story of a Pigeon by Dhan Gopal Mukerji, 1928
  • Hitty Her First Hundred Years, Rachel Field, 1929 
  • Little House in the Big Woods, Laura Ingalls Wilder, 1932
  • Farmer Boy, Laura Ingalls Wilder, 1933
  • Little House on the Prairie, Laura Ingalls Wilder, 1935
  • On the Banks of Plum Creek, Laura Ingalls Wilder, 1937
  • By the Shores of Silver Lake, Laura Ingalls Wilder, 1939
  • The Long Winter, Laura Ingalls Wilder, 1940
  • Little Town on the Prairie, Laura Ingalls Wilder, 1941
  • These Happy Golden Years, Laura Ingalls Wilder, 1943
  • Mary Poppins, P.L. Travers, 1934
  • Mary Poppins Comes Back, P.L. Travers, 1935
  • Mary Poppins Opens The Door, P.L Travers, 1943
  • Mary Poppins in the Park, P.L. Travers, 1952
  • The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien, 1937
  • Ballet Shoes, Noel Streatfeild, 1936
  • Theatre Shoes, Noel Streatfeild, 1944
  • Party Shoes, Noel Streatfeild, 1946
  • Skating Shoes, Noel Streatfeild, 1951 
  • Stuart Little, E.B. White, 1945
  • Charlotte's Web, E.B. White,  1952
  • Mrs. Piggle Wiggle, Betty MacDonald, 1947
  • Mrs. Piggle Wiggle's Magic, Betty MacDonald, 1949
  • Mrs. Piggle Wiggle's Farm, Betty MacDonald, 1954
  • Hello, Mrs. Piggle Wiggle, Betty MacDonald, 1957
  • The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, C.S. Lewis, 1950
  • Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia, C.S. Lewis, 1951
  • The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, C.S. Lewis, 1952
  • The Silver Chair, C.S. Lewis, 1953
  • The Horse and His Boy, C.S. Lewis, 1954
  • The Magician's Nephew, C.S. Lewis, 1955
  • The Last Battle, C.S. Lewis, 1956
  • Henry Huggins, Beverly Cleary, 1950
  • Ellen Tebbits, Beverly Cleary, 1951
  • Henry and Beezus, Beverly Cleary, 1952
  • Otis Spofford, Beverly Cleary, 1953
  • Henry and Ribsy, Beverly Cleary, 1954
  • Beezus and Ramona, Beverly Cleary, 1955
  • Henry and the Paper Route, Beverly Cleary, 1957

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