Sunday, December 22, 2013

Sunday Salon: 50 Children's Classics


1. Anne of Green Gables. L.M. Montgomery. 1908. 308 pages.
2. Pollyanna. Eleanor H. Porter. 1913. 304 pages.
3. Heidi. Johanna Spyri. 1880/2009. Puffin Classics/Penguin.  320 pages.
4. The Secret Garden. Frances Hodgson Burnett. 1911. 302 pages.


5. Anne of Avonlea. L.M. Montgomery. 1909. 304 pages.
6. Pollyanna Grows Up. Eleanor H. Porter. 1915. 304 pages.
7. Elsie Dinsmore. Martha Finley. 1867. 320 pages
8. The Story Girl. L.M. Montgomery. 1911. 220 pages.


9. Daddy Long Legs. Jean Webster. 1912. 208 pages.
10. The Golden Road. L.M. Montgomery. 1913. 213 pages.
11. Anne of the Island. L.M. Montgomery. 1915. 272 pages.
12. Understood Betsy. Dorothy Canfield Fisher. 1916. 176 pages.
13. Anne's House of Dreams. L.M. Montgomery. 1917. 227 pages.


14. Rainbow Valley. L.M. Montgomery. 1919. 256 pages.
15. Rilla of Ingleside. L.M. Montgomery. 1921. 280 pages.   
16. A Little Princess. Frances Hodgson Burnett. 1905. 264 pages. 
17. Pinocchio. Carlo Collodi.  1883. 272 pages.


18. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. L. Frank Baum. 1900. 156 pages.
19. The Marvelous Land of Oz. L. Frank Baum. 1904. 192 pages. 
20. Emily of New Moon. L.M. Montgomery. 1923. Bantam. 352 pages.
21. Emily Climbs. L.M. Montgomery. 1925. Bantam Books. 325 pages.


22. Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz. L. Frank Baum. 1908. 148 pages.
23. Emily's Quest. L.M. Montgomery. 1927. 228 pages.
24. Magic for Marigold. L.M. Montgomery. 1929. 274 pages.
25. The Jungle Book. Rudyard Kipling. 1894/1895/2012. Random House. 320 pages.  
26. The Belgian Twins. Lucy Fitch Perkins. 1917. 124 pages.


27. 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]
28. Half Magic. Edward Eager. 1954. 192 pages. [Source: Library]
29. Mary Poppins. P.L. Travers. Illustrated by Mary Shepard. 1934/2006. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 224 pages. [Source: Library]
30.  The Magic Pudding. Norman Lindsay. 1918. 144 pages. [Source: Bought]


31. The Road to Oz. L. Frank Baum. 1909. 272 pages. [Source: Bought]
32. When We Were Very Young. A.A. Milne. 1924. 100 pages. [Source: Library]
33. Now We Are Six. A.A. Milne. 1927. 101 pages. [Source: Library]
34. Mary Poppins Comes Back. P.L. Travers. 1935. Harcourt. 315 pages. [Source: Library]


35. The Phantom Tollbooth. Norton Juster. Illustrated by Jules Feiffer. 1961/2011. Random House. 272 pages. [Source: Review copy]
36. Pat of Silver Bush. L.M. Montgomery. 1933. 288 pages. [Source: Bought]
37. All-of-a-Kind-Family. Sydney Taylor. 1951. 190 pages. [Source: Bought]
38. A Little Maid Of Provincetown. Alice Turner Curtis. 1913. 192 pages. [Source: Bought]
39. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Lewis Carroll. 1865. 192 pages. [Source: Bought]


40. Mistress Pat. L.M. Montgomery. 1935. 288 pages. [Source: Bought].
41. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Roald Dahl. 1964. 155 pages. [Source: Library]
42. Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator. Roald Dahl. 1972. 166 pages. [Source: Library]
43. Through the Looking Glass. Lewis Carroll. 1871. 228 pages. [Source: Bought]


44. Mandy. Julie Andrews Edwards. 1971. HarperCollins. 320 pages. [Source: Bought Replacement Copy]
45. Our Island Story. H.E. Marshall. 1905/? 512 pages. [Source: Bought]
46. The Wind in the Willows. Kenneth Grahame. Illustrated by David Roberts. Candlewick. 256 pages. [Source: Review Copy]
47. Anne of Windy Poplars. L.M. Montgomery. 1936. 288 pages. [Source: Bought]


48. Jane of Lantern Hill. L.M. Montgomery. 1937. 274 pages. [Source: Bought]
49. Anne of Ingleside. L.M. Montgomery. 1939. 274 pages. [Source: Bought]
50. The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles. Julie Andrews Edwards. 1974. Scholastic. 288 pages. [Source: Bought]

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Kailana 4:16 PM  

Nice! There are some on there I wouldn't mind reread and others I would be reading for the first time.

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