Saturday, November 25, 2006

Best children's books

World magazine lists various people's suggestions for the best children's books [subscription required]:
Howard & Roberta Ahmanson Based in California, Howard is president of Fieldstead and Company, a private philanthropy. Roberta is a writer who works with Howard. They have one son: "Our idea of a good time is to sit and read together. We have read many of these books out loud together."
A Wind in the Door, Madeleine L'Engle (Roberta's favorite)
The Silver Chair, C.S. Lewis (Howard's favorite)
Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
Harriet the Spy, Louise Fitzhugh (a children's book not for children)
The Lost Princess, George McDonald

Mark & Acacia Bergen The Bergens live in Seattle and have one born child and another due next month; Mark is a WORLD reporter.

Picture Books
Blueberries for Sal, Robert McCloskey
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Judi Barrett
A Light in the Attic, Shel Silverstein
Love You Forever, Robert N. Munsch
One Fish Two Fish, Red Fish Blue Fish, Dr. Seuss

Chapter Books
Prince Caspian, C.S. Lewis
The Phantom Tollbooth, Norton Juster
Half Magic, Edward Eager
Henry Huggins, Beverly Cleary
James and the Giant Peach, Roald Dahl

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