Sunday, January 14, 2018

1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up Ages 3+

I believe there are 124 books in the 3+ category and thus far I have managed to track down and read 95 of them. A lot of the remaining are either not available in English, for instance Uppo Nalle and We Are the Triplets. Some of the books are available but are prohibitively expensive, for instance Fire-Engine Lil which was over $50 last I looked as it has been out of print for quite awhile.

I am still periodically checking for the remainders of this list, but, I won't feel too upset if I don't get to them all. Managing 77% of this list still feels like quite an accomplishment. I was already familiar with some of these titles from my own childhood, but, I will say that my favorite from this list was My Naughty Little Sister. It was just so surprisingly good. The chapters are just the right length for a bedtime story and they are just wonderfully funny without being too bratty. My daughter just loved that book. I need to buy it at some point, I have the ebook because it was cheaper and I thought the book wouldn't be very good. Now I wish I would have purchased a nice hardcover of it. Quite a few of these were available to read on Open Library

Again, I highly recommend buying the book if you plan to do this list. They are not that expensive used and then you can also read the discussion for why a book was included. The list really is not much good without the discussion.

The Quangle Wangle's HatEdward LearY
Mother Goose the old nursery rhymesKate GreenawayY
Marigold GardenKate GreenawayN
The Jolly AuntLothar MeggendorferN
Peter in Blueberry LandElsa BeskowN
The Tale of Peter RabbitBeatrix PotterY
The Tale of Mr. Jeremy FisherBeatrix PotterY
The Story of the Root ChildrenSibylle von OlfersY
The Tale of Jemima Puddle-DuckBeatrix PotterY
The Children of the ForestElsa BeskowN
Clever BillWilliam NicholsonN
Winnie-the-PoohA.A. MilneE.H. ShepardY
The Story of BabarJean de BrunhoffY
The Story about PingMarjorie FlackKurt WieseY
Blinky BillDorothy WallN
The Story of FerdinandMunro LeafRobert LawsonY
Orlando Kathleen HaleY
Little TootHardie GramatkyY
MadelineLudwig BemelmansY
Mike MulliganVirginia Lee BurtonY
Curious GeorgeMargaret ReyH.A. ReyY
The Little HouseVirginia Lee BurtonY
The Little Red Lighthouse and the great grey bridgeHildegarde SwiftLynd WardY
Moomin, Mymble and Little MyTove JanssonN
My Naughty Little SisterDorothy EdwardsH. GarlandY
Martine a la fermeGilbert DelahayeMarcel MarlierN
EloiseKay ThompsonHilary KnightY
Harry the Dirty DogGene ZionMargaret Bloy GrahamY
The Cat in the HatDr. SeussY
The Cow Who Fell in the CanalPhyllis KrasilovskyPeter SpierY
A Bear Called PaddingtonMichael BondPeggy FortnumY
Little Blue and Little YellowLeo LionniY
Green Eggs and HamDr. SeussY
Go, Dog, GoP.D. EastmanY
The Berenstain BearsStan Jan BerenstainY
Ivor the EngineOliver PostgatePeter FirminY
Clifford the Big Red DogNorman BridwellY
Where the Wild Things AreMaurice SendakY
Lyle, Lyle, CrocodileBernard WaverY
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?Bill Martin JrEric CarleY
What Does the Mouse Think on Thursday?Josef GuggenmosGunter StillerN
What Do People Do All Day?Richard ScarryY
CorduroyDon FreemanY
The Wonderful TreeUlf LofgrenN
In the Night KitchenMaurice SendakY
BarbapapaAnnette Tison & Talus TaylorN
Mr. TickleRoger HargreavesY
Lotta's BikeAstrid LindgrenN
Little I am IMira LobeSusi WeigelN
The Church MouseGraham OakleyN
The Sea-Thing ChildRussell HobanAbrom Hoban in 1999 Patrick BensonN
Father ChristmasRaymond BriggsY
My Cat Likes to Hide in BoxesEve SuttonLynley DoddY
Who's Seen the Scissors?Fernando KrahnY
Morris's Disappearing BagRosemary WellsY
Uppo the BearElina KarjalainenHannu TainaN
Burglar BillAllan AhlbergJanet AhlbergN
DoggerShirley HughesY
Up in the TreeMargaret AtwoodY
The SnowmanRaymond BriggsY
Freight TrainDonald CrewsY
Is that a Monster, Alfie Atkins?Gunilla BergstromN
Ox-Cart ManDonald HallBarbara CooneyY
Mister MagnoliaQuentin BlakeN
Peace at Last Jill MurphyY
Mr. Archimedes' BathPamela AllenN
Leo and PopiMarie-Agnes GaudratHelen OxenburyY
Postman Pat's Treasure HuntJohn A. CunliffeCelia BerridgeN
Ernest and Celestine have lost SimonGabrielle VincentN
Alfie Gets in FirstShirley HughesY
One Woolly WombatRod TrincaKerry ArgentY
Avocado Baby John BurninghamN
GorillaAnthony BrowneY
Angelina BallerinaKatharine HolabirdHelen CraigY
Dusty Wants to HelpInger SandbergLasse SandbergY
We are the TripletsRoser CapdevilaN
Hairy Maclary From Donaldson's DairyLynley DoddHelen CraigY
Possum MagicMem FoxJulie VivasY
Felix and AlexanderTerry DentonY
Pancakes for FindusSven NordqvistY
Love You ForeverRobert MunschY
This is the BearSarah HayesHelen CraigY
Old BearJane HisseyY
Owl MoonJane YolenJohn SchoenherrY
Winnie the WitchValerie ThomasKorky PaulY
Can't You Sleep, Little Bear?Martin WaddellBarbara FirthY
Crocodile BeatGail JorgensenPatricia MullinsY
StinaLena AndersonN
Fire-engine LilJanet McleanAndrew McleanN
One Snowy NightNick ButterworthY
Mousehole CatAntonia BarberNicola BayleyY
Amazing GraceMary HoffmanCaroline BirchY
WindowJeannie BakerY
Slinky MalinkiLynley DoddY
T'choupiThierry CourtinY
Frog in WinterMax VelthuijsY
Where's My Teddy?Jez AlboroughY
OkileleClaude PontiY
Sleep Well, Little BearQuint BucholzY
Poems for the Very YoungMichael RosenBob GrahamY
Guess How Much I Love YouSam McBratneyAnita JeramY
The Story of the Little Mole who went in search of whodunnitWerner HolzwarthWolf ErlbruchY
Garden of Little CreaturesAntoon KringsY
ClownQuentin BlakeY
Runaway TrainBenedict BlathwaytN
Bad Habits! or the taming of Lucretzia CrumBabette ColeY
Pumpkin SoupHelen CooperY
Molly Goes ShoppingEva ErikssonY
The Magic PocketMichio MadoMitsumasa AnnoY
Rosa Goes to DaycareBarbro LindgrenEva ErikssonY
Jamela's DressNiki DalyY
Harry and the Bucketful of DinosaursIan WhybrowAdrian ReynoldsY
The GruffaloJulia DonaldsonAxel SchefflerY
Crispin: The Pig Who Had it AllTed DewanY
MaxBob GrahamY
OliviaIan FalconerY
MadlenkaPeter SisY
Marc Just Couldn't SleepGabriela KeselmanNoemi VillamuzaN
The Widemouthed FrogFrancine VidalElodie NouhenY
Tatu and Patu in HelsinkiAino HavukainenN
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!Mo WillemsY
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary TaleMo WillemsY
Secret Lives of PrincessesPhilippe LechermeierRebecca DautremerY
Lost and FoundOliver JeffersY

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