I'm in the throes of the toughest part of fall semester, but of course we've been required to order textbooks for next semester. That forced me to decide on Children's Lit books. It's always tough because there are at least eighty books I'd like my class to read. Besides that, when I took Children's Lit the first time--back in the dark ages, I had to read 125 books and write reviews on each in order to get an A. So I require the following books as assignments, and then students have to choose others in various genres to review, for a total of 30 (7 more picture, 5 chapter/middle-grade, 3 YA, wwith various requirements attached).
- Charlotte's Web--White
- Goodnight Moon--Brown
- Where the Wild Things Are--Sendak
- Cat in the Hat--Suess
- Frog and Toad are Friends--Lobel
- Birchbark House--Erdrich
- Because of Winn-Dixie--DiCamillo
- Bud, Not Buddy--Curtis
- Out of the Dust--Hesse
- A Single Shard--Park
- Bridge to Terabithia--Paterson
- Geography Club--Hartinger
- The Outsiders--Hinton
What do you think?