Saturday, August 01, 2009

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And now, without any explanation or justification, my list of the ten greatest juvenile fiction books of all time:

10. Bridge to Terabithia
9. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
8. Charlotte's Web
7. Where the Red Fern Grows
6. Holes
5. The Westing Game
4. Matilda
3. From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
2. A Wrinkle in Time
1. The Giver

10 comments:

Lisa B. said...

Harriet the Spy. Obviously. Please reshuffle and try again.

Lisa B. said...

Also, just curious--no Harry Potter anywheres?

krebscout said...

I've read 6.5 of these. But Where the Red Fern Grows? Bored me to death. That's why there's a ".5"

Marcene said...

I love them all but "wrinkle in time" come on, too bizzarre

Eliza said...

But Where the Red Fern Grows scarred me for life!! No child should be reading that!

The others I take no umbrage with.

maranda said...

Wow. You and my sister actually were made for one another...

Jen said...

How is the Series of Unfortunate Events not somehow on this list? Couldn't you bump WTRFG or CW (you have my full support for the rest) and put the whole series in somehow?

Laurie said...

I have to agree whole-heartedly with 6, 5 and 3. Some of my absolute favorites of all time.

And I huh-ate Bridge to Teribithia.

Brooklyn said...

I was reorganizing a lot of my kids' books last night and this morning, actually, in preparation for the book sale near my house where hardcovers are $1 and paperbacks are $.50. I own some of these, but should own more after this weekend.

Jenn said...

All fabulous! Thank you! I would add The Hobbit, were it my list. But, then I'd have 11. Hope you guys are doing well!