C is for Children’s Literature

My love of writing grew out of a love of reading, primarily children’s literature.  Top lists below (check back, hoping to add more!)  The order is always changing, so one book is not necessarily ranked above another.  Except for “The Last Unicorn.”  That’s the best book of all time.  Ever.

Top Ten Favorite Books of All Time

  1. The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
  2. Mermaid’s Song by Alida Van Gores
  3. Fire by Kirsten Cashore
  4. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  5. Three Lives to Live by Anne Lindberg
  6. The Stand by Stephen King
  7. The Changeling by Zilpha Keatly Snyder
  8. Bridge to Terebitha by Katherine Patterson
  9. Ronia the Robber’s Daughter by Astrid Lindgren
  10. Tailchaser’s Song by Tad Williams

Top Ten Series

  1. The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander
  2. The Dark is Rising Sequence by Susan Cooper
  3. Time Quartet by Madeline L’Engle
  4. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
  5. Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  6. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
  7. Dragonlance by Margaret Weiss and Tracy Hickman
  8. The Giver by Lois Lowry
  9. Graceling Series by Kirsten Cashore
  10. Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

Top Five Classic Children’s Literature

  1. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  2. Eight Cousins by Louisa May Alcott
  3. The House at Pooh Corner by A.A. Milne
  4. Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  5. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
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