Classic Children's Lit Event

Welcome to my participation page in the Classic Children's Literature Event - January 2014 hosted by Amanda over at Simpler Pastimes

This challenge runs the entire month of January 2014 and I'm SOOOO excited about it! I participated last year, as some of my readers might remember, but I only read 2 books for the challenge because of school. My goal this month is between 12 and 15 books! Some I'll have read before, and others will be completely new to me. And because I never read many Newbery Award books as a kid, a lot on my list will be those winners!

Here's how the challenge works: I read as many classic children's books as I want (published pre-1963) and write a blog post about each of them. Simple!

If I want to, I can also participate in the Read-a-Long for this session, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. I did just recently read it last year, though, and I don't know if I want to subject myself to it a second time. That book is wild and woolly!

Anyway, on to my list! I know I have over 15 books listed, but this gives me a variety of choice. As I read them, I will post reviews and add links to those reviews! :)

Classic Children's Lit Event Reading List

  1. MacDonald, George: The Light Princess (1864)
  2. Burnett, Frances Hodgson: Little Lord Fauntleroy (1888)
  3. Montgomery, L.M.: Anne of Green Gables (1908)* 
  4. Montgomery, L.M.: Emily of New Moon (1923)
  5. Brink, Carol Ryrie: Caddie Woodlawn (1935)*
  6. Streatfeild, Noel: Theatre Shoes (1945)
  7. Lenski, Lois: Strawberry Girl (1945)
  8. Henry, Marguerite: King of the Wind (1948)
  9. de Angeli, Marguerite: The Door in the Wall (1949)
  10. Norton, Mary: The Borrowers (1952)*
  11. Clark, Ann Nolan: Secret of the Andes (1952)
  12. DeJong, Meindert: The Wheel on the School (1954)
  13. Latham, Jean Lee: Carry On, Mr. Bowditch (1955)
  14. Speare, Elizabeth George: The Witch of Blackbird Pond (1958) 
  15. Krumgold, Joseph: Onion John (1959)
  16. Speare, Elizabeth George: The Bronze Bow (1961)
  17. L'Engle, Madeleine: A Wrinkle in Time (1962)


  1. Wow, 12 to 15 books--you're much more ambitious than I am! Newbery books are always a good place to start--many of my favorites from childhood were Newbery Award books. It looks like you have a great list to chose from. I'm actually rereading Anne of Green Gables at the moment. Hopefully it will be my first book post for the event.

    Happy reading!

    1. It's been at least 15 years since I read Anne of Green Gables! I may not get it read for this challenge, but it's on my list for The Classics Club so it will get read sometime in next 5 years. :)


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