Lesley Blume’s List of Must-Read Children’s Books

With a focus on the classics, Blume (author of Tennyson) has created quite the list of must-read children’s books plus a great interview on NPR.  The list has a few of my personal favorites and others that I agree with, and some that make my head tilt in a questioning way.  Meaning that it is a good list!

Here are my favorites on the list, all of them straight from my own childhood reading:

The Devil’s Storybook by Natalie Babbitt

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster and Jules Feiffer

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg

AND MY ALL-TIME FAVORITE:

Watership Down by Richard Adams

My mother read this aloud to my brothers and me at breakfast.  Twice.  Maybe more.  Bigwig…  Sigh.  I remember us all listening with rapt attention and tears streaming down our faces.  It was truly transporting.  And what a joy to see it on this list.

2 thoughts on “Lesley Blume’s List of Must-Read Children’s Books

  1. Great list! The Devil’s Storybook is an all-time favorite of mine, but I have to say that Twenty-One Balloons was a hard slog for me as a child and again as an adult.

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