Sunday, December 30, 2012

2013 Pre-1960 Classic Children's Books Reading Challenge

Hosted by: Kimberly @ Turning the Pages
Dates: 1 January - 31 December, 2013
See the challenge announcement / sign-up page HERE

The goal here is to read classic children's books: any number, but only participants who read/review at least one book per month will be eligible for the challenge giveaway.

Some of the guidelines:
  • All books must have an original publication date of 1960 or earlier.
  • All formats are allowed
  • Books must be at least 60 pages in length
  • Re-reads are OK
I love kiddie lit!  There's a massive amount of children's literature I've always intended to read, and this sounds like a great way to nudge myself into doing something about it.  There's no rule about making advance lists, but here are some titles I'm thinking of (subject to change, of course):
The 13 Clocks. James Thurber (1950)
Anne of Green Gables. L.M. Montgomery (1908)
Beezus and Ramona. Beverly Cleary (1955)
Black Fox of Lorne. Marguerite de Angeli (1957)
Five Children and It. E. Nesbit (1902)
Half Magic. Edward Eager (1954)
Hitty Her First Hundred Years. Rachel Field (1929)
The Hundred and One Dalmatians. Dodie Smith (1956)
Magic by the Lake. Edward Eager (1957)
Magic or Not? Edward Eager (1959)
Miss Hickory. Carolyn Sherwin Bailey (1946)
Mistress Masham's Repose. T.H. White (1946)
Stuart Little. E.B. White (1945)
Tom Sawyer, Detective. Mark Twain (1896)
The Well-Wishers. Edward Eager (1960)
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. L. Frank Baum (1900)
...and the list could go on and on.  Now I just need to get reading.  During the year, I'll be tracking my progress on my challenge blog HERE.

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