Thursday, 10 December 2009

1001 children's books... part 2

Herewith... ages 3+ - part one of two...
  1. The Quangle Wangle's hat by Edward Lear - YES
  2. Mother Goose by Kate Greenaway - YES
  3. Marigold garden by Kate Greenaway - no
  4. The jolly aunt by Lothar Meggendorfer [orig. pub. Germany] - no
  5. Peter in Blueberry Land by Elsa Beskow [orig. pub. Sweden] - no
  6. The tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter - YES
  7. The tale of Mr Jeremy Fisher by Beatrix Potter - no
  8. The story of the root children by Sibylle von Olfers [orig. pub. Germany] - no
  9. The tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck by Beatrix Potter - YES
  10. The children of the forest by Elsa Beskow [orig. pub. Sweden] - no
  11. Clever Bill by William Nicholson - no
  12. Winnie-the-Pooh by AA Milne, illustrated EH Shepard - YES - and own it
  13. The story of Babar by Jean de Brunhoff - YES
  14. The story about Ping by Marjorie Flack, illustrated Kurt Wiese - YES
  15. Blinky Bill by Dorothy Wall - no
  16. The story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf, illustrated Robert Lawson - YES
  17. Orlando by Kathleen Hale - YES
  18. Little Toot by Hardie Gramatky - YES
  19. Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans - YES
  20. Mike Mulligan by Virginia Lee Burton - YES
  21. Curious George by Margret Rey, illustrated HA Rey - YES
  22. The little house by Virginia Lee Burton - no
  23. The lttle red lighthouse by Hildegarde H Swift, illustrated Lynd Ward - no
  24. Moomin, Mymble and Little My by Tove Jansson - no
  25. My naughty little sister by Dorothy Edwards, illustrated H Garland - YES
  26. Martine by Gilbert Delahaye, illus Marcel Marlier [orig. pub. Belgium] - no
  27. Eloise by Kay Thompson, illustrated Hilary Knight - YES
  28. Harry the dirty dog by Gene Zion, illustrated Margaret Bloy Graham - YES
  29. The cat in the hat by Dr Seuss - YES
  30. The cow who fell in the canal by Phyllis Krasilovsky, illustrated Peter Spier - YES
  31. A bear called Paddington by Michael Bond, illustrated Peggy Fortnum - YES. I had a Paddington 6th birthday... following the Wombles themed 5th.
  32. Little Blue and Little Yellow by Leo Lionni - no
  33. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr Seuss - YES, and own it - a very battered copy...
  34. Go, dog. Go! by PD Eastman - YES
  35. The Berenstain bears: the big honey hunt by Stan and Jan Berenstain - YES
  36. Ivor the engine by Oliver Postgate, illustrated Peter Firmin - no
  37. Clifford the big red dog by Norman Bridwell - YES
  38. Where the wild things are by Maurice Sendak - YES, and own it.
  39. Lyle, Lyle, crocodile by Bernard Waber - no
  40. Brown bear, brown bear, what do you see? by Bill Martin Jr, illustrated Eric Carle - YES
  41. What does the mouse think on Thursday? by Josef Guggenmos, illustrated Gunther Stiller [orig. pub. Germany] - no
  42. What do people do all day? by Richard Scarry - YES, and used to own it.
  43. Corduroy by Don Freeman - YES
  44. The wonderful tree by Ulf Lofgren [orig. pub. Sweden] - no
  45. In the night kitchen by Maurice Sendak - YES
  46. Barbapapa by Annette Tison & Talus Taylor [orig. pub. France] - YES
  47. Mr Tickle by Roger Hargreaves - YES
  48. Lotta's bike by Astrid Lindgren, illustrated Ilon Wikland [orig. pub. Sweden] - no
  49. Little I am I by Mira Lobe, illustrated Susi Weigel [orig. pub. Austria] - no
  50. The church mouse by Graham Oakley - YES
  51. The sea-thing child by Russell Hoban, illustrated Abrom Hoban - YES
  52. Father Christmas by Raymond Briggs - YES
  53. My cat likes to hide in boxes by Eve Sutton, illustrated Lynley Dodd - YES!!! NZ book time.
  54. Who's seen the scissors? by Fernando Krahn [orig. pub. in Spanish, in the USA] - no
  55. Morris's disappearing bag by Rosemary Wells - YES
  56. Uppo the bear by Elina Karjalainen, illustrated Hannu Taina [orig. pub. Finland] - no
  57. Burglar Bill by Allan Ahlberg, illustrated Janet Ahlberg - no
  58. Dogger by Shirley Hughes - YES
  59. Up in the tree by Margaret Atwood - no
  60. The snowman by Raymond Briggs - YES
  61. Freight train by Donald Crews - no
  62. Is that a monster, Alfie Atkins? by Gunilla Bergstrom [orig. pub. Sweden] - no
  63. Ox-cart man by Donald Hall, illustrated Barbara Cooney - no
  64. Mister Magnolia by Quentin Blake - YES
  65. Peace at last by Jill Murphy - YES
  66. Mr Archimedes' bath by Pamela Allen - YES. NZ book time.
  67. Leo and Popi by Marie-Agnes Gaudrat, illustrated Helen Oxenbury [orig. pub. France] - YES
  68. Postman Pat's treasure hunt by John A Cunliffe, illustrated Celia Berridge - no
  69. Ernest and Celestine have lost Simon by Gabrielle Vincent [orig. pub. Belgium] - no, but I have read Ernest and Celestine's Christmas.
  70. Alfie gets in first by Shirley Hughes - no
  71. One woolly wombat by Rod Trinca, illustrated Kerry Argent - no
  72. Avocado baby by John Burningham - YES
  73. Gorilla by Anthony Browne - YES
  74. Angelina Ballerina by Katharine Holabird, illustrated Helen Craig - no
  75. Dusty wants to help by Inger Sandberg, illustrated Lasse Sandberg [orig. pub. Sweden] - no
  76. We are the triplets by Roser Capdevila [orig. pub. Spain] - no
  77. Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's dairy by Lynley Dodd - YES, of course...NZ book time
  78. Possum magic by Mem Fox, illustrated Julie Vivas - YES, and I had my photos taken with the Grandma Poss & Hush statue at Dromkeen, and own a copy of the book.
  79. Felix & Alexander by Terry Denton - no
  80. Pancakes for Findus by Sven Nordqvist [orig. pub. Sweden] - no, to my shame - not even the version recently published in New Zealand...
  81. Love you forever by Robert Munsch, illustrated Sheila McGraw - YES, and I think I own a copy.
  82. This is the bear by Sarah Hayes, illustrated Helen Craig - YES
  83. Old Bear by Jane Hissey - YES
  84. Owl moon by Jane Yolen, illustrated John Schoenherr - YES
  85. Winnie the witch by Valerie Thomas, illustrated Korky Paul - YES
  86. Can't you sleep, Little Bear? by Martin Waddell, illustrated Barbara Firth - YES
  87. Crocodile beat by Gail Jorgensen, illustrated Patricia Mullins - no
  88. Stina by Lena Anderson [orig. pub. Sweden] - no
  89. Fire-engine Li by Janet McLean, illustrated Andrew McLean - no
  90. One snowy night by Nick Butterworth - YES
  91. Mousehold cat by Antonia Barber, illustrated Nicola Bayley - YES
  92. Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman, illustrated Caroline Binch - YES
  93. Window by Jeannie Baker - YES, and I own a copy.
  94. Slinky Malinki by Lynley Dodd - YES! NZ book time
  95. T'choupi by Thierry Courtin [orig. pub. France] - no
  96. Frog in winter by Max Velthuijs - YES
  97. Where's my teddy? by Jez Alborough - YES
  98. Okilele by Claude Ponti [orig. pub. France] - no
  99. Sleep well, Little Bear by Quint Buchholz [orig. pub. Germany] - no


  1. So glad to see that Anthony Browne is in your list!

    I've come across a delightful poem by Anthony Browne and I felt compelled to share it with my fellow reading lovers! It's a short poem, but it sure put a smile on my face!

    It's on my blog -

    Hope you enjoy (it's a special exclusive!!) :D x

  2. Thank you so much!

    The list is now available on the 1001 site:

    It's worth hunting down the book itself: 1001 children's books you must read before you grow up. The reviews are great.


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