The Classics Club ~ Kid Style

to be completed by November, 2018

to be completed by November, 2018

The Classics Club is created to inspire people to read and blog about classic books. There’s no time limit to join and you’re most welcome, as long as you’re willing to sign up to read and write on your blog about 50+ classic books in at most five years. The perk is that, not only will you have read 50+ incredible (or at the very least thought-provoking) works in five years, you’ll get to do it along with lots of great people!

This may be overly optimistic but I’m shooting for 70 classics through the next 5 years.  That’s only 14 a year ~ about 1.2 a month ~ I’ve got this!

Below you will find the children’s classics that I’m longing to read AND 50 of those banned novels that frustrate me to no end about why people would ban a book.  I hope to read the banned books and share some research on each I read about why some people are choosing to violate freedom of speech.  Stay tuned!

I have read so many children’s classics through the years as those were my favorites for such a long time.  Now I want to re-visit and capture that innocence and hope that seemed to come from those novels.  Some of these I have read….many I have not.  I hope you’ll join me in delving into our childhood memories of these beloved stories.

Children’s Classics

  1.  Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
  2. The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
  3. Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
  4. The BFG by Roald Dahl
  5. Matilda by Roald Dahl
  6. The Witches by Roald Dahl
  7. The Never-Ending Story by Michael Ende
  8. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
  9. Inkspell by Cornelia Funke
  10. Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke
  11. Coraline by Neil Gaiman
  12. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
  13. Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff
  14. Looking for Alaska by John Green
  15. Mythology by Edith Hamilton
  16. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
  17. From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
  18. Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhaa Lai
  19. Emily of New Moon #1 by L.M. Montgomery
  20. Emily Climbs #2 by L.M. Montgomery
  21. Emily’s Quest #3 by L.M. Montgomery
  22. The Borrowers by Mary Norton
  23. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
  24. The Body of Christopher Creed by Carol Plum-Ucci
  25. Pollyanna by Eleanor Porter
  26. The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
  27. Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
  28. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
  29. The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
  30. When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
  31. Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers
  32. Jumanji by Chris VanAllsberg
  33. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
  34. Journey to Center of the Earth by Jules Verne
  35. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin

And now the banned books list {numerous ones cross over}:

  1. The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende
  2. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  3. Friday Night Lights by H.G. Bissenger
  4. Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume
  5. The Wish Giver by Bill Brittain
  6. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan
  7. Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
  8. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  9. Killing Mr. Griffen by Lois Duncan
  10. Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
  11. A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
  12. Looking for Alaska by John Green
  13. The Drowning of Stephan Jones by Bette Greene
  14. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  15. The Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson
  16. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
  17. The Dead Zone by Stephen King
  18. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
  19. A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L’Engle
  20. A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L’Engle
  21. Many Waters by Madeleine L’Engle
  22. An Acceptable Time by Madeleine L’Engle
  23. Anastasia Krupnik by Lois Lowry
  24. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  25. 1984 by George Orwell
  26. How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell
  27. Harry Potter and the The Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
  28. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
  29. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
  30. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
  31. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
  32. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
  33. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
  34. In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak
  35. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

3 Responses to “The Classics Club ~ Kid Style”

    • Stacy

      Of course! It was a LOT of fun putting it together and now I’m trying to collect and grow a library out of this list as well.

      By the way, I LOVE how you do your signature on your posts and need help with mine. How did you set yours up if you don’t mind me asking? I especially love the heart and the font!
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