Classics Club

The Classics Club is a forum that encourages readers to tackle lists of 50 or more classic books. Classics are probably my largest book gap (as defined by Donalyn Miller). I need some encouragement to fit these books in with all the wonderful recent releases so The Classics Club is a great motivator for me. Members have up to 5 years to complete their lists.

Since I am a middle grades teacher, my classics list focuses on children's books. You may take issue that some of these are listed as "Classics," but I found each title on a classics list somewhere so that's good enough for me. A few of these are re-reads, but most of them will be new to me. *Hanging my head in shame*

My goal: 50 books in 4 years (by June 1, 2017)

1. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (9.15.2014) My Review
2. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum (5.17.2014) My Review
3. The Black Stallion by Walter Farley (6.29.2014) My Review
4. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
5. MC Higgins the Great by Virginia Hamilton
6. Zlateh the Goat and Other Stories by Isaac Bashevis Singer (7.13.2014) My Review
7. The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich (1.19.2016) My Review
8. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin (12.24.2014) My Review
9. We are the Ship by Kadir Nelson (12.3.2013) My Review
10. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle (6.14.2014) My Review
11. The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper (12.15.2015)
12. Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary
13. The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks by Katherine Patterson (7.5.2014)
14. It's Like This, Cat by Emily Neville (8.1.2013) My Review
15. The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S.Lewis
16. My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett (11.17.2013) My Review
17. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
18. Watership Down by Richard Adams (8.11.2015)
19. The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
20. The Watsons Go to Birmingham, 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis (2.5.2015) My Review
21. The 13 Clocks by James Thurber (12.14.2013) My Review
22. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White (10.27.2014)
23. Cathedral by David Macauley (4.11.2014) My Review
24. Lincoln: A Photobiography by Russell Freedman (1.24.2015) My Review
25. My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
26. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame (10.9.2015)
27. White Fang by Jack London (3.11.2014) My Review
28. The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall (9.7.2014) My Review
29. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (reread, 3.23.2014) My Review
30. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster (9.15.2013) My Review
31. Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo (6.25.2013) My Review
32. Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli (12.12.2014) My Review
33. Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh (11.15.2015)
34. Emil and the Detectives by Erich Kastner (11.8.2013) My Review
35. Hatchet by Gary Paulsen (9.28.2014) My Review
36. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien
37. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
38. Old Yeller by Fred Gipson
39. Frindle by Andrew Clements
40. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
41. The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken (2.22.2014) My Review
42. The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
43. Nancy Drew Mystery by Carolyn Keene (3.25.2015) My Review
44. Hardy Boys: The Tower Treasure by Franklin W. Dixon
45. Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
46. The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg (4.19.2014) My Review
47. The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander (6.20.2015) My Review
48. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine (10.25.2014) My Review
49. Redwall by Brian Jacques
50. A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck (4.27.2015) My Review

~ Amanda

1 comment:

  1. The Phantom Tollbooth and Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH are two of my favorites! Welcome to the club!