August 02, 2007

Old Favorites

Quest task #10 : Reread an old favorite. We can't help you choose as we don't know what you've read and liked, but we want to share a list of our, the library staff's, old favorites - books we thought worthy of rereads.

old favorites

Children's books

There's a Nightmare in my Closet (Mercer Mayer)
In the Night Kitchen (and other Maurice Sendak books)
Little Nemo in Slumberland (Winsor McCay)
Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)
Julie of the Wolves and On the Far Side of the Mountain (Jean Craighead George)
Half Magic (Edward Eager)
Roller Skates (Ruth Sawyer)
Harriet the Spy (Louise Fitzhugh)
Meet the Austins (Madeleine L'Engle)
Jar of Dreams (Yoshiko Uchida)
Cricket in Times Square, and the sequels (George Selden)
Stuart Little (E. B. White)
The Nicholas books (René Goscinny and Jean-Jacques Sempé)
Phantom Tollbooth (Norton Juster)
The Sneetches (and others by Dr. Seuss)
Velveteen Rabbit (Margery Williams)
Treasure Island (Robert Louis Stevenson)
Ballet Shoes and Circus Shoes (Noel Streatfeild)
Betsy-Tacy and Tibb (Maud Hart Lovelace)
The poetry volumes of Childcraft
The Dr. Dolittle books (Hugh Lofting)
Abel's Island (William Steig)
The Bears of Blue River (Charles Major)
A Traveller in Time (Alison Uttley)
The Valentine Cat (Clyde Robert Bulla)
Harold and the Purple Crayon (Crockett Johnson)
Put Me in the Zoo (Robert Lopshire)
Where's Spot? (and all the rest of the Spot books - Eric Hill)
Frog and Toad series (Arnold Lobel)
James Marshall's books
The Mouse and the Motorcycle, and the rest of the trilogy (Beverly Cleary)
Are You my Mother? (P. D. Eastman)
Madeline (Ludwig Bemelmans)
Where the Red Fern Grows (Wilson Rawls)
Bill Peet's books

Books we read and reread as adolescents

Forever Amber (Kathleen Winsor)
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Twain)
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
Easter Day 1941 (G.F. Borden)
The Many-Colored Land (and sequels, series by Julian May)
Sabriel (Garth Nix)
The Lyonesse series, especially book 2 The Green Pearl (Jack Vance)
Beauty (Robin McKinley)
Robert Ludlum's books
Kurt Vonnegut's books
Early Truman Capote stories
Roughing it (Twain)
The Twelve Ceasars (Suetonius)
Life on the Color Line (Gregory Howard Williams)
The plays of G.B. Shaw
Burma Surgeon (Gordon Stifler Seagrave)
Arrowsmith (Sinclair Lewis)
Voltaire's Candide (and a few years later Terry Southern's Candy)
Orlando (Virginia Woolf)
Death Be Not Proud (Gunther)
The Last Unicorn (Peter S. Beagle)
The Chronicles of Prydain series, Taran Wanderer and others (Lloyd Alexander)
Perelandra and The Chronicles of Narnia series (C.S. Lewis)
Blood and Chocolate (Annette Curtis Klause)
Jurassic Park (Michael Crichton)

And books we read and reread as adults

Suttre (Cormac McCarthy)
Winterdance (Gary Paulson)
P.G. Wodehouse's books
Two Years Before the Mast (Richard Henry Dana)
Same River Twice (Chris Offut)
Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom (Marcus and Sendak)
Patrick O'Brien's Aubrey/Maturin Novels
Ben Green's autobiographies
Tono Bungay (and other H.G. Wells)
Time and Again (Jack Finney)
Three Men in a Boat (Jerome K Jerome)
Dead Souls (Gogol)
The Histories of Herodotus
And No Birds Sang (Farley Mowat, also his The Dog Who Wouldn't Be)
Peter Mayle's A Year In Provence and Toujours Provence
Michener's Chesapeake and Poland
Gore Vidal's historical novels
Terry Pratchett's Discworld series
A City of Bells and Green Dolphin Street (Elizabeth Gouge)
The Known World (Edward P. Jones)
The Color of Water (James McBride)
The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd)
Sherlock Holmes - the canon (Doyle)
Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All (Allan Gurganus)
Moby-Dick (Melville)
My Year of Meats (Ruth L. Ozeki)
Girl with a Pearl Earring (Tracy Chevalier)
The mysteries of Reginald Hill, Janwillem van de Wetering and Sarah Caudwell

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