A Booklist List

June 28, 2007 @ 11:08 pm | Filed under:

I promised some friends I’d put together a list of my favorite booklists. Here we go, then:

Ambleside Online—click "Books" under each year. Don’t miss the "Additional Books for Free Reading" at the bottom of each list.

Reading Your Way Through History and Love2Learn.net.

Chinaberry Books.

The Sonlight catalog—order a paper copy to keep around for good historical fiction recommendations.

MacBeth’s Opinion—especially good for nature & science books, but lots of other categories there as well.

The 1000 Good Books list and its sister list, 100 Great Books.

Lots to choose from at The Baldwin Project, which I posted about here.

Here are the Newbery and Caldecott winners from 1922 and 1938, respectively, through 2007.

The Horn Book Awards.

Join the Literature Alive discussion group for lively conversation about favorite books.

The Real Learning Booklist—especially the picture book suggestions in the early years.

Also good for picture book ideas: the books used in Before Five in a Row and Five in a Row, even if you aren’t planning on "rowing."

Oh, and Sherry Early’s Picture Book Preschool recommends wonderful books for your youngest listeners.

For enjoyable books for kids of all ages, you can’t go wrong with the selection at FUN-Books.

Speaking of fun, here’s a fun one: the "100 Cool Girls of Children’s Literature" list at Jen Robinson’s Books Page. I’m mighty proud to say that my Martha made the list.

I have a list of our Favorite Fictional Families over at Bonny Glen.

I’ll add more lists here as I think of them…I know there are other good ones I’ve used.

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  1. Sarah says:

    I’ve been lurking here for awhile and I love all that I’ve learned. This is a great list of lists. I’ve enjoyed looking at this list of the best illustrated children’s books of 2006 from the NY Times: http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2006/11/12/books/12bestil_SLIDESHOW_1.html

  2. Anonymous says:

    We are now reading Mokie and Bik by Wendy Orr and if you haven’t come across her writing yet we think it is a joy. It has to be read out loud for most of the fun.

    My animal loving, adventure seeking daughter, age 9, loves the fun and adventures and ease of reading it.

    Nim’s Island, soon to be a movie, and Art In The Park are also great.
    Nim’s Island will have a sequel soon too. Wendy Orr is an Australian author, so it has been taking awhile for her book to be released in the US.

    We haven’t yet read Peeling the Onion, a more in depth book, but will be reading it soon.

  3. Jen Robinson says:

    Hey Lissa,

    Thanks for linking to the cool girls list. I’m glad that your Martha made the list, too. Hope that you’re having a good summer.

  4. Norma says:

    When I was going through my grandmother’s files (b. 1876) I found that she was a collector of recommended booklists as well as a reader. They were popular at state fairs, apparently and she also cut them out of newspapers. Interesting selection. Thanks.