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Books for Children

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This is the master list of books included in the wiki.  Please add titles below by clicking the "Edit page" button above--the page editor works like a basic word processor. See the Wish List page for requests, and feel free to add your own items to it. Note that this list will include not only books participants like, but also books about which at least some wiki participants are less enthusiastic.


If the title of the book has a hyperlink, a page has already been created for the book. Click on the hyperlink to read reviews of the book or to add your own comments. If there's no hyperlink, feel free to create a page for the book. (Follow the link here or from the sidebar for detailed instructions.) Titles without hyperlinks are here either because a participant plans to add a page for them, or because someone has recommended the book but no one has gotten around to checking the book out or posting about it.







  • Eaton, Jason Carter. The Facttracker. Illus. Pascale Constantin. New York: HarperCollins, 2008.
  • Edwardson, Debby Dahl. Whale Snow.  Illus. Annie Patterson. Watertown, Massachusetts: Charlesbridge, 2003.








  • LaFaye, A. Worth. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2004. New York: Aladdin, 2006.
  • Latham, Jean Lee. Carry on, Mr. Bowditch. Illus. John O'Hara Cosgrave II. 1955. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1983.
  • Leavitt, Martine. Keturah and Lord Death. Asheville, North Carolina: Front Street, 2006.
  • Levine, Gail Carson. Dave at Night. New York : HarperCollins, 1999.
  • Lichtman, Wendy. Do the Math: Secrets, Lies, and Algebra. New York: Greenwillow Books, 2007.
  • Lionni, Leo. Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse. 1969. New York: Dragonfly Books, 1974.
  • Little, Jean. From Anna. 1972.  New York: Harper Collins, 1973.
  • Little, Jean. Listen for the Singing.
  • Little, Jean. Mine for Keeps. Boston: Little, Brown, 1962.
  • Little, Jean. Spring Begins in March. 1966. Toronto: Puffin Books, 1996. (Sequel to Mine for Keeps)
  • Little, Jean. Stand in the Wind.
  • Lovelace, Maud Hart. Betsy-Tacy 1940. New York: Harper Trophy, 2000.
  • Lovelace, Maud Hart. Betsy-Tacy and Tib.
  • Lowry, Lois. Anastasia Krupnik. 1979. New York: Bantam Doubleday Dell, 1993.
  • Lowry, Lois. The Willoughbys. New York: Walter Lorraine Books, 2008.


  • MacLachlan, Patricia and Emily MacLachlan. Fiona Loves the Night. Illus. Amanda Shepherd.
  • Maguire, Gregory. What-the-Dickens.
  • Mahy, Margaret. The Man Whose Mother Was a Pirate. 1973. Illus. Margaret Chamberlain. London: Puffin Books, 1996.
  • Mahy, Margaret. The Other Side of Silence. New York: Viking Penguin, 1995.
  • Matas, Carol and Perry Nodelman. The Proof that Ghosts Exist. Toronto:  Key Porter Books, 2008.  Book 1 of the Ghosthunters series.
  • Mazer, Harry.  A Boy at War  New York:  Scholastic Books, 2001.
  • McKillip, Patricia. The Forgotten Beasts of Eld. New York : Atheneum, 1974.
  • McKinley, Robin. Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast. 1978. New York: Harper and Row, 2005.
  • McKinley, Robin. The Hero and the Crown. 1984. New York: Penguin, 2002.
  • McLerran, Alice. Secrets. New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1990.
  • McMullan, Kate.  New Kid at School.  New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1999.  (Book 1 in Dragon Slayers' Academy series)
  • Mieville, China. Un Lun Dun. New York: Del Rey, 2007.
  • Montgomery, Lucy Maud. Anne of Green Gables. 1908.


  • Nesbit, E. The Magic City. Illus. H. R. Millar. 1910. New York: Sea Star Books, 2000.



  • Park, Linda Sue. A Single Shard. New York: Dell Yearling, 2001.
  • Paulsen, Gary. Hatchet. 1987. New York: Aladdin Ppaerbacks, 2006
  • Paulsen, Gary. Lawn Boy. New York: Wendy Lamb Books, 2007.
  • Pearce, Philippa. Tom's Midnight Garden.  Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1958.
  • Pearson, Mary E. The Adoration of Jenna Fox. New York: Henry Holt, 2008.
  • Pennypacker, Sara. Clementine Illustrated by Marla Frazee. New York: Hyperion, 2006.
  • Perkins, Mitali. The Sunita Experiment. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1993.
  • Petry, Ann. Tituba of Salem Village. New York, 1964.
  • Pfeffer, Susan Beth. Life As We Knew It. Harcourt Children's Books, 2006.
  • Pierce, Tamora. Terrier. New York: Random House, 2006. (Book 1 in the Beka Cooper series)
  • Picard, Barbara Leonie. The Odyssey. 1952. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.
  • Polacco, Patricia.  Mrs. Katz and Tush.  Dragonfly Books, 1994.
  • Pope, Elizabeth Marie. The Perilous Gard. Illus. Richard Cuffari. Boston, 1974. 
  • Pratchett, Terry. The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents. 2001. New York: Harper Collins, 2002. 
  • Pratchett, Terry. A Hat Full of Sky. New York: Harper Collins, 2004. (Sequel to The Wee Free Men. Book 2 in the Tiffany Aching series)
  • Pratchett, Terry. Johnny and the Dead. 1993. New York: HarperCollins, 2006. (Book 2 of the Johnny Maxwell Triology. Sequel to Only You Can Save Mankind.)

  • Pratchett, Terry. Nation. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2008.

  • Pratchett, Terry. Only You Can Save Mankind. 1992. New York: Harper Collins, 2004. (Book 1 of the Johnny Maxwell Trilogy.)
  • Pratchett, Terry. The Wee Free Men. New York: Harper Collins, 2003.
  • Pratchett, Terry. Wintersmith. New York: Harper Collins, 2006. (Book 3 in the Tiffany Aching series)



  • Raskin, Ellen. The Westing Game. 1978. New York: Puffin Books, 1997.
  • Reeve, Phillip. Mortal Engines. 2001. New York : EOS, 2003. (Book 1 of the Hungry City Chronicles)
  • Riordan, Rick. The Lightning Thief. New York : Miramax Books/Hyperion Books for Children, 2005. (Book 1 of Percy Jackson and the Olympians)
  • Riordan, Rick. The Maze of Bones. Book 1 of The 39 Clues. New York: Scholastic, 2008
  • Riordan, Rick. The Battle of the Labyrinth. New York: Hyperion books for Children, 2008. (Book 4 of Percy Jackson and the Olympians)



  • Tadjo, VĂ©ronique. Talking Drums: A Selection of Poems from Africa South of the Sahara. 2000. New York and London: Bloomsbury, 2004.
  • Tan, Shaun. The Arrival New York: Scholastic, 2007.
  • Tate, Eleanora E. Celeste's Harlem Renaissance. Little, Brown 2007.
  • Turner, Megan Whalen. The King of Attolia. (Queen's Thief series Book 3) New York: Greenwillow (HarperCollins), 2006.
  • Turner, Megan Whalen. Return of the Thief. (Queen's Thief series Book 6) New York: Greenwillow (HarperCollins), 2020.
  • Turner, Megan Whalen. Instead of Three Wishes. New York: Greenwillow, 1995.






  • Yolen, Jane. The Devil's Arithmetic. 1988. New York: Penguin, 1990.
  • Yolen, Jane. Foiled. Illus. Mike Cavallaro. New York: First Second, 2010.






Comments (1)

Joe Dimercurio said

at 5:44 pm on Jun 23, 2010

thank you for compiling this.

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