Reading Matters' 100 Books for Christmas 2011

Here are some suggestions for young and not-so-young readers.  Many thanks to for contributing to our list. Ages 2-7 1. Art & Max, David Wiesner
2. Boy Wonders, Calef Brown
3. Can I Cuddle the Moon?, Kerry Brown
4. Grandpa Green, Lane Smith
5. Interrupting Chicken, David Ezra Stein
6. It's a book, Lane Smith
7. Kimonos, Annelore Parot
8. Love Mouserella, David Ezra Stein
9. More!, Peter Schossow
10. Over the Rainbow, Judy Collins
11. Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, Jerry Pinkney
12. The Rainbow Book, Kate Ohrt
13. A Small Miracle, Peter Collington
14. Starry, Starry Night, Sarah Kate Mitchell
15. When You Wish Upon a Star, Judy Collins Ages 7-10 16. The Adventures of Pinocchio, Carlo Collodi (illustrated by Roberto Innocenti)
17. Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking and Other Natural Disasters, Lenore Look
18. Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night, Joyce Sidman
19. The Drinking Gourd, F.N. Monjo
20. The Empty Pot, Demi
21. The Great Big Treasury of Beatrix Potter, Beatrix Potter
22. The Hundred Dresses, Eleanor Estes
23. The King of the Golden River, John Ruskin
24. The Magician's Elephant, Kate DiCamillo
25. Mr. Badger and the Big Surprise, Leigh Hobbs
26. The Quiltmaker's Gift, Jeff Brumbeau
27. Ruby Lu, Star of the Show, Lenore Look
28. Twenty and Ten, Claire Bishop Ages 9-12 29. The Blue Sword, Robin McKinley
30. A Certain Music, Walters Spudvilas
31. The Chronicles of Narnia, C S. Lewis
32. The Deep Freeze of Bartholomew Tullock, Alex Williams
33. Hero, Mike Lupica
34. I, Juan de Pareja, Elizabeth Borton De Trevino
35. The Luck of the Buttons, Anne Ylvisaker
36. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, Kate DiCamillo
37. Nancy and Plum, Betty McDonald
38. Noah Barleywater Runs Away, John Boyne
39. The Prydain Chronicles, Lloyd Alexander
40. Toby Alone, Timothee de Fombelle
41. Tom’s Midnight Garden, Philippa Pearce
42. Troubletwisters, Garth Nix
43. Walls Within Walls, Maureen Sherry
44. What Katy Did, Susan Coolidge
45. A Whole Nother Story, Cuthbert Soup
46. The Wonder of Charlie Anne, Kimberly Newton Fusco Ages 11-14 47. 11 Birthdays (series), Wendy Mass
48. Airman, Eoin Colfer
49. Annie's War, Jacqueline Levering Sullivan
50. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, John Boyne
51. The Bronze Bow, Elizabeth George Speare
52. The Dagger Quick, Brian Eames
53. The Golden Goblet, Eloise Jarvis McGraw
54. The Hazel Frump Adventures, Jennifer Lanthier
55. Moon Over Manifest, Clare Vanderpool
56. The Mysterious Benedict Society, Trenton Lee Stewart
57. Savvy, Ingrid Law
58. The Search for WondLa, Tony DiTerlizzi
59. Where the Red Fern Grows, Wilson Rawls Ages 13-16 60. Castaways of the Flying Dutchman (series), Brian Jacques
61. The Eagle of the Ninth Chronicles, Rosemary Sutcliff
62. The Emperor of Nihon-Ja, John Flanagan
63. The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, Jacqueline Kelly
64. First Light, Rebecca Stead
65. The Highwayman's Footsteps, Nicola Morgan
66. The Land, Mildred D. Taylor
67. Leviathan, Scott Westerfeld
68. The Looking Glass Wars, Frank Beddor
69. A Posse of Princesses, Sherwood Smith
70. Scorpio Rising, Anthony Horowitz
71. Small Acts of Amazing Courage, Gloria Whelan
72. Trash, Andy Mulligan Ages 15-18 73. As Easy as Falling Off the Face of the Earth, Lynne Rae Perkins
74. Brightly Woven, Alexandra Bracken
75. The Double Life of Cassiel Roadnight, Jenny Valentine
76. Every Soul a Star, Wendy Mass
77. Incarceron (series), Catherine Fisher
78. Just Henry, Michelle Magorian
79. Lorna Doone, Richard D. Blackmore
80. Matched, Ally Condie
81. The Maze Runner, James Dashner
82. Pathfinder, Scott Orson
83. A Rose for the ANZAC Boys, Jackie French
84. A Straight Line to My Heart, Bill Condon
85. A Stranger to Command, Sherwood Smith
86. A Waltz for Matilda, Jackie French
87. When You Reach Me, Rebecca Stead 18 and over 88. The Case of the Missing Servant, Tarquin Hall
89. The Five Love Languages, Gary Chapman
90. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Annie Barrows
91. The Happiest Refugee: A Memoir, Anh Do
92. The Help, Kathryn Stockett
93. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Jamie Ford
94. The Last Dickens, Matthew Pearl
95. Left to Tell, Immaculee Ilibagiza
96. The Marriage Bureau for Rich People, Farahad Zama
97. Please Look After Mother, Kyung-Sook Shin
98. The Rose Garden, Susanna Kearsley
99. Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child, Anthony Esolen
100. Waterfall, Lisa Tawn


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