The Bookish Dark

50 Books for Eleven-Year-Olds Courtesy of Abebooks.com

Added to my to-read list:
-Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome
-The Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff
-The Talking Parcel by Gerald Durrell
-The Beasts of Clawstone Castle by Eva Ibbotson**
-Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl**
-The Machine Gunners by Robert Westall
-Emil and the Detectives by Erich Kastner
-The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame (own it!)
-The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett*
-Boy by Roald Dahl**
-The Phoenix and the Carpet by E. Nesbit**
-The Lantern Bearers by Rosemary Sutcliff
-The Silver Sword/Escape from Warsaw by Ian Serraillier*
-The Sheep-Pig by Dick King-Smith
-The Dark Is Rising Series by Susan Cooper*
-The Mozart Question by Michael Morpurgo
-The Pendragon Adventure Series by D.J. MacHale
-Silverwing by Kenneth Oppel
-The Spiderwick Chronicles by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi**
-Stig of the Dump by Clive King
-The Weirdstone of Brisingamen by Alan Garner
-Leven Thumps Series by Obert Skye
-A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket (only read first book)*

I’ve read and love the other twenty-six.  And judging by the quality of the ones I know, the books listed above promise to be new favorites.  What a great list.

P.S. I am obsessed with “old” children’s books.

*owned by work library
**owned by public library

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