Sunday, May 23, 2010

Top Ten from the Kids

I recently asked the students in Kindergarten through Fifth grade to create a list of their top ten favorite books or series. The hardest part was narrowing it down to just ten. Here are their favorites--at least as of the day that we discussed them.


Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold
Timothy Tunny Swallowed a Bunny (poetry) by Bill Grossman
Chickens to the Rescue by John Himmelman Excuse Me--Are You a Witch? by Emily Horn Dogs and Cats by Steve Jenkins Froggy series by Jonathan London
Martha Speaks by Susan Meddaugh
Superhero ABC by Bob McLeod
Critter Sitter by Chuck Richards
The Great Fuzz Frenzy by Janet Stevens


Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett Berenstain Bears books by Stan & Jan Berenstain Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert Tacky the Penguin books by Helen Lester
Worst Witch at School by Jill Murphy Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne Junie B. Jones series by Barbara Park
Dumb Bunnies by Dav Pilkey
Little Pea by Amy Krouse Rosenthal David Goes to School by David Shannon

Secrets of Droon series by Tony Abbot Garfield comics by Jim Davis
Hardy Boys series — Franklin W. Dixon
Guinness Book of World Records
Babymouse series by Jennifer and Matthew Holm Nancy Drew series by Carolyn Keene Rainbow Magic series by Daisy Meadows
Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne Dumb Bunnies books by Dav Pilkey
Geronimo Stilton series by Geronimo Stilton

Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke
Ghosthunters series byCornelia Funke
Warriors series by Erin Hunter
Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg
Guardians of Ga’hoole by Kathryn Lasky
Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
Judy Moody series by Megan McDonald
Michigan Chillers series by Jonathan Rand Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling


The Frog Princess series by E.D. Baker The Name of This Book is Secret series by Pseudonymous Bosch
The Sisters Grimm series by Michael Buckley
The Incredible Journey by Sheila Every Burnford Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer
Inkheart series by Cornelia Funke Uprising by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Candy Shop Wars by Brandon Mull
Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart


Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson Frindle by Andrew Clements
The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles by Julie Andrews Edwards
Inkheart series by Cornelia Funke Chet Gecko mystery series by Bruce Hale Fablehaven series by Brandon Mull
Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan
Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling
Septimus Heap series by Angie Sage The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznik

If I do say so myself, that is a great list for any reader. I was so impressed and proud of the variety and depth of all the titles that were suggested. We could have created a top fifty list for each grade and still been worried that we were leaving out something of great importance.

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