Friday, March 26, 2010

Katherine Paterson

 Katherine Paterson, the author of Bridge to Terabithia, is currently the Library of Congress National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. She recently shared what books made her grandkids' list of favorite reads:

Preschool (These are books they still remember fondly)
The Bunny Planet books by Rosemary Wells
The Island of the Skog by Steven Kellogg
A-Hunting We Will Go by Steven Kellogg
The Mysterious Tadpole by Steven Kellogg
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
The Mitten by Jan Brett
The Little Polar Bear by Hans de Beer
Mrs. Wishy Washy by Joy Cowley
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton
The Blueberry Pie Elf by Nancy Thayer
Owl Babies by Martin Waddel

Series Books
The Magic Tree House by Mary Pope Osburne
The Betsy-Tacy books by Maud Hart Lovelace
The Tale of Emily Windsnap by Liz Kessler
City of Ember by Jeanne Duprau
The Percy Jackson and the Olympian books by Rick Riordan
Geronimo Stilton by Stilton Geronimo
Maximum Ride by James Patterson
The Hunger Games and Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins
Alex Rider by Anthony Horowitz
Eragon by Christopher Paolini
The Spiderwick Chronicles by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black
Half-Magic by Edward Eage
The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis
Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling
The Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer

Enjoyed by Ages 8-12
The Tale of Desperaux by Kate DiCamillo
The Yankee Years by Joe Torre
Heat by Mike Lupica
Siren Song by Anne Ursu
The Willoughbys by Lois Lowry
Charlotte's Web by E. B. White
One Hundred Dresses by Elanor Estes
Land of the Lawn Weenies by David Lubar
Ribsy by Beverly Cleary
Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Walk Two Moons (and anything she writes) by Sharon Creech
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh by Robert C. O'Brien
Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry by Mildred Taylor
Tom's Midnight Garden by Rosemary Wells
No Promises in the Wind by Irene Hunt
Crispin: Cross of Lead by Avi
The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson
Bread and Roses, Too by Katherine Paterson

Teenage Picks
The Giver by Lois Lowry
A Jar of Dreams by Yoshika Uchida
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Animal Farm and 1984 by George Orwell
A Separate Peace by John Knowles
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
Hope was Here by Joan Bauer

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