Children’s Literature CC547E

I’m taking a class this semester with a very beloved and respected professor, combining two of my favorites: Jerram Barrs and children’s literature.

Thought some of you would like to see the booklist for this class. You can read along with us if you like. I’ll post highlights throughout the semester.

Reading list:

  • The Giant Jam Sandwich – John Vernon Lord & Janet Burroway
  • The Gruffalo – Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler
  • The Runaway Bunny – Margaret Wise Brown & Clement Hurd
  • Peter Rabbit – Beatrix Potter
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas! – Dr. Seuss
  • Green Eggs and Ham – Dr. Seuss
  • Who’s That Knocking on Christmas Eve – Jan Brett
  • One Snowy Night (Percy the Park Keeper) – Nick Butterworth
  • The Fox Busters – Dick King Smith
  • A Mouse Called Wolf – Dick King Smith
  • The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett (make sure unabridged version)
  • Good Night, Mr. Tom – Michelle Magorian
  • Little House on the Prairie – Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia) – C. S. Lewis
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – J. K. Rowling
  • The Lord of the Rings – J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Goodnight Moon – Margaret Wise Brown & Clement Hurd
  • Baboushka, A Christmas Folktale from Russia – retold by Arthur Scholey, illustrated by Helen Cann, Candlewick Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Reading Packet of essays on Literature and the Arts for Class