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.
- 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
10 thoughts on “Children’s Literature CC547E”
Speaking of children’s lit… I’d love to hear some of your favorite read alouds, someday. I don’t remember you ever posting about such a thing…
HEART OF A READY WRITER – Reading Through the Bible in 2009
ah, Jerram. I’m surprised there’s no Milne, though.
I think it’s very cool that there’s a children’s lit class at the seminary! Lots of favorites on that list, but haven’t read Dick King Smith… have to go look him up at the library.
Some of my favorites are on that list….and I mean for me, not my kids.
Oh my! I took Christianity and the arts from him and it was fantastic. I confess to a twinge of jealousy about the children’s lit. class.
I read Good Night, Mr. Tom for Battle of the Books with a middle school group a few years ago. Very moving book. Your class sounds wonderful! Enjoy. B.
I read Good Night, Mr. Tom with a middle school group I was leading for Battle of the Books some years ago. Great book. The class sounds wonderful….I wish we lived close enough to a good seminary to take classes! B.
Sounds wonderful. I’m just finishing The Secret Garden myself.