Sunday, February 7, 2010

1001 Children's Books You Must Read

The Sunday

I'm really excited about the new book, 1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up. Here's a list of all 1001 books.

I joined a Yahoo group for it. We are attempting to read all 1001 books. Before we grow up. Our moderator, the wonderful Louise from Australia, posts lovely info about the authors and the books that she finds here and there. We talk about the books and share ideas as to how we use the books in our lives and our work.

I made a t-shirt for the 100th Day of School, using the books from this list. It was a big hit.

Yesterday, I started a bookshelf for the 1001 Children's Books at BookCrossing called 1001KidsLibrary. Do you know about BookCrossing? BookCrossing is the place where people Read and Release books. I loved the 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die bookshelf there and I got permission to borrow their format for my new children's bookshelf.

So what is it? It's an international library of children's books. Like a library, books can be checked out and read. To join, you must be a BookCrossing member. Then you must you must contribute books to the library and be willing to mail the book off to someone who wants to read it. (I am leaving the option of mailing internationally optional here; postal costs can be high outside one's own country.) It would be very nice to have children's books available in many countries.

Are you interested in reading children's books? Join the Yahoo group. Join BookCrossing (I'd love it if you used my name, debnance, as your referral.) Add a book to our shelf that you've registered by sending me an e-mail at debnance at gmail dot com or sending an inner-BC message called a PM. On it, provide the BCID for the books you are willing to contribute to the library. I'll add the book and add you as a friend to the library, making you eligible to request books from others.

What else?

I'm heading to TCEA, a technology conference, this week, but I will have constant Internet access with my iPhone and my new minilaptop.

I had a tiny reading week, with only three books read and reviewed. I'd love to hear what anyone else out there thought of these.

I'm happy! I won an award!  Since my focus this year is on happiness, well, this award makes me very happy. It's called the Bliss (Happy 101) Award and I received it from the kind Cathy at Words Worlds and Wings. My charge is to list ten things that make me happy and to pass it on to five other happy bloggers.

10 Things That Make Me Happy:
(1) Books
(2) Books
(3) Books
(4) Books
(5) Books
(6) Books
(7) Books
(8) Books
(9) Books
(10) Books

That was easy.

Now, passing on the award to 5 more bloggers:
Jessica at Advance Booking
Laura at Musings
Joann at Lakeside Musing

I love to hear all your bookish thoughts.


  1. Ohhhhh...I'm doing the adult version of this. It'd be great if you signed up and gave me some reviews of the books you read!

  2. 1001 Children's books you must read before you grow up sounds like something I need to take part in. I just downloaded the list. I can't wait to see how many I've read from the list.

    Right now I'm reading The Happiness Project and loving it. I'm definitely going to do a happiness project of my own.

  3. I didn't know there was a 1001 Children's Book - how exciting! Can't wait to take a look at it.
    Congratulations on your award, and thanks so much for thinking of me. Looks like it doesn't take much to make you happy ;-)

  4. Thanks so much for the award! That's very kind of you. And it made me happy!

  5. I just LOVE your t-shirt! How cute! Thanks for sharing the 1001 Children's Book list and the info for BookCrossing! I haven't been to BookCrossing for some time and am going to check out your shelf now! And how wonderful to be able to contribute to an international library! AND Congrats on your award!

    OK, off to read the list now...
    Have a great week!


  6. I love the idea of reading all those children's books. I'll have to check that list out. I'm a first grade teacher so I'm wondering how many I've already read.

  7. I'm aiming for one children's chapter book a week...a do-able goal, I think. Let's see...52 a year...what does that make? Twenty years. I can do it.

  8. What a nice surprise to be included! I love your list too. This week I'll put mine together and link back to you. As a new book blogger I appreciate you thinking of me.

    Aloha from Rob

  9. Your ten things that make you happy cracked me up! Good luck reading all those books. I'll have to check the list and see how many of them I've read and which ones look like they'd be up my alley now.

  10. Thanks for the heads up on 1001 Books to Read Before You Grow Up - I am visiting my 2 yo niece and 5yo nephew in a few weeks and was looking for some great book recommendations for them.

  11. Thanks for sharing your list. When I was setting up my Goodreads account, I thought of all the adult books I read. It didn't occur to me to add all those children's books I read to and with my kids! I think this list will jog my memory.

  12. I didn't know there was a list for children's books, I really must check out how many I've read. And thanks for the award! But it's Hazra, not Jessica!

  13. I know this very late, but I'm trying to catch up on some of my favorite blogs!

    I love your answers for the ten things that make you happy. I had a huge smile on my face by the time I got down to #10. :)

  14. I know I said a few comments back I'd have my post up in a week about my award. It's taken a month but it's done and I hope you'll take a look. Click here for the link. Thanks so much for your Aloha.

    Best Wishes from Rob

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