Monday, 25 January 2010

a change of department at work

self-determined list of must-read books to make me better at my job::

part 1:: books I would have loved to read when I was younger

My Naughty Little Sister stories by Dorothy Edwards
The Family From One End Street by Eve Garnet
Further Adventures From the Family at One End Street
Holiday at Dew Drop Inn, both by Eve Garnett
the rest of the Famous Five stories by Enid Blyton
the rest of the '... of adventure' books by Enid Blyton
Powder Monkey by Paul Dowswell
Clarice Bean by Lauren Child
Anne of Green Gables by L Montgomery
The Secret Countess by Eve Ibbotson
Witch Child by Celia Rees
How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
Rain by Kate Le Vann

list under construction, suggestions welcome
just added:
The Story of the Treasure Seekers
by E Nesbit


Amelia said...

I just reread The Story of the Treasure-Seekers by E. Nesbit on a long train journey. I pretended it was research as I'm working on a children's fantasy novel but really it was just good fun!

amy said...

i just found a bunch of my favorites at my parents house.
harriet the spy
the phantom tollbooth (the best ever)
the bridge to terebithia
tuck everlasting (another really good one)
the Olivia books (funny and they include a lot of art)
i also really like Teri Smith's (i think that is her name) books. This is Not A Book is good and she also has a nature one. More exploration, activity books than novels but fun and makes kids think.
the talking cat in Half Magic made me laugh endlessly as well.