abc children’s book meme

#3 in an ongoing series of posts celebrating the alphabet.

I’m a sucker for the alphabet!

Saw this fun meme posted by Carrie at Reading to Know and couldn’t resist. Though you’re supposed to list your all-time favorite books from A-Z, I decided to narrow my focus (classic children’s novels), to make it easier. It was still really hard deciding on just one title for each letter. Have you ever noticed how many classics begin with the letter, “L,” especially the word, “Little?” *Tearing hair out*

If you want to play, consider yourself tagged! Please let me know so I can go read your list! Next time, I might challenge myself to do a picture book list.

A Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

B – (A) Bear Called Paddington

C – Charlotte’s Web

D – David Copperfield

E – Everything on a Waffle

F – (A) Fine White Dust

G – Gulliver’s Travels

H – Heidi

I – Island of the Blue Dolphins

J – Jane Eyre

K – Kira Kira (not technically a “classic,” but it made me return to writing after a long absence).

L – Little Women (and the Little House books)!

M – Mary Poppins

N – Number the Stars

O – Onion John

P – Pippi Longstocking

Q – (nope, nothing here)

R – Ramona Quimby, Age 8

S –  (The) Secret Garden

T – To Kill a Mockingbird

U – Up a Road Slowly

V – Voyages of Doctor Doolittle

W – Winnie-the-Pooh

X – (who invented this letter, anyway?)

Y – Yolanda’s Genius

Z – (somebody, write a Z book!)

Certified authentic alphabetica. Handmade just for you with love and a taste for the classics.


13 thoughts on “abc children’s book meme

  1. Firstly, were I to do this the usual way, I’d have a conniption when I reached P: Both Persuasion and Pride and Prejudice start with P and I love-love-love them a lot. Also, I really love A.S. Byatt’s Possession. What on earth would I choose?

    Secondly, I just finished reading ZOMBIE HAIKU, which tells the story of a zombie plague using pretty much nothing but haiku. It is disgusting (on purpose), but a truly well-done project – I’ll be reviewing it next Tuesday. Not sure that it would make your list, but I did want you to know that your particular request has been met already.

    Maybe something about the zoo?


  2. Zombie Haiku? Sounds intriguing! Will anxiously wait for your review.

    This book meme is very very difficult, even when narrowing down the focus/genre. Your “P” problem is like my “L” problem. How to choose between Little Women, A Little Princess, or the Little House books?

    I haven’t read Possession, but I can clearly see the dilemma between Persuasion and Pride and Prejudice. Which novel do you think Jane herself would choose? The more mature work, or her most well-known?


  3. Glad you kept your hair in place Jama and just tied Little Women and Little House. Good choice! (Little Women, kind of an eh title for a great book. But Little House… I like those titles.

    Btw, my husband just told me you can get the collected tv Little House on dvd now.. I’m not sure if I want this, but am tempted…


  4. Ok, I’m curious to know what “Everything on a Waffle” is about! Also, “Kira Kira” – those both have such interesting titles. May have to dig through Amazon if I have a minute. 🙂


  5. What a great twist! (And I had totally forgotten that I even DID this meme until you said so. I was just reading your post and thinking, “Oh, how cute! I should do that.”) Yes. Hmm. Well.


    – Carrie, RtK


  6. Little House on DVD? Very tempting indeed. I LOVE to watch the reruns, which are on every afternoon at 3 p.m. Some things you never tire of.

    I wouldn’t mind tearing out all my white hairs, in any case . . .


  7. OMG, you must read both these books! Everything on a Waffle is Horvath at her finest — recipes at the end of every chapter, too.

    I love Cynthia Kadohata; stock up on Kleenex before starting Kira Kira — beautiful, lyric, spare text, so very emotive.


  8. I actually did the meme back in November, and only now remembered to post it! As I recall, your “A” book was Anne of Green Gables, natch. I was tempted to list that one, too — but my Anglophile tendencies won out.


  9. Oh, see, this is the sort of thing that can kind of make me sick — the brutal choices and also the mass number of books still to read. I get a little panicky. Your list, though, is lovely. And of course you’ve got Winnie the Pooh….


  10. “Brutal choices” describes it perfectly! I had to include both Paddington and Pooh on my list — or else there’d be all-out war around here.


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