THE GIFT OF BOOKS: CHILDREN'S EDITION

Confession: I'm totally that person who likes to give books as gifts. I know, I know but toys get broken or forgotten about and clothes get outgrown or worn out. Books and a love for them, on the other hand, can last a lifetime. So here are the ones I tend to give as gifts to the littles. (*- ones I seem to remember being chapter books.)
  1. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
  2. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll *
  3. Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish
  4. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery *
  5. A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond
  6. Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo *
  7. Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary *
  8. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson *
  9. The Best School Year Ever by Barbara Robinson *
  10. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell *
  11. Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey
  12. The Book With No Pictures by BJ Novak
  13. The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner *
  14. The Borrowers by Mary Norton *
  15. Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina
  16. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl *
  17. Charlotte's Web by E. B. White *
  18. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr
  19. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett
  20. The Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne
  21. Corduroy by Don Freeman
  22. The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt
  23. The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
  24. Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary *
  25. Encyclopedia Brown by Donald J. Sobel *
  26. From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg *
  27. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
  28. My Great-Aunt Arizona by Gloria Houston
  29. The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury *
  30. Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
  31. Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh *
  32. The Indian in the Cupboard * by Lynne Reid Banks *
  33. Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell *
  34. The Little Chairs by Kate Sally Palmer
  35. The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
  36. Madeline by Ludwig Bamelmans
  37. Matilda by Roald Dahl *
  38. Miss Nelson is Missing! by Harry G. Allard Jr.
  39. Morris Goes to School by B. Wiseman
  40. Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie *
  41. Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren *
  42. The Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss
  43. The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
  44. Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia McLachlan *
  45. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett *
  46. Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor *
  47. The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
  48. The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon Sceiszka
  49. The Story of Babar: The Little Elephant by Jean de Brunhoff
  50. The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf
  51. Stuart Little by E. B. White *
  52. Superfudge by Judy Blume *
    The book that transformed me from being a readee (someone who likes reading only when it's being done by someone else) into a reader.
  53. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume *
  54. The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Sceiszka
  55. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  56. Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls *
    The first book to ever make me cry.
  57. Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
    This has one of my favorite poems ever in it.
  58. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
  59. The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman *
  60. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame *
  61. The Witches by Roald Dahl *
    I think I've got three Roald Dahl books on this list, but honestly you really can't go wrong with one of his books.
  62. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum *
  63. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle *
  64. The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree by Gloria Houston