Sunday, October 30, 2011

Hogwarts Library, Children's Section

Welcome, students and staff from the Harry Potter Knitting and Crochet House Cup, to the library.  As librarian, I have prepared 2 partial bibliographies for your use in this term's Librarian's Challenge.  All books below can be found on the shelves here in the children's section, which we keep for reference purposes.

The first bibliography is of children's books related to magic, science fiction, fairy tales and fantasy.  These are books we use for Muggle Studies in learning how Muggles view the wizarding world and their occasional exposures to it; secondly, of course, many of these are actually wizarding history texts presented for the Very Young.  These include:
Natalie Babbitt, The Search for Delicious
Cressida Cowl, How to Train Your Dragon
Roald Dahl, The Witches
Edward Eager, Half Magic
Cornelia Funke, Inkheart
ibid, The Thief Lord
Eva Ibbotson, Island of the Aunts
ibid, Which Witch?
Brian Jacques, Redwall
Tove Jansson, Finn Family Moomintroll
Crockett Johnson, Harold and the Purple Crayon
Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth
Noel Langley, The Land of Green Ginger
E. Nesbit, Five Children and It
ibid, The Enchanted Castle
Terry Pratchett's Tiffany Aching titles
J.R.R. Tolkein, The Hobbit
E.B. White, Charlotte's Web
Patricia C. Wrede, Calling on Dragons
Next, we have a partial listing of Muggle books for children which are science-related fiction, for a better understanding of how Muggles approach things:
Mitsumasa Anno's various math titles
Stan and Jan Berenstain, The Berenstain Bears Don't Pollute...Anymore
Jan Brett, Hedgie Blasts Off!
Andrew Clements, Frindle
Madeline L'Engle's various science-oriented titles, beginning with A Wrinkle in Time and later continuing with The Arm of the Starfish and others
Margaret Peterson Haddix, Running out of Time
H. Beam Piper, Little Fuzzy
Jon Scieszka, Math Curse
Dr. Seuss, Horton Hears a Who
Robert Kimmel Smith, Chocolate Fever
Dr. Seuss, Horton Hears a Who
Students are encouraged to add suggestions of titles below, or in the Ravelry Thread related to the assignment.  Happy reading!


Cori said...

What about "Where the Wild Things Are"? It's such a fun, imaginative book! One of my all-time favorites. I also really love the Eloise series of picture books. And of course, the Cat in the Hat. Hmmm. I think I am drawn to children who rebel. One of my more recent favorites is "No, David!" It completely reminded me of my youngest. :^)

ciproano said...

My boys are long past the children's book stage, but my favorite memories of reading to them was from the Hank the Cow Dog series by John Erickson. We listened to them on audiotapes and then I'd read them again doing the crazy "voices". We laughed ourselves silly when his sidekick developed "eye-crosserosis". Great memories. I found a pattern for a Bandana Cowl that would be perfect for the HMChallenge!

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