Thursday September 29, 2005

  1. Scary Stories (Series) by Alvin Schwartz
  2. Daddy’s Roommate by Michael Willhoite
  3. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou*
  4. The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier *
  5. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain *
  6. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck *
  7. Harry Potter (Series) by J.K. Rowling *
  8. Forever by Judy Blume
  9. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson *
  10. Alice (Series) by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  11. Heather Has Two Mommies by Leslea Newman
  12. My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier *
  13. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger *
  14. The Giver by Lois Lowry *
  15. It’s Perfectly Normal by Robie Harris
  16. Goosebumps (Series) by R.L. Stine *
  17. A Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Newton Peck
  18. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  19. Sex by Madonna
  20. Earth’s Children (Series) by Jean M. Auel * (one)
  21. The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson
  22. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle *
  23. Go Ask Alice by Anonymous *
  24. Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers
  25. In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak *
  26. The Stupids (Series) by Harry Allard
  27. The Witches by Roald Dahl *
  28. The New Joy of Gay Sex by Charles Silverstein
  29. Anastasia Krupnik (Series) by Lois Lowry * (two or three)
  30. The Goats by Brock Cole
  31. Kaffir Boy by Mark Mathabane
  32. Blubber by Judy Blume
  33. Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan*
  34. Halloween ABC by Eve Merriam
  35. We All Fall Down by Robert Cormier
  36. Final Exit by Derek Humphry
  37. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood *
  38. Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George *
  39. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
  40. What’s Happening to my Body? Book for Girls: A Growing-Up Guide for Parents & Daughters by Lynda Madaras*
  41. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee*
  42. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  43. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
  44. The Pigman by Paul Zindel
  45. Bumps in the Night by Harry Allard
  46. Deenie by Judy Blume
  47. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes*
  48. Annie on my Mind by Nancy Garden
  49. The Boy Who Lost His Face by Louis Sachar
  50. Cross Your Fingers, Spit in Your Hat by Alvin Schwartz
  51. A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein *
  52. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley *
  53. Sleeping Beauty Trilogy by A.N. Roquelaure (Anne Rice)
  54. Asking About Sex and Growing Up by Joanna Cole
  55. Cujo by Stephen King
  56. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl *The Anarchist Cookbook by William Powell
  57. Boys and Sex by Wardell Pomeroy
  58. Ordinary People by Judith Guest *
  59. American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
  60. What’s Happening to my Body? Book for Boys: A Growing-Up Guide for Parents & Sons by Lynda Madaras
  61. Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
  62. Crazy Lady by Jane Conly
  63. Athletic Shorts by Chris Crutcher
  64. Fade by Robert Cormier
  65. Guess What? by Mem Fox
  66. The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende
  67. The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline Cooney
  68. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut *
  69. Lord of the Flies by William Golding *
  70. Native Son by Richard Wright *
  71. Women on Top: How Real Life Has Changed Women’s Fantasies by Nancy Friday
  72. Curses, Hexes and Spells by Daniel Cohen
  73. Jack by A.M. Homes
  74. Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo A. Anaya
  75. Where Did I Come From? by Peter Mayle
  76. Carrie by Stephen King
  77. Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume
  78. On My Honor by Marion Dane Bauer
  79. Arizona Kid by Ron Koertge
  80. Family Secrets by Norma Klein
  81. Mommy Laid An Egg by Babette Cole*
  82. The Dead Zone by Stephen King
  83. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain *
  84. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
  85. Always Running by Luis Rodriguez
  86. Private Parts by Howard Stern
  87. Where’s Waldo? by Martin Hanford *
  88. Summer of My German Soldier by Bette Greene *
  89. Little Black Sambo by Helen Bannerman *
  90. Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
  91. Running Loose by Chris Crutcher
  92. Sex Education by Jenny Davis
  93. The Drowning of Stephen Jones by Bette Greene
  94. Girls and Sex by Wardell Pomeroy
  95. How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell *
  96. View from the Cherry Tree by Willo Davis Roberts
  97. The Headless Cupid by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
  98. The Terrorist by Caroline Cooney
  99. Jump Ship to Freedom by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier

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6 responses to “Thursday September 29, 2005”

  1. Kali_Mama Avatar

    Hooray for banned books! Some of my favorite authors are up there. And lots I haven’t read. Maybe I should pick one to read this week. I was just saying I should get “How to Eat Fried Worms” for Eldest son. I loved that book as a kid.

  2. CheriM Avatar

    I am always amazed at what books are banned. At least one of those, perhaps more, are on list (I believe) for our school’s Battle Of The Books. I love reading banned books, and have read many on the list.

  3. sighkey Avatar

    I don’t believe this – why were they banned?

    <LI style=”FONT-WEIGHT: bold”>The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain *
    <LI>Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck *
    <LI style=”FONT-WEIGHT: bold”>Harry Potter (Series) by J.K. Rowling *
    <LI>The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger *
    <LI>Goosebumps (Series) by R.L. Stine *
    <LI style=”FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-STYLE: italic”>Earth’s Children (Series) by Jean M. Auel * (one)
    <LI style=”FONT-WEIGHT: bold”>A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle *
    <LI style=”FONT-WEIGHT: bold”>Go Ask Alice by Anonymous *
    <LI style=”FONT-WEIGHT: bold”>The Witches by Roald Dahl *
    <LI style=”FONT-WEIGHT: bold”>The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood *
    <LI style=”FONT-WEIGHT: bold”>To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee*
    <LI style=”FONT-WEIGHT: bold”>The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
    <LI style=”FONT-WEIGHT: bold”>Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes*
    <LI>Cujo by Stephen King
    <LI style=”FONT-WEIGHT: bold”>Lord of the Flies by William Golding *
    <LI style=”FONT-WEIGHT: bold”>Carrie by Stephen King
    <LI>The Dead Zone by Stephen King
    <LI style=”FONT-WEIGHT: bold”>The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain *
    <LI style=”FONT-WEIGHT: bold”>Little Black Sambo by Helen Bannerman *
    A Wrinkle in Time is one of my all-time favourites. Has anyone read the other two that complete the trilogy? They are uncomfortable reading but very good.
    I add to the list
    books by Enid Blyton (read many of them as a kid when they were banned from our school libraries)
    any book by Thorne Smith (spent most of his adult life in an asylum as a crazy alcoholic but his books are very funny)
    My Second Thousand Years (not recommended for young people during my mother’s youth. We have a copy of it however and I’ve started reading it off and on. Enjoyable read)

  4. sighkey Avatar

    Ok, so that didn’t work well! Sorry fibermom for messing up your site 🙁

  5. hcqhwanda Avatar

    How can you ban Where’s Waldo?  It doesn’t even say anything.

    Also, I am inclined to think that a much more appropriate title for this list would be “Recomended Reading List”

  6. Savyl1129 Avatar

    Why the heck would someone ban Bridge to Terabithia? It was a great story and hit on how kids deal with the accidental death of a close friend? How to Eat Fried Worms was hilarious and was even featured as a cartoon on the Saturday morning show about books hosted by Captain Kangaroo. I remember seeing it all the time. Headless Cupid was great too. I learned about arcitexture in it… specifically how to find hidden rooms in buildings. I could keep going on, but I would take up too much room. but I will say I was six years old when my sister read The Outsiders to me. I still have it memorized. (The movie stunk though, Swayze or no Swayze)

    Here’s a question for folks… Do you think we might have fewer problems with teens having unsafe sex if they actually read the books about puberty and discussed them with their parents and/or health teacher? It worked with most of my peers. It seems silly to “ban” something that would be so educational. Besides, all it took was for us to see the Nova special: The Miracle of Life. None of us wanted anything to do with sex after that. 😉

    Banned books rule!!!! I agree, this is more like a reccomended reading list.