100 Years, 100 Books: How Many Have You Read?
By Pat Scharer, OSU Professor and Literacy Collaborative Trainer
The New York Public Library is celebrating the library’s acclaimed exhibition The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter which is now on view at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building with a new publication of 100 favorite books from the past 100 years. The list was selected by The New York Public Library’s Jeanne Lamb, Coordinator, Youth Collections, and Elizabeth Bird, Supervising Librarian.
There are picture books, chapter books, folk tales, science fiction and books of all genres! This list is a great way to reflect on your own reading—how many have you read? The list is organized alphabetically by title with boxes for you to check. For those you haven’t yet read…it’s a great way to identify some new books for your reading list. Or, see how many are in your school library. Perhaps there are a few you’d like to add to the library’s acquisition list! How about sending the list to all the parents in your school in hopes they will enjoy reading some wonderful titles to their children? Or, each grade level can challenge the other classes to read as many as they can. Read with your colleagues to decide which grades are most suitable. Most of all, enjoy this wonderful list!Go to http://www.nypl.org/childrens100 to get started.