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In late 2013, the Book Editors at Amazon put together a list of '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime', which they defined as 'a bucket list of books to create a well-read life'. The books were listed on the Amazon website { at http://www.amazon.com/100Books } and then Amazon had members of their Goodreads 'social cataloging' website perform a similar vote; those results are posted at this link.
Less than half are on both lists, so the combined entries here listed about 160 titles.

Then in Summer 2014, Amazon's Editors devised the '100 Children's Books To Read In A Lifetime' list; because of the overlap factor,
these three pages then grew to almost 200 titles.

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Mother of All Booklists / 500 Most Recommended Nonfiction Reads book by William Patrick Martin  
"The Mother of All Booklists: The 500 Most-Recommended
Nonfiction Reads For Ages 3 To 103" [2014]
by William Patrick Martin

Kindle Edition from Rowman & Littlefield [12/2014] for $26.49 {sic}
Rowman & Littlefield Publrs 9¼x6½ hardcover [12/2014] for $35.33


Memoir & Biography

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BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius" [2000] by Dave Eggers
author entry at Wikipedia • book entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0375725784/

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BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of A Boy Soldier" [2007] by Ishmael Beah
author entry at Wikipedia • book entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0374531269/

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BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Angela's Ashes: A Memoir" [1996] by Frank McCourt [1930-2009]
author entry at Wikipedia • book entry at Wikipedia
won a Pulitzer Prize
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/068484267X/

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listed by Amazon Editors on '100 Young Adult Books to Read in  a Lifetime' (9/2015)  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Autobiography of Malcolm X" [1965] by Malcolm X [1925-65] & Alex Haley [1921-92]
Alex Haley entry at Wikipedia • Malcolm X entry at Wikipedia • book entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0345350685/

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GREEN CHECK: listed #83 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Celebrating Silence: Excerpts From Five Years of Weekly Knowledge, 1995-2000" [2001] by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
author entry at Wikipedia • no book entry at Wikipedia

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BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute To His White Mother" [1996] by James McBride
author entry at Wikipedia • book entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/159448192X/

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  listed by Amazon Editors on '100 Young Adult Books to Read in  a Lifetime' (9/2015)  GREEN CHECK: listed #3 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Diary of A Young Girl" [Dutch 1947, English 1952] by Anne Frank [1929-45]
author entry at Wikipedia • book entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0307594009/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Diary_of_Anne_Frank_(play) won a Pulitzer Prize for Drama
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Diary_of_Anne_Frank_(1959_film)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Diary_of_Anne_Frank_(1967_film)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Diary_of_Anne_Frank_(opera)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Diary_of_Anne_Frank_(1980_film)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Diary_of_Anne_Frank_(1987_BBC_TV_serial)
"Anne Frank Remembered " docufilm [1995] /tt0112373/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Frank_Remembered
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Frank:_The_Whole_Story
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Diary_of_Anne_Frank_(TV_serial)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mi_Ricordo_Anna_Frank

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  "The Glass Castle: A Memoir" [2005 New York Times bestseller] by Jeannette Walls
author entry at Wikipedia • book entry at Wikipedia

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  "Helen Keller: The Story of My Life" [1903 autobiography] by Helen Keller [1880-1968]
author entry at Wikipedia • book entry at Wikipedia

Helen Keller Quotations Page at Working Minds Philosophy website

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  "Kitchen Confidential: Adventures In The Culinary Underbelly" [2000] by Anthony Bourdain
author entry at Wikipedia • book entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0060899220/

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  "The Liars' Club: A Memoir" [1995 New York Times bestseller] by Mary Karr
author entry at Wikipedia • book entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0143035746/

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BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Me Talk Pretty One Day" [1999 bestseller] by David Sedaris
author entry at Wikipedia • book entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0316776963/

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GREEN CHECK: listed #24 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Night" [1961] by Nobel-laureate Elie Wiesel [1928-2016]
author entry at Wikipedia • book entry at Wikipedia

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BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Out of Africa" [1937] by Isak Dinesen {Karen von Blixen-Finecke} [1885-1962]
author entry at Wikipedia • book entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0679600213/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Out_of_Africa_(film) starring Robert Redford

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listed by Amazon Editors on '100 Young Adult Books to Read in a Lifetime' (9/2015)  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Persepolis" graphic novel in two parts [2001] by Marjane Satrapi
author entry at Wikipedia • books entry at Wikipedia

Persepolis graphic novel  "The Complete Persepolis: Now a Major Motion Picture" [2007]
Tells the history of artist Satrapi from her childhood under the Shah of Iran, during the Iraq-Iran War, and thru exile in Vienna & Paris.
Pantheon 8¾x6 pb graphic novel [10/2007] for $14.10
Pantheon 9x5¾ hardcover graphic novel [5/2008] for $30.56
prior editions in paper & hardcover
French-language Persepolis movie poster  "Persepolis"  [France May 2007, USA Oct 2007]
Oscar-nominated mostly black-and-white animated masterpiece, French-language with subtitles. Co-written & co-directed by Vincent Paronnaud & Marjane Satrapi, based on Satrapi's graphic novels; with the voices of Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Danielle Darrieux, Simon Abkarian, Gabrielle Lopes, Franηois Jerosme, Ariι Elmaleh & Mathias Mlekuz; Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature Film
Sony Pictures widescreen color/b&w Blu-ray [6/2008] for $10.12
Sony Pictures widescreen color/b&w DVD [6/2008] for $5.62
full credits from IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia
official French-language movie site on MySpace • Sony Classics official USA moviesite
French-language 27"x40" poster from Amazon for $16.48

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BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption"
[NYTimes #1 bestseller 11/2010] by Laura Hillenbrand
author entry at Wikipedia • book entry at Wikipedia
won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography • won Indies Choice Adult Nonfiction Book of The Year Award
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1400064163/
SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unbroken_(film)

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BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Year of Magical Thinking" [2005] by Joan Didion
author entry at Wikipedia • book entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1400078431/


History & Non-Fiction

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BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "A Brief History of Time" [1988 Sunday Times bestseller] by Stephen W. Hawking
author entry at Wikipedia • book entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0553380168/

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BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "All The President's Men" [1974 bestseller] by Bob Woodward & Carl Bernstein
Bob Woodward entry at Wikipedia • Carl Bernstein entry at Wikipedia • book entry at Wikipedia

more details (synopsis, docufilms, posters, books, links) on
Magic Lantern's "All The President's Men" Book & Movie Page

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BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Born To Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and The Greatest Race The World Has Never Seen" [2009]
by Christopher McDougall
author entry at Wikipedia • no book entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0307279189/

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BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Daring Greatly: How The Courage To Be Vulnerable Transforms The Way We Live,
Love, Parent, and Lead" [9/2012] by Brenι Brown
author entry at Wikipedia • no book entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1592407331/

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BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Devil In The White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness At The Fair That Changed America" [2/2003]
by Erik Larson 'a triumph of narrative nonfiction'
author entry at Wikipedia • book entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0375725601/

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BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas: A Savage Journey To The Heart of The American Dream" [1971]
by gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson [1937-2005]
author entry at Wikipedia • book entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0679785892/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fear_and_Loathing_in_Las_Vegas_(film)

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BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies" [1997 bestseller] by Jared M. Diamond
winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction
author entry at Wikipedia • book entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0393061310/

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GREEN CHECK: listed #86 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" [2010 first book] by Rebecca Skloot
author entry at Wikipedia • book entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1400052181/

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GREEN CHECK: listed #52 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "In Cold Blood" [1966] 'true crime at its best' by Truman Capote
author entry at Wikipedia • book entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0679745580/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_Cold_Blood_(film)

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BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and The Road To 9/11" [2006] by Lawrence Wright
author entry at Wikipedia • book entry at Wikipedia
winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1400030846/

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BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat and Other Clinical Tales" [1985] by Oliver Sacks, CBE
author entry at Wikipedia • book entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0684853949/

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BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Man's Search For Meaning: An Introduction To Logotherapy"
[German 1946, English 1959] by Viktor Frankl [1905-97]
author entry at Wikipedia • book entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0807014273/

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BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Moneyball: The Art of Winning An Unfair Game" [2003] by Michael Lewis
author entry at Wikipedia • book entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0393324818/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moneyball_(film)

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BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals" [2006] by Michael Pollan
author entry at Wikipedia • book entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0143038583/

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BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Power Broker: Robert Moses and The Fall of New York" [1974] by Robert A. Caro
author entry at Wikipedia • book entry at Wikipedia
winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0394720245/

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BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Right Stuff" [1979] by Tom Wolfe [b. 1931]
author entry at Wikipedia • book entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0312427565/

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BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Silent Spring" [1962 bestseller] by Rachel Carson [1907-64]
author entry at Wikipedia • book entry at Wikipedia

Silent Spring  "Silent Spring" [1962] by Rachel Carson
Kindle Edition from Mariner Books [2002 edition] for $8.78
Mariner Books 40th Anniversary Edition 8x5½ pb [10/2002] for $11.39
Houghton Mifflin 8½x5¾ hardcover [10/2002] for $16.46
Durkin Hayes ABR audio [3/99] out of print/used
DH Audio [1/87] 2 tapes / out of print/scarce
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BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln" [2005]
by Doris Kearns Goodwin
author entry at Wikipedia • book entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0743270754/

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GREEN CHECK: listed #90 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Things They Carried" [stories 1990] by Tim O'Brien
author entry at Wikipedia • book entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0618706410/


Books for Children & Teens

Children's Dept. Pages at Spirit of America Bookstore

1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up book edited by Julia Eccleshare  "1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up" [2009]
Edited by Julia Eccleshare, Preface by Quentin Blake

includes reviews of books that are not available in English
Cassell Illustrated UK 8¼x6¼x2¼" {4¼ pounds!} pb [10/2009] out of print/used
Universe 8½x6¾x2½" ({4.5 pounds!} hardcover [10/2009] for $22.90
101 Books to Read Before You Grow Up book by Bianca Schulze  "101 Books to Read Before You Grow Up" [ages 8-12; 2016]
by Bianca Schulze

the book is designed for the child to check off books read and to write comments
Walter Foster Jr. flexibound [10/2016] for $9.58
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listed #3 on American Mensa mini-survey to choose the Top Ten Favorite Children's Books (8/2014)  PURPLE CHECK: listed on Amazon Editors '100 Children's Books To Read In A Lifetime' in August 2014  GREEN CHECK: listed on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "A Wrinkle In Time" [1960s kids classic] by Madeleine L'Engle [1918-2007]
author entry at Wikipedia • novel entry at Wikipedia
book won the Newbery Medal
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0312367554/

"A Wrinkle In Time" TV movie [Canada April 2003, USA May 2004] /tt0290382/
three versions: 2 hour-51 minutes original cable version; 4 hour-11 minute long version on cable; 2 hour-8 minutes on DVD
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Wrinkle_in_Time_(2003_film)

"A Wrinkle In Time" [Disney March 2018]  3/2018
A Wrinkle In Time 2018 Disney movie  Location filming in New Zealand & California (Eureka, Los Angeles, Santa Clarita, San Pedro); directed by Ava DuVernay; screenplay by Jennifer Lee, based on the novel by Madeleine L'Engle; starring Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Storm Reid, Zach Galifianakis, Chris Pine
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available •
full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia
watch 7/2017 official trailer [1:49] at YouTube
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listed #5 on American Mensa mini-survey to choose the Top Ten Favorite Children's Books (8/2014)  "Alexander and The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" [] by Judith Viorst

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listed #1 on American Mensa mini-survey to choose the Top Ten Favorite Children's Books (8/2014)  BLUE CHECK: listed #78 on U.K. Telegraph Best 100 Novels (8/2014)  PURPLE CHECK: listed on Amazon Editors '100 Children's Books To Read In A Lifetime' in August 2014  GREEN CHECK: listed #54 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Alice's Adventures In Wonderland" [1865] and "Through The Looking-Glass" [1871]
by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) [1832-98]
author entry at Wikipedia • novel entry at Wikipedia

more details (synopses, sequels, Broadway musicals, books & ebooks, links, merchandise) on
Spirit of America Bookstore's "Alice In Wonderland" Books, Stageplays & Movies Page

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listed by Amazon Editors on '100 Young Adult Books to Read in a Lifetime' (9/2015) = actually for 'Anne of Avonlea'  listed #4 on American Mensa mini-survey to choose the Top Ten Favorite Children's Books (8/2014)  PURPLE CHECK: listed on Amazon Editors '100 Children's Books To Read In A Lifetime' in August 2014  GREEN CHECK: listed #39 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Anne of Green Gables" [1908 bestseller] by L.M. {Lucy Maud} Montgomery [1874-1942]
author entry at Wikipedia • novel entry at Wikipedia

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PURPLE CHECK: listed on Amazon Editors '100 Children's Books To Read In A Lifetime' in August 2014  RED CHECK: listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME 100 Novels (10/2005)  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret" [1970] by Judy Blume
author entry at Wikipedia • novel entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0385739869/

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PURPLE CHECK: listed on Amazon Editors '100 Children's Books To Read In A Lifetime' in August 2014  "Babar The Elephant" [1931] by Jean de Brunhoff [1899-1937] of France
Babar the Elephant [est. 1931] entry at Wikipedia
author-artist Jean de Brunhoff [1899-1937] entry at Wikipedia
son & author-artist Laurent de Brunhoff [b. 1925] entry at Wikipedia

Babar Collection book by Jean de Brunhoff   "The Babar Collection: Five Classic Stories" [ages 3-5; 2008]
by Jean de Brunhoff, Introduction by A.A. Milne

contents not specified, appears to include "The Story of Babar" [#1 = 1931],
"Babar The King" [#3 = 1933], "Babar and His Children" [#6 = 1938],
"Babar and Father Christmas" [#7 = 1941], and a fifth book

Egmont UK 11x8½ pb [4/2017] for $16.09
Egmont Books Ltd 11x8½ hardcover [9/2008] out of print/used

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PURPLE CHECK: listed on Amazon Editors '100 Children's Books To Read In A Lifetime' in August 2014  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Bad Beginning: or, Orphans! (A Series of Unfortunate Events Series)" [1999]
by Lemony Snicket {Daniel Handler}
author entry at Wikipedia • novel entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0061146307/

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listed #7 on American Mensa mini-survey to choose the Top Ten Favorite Children's Books (8/2014)  "The Black Stallion" [] by Walter Farley

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PURPLE CHECK: listed on Amazon Editors '100 Children's Books To Read In A Lifetime' in August 2014  GREEN CHECK: listed on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Charlie and The Chocolate Factory" [1964] by Roald Dahl [1916-90]
author entry at Wikipedia • novel entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0375815260/

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PURPLE CHECK: listed on Amazon Editors '100 Children's Books To Read In A Lifetime' in August 2014  GREEN CHECK: listed on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Charlotte's Web" [1952] by E.B. White [1899-1985], Illustrated by Garth Williams [1912-96]
E.B. White entry at Wikipedia • Garth Williams entry at Wikipedia • book entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0061124958/

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PURPLE CHECK: listed on Amazon Editors '100 Children's Books To Read In A Lifetime' in August 2014  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 1" [online 2004, book 2007] by Jeff Kinney
author entry at Wikipedia • book series entry at Wikipedia • novel entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0810993139/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diary_of_a_Wimpy_Kid_(film_series)

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PURPLE CHECK: listed on Amazon Editors '100 Children's Books To Read In A Lifetime' in August 2014  "Dr. Seuss's Beginner Book Collection" [2009] by Dr. Seuss {Theodor Geisel 1904-91}
http://www.amazon.com/Seusss-Beginner-Collection-Green-Socks/dp/0375851569/
http://www.amazon.com/Seusss-Second-Beginner-Book-Collection/dp/0375871284/

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PURPLE CHECK: listed on Amazon Editors '100 Children's Books To Read In A Lifetime' in August 2014  "Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective" [] Series by Donald J. Sobol

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PURPLE CHECK: listed on Amazon Editors '100 Children's Books To Read In A Lifetime' in August 2014  GREEN CHECK: listed #98 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "From The Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler" [1967]
by E.L. {Elaine Lobl} Konigsburg [1930-2013]
author entry at Wikipedia • novel entry at Wikipedia
won the Newbery Medal; the story was filmed in 1973 and again in 1995

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  listed by Amazon Editors on '100 Young Adult Books to Read in a Lifetime' (9/2015)  PURPLE CHECK: listed on Amazon Editors '100 Children's Books To Read In A Lifetime' in August 2014  GREEN CHECK: listed #38 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Giver" dystopian novel [ages 8-12; 1993] by Lois Lowry
author entry at Wikipedia • novel entry at Wikipedia

cover for award-winning 'The Giver' novel by Lois Lowry  Book won Lowry her second Newbery Medal • "It is time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back." • Twelve-year-old Jonas is discovered to be exceptional and is selected to meet with The Giver, to receive training in that which is forbidden to everyone else. The truth/s that he learns require him to make decisions that could alter civilization forever. {"The Giver" forms a loose quartet with three other books set in the same possible future: "Gathering Blue" [2000], "Messenger" [2004], and "Son" {2012].}
movie tie-in Kindle Edition from HMH Books for Young Readers [7/2014] for $4.13
Laurel Leaf mass pb [9/2002] for $4.34
Bantam Books for Young Readers mass pb [5/99] for $7.19
Ember 8x5 pb [1/2006] for $5.08
HMH Books for Young Readers movie tie-in 6½x4 hardcover [7/2014] for $13.85
"The Giver: With Related Readings (The E.M.C. Masterpiece Series)" [2002]
E.M.C. Publng 9½x6&¼ hardcover [1/2002] for $16.80

poster for 'The Giver' stageplay  poster for 'The Giver' opera  full-length stageplay by Diana Basmajian premiered in 2005
at Prime Stage Theatre in Pittsburgh, PA

one-hour stageplay by Eric Coble premiered in March 2006
at Oregon Children's Theatre in Portland, Oregon

a chamber opera by Susan Kander premiered in Minneapolis
in January 2012 and was webcast live on 18 May 2012

"The Giver" feature film [Walden Media/Weinstein Aug 2014]
poster for 'The Giver' 2014 movie  Adult-worthy feature film, filmed in South Africa; the actors are older than 12 years, adding a solid teen romance element. Directed by Phillip Noyce; adapted by Michael Mitnick & Robert B. Weide; cinema-tography by Ross Emery; starring Brenton Thwaites, Taylor Swift, Odeya Rush, Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Alexander Skarsgεrd, Katie Holmes, Cameron Monaghan, Katharina Damm & Emma Tremblay
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDb • official movie site {security problems 6/2014} • movie entry at Wikipedia
watch official trailers at YouTube: March 2014 trailer [2:02] • June 2014 trailer [2:31]
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listed by Amazon Editors on '100 Young Adult Books to Read in a Lifetime' (9/2015)  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials Trilogy)" [Knopf 1996] by Philip Pullman
author entry at Wikipedia • novel entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0440238137/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Golden_Compass_(film)

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PURPLE CHECK: listed on Amazon Editors '100 Children's Books To Read In A Lifetime' in August 2014  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Goodnight Moon" [1947] by Margaret Wise Brown [1910-52]
author entry at Wikipedia • book entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0060775858/

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listed #2 on American Mensa mini-survey to choose the Top Ten Favorite Children's Books (8/2014)  "Green Eggs & Ham" [1960] by Dr. Seuss

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PURPLE CHECK: listed on Amazon Editors '100 Children's Books To Read In A Lifetime' in August 2014  "The Hardy Boys" [1927] Series by Franklin W. Dixon

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PURPLE CHECK: listed on Amazon Editors '100 Children's Books To Read In A Lifetime' in August 2014  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The House At Pooh Corner" [1928 classic]
by A.A. (Alan Alexander) Milne [1882-1956]
author entry at Wikipedia • book entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0140361227/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winnie_the_Pooh_and_the_Honey_Tree [Walt Disney 1966 short]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winnie_the_Pooh_and_the_Blustery_Day [Disney 1968 short]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winnie_the_Pooh_and_Tigger_Too [Disney 1974 short]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Many_Adventures_of_Winnie_the_Pooh [Disney 1977 musical feature]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winnie_the_Pooh_and_a_Day_for_Eeyore [Disney 1983 short]

Spirit of America Bookstore's
"Winnie The Pooh" Books & Movies Page

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listed #9 on American Mensa mini-survey to choose the Top Ten Favorite Children's Books (8/2014)  "James and The Giant Peach" [] by Roald Dahl

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PURPLE CHECK: listed on Amazon Editors '100 Children's Books To Read In A Lifetime' in August 2014  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson & The Olympians, Book 1)" [Miramax 7/2005] by Rick Riordan
author entry at Wikipedia • book series entry at Wikipedia • novel entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0786838655/

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PURPLE CHECK: listed on Amazon Editors '100 Children's Books To Read In A Lifetime' in August 2014  RED CHECK: listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME 100 Novels (10/2005)  GREEN CHECK: listed #18 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe: A Story For Children" [Narnia #1 = 1950]
by C.S. Lewis [1898-1963]
author entry at Wikipedia • novel series entry at Wikipedia • novel entry at Wikipedia

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PURPLE CHECK: listed on Amazon Editors '100 Children's Books To Read In A Lifetime' in August 2014  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Little House On The Prairie" [1935] by Laura Ingalls Wilder [1867-1957]
author entry at Wikipedia • book series entry at Wikipedia • novel entry at Wikipedia

Library of America Laura Ingalls Wilder Little House on the Prairie books  "Laura Ingalls Wilder: Little House Books" [ages 7-12; 2012]
Volume 1 Edited by Caroline Fraser

Library of America 8x5 hardcover [8/2012] for $26.77
includes "Little House In The Big Woods" [1932], "Farmer Boy" [1933], "Little House On The Prairie" [1935], and "On The Banks of Plum Creek" [1937]
Volume 2 Edited by Caroline Fraser
Library of America 8x5 hardcover [8/2012] for $27.88
includes "By The Shores of Silver Lake" [1939], "The Long Winter" [1940], "Little Town On The Prairie" [1941], "These Happy Golden Years" [1943], and "The First Four Years" [1971]
"The Little House Books Collection" [2012]
Library of America slipcover 8½x5½ hardcover set [8/2012] 2 volumes for $50.03

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listed #8 on American Mensa mini-survey to choose the Top Ten Favorite Children's Books (8/2014)  PURPLE CHECK: listed on Amazon Editors '100 Children's Books To Read In A Lifetime' in August 2014  GREEN CHECK: listed on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince)" [1943 classic]
by Antoine de Saint-Exupιry [1900-44]

"The Little Prince" [1943] is the number two bestseller worldwide, after "A Tale of Two Cities" [1859] by Charles Dickens [1812-70],
and in front of "The Lord of The Rings" novel trilogy and "The Hobbit", both by J.R.R. Tolkien [1892-1973].

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listed #6 on American Mensa mini-survey to choose the Top Ten Favorite Children's Books (8/2014)  "The Lorax" [1971] by Dr. Seuss

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PURPLE CHECK: listed on Amazon Editors '100 Children's Books To Read In A Lifetime' in August 2014  "Peter Pan" [1911 novel] by J.M. Barrie [1860-1937]

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PURPLE CHECK: listed on Amazon Editors '100 Children's Books To Read In A Lifetime' in August 2014  GREEN CHECK: listed #97 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Phantom Tollbooth" [1961 classic] by Norton Juster, with illustrations by Jules Feiffer
author entry at Wikipedia • book entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0375869034/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Phantom_Tollbooth_(film)

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PURPLE CHECK: listed on Amazon Editors '100 Children's Books To Read In A Lifetime' in August 2014  GREEN CHECK: listed #31 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Secret Garden" [1911] by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1849-1924]
author entry at Wikipedia • novel entry at Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Secret_Garden_(1949_film)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Secret_Garden_(1975_TV_series)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Secret_Garden_(1987_film)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Secret_Garden_(musical) 1991
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Secret_Garden_(1993_film)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Secret_Garden_(opera) 2013

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listed #10 on American Mensa mini-survey to choose the Top Ten Favorite Children's Books (8/2014)  "Stuart Little" [1945] by E.B. White [1899-1985]

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PURPLE CHECK: listed on Amazon Editors '100 Children's Books To Read In A Lifetime' in August 2014  "Treasure Island" [1883] by Robert Louis Stevenson [1850-94]

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PURPLE CHECK: listed on Amazon Editors '100 Children's Books To Read In A Lifetime' in August 2014  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Very Hungry Caterpillar: Baby's First Book" [1969 classic picture book] by Eric Carle
author entry at Wikipedia • book entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0399226907/

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listed by Amazon Editors on '100 Young Adult Books to Read in a Lifetime' (9/2015)  PURPLE CHECK: listed on Amazon Editors '100 Children's Books To Read In A Lifetime' in August 2014  GREEN CHECK: listed #55 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Watership Down: A Novel" [1972 first novel] by Richard Adams
author entry at Wikipedia • novel entry at Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watership_Down_(film)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watership_Down_(TV_series)

"Tales From Watership Down" sequel; 19 stories [Random House, 1996]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tales_from_Watership_Down

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PURPLE CHECK: listed on Amazon Editors '100 Children's Books To Read In A Lifetime' in August 2014  GREEN CHECK: listed #36 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Where The Sidewalk Ends" [poems 1974] by Shel Silverstein [1930-99]
author entry at Wikipedia • book entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0060291699/

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PURPLE CHECK: listed on Amazon Editors '100 Children's Books To Read In A Lifetime' in August 2014  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Where the Wild Things Are" [1963] by Maurice Sendak [1928-2012]
author entry at Wikipedia • book entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0060254920/

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PURPLE CHECK: listed on Amazon Editors '100 Children's Books To Read In A Lifetime' in August 2014  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Wind In The Willows" [1908 classic] by Kenneth Grahame [1859-1932]
author entry at Wikipedia • novel entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0763622427/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Adventures_of_Ichabod_and_Mr._Toad [Disney 1949] narrated by Basil Rathbone

"The Wind In The Willows" feature film [1984] /tt0086829/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wind_in_the_Willows_(1987_film)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wind_in_the_Willows_(1988_film)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wind_in_the_Willows_(1995_film)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wind_in_the_Willows_(1996_film)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wind_in_the_Willows_(2006_film)

"The River Bank: A Sequel To Kenneth Grahame's The Wind In The Willows" [9/2017]
by Kij Johnson, with period-style illustrations by Kathleen Jennings
http://www.amazon.com/River-Bank-Kenneth-Grahames-Willows/dp/1618731300/

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PURPLE CHECK: listed on Amazon Editors '100 Children's Books To Read In A Lifetime' in August 2014  "The Wizard of Oz" [1900] Series by L. Frank Baum [1856-1919]

"The Wizard of Oz" 1939 Movie Page
at Magic Lantern Video & Book Store



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