Nicolas Kristof, a journalist I read and respect, just came out with his "Best Children's Books Ever"
. I was surprised and surprisingly disappointed. I really am not a "prescriptivist" and think anyone can become "absorbed" and truly read for mind bending betterment, almost anything under the sun. However, I do think that there is a "canon" - and what Kristof offers up, is really just trite commercial pap and dribble.
What do you think of his list? What would you axe or add?
You can see all the fine Kid's books recommended by Classroom 2.0 teachers HERE
. I took a lot of time to compile these through a lot of threads/discussions and they really are some great recommendations/lists. Much better than Kristof! who should stick to politics!!!
My own summer reading recommendation for your kids - Hana's Suitcase.