Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Picket Fence Reading List

During the performances of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, our audiences created our own picket fence by decorating a slat with their favorite book.  These pickets made a fence which stretched up and down both sides of our staircase in the Mainstage lobby.  We've finally compiled a list of all the books from the 250+ pickets we recieved and now present to you The Picket Fence Reading List!

* indicates that this book was on multiple pickets
(#) indicates the number of times the title was mentioned

Note: Individual titles are listed separately from book series. Also, not all titles have the author listed as it was not written on the picket and the specific book is unclear (some books share titles, the picket had an incomplete title, etc). 

1.                  The Fairy Rebel by Lynn Reid Banks
2.                  Swim! Swim! By Lerch
3.                  To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
4.                  Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
5.                  Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems
6.                  Dark Diaries by Anthony Masters
7.                  A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
8.                  Piggie Pie by Margie Palatini
9.                  The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
10.              I am the Cheese by Robert Cormier
11.              In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson by Bette Bao Lord
12.              Fire Girl by Jamie Worth
13.              The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster and Jules Feiffer
14.              Deep and Dark and Dangerous by Mary Downing Hahn
15.              Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown and Scott Nash
16.              The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy
17.              The Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
18.              The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
19.              Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
20.              Four Perfect Pebbles by Lila Perl and Marion Blumenthal Lazan
21.              The Dream Stealer by Gregory Maguire or Sid Freischman (We’re not sure which one!)
22.              Ruthie’s Gift by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
23.              A Thousand Never Evers by Shana Burg
24.              Polka Bats and Octopus Slacks by  Calef Brown
25.              Purplicious by Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann
26.              The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister and J. Alison James
27.              Candy Fairies by Helen Perelman
28.              The Hungry Thing by Jan Slepian, Ann Seidler, and Richard E. Martin
29.              Yo Yo Love by Daaimah S. Poole
30.              Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett and Ron Barrett
31.              The Supernaturalist by Eoin Colfer
32.              Watership Down by Richard Adams
33.              The Doll Shop Downstairs by Yona Zeldis McDonough
34.              Hoot by Carl Hiassen
35.              Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
36.              Charlie Bone and the Time Twister by Jenny Nimmo
37.              Dear John by Nicholas Sparks
38.              The Song of Roland by Anonymous (various editions exist with co-authors)
39.              Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
40.              Peak by Roland Smith
41.              Clementine by Sara Pennypacker
42.              Horton Hatches the Egg! by Dr. Seuss
43.              Puppy Place by Ellen Miles
44.              Rapunzel’s Revenge by Dean Hale, Shannon Hale, and Nathan Hale
45.              Fablehaven by Brandon Mull
46.              A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle
47.              The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
48.              The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
49.              Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank
50.              Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
51.              Once Upon a Crime by Michael Buckley
52.              Gargoyles of Gaylord by Johnathan Rand
53.              The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
54.              American Girl (series)
55.              The Three Thieves and the Tower of Treasure by Scott Chantler
56.              Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
57.              Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
58.              Absolutely Normal Chaos by Sharon Creeck
59.              James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
60.              Lego-Knights Books by Michael Anthony Steele
61.              Skippyjon Jones by Judy Schachner
62.              Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel
63.              Horrible Harry by Suzy Kline
64.              Ten Ways to Make My Sister Disappear by Norma Fox Mazer
65.              The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
66.              N.E.R.D.S. by Michael Buckley
67.              One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss
68.              Witch and Wizard by James Patterson
69.              Ready Freddy by Abby Klein
70.              The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
71.              Most Wanted by Kate Thompson
72.              The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams Bianco
73.              The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
74.              My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
75.              Marley and the Kittens by John Grogan
76.              How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell
77.              Spy X: The Code by Peter Lerangis
78.              Tomie de Paola—This is an author.  Search your library for de Paola’s books!
79.              Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes
80.              In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez
81.              How to Steal a Dog by Barbara O’Connor
82.              Sky: The Blue Fairy by Daisy Meadows
83.              The Monster at the End of This Book by Jon Stone
84.              Magyk by Angie Sage
85.              Holly the Christmas Fairy by Daisy Meadows
86.              The Good Earth by Pearl Buck
87.              The Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
88.              The Babysitters Club series by Ann M. Martin
89.              Graceling by Kristin Cashore
90.              Go Long! by Tiki and Ronde Barber
91.              Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
92.              Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
93.              Heidi by Johanna Spyri
94.              Museum of Thieves by Lian Tanner
95.              Chesapeake by James A. Michener
96.              Skylark by Patricia MacLachlan
97.              Love That Dog by Sharon Creech
98.              Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae
99.              If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Joffe Numeroff
100.          Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie
101.          Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
102.          The Underneath by Kathi Appelt
103.          Trains by Byron Barton
104.          My Life in Pink and Green by Lisa Greenwald
105.          The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary
106.          Tithe by Holly Black
107.          Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
108.          Biscuit by Alyssa Satin Capucilli and Pat Schories
109.          Ralph S. Mouse series by Beverly Cleary
110.          Life of Pi by Yann Martel
111.          The Seven Silly Eaters by Mary Ann Hoberman and Marla Frazee
112.          The Cheerios Counting Book by Will Mcgrath and Barbara Mcgrath
113.          All But My Life by Gerda Weissman Klein
114.          How to Ditch Your Fairy by Justine Larbalestier
115.          Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton
116.          Walden by Henry David Thoreau
117.          Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey
118.          Owls of Ga’hoole by Kathryn Lasky
119.          Guardians of Ga’hoole by Kathryn Lasky
120.          Junie B. Jones and the Mushy Gushy Valentine by Barbara Park
121.          The 39 Clues: The Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan
122.          Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney
123.          The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
124.          The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3) by Rick Riordan
125.          Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling
126.          Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling
127.          Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
128.          Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling
129.          The Bible * (2)
130.          Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White* (2)
131.          Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin* (2)
132.          Maximum Ride by James Patterson* (2)
133.          The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain* (2)
134.          Star Wars* (2)
135.          Warriors by Erin Hunter* (2)
136.          Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach* (2)
137.          Maniac McGee by Jerry Spinelli* (3)
138.          The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain* (5)
139.          The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan* (5)
140.          Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney* (11)
141.          Matilda by Roald Dahl* (3)
142.          I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916 by Lauren Tarshis and Scott Dawson* (2)
143.          Geronimo Stilton series by Elisabetta Dami* (3)
144.          The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1) by Rick Riordan* (8)
145.          The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5) by Rick Riordan* (3)
146.          Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan* (2)
147.          Rules by Cynthia Lord * (3)
148.          Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss* (2)
149.          The Chronicles of Narnia series by C. S. Lewis* (3)
150.          Junie B. Jones series by Barbara Park and Denise Brunkus* (6)
151.          The Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling* (11)
152.          Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling* (3)
153.          Magic Treehouse Series by Mary Pope Osborne* (4)
154.          The 39 Clues Series by Rick Riordan* (2)
155.          The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton* (2)
156.          The Giver by Lois Lowry* (2)
157.          The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks* (2)
158.          The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien* (2)
159.          Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz* (2)

For these books, we either couldn’t find a matching author or more than one exists.  Go discover a new book for yourself!
1.                  Colden
2.                  World War 2
3.                  The Civil War
4.                  Roman Army
5.                  AF Mine
6.                  Cats and How They Live
7.                  Ariel and the Missing Music Box
8.                  Fairy Books* (2)
9.                  King Arthur
10.              Stage Fright (Wow! Quite a few books share this title.  Check them out for yourself to decide a favorite!)
11.              The First Day of School
12.              Blue
13.              The Best Book
14.              The Name of This Secret  Hmmm…perhaps The Secret Series by Pseudonymous Bosch?

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