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Sunday, April 15, 2007

A Sunday's List of 70 Books

I figured this would be a good time to organize a list of all the books that have made it to my weekly Sunday's List of Strong Girl Role Models that I've read so far this year. There are 70 books! What an accomplishment! Over the next couple of days, I'll categorize these books into age groups so it'll be easier for people to find books for their children.

And now, The List of 70 Books from A Sunday's List of Strong Girl Role Models in Children's Literature:

1. Liesel Meminger from The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
2. Millicent Min and Emily Ebers from Millicent Min, Girl Genius by Lisa Yee
3. Millicent Min and Emily Ebers from Stanford Wong Flunks Big Time by Lisa Yee
4. Charlotte from Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
5. Junie B. Jones from any of the Junie B. Jones series by Barbara Parks
6. Miss Delphinium Twinkle from Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
7. Miri from Princess Academy by Shannon Hale
8. Becky and Abby from Fault Line by Janet Tashjian
9. Cousins Lily, Tess, Rosie and Aunt Lucy from The Cobble Street Cousins by Cynthia Rylant
10. Olivia from Olivia Kidney by Ellen Potter

11. Olivia from Olivia Kidney and the Exit Academy by Ellen Potter
12. Aunt Celeste, Madame Vera and Lila from Lila Bloom by Alexander Stadler
13. Princess and Queen from The Princess and the Pea by Lauren Childs
14. Clementine from Clementine by Sara Pennypacker
15. Thora from Thora: A Half Mermaid Tale by Gillian Johnson
16. Susie Salmon, her sister Lindsay, Grandma Lynn, and Ruth from The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
17. Annabel and Lucy from The Steps by Rachel Cohn
18. Princess Allie, Princess Mellie and Princess Libby from Princesses Are Not Quitters by Kate Lum
19. Claire from Claire and the Unicorn happy ever after by B.G. Hennessy
20. Dona Flor from Dona Flor by Pat Mora

21. BabyMouse from BabyMouse, Queen of the World! by brother and sister team Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm
22. Syvvia, Dora, their mother, their father, and so many more - Yellow Star by Jennifer Roy 23. Queen of Attolia, Queen of Eddis and all the Goddesses from The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner
24. Ivy and Bean from Ivy and Bean by Annie Barrows and Sophie Blackall
25. Millicent Madding, Miss Ogelvie the librarian, Goody Constance Madding, long lost Aunt Felicity from The Misadventures of Millicent Madding: Bully-Be-Gone by Brian Tacang
26. Pacy, her Mom, best friend Melody from The Year of the Dog by Grace Lin
27. Ruby Lu, her mom, her grandma from Ruby Lu, Brave and True by Lenore Look
28. Kiki Kitty aka Fashion Kitty, Mother Kitty and Mary Jane Tabby from Fashion Kitty by Charise Mericle Harper
29. Trixie and her mom from Knuffle Bunny A Cautionary Tale by Mo Willems
30. Shug, Celia, her dysfunctional mother from Shug by Jenny Han

31. Grace, her sister Delia, her mother, teacher Miss Lesley, and Arthur's mother from Counting on Grace by Elizabeth Winthrop
32. Zelda and Ivy from Zelda and Ivy: The Runaways by Laura McGee Kvasnosky
33. Holly from Stellina by Matteo Pericoli
34. Molly from Molly's in a Mess by Suzy Kline
35. Ruby Lu, Flying Duck from Ruby Lu, Empress of Everything by Lenore Look
36. Catherine from Rules by Cynthia Lord
37. Judy Moody from Judy Moody, M.D.: The Doctor is In! by Megan McDonald
38. Rosella, twin sister Myrtle, and Fairy Ethelinda from The Fairy's Mistake by Gail Carson Levine
39. Lorelei, Queen Hermione from The Princess Test by Gail Carson Levine
40. Mercy Watson, Mrs. Watson, and Baby Lincoln from Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride by Kate DiCamillo

41. Amanda Pig from Amanda Pig, School Girl by Jean Van Leeuwen
42. Penny and her mother from Penny From Heaven by Jennifer Holm
43. Danitra Brown, teacher Miss Volchek from Danitra Brown, Class Clown by Nikki Grimes
44. Mama Love, The Great Lady of Peace, Patience, The Invisible Princess from The Invisible Princess by Faith Ringgold
45. Isabella aka Sojourner Truth from Only Passing Through, The Story of Sojourner Truth by Anne Rockwell
46. Lucy Rose, her mom, Madam, best friend Jonique from Lucy Rose: Here's the Thing About Me by Katy Kelly
47. Bella, godmother Aunt Maude, foster mother Beatrice, stepsister Alice from Bella at Midnight by Diane Stanley
48. Summer and May from Missing May by Cynthia Rylant
49. Martha Boyle, her grandmother Godbee from Olive's Ocean by Kevin Henkes
50. 20 extraordinary women from Lives of Extraordinary Women: Rulers, Rebels (and What the Neighbors Thought) by Kathleen Krull

51. 26 inspirational women from Amelia to Zora: Twenty-six Women Who Changed the World by Cynthia Chin-Lee
52. 15 year old Patty Ho, camp friends Anne and Jasmine, Auntie Lu, and Patty's mother from Nothing But The Truth (and a few white lies) by Justina Chen Headley
53. 12th Wise Woman and The Princess from Sleeping Bobby by husband and wife team Will Osborne and Mary Pope Osborne (author of the Magic Tree House series)
54. The Queen and the Frog Princess from The Frog Princess by Laura Cecil
55. Oonagh from Finn MacCoul and His Fearless Wife: A Giant of a Tale from Ireland by Robert Byrd
56. Clare and Mabel from On Pointe by Lorie Ann Grover
57. Melinda from Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
58. Patricia and her babushka (grandmother) from My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother by Patricia Polacco
59. Tricia and her mother from Rotten Ritchie and the Ultimate Dare by Patricia Polacco
60. Violet from Arthur's Back to School Day by Lillian Hoban

61. Becca from The Patch by Justina Chen Headley
62. Virginia Shreves and teacher Ms. Crowley from The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler
63. Aunt Sara from Surrender by Sonya Hartnett
64. Roxie from roxie and the hooligans by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
65. Melanie from The Diary of Melanie Martin: or how I Survived Matt the Brat, Michelango, and the Leaning Tower of Pisa by Carol Weston
66. Little Sister from The Day I Swapped my Dad for Two Goldfish by Neil Gaiman
67. C.C. (Cyd Charisse), her mother Nancy, gal pals Helen and Autumn, and Sugar Pie from Shrimp by Rachel Cohn
68. Cyd Charisse and Sugar Pie from Gingerbread by Rachel Cohn
69. Margaret, her mother, her grandma Sylvia Simon from Are You There God, It's Me Margaret by Judy Blume
70. Sheila from Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume


Alkelda the Gleeful said...

Great list. I'll have to read (and reread) a lot. I love it that Ms. Delphinium Twinkle is on the list.

Lisa Yee said...

How cool that Emily and Millicent made your list!

Holly Doe said...

Thanks for your comments on my new blog. It is nice to know someone is out there reading my posts and thanks for this great list. I have introduced my four year old daughter to at least five of the character and will keep the list as a future reference. I think Mira from the Princess Academy is my favorite.
Holly-The Mombrarian

Robin Brande said...

Oh, cool. This is a great list to keep handy. Thank you!

And you've read 70 books (at least) this year? My goal to read 50 by December 31 seems pretty paltry. Oh, well, we all do what we can!

Again, thanks for the great list!

Monkey Wrangler said...

Wow! What a resource for parents. Girls or boys. Although I secretly hope numero dos is also a girl, it might help knowing I'm in somewhat familiar territory AND I won't have to go research a list for those "sticks and snails and puppy dog tails" types. Thanks for this, I'll have to start looking for a few at the library.

Jen Robinson said...

That's quite an impressive list! I need to update mine soon, too. Definitely plenty of overlap. So cool that you read about so many strong girl characters.

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Thanks for the shout out for Clare and Mabel!

And I just have to say again, I love to visit your site and see the dear art work. Thanks for posting it!

Lorie Ann, readergirlz diva

Allergic Girl said...

what an amazing list--i could only think of harriet the spy and ramona and madeline and eloise from my childhood, but so many on your list i've never heard of. glad to see that the strong girls literary canon has grown, yay!