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New York Public Library risks tears with list of 100 most popular children’s books of the last century

While classics like ‘The Cat in the Hat’ and modern works such as ‘Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus’ made the New York Public Library’s list of the 100 most popular children’s books of the last 100 years, favorites including ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’ have been omitted.” (via New York Daily News)

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10 Books You Really Should Have Read In High School: An Alternate List

FlavorWire – “This week, we came across this list of ‘books you really should have read in high school’ over at MSNBC’s Today Books. While their picks are definitely classics, most of which we did in fact have to read in high school, we think today’s youth (and any adults playing catch-up, which let’s be real, is almost everybody to some extent) would be better served by a few alternate choices. The classics are wonderful, but the canon should be fluid, allowing some experimental choices as well as the tried-and-true. Of course, kids today should read hundreds of books, if possible, so this is by necessity a finite, imperfect list reflecting, as it must, our own proclivities. “

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