100 Books to Africa

Thanks to everyone who commented and/or linked to my appeal to help send Books to Africa. As promised, I sent a book per comment, and rounded up a bit… hopefully some of the 100 books going to Africa will be the ones you all recommended on this list of lists (several were listed more than once). This is a good mix of my own personal favorites, books I’ve been meaning to read, and books I never heard of. Not a single book on the list is one I’d deny a child anywhere. 🙂 I saw that a number of my personal favorites were “taken,” but at long last decided to insert “Alan Mendelsohn, the Boy from Mars,” to be read by all children on earth, and, for that matter, all the children on Mars.

1. A Kick in the Head
2. A Visitor for Bear
3. A Wrinkle in Time
4. Alan Mendelsohn, the Boy from Mars
5. Abiyoyo
6. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
7. Alice in Wonderland
8. Alice Through the Looking-Glass
9. Bible stories
10. Bridge to Terabithia
11. Charlotte’s Web
12. Children Just Like Me
13. Cronos Chronicles
14. Dr. Seuss Books
15. Four Feet, Two Sandals
16. Free to Be You and Me
17. Frog and Toad
18. Go Dog Go
19. Goodnight Moon
20. Great Expectations
21. Guess How Much I Love You
22. Harold and the Purple Crayon
23. Harriet the Spy
24. James and the Giant Peach
25. Joyful Noise
26. L’Album d’Adele
27. Little House series
28. Millions of Cats
29. Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
30. Mr. Popper’s Penguins
31. Mudville
32. My Father’s Dragon
33. Night Kitchen
34. Out of Bounds
35. Out of the Dust
36. Peanuts
37. Peepo
38. Runaway Bunny
39. Sitti’s Secrets
40. Sluggers
41. Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon
42. The Diary of Anne Frank
43. The Giving Tree
44. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
45. The Little Engine That Could
46. The Little Prince
47. The Miracle Worker
48. The Phantom Tollbooth
49. The Pushcart War
50. The Secret Garden
51. The Wizard of Oz
52. To Kill a Mockingbird
53. Watership Down
54. We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
55. Where the Red Fern Grows
56. Where the Wild Things Are
57. Winnie the Pooh

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