- Kenneth Grahame. The Wind in the Willows would top any list.
- A. A. Milne. My daughter hasn't really read any Winnie-the-Pooh,
yet; perhaps soon.
- E. Nesbitt, for Five Children and It.
- The author of Stig of the Dump.
- Mercer Mayer. His little Critter books are well liked by
- Stan and Jan Berenstain, for the Berenstain Bears (actually
I don't like them, but I thought it reasonable to include a sample
of a book liked by an actual kid, i.e. my daughter Shamila).
- Dennis Lee, for Alligator Pie (weird but Shamila
does like it...)
- Eric Carle. Shamila loves him.
- John Bellairs. His horror for kids is about as scary as I can take.
- Madeleine L'Engle, for her `Wrinkle in Time' series.
- Lloyd Alexander, for his Horned King pentology (Sumaya
insists I put him here, but I haven't read him, yet).
- Shel Silverstein. What's he doing on this list? I like him chiefly
for his lyrics for the Dr. Hook songs! But his poetry is remarkable.
- Robert Munsch, for the Paper Bag Princess (though I read this only last year).
- Lewis Carroll. Alice lives...
- Robert Anson Heinlein. His respect for mathematics is partly responsible
for my choice of career. I remember reading his books in the tiny little ampitheatre
in the basement of the old library of Prince George, B.C., which was nice and private
- Ursula K. LeGuin. The Wizard of Earthsea is ostensibly for kids.
- The author of The Gammage Cup.
- J. R. R. Tolkein (for the Hobbit).
- Dr. Seuss, of course!
- Maurice Sendak, for ``Where the Wild Things Are''. I read
this to Shamila, and I think I liked it as much as she did.
- Rudyard Kipling. The Elephant's Child, The Jungle Book,
and many others. ``Do you like Kipling? I don't know, I've