The New Classics

16 Dec

I wast thinking about what to write and came across “The New Classics” by Kelly Gallagher-Mack on the Nerdy Book Club site and thought it was such a great topic!  Kelly is only a few years older than myself and many of the classics she read in school I did as well and some I loved and others you couldn’t pay me enough to read again.  I think that as soon as I learned how to read, you couldn’t find me without a book in my hands.  My parents (both physical education professors) told me often enough to, “Go outside and play!” Which for me, meant picking up my book and finding a cozy nook outside to continue my story.

I think one someone says classics it means those particular books that is notable in some way – the characters, setting, writing style, etc. that people continue to read as the years pass and remains popular.

I agree with all the new classics that Kelly listed and have a few more of my own that I would add to the list… she did only create a Top Ten list, so here it goes:


The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Sleznick


The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Sleznick


The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Sleznick


I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen


The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds

These are obviously only a few choices and I could probably go on for days picking new classics and books that have stuck with me long after I’ve closed their covers.  So if you have any other ideas, please let me know in the comments, I’d love to hear from you!


3 Responses to “The New Classics”

  1. A.M.B. January 6, 2016 at 1:24 pm #

    The Dot and The Day the Crayons Quit are favorites in my house! A couple of years ago, I came across a 1-star review of The Dot that accused it of “celebrating mediocrity,” but I see it as a book that encourages children to try (I wrote about this 1 star review on my blog on September 11, 2012).

    • literacious January 6, 2016 at 2:52 pm #

      I LOVE The Dot and for a lot of kids, I think, they need a little encouragement to try something and not have huge expectations set for the outcome.

      • A.M.B. January 6, 2016 at 3:04 pm #

        Agreed! It’s a wonderful book.

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