67 Books Every Geek Should Read to Their Kids Before Age 10

67 Books Every Geek Should Read to Their Kids Before Age 10 from http://www.wired.com/geekdad/ (Raising Geek Generation 2.0) has listed 67 books they think are important enough that they should be read aloud to your kids. As a public service, I have listed the Geek’s list of 67 books below.
Keep in mind that it’s a subjective assessment of literature, which has kept me from yelling Why isn’t The Velveteen Rabbit on here? As I perused the list, positive that I had probably read each and every one of them, I began to wonder where I’ve been. I’d never heard of several of them. Like Hugo Cabret. Now that I’ve seen the movie I’m definitely going to read the book.
Some of the picks surprised me like Half Magic. I remember it from my childhood and while enjoyable at 10, not sure it would be memorable enough to make the list. But nostalgia kicked in and I journeyed onto E-bay and discovered that I could get a copy for $4.99. So I ordered it.
If nothing else, the list gives you a jumping off point to find books to enjoy with your children.
1. Hugo Cabret by BrianSelznik
2. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
3. Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
4. Junie B Jones Is a Party Animal by Barbara Park
5. Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, and Falling Up by Shel Silverstein
6. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
7. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
8. Enders Game by Orson Scott Card
9. The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
10. Coraline by Neil Gaiman
11. Half Magic by Edward Eager
12. Arabel’s Rave by Joan Aiken
13. Peter and the Starcatcher by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
14. The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett
15. The Borrowers by Mary Norton
16. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
17. The 13-1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers
18. The Cartoon History of the Universe by Larry Gonick
19. Danny Dunn and the Homework Machine by Raymond Abrashkin and Jay Williams
20. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
21. The Adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
22. The Mad Scientists’ Club by Bertrand R. Brinley
23. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
24. Savvy by Ingrid Law
25. Shredderman Series by Wendelin Van Draanen
26. The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
27. The Far Flung Adventures trilogy by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell
28. The Mouse and His Child by Russell Hoban
29. Mrs. Frizby and the Rats of Nimh by Robert C. O’Brien
30. The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall
31. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
32. Toys Go Out by Emily Jenkins
33. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
34. The Search for WonderLa by Tony Diterlizzi
35. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
36. The House with a Clock in its Walls by John Bellairs
37. Tales of aFourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
38. Charlotte’s Web by E.B.White
39. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
40. The Silver Crown by Robert O’Brien
41. Holes by Louis Sachar
42. The Big Orange Splot by **
43. Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder
44. Stuart Little by E.B.White
45. The Railway Children by Jacqueline Wilson
46. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by e.l. konigsburg
47. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
48. Septimus Heap series by Angie Sage
49. The Mysterious Benedict Society series by Trenton Lee Stewart
50. A Whole Nother Story by Dr. Cuthbert Soup
51. The House of Dies Drea by Virginia Hamilton
52. The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
53. Tikki Tikki Tembo by Arlene Mosel
54. Whinn-the-Pooh by A.A. Milner
55. Little Bear books by Else Holmelund Minarik
56. A Wrinkle in Tim by Madeleine L’Engle
57. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
58. Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish
59. In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak
60. Curious George by H.A. Rey
61. Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel
62. Owl At Home by Arnold Lobel
63. Henry and Mudge by Cynthia Ryland
64. Clifford the Big Red Dog by Norman Bridwell
65. Arthur Writes a Story by Marc Brown
66. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
67. Narnia series by C.S. Lewis, especially The Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe

Age appropriate?

Some of these -- e.g., Ender's Game -- may be appropriate for a slightly older audience.

Ender's Game

I have not read the book, but your judgment seems to be the consensus among those who have. It is not an under-ten appropriate book. Thanks for the comment.

67 Before 10?

My niece is 5 years old. We better start reading these soon. Thirteen books a year.

You'd better find some stuff about elecrtricity, fun science too

I was studying radio and television and could read and write by before age five (It's called Sesame Street).

A Wrinkle In Time and Mad Scintists' Club

You women HATE non-fiction or something. Even goofy cartoon books teach something.


Garbage just like Yahoo! and AOL.


You fry wants with that?