Back in May, I announced that I was going to read and blog through the Top 100 Children’s Books, as compiled and published by Betsy Bird at A Fuse #8 Production. As my challenge officially started June 1st, today marks the halfway mark, or the six-month mark. Ideally, I wanted to be at least to book #50 by now, but unfortunately, I’m just a tad behind. Not to fear, my readers, I have every intention of working hard to catch up and finish with #1 by June 1st, 2011. I wanted to offer you a bit of insight into my experience so far in reading and writing about these books. I feel as if I am gaining a wealth of knowledge about the world of children’s books and what makes them good and memorable. I have not been reading these books like I read review books; I have been reading them purely with enjoyment in mind. With that being said, I have still been able to pick up on literary characteristics that seem to be appearing in a lot of these novels. Since they do vary and I do not consider myself an expert on children’s literature, I am choosing not to share them with you, but maybe my thoughts will come up later. When the challenge is over, I know that I will be better equipped to judge and review new children’s literature, using these 100 novels as a measuring stick. Thanks for following me through this challenge and I hope you will stick with me the rest of the way. Find below the listing of each book that I have read thus far, with a link to my thoughts on the book.