2015 Complete Works Challenge

January 3, 2016

From: Goodreads 2015 Reading Challenge Group
Duration: January 1st – December 31st, 2015

Do you have authors you like but haven’t had the chance to explore his or her writing fully? Here’s your chance! For this challenge, pick an author (or two or three) that you enjoy. Look him or her up on Goodreads, and read every book he or she has written (not every version, don’t worry, just every unique work). You do NOT need to count short stories or books your author has merely contributed to, introduced, edited or translated.

For example, let’s say you pick Jonathan Safran Foer. He has 30 unique works on Goodreads, but there are only five books you would need to read to complete this challenge because most of the books are collections or books he’s provided a foreword for:
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Everything Is Illuminated
Eating Animals
Tree of Codes
New American Haggadah

Jackie B’s Challenge Books:

Virginia Lee Burton

She was an American illustrator and children’s book author. I recently discovered her Caldecott Medal-winning book, The Little House and found that I’m in love!!

The Little House – Author and Illustrator – Completed 6/10/15
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel – Author and Illustrator – Completed 6/10/15
The Emperor’s New Clothes – Illustrator – Completed 7/22/15
Katy and the Big Snow – Author and Illustrator – Completed 6/20/15
Choo Choo – Author and Illustrator – Completed 7/22/15
Maybelle the Cable Car – Author and Illustrator – Completed  7/22/15
Life Story – Author and Illustrator – Completed 6/20/15
Calico the Wonder Horse, or The Saga of Stewy Stinker – Author and Illustrator Out of Print; unable to locate
The Song of Robin Hood – Illustrator
The Boomer’s Fast Sooner Hound – Illustrator 8/27/15



Brian Selznick

An American author and illustrator who won the 2007 Caldecott Medal for his novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret. I’ve wanted to read this for years, so this is as good a time as any! He has illustrated many more books than he has written.

The Houdini Box Author and Illustrator – Completed 8/26/15
Doll Face Has A Party! Illustrator – Completed 6/20/15
Our House: The Stories of Levittown 10th Anniversary Edition Illustrator – Completed 10/15/15
The Robot King Author and Illustrator – Completed 9/30/15
Frindle Illustrator – Completed 7/12/15
The Boy Who Longed for a Lift Illustrator – Completed 8/27/15
Riding Freedom Illustrator – Completed 10/7/15
Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride Illustrator – Completed 11/15/15
Barnyard Prayers Illustrator – Completed 10/7/15
The Doll People Illustrator – Completed 7/12/15
The Boy of a Thousand Faces Author and Illustrator – Completed 11/15/15
The Landry News Illustrator – Completed 11/8/15
The Dinosaurs Of Waterhouse Hawkins Illustrator – Completed 12/28/15
The School Story Illustrator – Completed 9/25/15
When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson Illustrator
Wingwalker Illustrator – Completed 11/15/15
The Dulcimer Boy Illustrator
The Meanest Doll in the World Illustrator
Walt Whitman: Words For America Illustrator
Lunch Money Illustrator
Marly’s Ghost: A Remix of Charles Dickens’s a Christmas Carol Illustrator
The Invention of Hugo Cabret Author and Illustrator
The Runaway Dolls Illustrator
12: A Novel Illustrator
Wonderstruck Author and Illustrator


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