• Kent Slocum

Books I Read in 2005

Every year, the Eugene Public Library has a "Summer Reading Challenge" to encourage kids to read more books. The program required me to keep copious notes of every book I read during June, July, and August. As a reward for reading 50 books, I would receive a book to keep. That summer, I actually ended up reading 59 books!

Here's my complete list, with a few highlights: (I highly recommend titles with asterisks*)


#1: The Berenstein Bears go to School

#2: Arthur’s Christmas Cookies (why was I reading this in the middle of summer?)

#3: Big Book of Trains (I always wanted to be a train engineer...)

#4: What Happened at Midnight (Hardy Boys Mystery)

#5: Dangerous Island*

#6: The Twisted Claw (Nancy Drew Mystery)

#7: Marsupial Sue (the Cheerios book version)

#8: The Magician’s Nephew* (Chronicles of Narnia)

#9: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

#10: Thomas the Tank Engine collection

#11: Rosie’s Walk

#12: Super, Completely, and Totally the Messiest*

#13: The Mystery of the Haunted Bridge (Nancy Drew Mystery)

#14: Password to Larkspur Lane (Nancy Drew Mystery)

#15: The Mystery of the Old stagecoach (Nancy Drew Mystery)

#16: Footprints Under the Window (Nancy Drew Mystery)

#17: The Mark on the Door (Nancy Drew Mystery)

#18: The Clue in the Jewel Box (Nancy Drew Mystery)

#19: The Mystery of the Tolling Bell (Nancy Drew Mystery)

#20: Adventure in the Wilderness (American Adventure Series)

#21: Earthquake in Cinncinati (American Adventure Series)

#22: Trouble on the Ohio River (American Adventure Series)

#23: Escape from Slavery (American Adventure Series)

#24: Cinncinati epidemic (American Adventure Series)

#25: Riot in the Night (American Adventure Series)

#26:Fight for Freedom (American Adventure Series)

#27: Emmett’s Pig*

#28: Diary of a Worm

#29: The Belling of the Cat

#30: Mexico City

#31: Tommy Tree

#32: Richard Scary’s Lowly Worm storybook

#33: Franklin’s New Friend

#34: Earth and Space

#35: Clifford’s Spring Cleaning

#36: Clifford the Fire house dog

#37: Queen Elizabeth 2

#38: How We Learned the Earth is Round

#39: Clifford’s Kitten.

#40: Franklin’s Baby sister

#41: The merry adventures of Robinhood

#42: Clifford and the Storm.

#43: Clifford at the the Circus

#44: Clifford to the rescue

#45: A Street Through Time

#46: Goofy and Mickey Explore Business* (comic book)

#47: Goofy and Mickey Explore Energy (comic book)

#48: Robots

#49: Sunken Treasure

#50: Artificial Intelligence

#51: Oregon

#52: Time and Space

#53: In Orbit Again

#54: Do You Love Me?

#55: Davy Crocket

#56: The Last Doll

#57: The Baseball Mystery (Cam Jansen Mystery)

#58: Sunday Runday

#59: Dinofours, It’s Fire Drill Day (with read-along record!)

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