Good afternoon. My name is Ian. I am a Webelos-ranked Cub Scout and an aspiring Boy Scout with Troop 410. I spent my weekend, with my dad, running through the woods on covert operations, scaling trees in a harness, learning to light fires with no matches, and sleeping under the stars (no tent). Are you in need of any assistance?
Sure, buddy. I need your assistance. I want to participate in the challenge to compile the Top 100 Chapter Books of All Time, and I have to send in the list of my Top 10, RANKED (egads!), by January 31. How am I ever going to narrow my pile of gems down to ten? There's The Westing Game. And Bridge to Terabithia. The Penderwicks. Charlotte's Web. Trumpet of the Swan. The Hundred Dresses. The Mysterious Benedict Society. And let's not forget The Saturdays, all the Betsy-Tacy books, Caddie Woodlawn, Anne of Green Gables. What about Walk Two Moons? What about The Tale of Despereaux? And the more obscure Treasures of the Snow?
And how do I possibly rank them????? GAH! Why do I torture myself like this? And I just KNOW that at least one person is going to leave a comment offering up suggestions of a perfectly splendid book I've neglected to consider. (Right, guys?)