1. Marguerite Henry: The Birds at Home
The last one of her books about animals that I have yet to lay my hands on, so I'm saving it until I find a copy to buy. (She has several other books I have not seen either, but they are more geography-based and about children in other lands, and I'm not really interested in tracking them down)
2. Lynn Hall: the entire "need to find" portion of this list, plus those as marked on the "owned" part
3. Dorothy Lyons, horse book author extraordinare:
- Midnight Moon
- Copper Khan
- Harlequin Hullabaloo a.k.a. Bluegrass Champion
- Bright Wampum
- Red Embers
- Smoke Rings
- Java Jive
- Her autobiography, The Devil Made the Small Town
- The Possibility of Now
- The Wonder of Us
Honestly, I am equal parts excited for new Matson and absolute DREAD at having to endure a wedding setting. This is the most boring thing to me. It already took down a new Sarah Dessen book I was excited for but got SO BORED with that I couldn't get more than 40 pages in, and Matson's books are longer.
6. Kristen Chandler: Thief of Happy Endings
Words. Cannot. Express. The excitement.
7. Nick Bantock
- The Griffin & Sabine series (I own it -- except for the newly-released 7th one -- and have gotten partway through book one a few times, but ultimately I always get too overwhelmed by how much I love the art design to finish.)
- The Egyptian Jukebox
- The Artful Dodger: Images and Reflections (when I am more familiar with this work)
They're picture books, but they were Very Important Parts of my childhood, and one day I want to finish his whole canon.
- The Ant and the Elephant
- Goliath II
- Kermit the Hermit
- Jethro and Joel Were a Troll
- Pamela Camel
- The Monday Horses
- Valley of the Ponies
- Dark Horse
- possibly Yesterday's Horses
The 6 books she wrote after Walking Back to Happiness; goodness I got behind!
I know there are some others I liked in elementary/middle school with really long back catalogues (Jim Kjelgaard! Jean Craighead George and/or Mr. George!), but it has been so long since I read any of them that even the ones I have read, I've largely forgotten. So maybe there will be a Part II in the future, but for now...