Are there handbaskets in children’s literature?

Today Editorial Anonymous both opened a can of worms and used a tag I only remember seeing on Read Roger, “I’m so going to hell,”¬†which i think is appropriate for the topic of trying to make a list of quintessential children’s books due to the possibility, as she explains, that she’s likely to forget something essential and obvious.

I often feel like this myself. I’ve been meaning to do a booklist too, but lack of time for it gets in the way. EdAnon’s booklist will be a joint effort with readers, though, so here’s your opportunity (and mine) to get a good list without having to scour your own personal library and hope that you can remember all the good books you don’t own!