In the spring of 2001, I took over as librarian at a very small private school. I wanted to know which books to recommend and to whom. The trouble was, this particular library was stuffed with books I'd never read. In addition, I realized I probably had twice as many children's books at home of which I'd read maybe one third. So began the cure for my bookish ambition. Every year since, I have set the same goal: I plan to read 50 new children's books each year plus of course, picture books, adult books, and rereads of my favorites. Why not make a list of your top 50 "Next Reads" just for fun?