#TBT: 1977-1978

Popular Books Published in 1977-1978


The Grouchy Ladybug / Eric Carle

A grouchy ladybug, looking for a fight, challenges everyone she meets regardless of their size or strength. (E CARLE)


The Thorn Birds / Colleen McCullough

A saga of three generations of the indomitable Cleary family begins in the early 1900s when Paddy Cleary, a poor New Zealand farm laborer, moves his wife and children to the Australian sheep station owned by his wealthy sister. (FIC MCCULLOUGH)


Song of Solomon / Toni Morrison

Milkman Dead was born shortly after a neighborhood eccentric hurled himself off a rooftop in a vain attempt at flight. For the rest of his life he, too, will be trying to fly. (FIC MORRISON)


Bridge to Terabithia / Katherine Paterson

Ten-year-old Jesse Aarons, who has lived all his life on a farm in Virginia, becomes friends with Leslie Burke, a “city girl” who has moved into a farmhouse down the road and opens doors to culture and imaginative play. But then tragedy strikes. (J FIC PATERSON / J PBK PATERSON)


The Silmarillion / J.R.R. Tolkien

The Silmarillion tells of the Elder Days, or the First Age of the World, and is the history of the rebellion of Fëanor, the most gifted of the Elves, and his people against the gods, their exile in Middle-earth, and their war against the first Dark Lord, Morgoth, for the recovery of the Silmarils, the jewels containing the pure light of Valinor. (FIC TOLKIEN)


A Pocket for Corduroy / Don Freeman 

A toy bear who wants a pocket for himself searches for one in a laundromat. (E FREEMAN)



The World According to Garp / John Irving

T. S. Garp, a man with high ambitions for an artistic career and with obsessive devotion to his wife and children, and Jenny Fields, his famous feminist mother, find their lives surrounded by an assortment of people including teachers, whores, and radicals. (FIC IRVING)


The Stand / Stephen King

A monumentally devastating plague leaves only a few survivors in a desert world who move toward the ultimate confrontation of good and evil. (PBK KING)


The Westing Game / Ellen Raskin

The mysterious death of an eccentric millionaire brings together an unlikely assortment of heirs who must uncover the circumstances of his death before they can claim their inheritance. (J FIC RASKIN / J PBK RASKIN)


Sideways Stories from Wayside School / Louis Sachar

Humorous episodes from the classroom on the thirtieth floor of Wayside School, which was accidentally built sideways with one classroom on each story. (J FIC SACHAR / J PBK SACHAR)



Did you know? The 1977 NCAA Basketball Champion was Marquette!

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