Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly event hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

This weeks TOP TEN --
Childhood Favorites

1. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry:
A beautiful and important book for young kids to read. 
2. Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner:
I still wish I had lived in a boxcar. 
3. Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish: 
I am waiting for this movie. It is coming--soon. Remember that I told you so.
4. Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren: 
If only hair really had the ability to stick out like that. At least we can wear those wild stockings.
5. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe  by C.S. Lewis:
A magical world within a wardrobe. Who wouldn't love this book? And the fantastic BBC film version. 

6. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume: 
I still think about when the little boy made soup out of the turtle. 
7. Babysitter's Club by Ann M. Martin: 
As a perpetual babysitter, I loved/love these books.
8. Corduroy by Don Freeman:
That adorable little bear in the corduroy pants. 
9. Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor:
I cry every single time. 
10. Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar: 
I don't even remember what these books are about. I do know that I loved them. 


11. Fairy tales -- Rumpelstiltskin, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella...etc.

What are your top ten favorite books from childhood?


  1. Judy Blume was amazing. I hope her books never go out of print. And Pippi Longstocking was the strangest character I had ever met.
    I should really read the Boxcar Children and Sideways Stories - everybody is writing about it!

  2. Wish there were lots of new versions of fairy tales out there. Fairy tales are always great stories. As my dad always says, they have "stood the test of time."

    Here's my Top Ten!

  3. I definitely grew up reading a lot of fairy tales. Up until today, I still enjoy going through my fairy tale books :)

  4. Ahh! I also loved Amelia Bedelia - I totally forgot about those!


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