I am excited to be participating in my first Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!!! Such an appropriate first top ten as well. A top ten that is the roots that some 30 years later led to this blog!!! So here are my top ten Childhood Favorites :) :)
- Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White – What child hasn’t loved this book? It was one of the first books I read and one of the first my daughter read. To this day if you ask my daughter why shedoesn’t eat pork she will reply “I’m not eating Wilbur”
- Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume – I could list ten Judy Blume books alone on this list, but this was the book that made me feel older. Hiding a copy of Forever also made me feel older and as a teenager it was the hidden copy of Wifey. From Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret to Wifey …..was there a better way to have gotten through those adolescent years? I think not!!
- My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George – My 4th grade reading teacher read this to us and inspired a little backyard camping of my own.
- Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle by Betty MacDonald – I read this series of books over and over and over again ……
- Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder – Another series that I read over and over again and to this day I will still watch the series on TV.
- Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein –There is something magical about his poetry no matter your age. I now own the copy that belonged to my grandmother which makes it that much more magical.
- The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis – C.S Lewis led to my love of J.R.R Tolkien which has led to my love of George R.R. Martin. Man, what is up with all the initials!
- How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell – Anyone who knows me would expect to love this book.
- Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary – Just like Judy Blume, I really enjoyed all her books. The Ramona series is probably what prompted me to consider my sister a “pest”…..ok, so it isn’t fair to blame the book for that one.
- Bridge to Terebithia by Katherine Paterson – The author that taught me not only can books be sad, but they can downright break your heart.
I could list so many books ….Little Women, Jacob Have I Loved, Harriet the Spy, Pippi Longstocking, Go Ask Alice, Stuart Little, Island of the Blue Dolphins ……..
I think I need to run to the bookstore now and pick up a few to reread!