Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday 12.06.11


Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish. This week's Top Ten is Top Ten Childhood Faves.


  1. Wayside School is Falling Down by Louis Sachar - I was obsessed with this book. I remember reading it so much that the cover fell off. I still remember some of the stories even though it's been years. I plan on rereading it someday.
  2. The Witches by Roald Dahl - I remember rereading this a few times. The whole story just enchanted me. I remember also loving the film.
  3. Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh - I loved this book so much that I made my own spy notebook and went around writing everything I saw and heard.
  4. The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner - I remember wanting my own boxcar to live in!
  5. The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary - I actually remember the film more than the book, but I loved the story.
  6. Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey - This was a popular book in my family because the story takes place in Boston. My sister and I each had our own copy. I still have it!
  7. The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks - Another book whose film I remember more than the book. Again, I loved the story.
  8. Charlotte's Web by E.B. White - Read this a few times as a kid, and always cried at the end.
  9. How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell - I vaguely recall the story, but I know that it cracked me up.
  10. Freckle Juice by Jude Blume - Same as above, really.
Honorable mentions to the Nancy Drew, Goosebumps, Babysitter's Club and Sweet Valley High series!


6 comments:

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Great list! Series books seem to be very important to elementary school age children; if you find a series you like, you end up becoming a much better reader!

Here's my Top Ten!

diaryofadomesticgoddess said...

Excellent choices - we share a few!
Here’s my Top Ten Tuesday post. :)

Karis Jacobstein said...

Freckle Juice! Totally forgot about it! Great list!

My Top Ten

Jenny said...

Oh my gosh I loved all of these!! I have The Indian in the Cupboard in my growing children's book collection. I don't think I ever saw the movie though. I loved Wayside School!!

Alexa said...

Harriet the Spy is a classic. I loved the book and I wanted to be her, so for a while I carried a notebook and pen around everywhere.

manda-rae said...

Everyone seems to love Roald Dahl and Charlotte's Web. Aaw, the classics. Makes me want to be a kid again. Great picks.

My Top Ten