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!


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!

Anonymous 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!

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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 S. 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.

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