Top Ten Tuesday: Childhood Favorites

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is Childhood Favorites. This is probably one the easiest prompts to make a list for. I read so many books over and over as a child. Here are ten of my favorites.

Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder: I don’t know how many times I’ve read this series. I can still recall so many small details of Laura’s adventures, it’s crazy. This series will always be a favorite.

Ramona series and other books by Beverly Cleary: If Beverly Cleary wrote a book, I’ve probably read it and read it again. The Ramona books are my favorite, though. I always felt such kinship with Ramona’s huge imagination and crazy ideas.

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis: This is the series that inspired me to write my own stories and it’s the story that still inspires me. I will never be too old to read fairy tales.

Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborn: To this day, I’ve read every single Magic Tree House book, even the new ones. Even though they are formulaic, I love all the adventures Jack and Annie have and it’s fun to “visit” the places alongside them.

A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket: I first read this series in fifth grade because the kid who sat next to me was reading them. It’s such a unique series that I haven’t really found anything else like it.

Holes by Louis Sachar: This was another book I read over and over for some reason. I even had the little poem “If Only, If Only” memorized. It also has one of the best movie adaptations ever.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson: I’m not sure what drew me to this story more than once, but I remember it too vividly to only have read it once. It’s definitely an entertaining read.

Wayside School series by Louis Sachar: I love a lot of Louis Sachar, but his Wayside School books were some of my favorites. The outrageous shenanigans of the books always made me laugh.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett: I would read this book at my grandparents’ house, and I was always  mesmerized by the illustrations with the huge food.

Bamboozled by David Legge: This weird picture book was always a favorite because I would read it with my grandpa and point out all the crazy things in the grandfather’s house!

What books were your favorite growing up? Don’t forget to join the link-up!




7 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Childhood Favorites

  1. Yes to so many of these! Narnia, Ramona, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Wayside School, and the Little House books all have a special place in my heart. But my Little House covers didn’t look half as good as the ones you have in your picture there! So pretty.

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    • Yay! And I have an entire box set of Little House with the origin, illustrated covers. But I found these and wanted them as well because they are beautiful. Unfortunately, they only did the first three books with these covers so I won’t have a matching set. :/ I also learned recently Barnes and Noble has a collectible edition of the first five books and I want to get that at some point. But I wish it had the whole series!


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