Monday, December 5, 2011

top ten - Childhood Favs

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Top Ten Childhood Favorites
Since I was a ‘Child’ several decades ago, my list will probably vary greatly from most.  I will try to put books that were read before age 13 – because we all know that once you turn 13, you are no longer a Kid – but a TEENAGER!

     1.      Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder. And Little House in the Big Woods.  These were the books that I remember as my first novels.  I was fascinated on how I could be transported to a different time and place simply by reading.  If I had to say what novel (not book) started me reading, it was these two books.  I was sitting there, looking out at the snow and wondering how long I would have to stay inside with Laura.
     2.      Richard Scarry books – I loved the drawings of these books and the funny little creatures.  I remember the towns that were drawn in the books. (as a kid, I always pronounced his last name as Scary).
     3.      Are You There, God? It’s Me,Margaret – One of those great books for a young girl to read as she is growing up!
     4.      A Tree Grows In Brooklyn – another poignant book that I think every young girl should read as she is growing up.  Helps put your life in to perspective.
     5.      Edith and Mr. Bear – The photos in this book still haunt my memories.  The doll, Edith, had such sorrow, and that moved me.  I am so glad that Mr. Bear and Little Bear loved her so much!
     6.      The Charlie Brown Dictionary – Yes, I read a dictionary – it was in ten or twelve volumes.  It was fun to read this one!  And it was easier to go through than a regular dictionary, as Snoopy was your friend.
     7.      Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You? – MOO!  I loved this book... with all of the sounds to make, it was fun.
     8.      And to Think that I Saw in onMulberry Street – What amazed me about this book is that it was neat to know that I wasn’t the only one who had quite an imagination!  Why be normal?
     9.      Put Me in the Zoo – I liked the part when he juggled his polka dots!
     10.   Ten Apples Up on Top – Competition and what it can do to a can lead to quite a mess if you are always trying to ‘one up’ someone!

     Have you read any of these?  Which was your favorite?


  1. I remember reading Mr Brown can Moo, Can You? I dont think my mom liked reading that with me too much... Great list!

  2. Same with me, I used to pronounce Richard Scarry's last name as Scary too, and great list.

    Here's my Top Ten Tuesday

  3. Great list. You know, I honestly don't think I've read any of them although Little House on the Prairie and the Me Margaret books have been on my TBR list for decades. Here's my list

  4. I loved "Are you there God?..." too. I haven't actually read any of the others on your list, but the "Little House" books are on so many lists that I think I should give it a (belated) try.
    P.S: I did read Richard Scarry books actually - although I think I was so young that I had them read to me.

  5. I haven't read any of these, but I have always wanted to read Little House on the Prairie.

  6. I was a kid quite a few decades ago as well. I loved Put Me in the Zoo so much that it made my list too! I tried to get my son to love it but he never really did. I've still never read any Judy Blume. I really must correct that one day soon.

  7. I'm embarrassed to say that I've never read A Tree Grows In Brooklyn. I really need to!

    My Top Ten

  8. I loved Richard Scarry books too! I think my mom has some in her closet. :D Little House on the Prairie books were wonderful too.

    Alison at The Cheap Reader

  9. I used to love those Little House on the Prairie books, and would read my mom's copies from when she was a kid. Those books were definitely helpful in kickstarting a love of historical fiction!

  10. I loved the Little House series. I still have all the books. :)

  11. Loved the Little House series as a child. I also loved A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, but unfortunately I wasn't able to experience it as a child.

  12. I have some of the same books on my list! I swear I didn't peek and copy yours! Little House-yes, Richard Scarry-yes, the freaking Charlie Brown Encyclopedia-oh my goodness, YES!
    Here is the rest of my list

  13. I definitely had some Richard Scarry books. I didn't include any picture books in my list; it was so hard to narrow it down.

    I hope you come visit me at The Scarlet Letter.

  14. A Tree Grows In Brooklyn was my choice - even before scanning the list. It's still one of my all-time favorites.

  15. Oh yes -- Are You There, God? is definitely a classic! I remember reading it in secret because I was worried my parents would find it too "racy." Sort of funny now!

  16. Are You There God? It's Me Margaret is my favorite book! It's so cute! Awesome pick!

  17. I loved Are You There, God? It’s Me,Margaret!
    I just read Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You last night... for the millionth time. Always cute!


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