Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday

Today I'm participating in Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
Top Ten Childhood Faves
Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1)1. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery.  Who doesn't love Anne with her spunk and vivid imagination.  I always wished I was a little more like her. 
2. The Boxcar Children by Gertrude ChandlerWarner.  I loved that these children made a boxcar into a home.  My friends and I always used to pretend we were these children and tried to make houses out of boxes and such. 
3. The Little House Collection by Laura Ingalls Wilder.  My mom, sister and I read these books together when I was young and then I reread them when I was old enough to read them by myself.  Right now my sister and brother-in-law are reading them to my 15 month old niece and I think they are enjoying them more than she is.  
4. Precious Moments Bedtime Stories by Sam Butcher.  I still reread these to this day.  They have such great messages and I love the illustrations.   
The Mouse and The Motorcycle5 and 6. The Mouse and the Motorcycle and the Ramona series by Beverly Cleary.  I read many of Beverly Cleary's books but these were definitely my favorites.
7. The Witches by Roald Dahl.  I remember my third grade teacher reading this book to our class.  We all loved it so much that as soon as he was done we wanted him to read it all over again.
8. Sideways Stories from a Wayside School by Louis Sachar.  These stories were always so funny that I had to tell my family all about them.
9. A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein.  This was my favorite poem
There’s too many kids in this tub.
There’s too many elbows to scrub.
I just washed a behind
That I’m sure wasn’t mine,
There’s too many kids in this tub.

The Giving Tree10. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein.  This is still one of my favorite. 


  1. I wish I had been able to experience Anne of Green Gables as a Child! The Boxcar Children and Wayside Stories did make my list this week as well (as long with a few others)!

  2. I could watch Anne of Green Gables endlessly. Yes, I watched the movies before reading the books. I still haven't read all the books, but boy do I love Gilbert!

    The Boxcar Children seems to be a really popular choice. Now I'm really sorry to have missed out.

  3. I always liked Silverstein's books! I was obsessed with the Little House series when I was younger, to the point where I was always wearing a pioneer dress my grandma made for me!

  4. I'm so excited to see The Boxcar Children on so many lists - I loved them as a kid and was starting to think I was the only person who read them, most of my friends/family have never heard of them. Excellent list!


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