Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Top Ten Books I wish I'd Read as a Kid:

While clicking around one day, I found a blogsite doing a Top Ten Tuesday. I tried adding myself to their list so I could participate but could not figure out how to add myself correctly so others participating could link to my blog too. Maybe someday I will figure all this stuff out. Well anyway, the Top Ten Tuesday is a great idea and is being hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and each week a different "Top Ten" topic is chosen. 

As a kid, I read alot of books.  I actually had a mental block for a couple of days coming up with ten!  But now coming across books to read to my kids during the summer and those cold winter weekend evenings, I have ventured into some new genres and titles that probably would have been my favorite if I had read them (or been around) as a kid.   

          Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling - All of these are my favorite. I can see why my kids couldn't  put them down.  I couldn't either.
              Junie B. Jones by Barbara Park - I sometimes wished I wasn't such a shy kid growing up and somehow wished now I had Junie B's spunkiness.
             Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech - Read this one this past summer to my kids. It will get you quite teary eyed for a few moments. 
          Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell - Great book about strength and courage.
             Lost in the Barrens by Farley Mowat - I think any boy who likes adventure stories will like this. Great read while we were in a rainstorm camping one year.
             The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate Dicamillo - There's nothing to not love about this author in any of her books. 
          The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg - One of our favorite christmas eve tradition books to read by the fire as we wait for Santa.
              Chet Gecko Mysteries by Bruce Hale - I met this author at our local bookstore several years ago and he was wonderful with the kids demonstrating how he writes his series. His books connect so well wth kids.
              Nancy Drew Mysteries by Carolyn Keene - As a kid, I only remember reading a couple in the 5th or 6th grade. I don't know why?
              A Dog's Life by Ann M. Martin - I think I am a sucker for any dog book.

1 comment:

  1. What a great list. My favorite on it is Nancy Drew. Just hearing one of those titles makes me feel 10, 11, 12 again.
    Visiting from Edge of Escape