top ten tuesday: childhood favorites to revisit

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, a fun way to get yourself thinking and sharing about books and bookish things.

March 24: Childhood favorites to revisit 

This was a wonderful topic to ruminate on: which books from my childhood I’d like to revisit. I LOVED these ten books when I read them as a kid, mostly I remember the feeling of loving them more than their entire synopses. In alphabetical order by title:

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Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery: Redhead girls, yay! I also think I read Pippi Longstocking, but don’t remember for sure…

The Book of the Dun Cow by Walter Wangerin, Jr.: One of the few fantasy books that hooked me. Gateway book to Orwell’s Animal Farm?

Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White: A beautiful classic, who doesn’t want to revisit this one?

Danny, Champion of the World by Roald Dahl: Was I the only kid who liked Danny?

I Am the Cheese by Robert Cormier: I remember a sense of urgency and mystery, but nothing else!

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Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell: Adventure AND a female protagonist!

Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli: Orphan runs everywhere and liked spaghetti a lot? Maybe?

Matilda by Roald Dahl: The best.

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster: Another adventure classic! I have no idea what happened!

Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein: So imaginative and funny, and I loved the black-and-white illustrations.

What books from your childhood would you like to revisit?

8 thoughts on “top ten tuesday: childhood favorites to revisit

  1. I’m going to revisit Charlotte’s Web with my kiddo soon, but I’m nervous! It’s so wonderful, but ahhh the heart!

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