Top Ten Tuesday: Childhood Favorites

From The Broke and the Bookish:  Top Ten Tuesday REWIND! (Pick from previous topics that you want to do again or may have missed).

I chose to do Childhood Favorites, which was the very first Top Ten Tuesday prompt. In approximate order from youngest to oldest (so, starting with picture books, and progressing to YA).

  1. Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion
  2. Bread and Jam for Frances by Russell Hoban
  3.  The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
  4. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  5. The Baby Sitter’s Club series by Ann M. Martin
  6. Sweet Valley Twins & Sweet Valley High series by Francine Pascal
  7. A Summer to Die by Lois Lowry
  8. The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
  9. Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
  10. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

I think it’s funny how each set of two books shows a different stage of my childhood. I went from classic children’s picture books, to British manor house stories, to popular preteen chick lit, to tearjerkers, and finally to classic novels.

I’m linking up!
Top Ten Tuesday

28 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Childhood Favorites

  1. readerbuzz says:

    Lots of these are on the 1001 Children’s Books list. Interesting how I always see Sweet Valley and Baby Sitters on lists of people-of-a-certain-age, yet both of these are out of print. So curious as to why. If I knew, I think I’d understand the world better.

    Here’s my Top Ten: Childhood Favorites.


  2. bookmammal says:

    I LOVED Harry the Dirty Dog as a kid, and I think I read everything that Lois Duncan ever wrote. And–how can anyone NOT love Bread and Jam For Frances, starring the world’s most appealing badger???
    Nice list!


  3. mtsedwards says:

    Ah, what a great list! I’m not familiar with some of these books but I admire the evolution of oyu as a reader. British manor house stories indeed! I may just cop this topic for my 5 Things day. ;p


  4. kateposeyphd says:

    I loved Sweet Valley High too but don’t have them on my list. Ran out of room! 🙂 Our lists are quite similar though–I love it. Thanks for sharing-this is such a fun topic to do for the Rewind.


    • Selah at A Bibliophile's Style says:

      Listening to my dad read The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is one of my earliest memories. 🙂 When I was a little older he took my brother and me on a snow walk through the woods behind our house. There was a tiny creek with a “dam” (probably just clogged with leaves) and paw prints in the snow – we had a blast pretending we were in Narnia!


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