Top Ten Tuesday – March 7

March 7, 2017     The Bluestocking Bookworm     Books, Books I've Read, Reading


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by the fine folks over at The Broke and the Bookish. They totally rock, so check them out!

Top Ten Tuesday is on official hiatus for a few weeks because the folks over at The Broke and the Bookish very much deserve a break! So my preferred topic for today is Top Ten Childhood Favorites. And I am being somewhat generous with the term “childhood”…

Mortimer by Robert Munsch – This was the first book I ever learned to read on my own. And I used to love to shout the parts at the top of my lungs.

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett – In the fourth grade, it was discovered that I had the highest reading comprehension the school had ever seen. So I was paired with an advanced group to read this book. And it has remained one of my favorites ever since… mostly because it reminds me that sometimes, people do see my potential.

The Complete Works of Beatrix Potter – I was given this book by an amazing family member and it remains one of my favorites. The stories of the animals in Mr. McGregor’s garden are true classics.

Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne – I live in the city that the hunny-loving bear was named for, so of course this book is forever a favorite.

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss – One of the first Seuss books I read. I also remember my parents surrounding me and reading it in stereo when I was nervous about getting braces. In junior high school. My parents are great.

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon Scieszka – This is a really ridiculous book and it is so great.

The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis – I have a very old version of this that I was given by my grandparents. I blame it for my love of Big Turk chocolate bars.

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen – I read this for school one year, and I remember loving it so much. I need to reread it some time…

Half Magic by Edward Eager – This is a really cute little novel, and one I will one day buy for my nieces.

The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary – I loved pretty much everything that Cleary wrote. This one was probably my favorite, though.

So, bookish lovelies, what were your favorite childhood books? Link me to your TTT or comment below!

Talk bookish to me!

5 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday – March 7

    • The Bluestocking Bookworm

      So nice to meet other Canadian book bloggers! And yes, Munsch is such a treasure. I bought both of my nieces treasuries of his classic books like The Dark, Love You Forever, Mortimer, Paper Bag Princess… While there are some amazing new picture books out there now, nothing beats the classics!

  1. I didn’t read the Narnia book until the more recent big-screen film released, but I thought it was marvelous! Which reminds me, I need to finish the series. 🙂

    • The Bluestocking Bookworm

      I haven’t read any of the others, and I haven’t read that one in a while either… maybe I should?