Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Top 10 Childhood Favorites

Question:  Top 10 Childhood Favorite Books

Answer: How could we possibly pass up an opportunity to reflect on our favorite childhood reads?  We couldn’t.  Keep reading to explore the labors of our reflection, which took all of about 90 minutes and was much more difficult that we originally envisioned.

  1. James and the Giant Peach (Roald Dahl)
  2. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (Judi Barrett)
  3. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (Judith Viorst)
  4. Sideway Stories from Wayside School (Louis Sachar)
  5. The Ramona Quimby series (Beverly Cleary)
  6. The Giving Tree (Shel Silverstein)
  7. The Babysitters Club (Ann M. Martin)
  8. But No Elephants (Jerry Smath)
  9. The Little House Collection (Laura Ingalls Wilder)
  10. The Boxcar Children (Gertude Chandler Warner)

There are sooo many other great books we missed as children, but we’re trying to compensate by living vicariously through our own children.  Sorry for the lack of commentary this week, but the effort to remember titles and authors made us sleepy...    

Have a great week and head on over to The Broke and the Bookish to join the fun!


  1. Yes, Sideways stories! Super fun, weird stories. Great list!

  2. I LOVED reading Alexander to our girls! What a great book! All kids should have a dose of Alexander and his day!
    Thanks for hopping by!

  3. Oh, I forgot about the Boxcar Children. There was a while there when I wanted kids to call me Jessie after one of the girls in the series.

  4. Wayside School! I've loved reading through all these lists...remembering books I used to love!

  5. My best friend and I made up a song about Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs in elementary school. It was pretty good.

  6. I forgot about The Babysitters Club books. They were the best. I even think I had a board game or two featuring The Babysitters Club!

  7. I confess that I have never read a single Boxcar children or Babysitter club book.