Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. The above image was taken and altered by me for the purpose of this post.
Would you believe me if I told you I wasn’t as big of a reader as a child as I am now? Well, it’s true. In fact, at one point in my young life I dared to say that I wasn’t a reader. Looking back I realized that I just hadn’t found my book.
With that being said, my top ten list today is going to be a bit scattered. Even though I didn’t read as much, I did read. But I read books that weren’t specifically targeted to me. I didn’t read above my age or reading level, I simply read whatever books were available to me – which either came from my older cousin or the school library I visited once a week with my classmates.
Of the books I did read, these are the top ten I’d say were my childhood favorites:
- The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon Scieszka
- Socks by Beverly Cleary
- Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz
- One Evil Summer by R.L. Stine
- Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
- Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
- The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
- The Grass Rope by William Mayne (honestly, this was a book I picked and read from my school’s library. I remember reading it, however I remember not one bit of this book. But I must have loved it because it’s stuck with me all these years.)
Because I wasn’t as much a reader as I am now, it was honestly quite difficult for me to actually drum up ten titles! But I came close at eight titles. So, dear readers, what were some of your favorite books you read as a child? Please share in the comments.
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