This week is Top Childhood Favorites. I'm not going to lie, I wasn't a huge reader when I was a kid. I liked to read, but I didn't read nearly as much as I do now. I had this nasty habit of reading about halfway through a book and stopping, leaving it never to be finished. Thankfully, I've gotten over that and actually read a whole book now.
Anyway, here are some books that I actually got through in entirety.
(Some of them are series, not specific books)
- Goosbumps by R.L. Stine- I read through these books like no other. I've always been into horror, whether it be books or movies. I've read a ton of these, but few really scared me. I remember the ones that did creep me out, though were the Night of the Living Dummy ones (there was 4 or 5 of them). Dolls have always freaked me out.
- Animal Ark by Ben M. Baglio- I've always been an animal person. Anything with an animal in it, I absolutely adored. I loved this series, too. I had a million of them, but how many I actually read, I couldn't tell you.
- Bud not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis- This is one that my teacher had read to the class in about fourth grade, I believe. I remember I loved it. Now, I had a couple other teachers read it to me in later years, so it got a little old, but I still remember liking it the first time.
- The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo- This is one that I read when I was a little bit older, but I still loved it. It's been a while since I've read it, but from what I remember, I still think it was amazing.
- The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo-Another DiCamillo book. These are the only two books I've read by her, but based on them, I wish I had read more. Edward Tulane is my favorite, but this one was pretty good, too.
- There's a Wocket in my Pocket by Dr. Suess- This list wouldn't be complete without Dr. Suess. And while everyone else loved The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham, There's a Wocket in my Pocket was and remains my favorite Dr. Suess book.
- The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner- Who didn't read these? I remember a time when I read through several in no time at all.
- Junie B. Jones by Barbara Park- I remember my mom reading these to me before bed every night. There are a lot of memories along with these books.
- The Magic Tree House by Mary Pope Osborne- These are classics. I remember reading and owning a ton of these.
- Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume- This is another that the teacher read to my class. I read some of the other Fudge books, but none of them compared to the first.
Wow, I'm feeling really nostalgic after making this list. I kind of wish that I had some of these now.
Anyway, what books did you love as a kid?