Top Ten Childhood Favourites

Posted January 26, 2016 in Top Ten Tuesday / Leave a comment!

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This week was actually a freebie week and I choose to do my favourite books as a child. For whatever reason, I’ve been seeing a lot of posts, tweets, photots, etc, about books we loved as children and I was inspired to think back to my all time favourites when I was young. I’m 100% sure I’m missing A LOT of books here so maybe you can all help me out in the comments.

1. Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
I’ve never been a big poem person but these poems are hilarious. Totally worth the read.
2. Nancy Drew by Carolyn Keene
I made it my life mission to read all the originals and I did!
3. Magic Treehouse Series by Mary Pope Osborne
Our librarian used to read us these books all the time. I could never wait though so I borrowed them and finished them on my own.
4. If you Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Joffe Numeroff
The sequel to If you Give a Mouse a Cookie. I think I liked this one more because it was a moose. I’m super Canadian.
5. There’s a Wocket in my Pocket by Dr. Seuss
I read tons of Dr Seuss but this one was always my favourite I think.
6. Junie B. Jones by Barbara Park
This was probably my first ever series. I loved her to death.
7. Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar
I thought this was the funniest book ever when I was little. I didn’t realize there was more than one book!
8. Goosebumps by R. L. Stine
Who didn’t read these books as a kid? I don’t think I ever got around to all of them but the Night of the Living Dummy ones scared me to death.
9. Pony Pals by Jeanne Bentancourt
I was (and still am) obsessed with horses. I loved anything and everything to do with them.
10. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
I can’t tell you how many times I read this book. I’m impressed I was so young when I read it actually.

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31 responses to “Top Ten Childhood Favourites

  1. Where the Sidewalk Ends was a favorite of mine too. I loved the poem about being “sick”. I was more of a Fear Street girl than Goosebumps. I think I was too old for Goosebumps by the time I discovered it. Also the covers for Goosebumps always made me not want to read them. The Magic Treehouse series looks cute. I’ve been thinking about getting them to read to my son at night. We’re reading Harry Potter right now, so maybe I’ll do those next πŸ™‚ Great list… I love seeing what other people read when they were young!!

    • Magic Treehouse was fantastic. Lots of adventure. And I couldn’t read all the Goosebumps books because they’re actually terrifying haha Night of the Living Dummy? Yea no thanks.

      My favourite poem was the one about the Exactly What and he was this pet and it was hilarious haha. That’s one book I need to buy and keep for my kids.

  2. Great topic! I was obsessed with horses as a kid for a long time, and devoured books by Marguerite Henry (I still have a few on my shelves). Shel Silverstein is always wonderful.

  3. I love your topic! I haven’t read all of these, but I was really excited when I saw some of them. You’re one of the few people I know who’s heard of Pony Pals, haha. I used to love those, and a few other horse series. Dr. Seuss, Where the Sidewalk Ends, and If You Give a Mouse a Cookie are such classics. I only read a few Magic Tree House books, because I was almost too old for them when they started getting really popular, but I liked the ones I did read. Some of my other favorites were the Amelia Bedelia books, all of Jan Brett’s books (they are GORGEOUS, you should check them out), and The Boxcar Children.

    • I remember the Boxcar children but was never interested in them. I also read a few of the Babysitters Club because my sister loved them but they bored me hehehe I feel like there’s so many series I’m forgetting about though!

  4. I remember reading so many of these! It’s been so long since I even thought of them! Nancy Drew was one of my favorite series when I was little. I also read all of the Goosebumps and Magic Tree House books I could get my hands on.

  5. Magic Treehouse! My brother and I used to love those! I think it sort of sparked my interest in historical fiction and science as well 😁

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