Thursday, June 10, 2010

Favorite Children's Books

This is my first Girl Talk Thursday!
I loved reading as a kid, I mean LOVED. My childhood wasn't filled with happy fluffiness, reading provided an escape. I spent most of my time huddled up with a book. I still love to read.

My favorite books by far were the Little House Series, I can't even count the times I read them all. One of my few regrets of not having a girl is sharing these books with them. I am hoping at least one of the boys will like them

A close second is The Secret Garden, (happy sigh) I still love this book. It was the perfect parallel to my need to escape.

Another favorite was Matilda. I think everyone loved that book.

Like every kid in the 80's, I loved anything from Judy Bloom, Sweet Valley High, and the Baby Sitters Club books.

What were your favorite childhood books?


Té la mà Maria - Reus said...
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Maria Melee said...

Oh I LOVED Matilda.

Becky Mochaface said...

Matilda rocked. As did another of Roald Dahl's called Witches (or was it The Witches) though it was definitely higher on the creep factor than Matilda.

Wait Til Helen Comes. I wanted to have a ghost friend so badly after this book. I remember there was a house near ours that I thought resembled the house in the book so much that I would daydream about moving there and becoming friends with a ghost.

Brittany @deep_n_thought said...

I <3 the secrete garden. I loved it so much I once persuaded my dad to buy me a bunch of flowers so I could plant my own "secrete garden" (not so secrete because it was just in the back yard lol). Turned out I didn't have much of a green thumb and it wasn't as captivating/magical as the garden in the book ^_^.

Kami said...

Blubber, by Judy Blume was the one I went back to again and again.

Chibi said...

Ditto, ditto, ditto! Excellent list! But then, I'm biased... ;)

Hope Scout said...

Ooooh what an awesome trip down memory lane! You listed some really awesome ones! I loved everything you posted about. There was also an author whose books used to crack me up, but I can't remember his name or any of his titles now..I'm going to have to do some research... :D Love you! woo222