Top Ten Tuesday – Childhood Book Favorites

Today’s Topic: Childhood Favorites

Hosted by: That Artsy Reader Girl

Good grief, I’ve been reading so long and have devoured so many books that it is hard to remember back far enough to my childhood favorites. Living in a small town, both my city and school library was somewhat limited. And while I know my parents provided plenty of books at home, I can only remember a few.  So making this list proved a challenge.

Little House on the Prairie Series – Anyone else remember that yellow paper back box set? If you didn’t own a copy did you even have a childhood?

Berenstein Bears  – Somehow we acquired copies of many of these books at home. I don’t remember my parents reading them to us, but I enjoyed reading them for myself.

Richard Scarry’s Best Storybook Ever We had a couple of the Richard Scarry books that my parents read to us as small children, but this is the one I remember best.

Katie Hooper Series – One of my earliest book series which isn’t even available anymore.

Elizabeth Gail Series – My girlfriends and I loved this series about foster kid Elizabeth Gail, who finds a family to belong to. It follows her from pre-teen through her college years.

Sweet Valley High Series – What adolescent girl wasn’t hooked on this series about the twins Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield? Even though my mom thought they were a bit too advanced for my age at the time, I still snuck them out of my school library.

Babysitter’s Club Series – I can’t tell you how much I wanted to be part of such a cool group like the Babysitter’s Club when I was younger. I loved reading about their adventures and friendship. I always thought Stacy and Claudia were soooo cool.

Christy Miller Series – I don’t remember much about this series, but I remember devouring it as a pre-teen, wondering if Christy and Todd would ever get together.

Mandie Series – I loved that this series featured an intrepid heroine who solved mysteries, but in a historical timeline.

Nancy Drew Series – You can never go wrong with a classic like Nancy Drew! I remember checking out these little hard back mysteries from my school library and trying to guess the mystery in each one.

What were some of your favorite childhood books?



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