Top-Ten Tuesdays: Childhood Favorites



Based on a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.


Top Ten Childhood Favorites
 



1.  The Monster At The End of this book by Jon Stone - My mom wasn't a big reader but knew I was enthusiastic about it, so read to me often. My favorite memory is of this one. I think it has a lot to do with why I love reading so much today. It had humor, suspense of a kind, great drawings, was interesting, fast paced, and  an awesome ironic ending. I wasn't even a big Sesame Street fan! I picked up another copy of this years ago and will keep it forever, still reading it from time to time for nostalgia sake.

2.  Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren - Another goodie. I need to find this one again! I loved Pippi  and her book, it was funny, cute, and she had a quirkiness about her that was addictive.

3.  More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz - There were at least three of these and kids at school would read them. I loved the poems and the short stories and fun charm of these. I do have a record now with some of these read out loud, pure fun. Everyone remembers the party games right? Pass around the spaghetti and say they're worms, pass around the grapes and say they're eyeballs... Some of it was downright gross, but of course this is charming to little monsters.

4.  How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr Seuss - A classic. Ironically I like Seuss more now than then, he has some awesome quotes I've favorited on goodreads and a wonderful outlook on reading and life. This one was a classic though and the movie adaptions are also a great touch to have around Christmas.

5.  Snot Stew by Bill Wallace - One of my most remembered childhood favorites, another one I've hunted down for adulthood. Adorable characters but they put in a weird twist with the cats being adopted and dealing with that, and the end lesson was shockingly brutal for this age group.

6.   James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl - A fun fantasy that I loved reading.

7.  Sweet Valley High Books - These were fun reading. I didn't read all  but I did read a good amount of them.

8. Babysitter Club - More fun with Claudia and the gang.

9.  Walt Disneys The Sorcerer's Apprentice - I never owned this one but my mother tells me and I slightly remember having to hunt this out at doctors offices and have her read it to me.

10.  Blubber by Judy Blume - I loved Judy Blumes stuff but most isnt' listed here as it was more for teenagers. Blubber was for around the fourth grade.

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