Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday - Books From my Childhood

                                             Top Ten Books From my Childhood
The Hidden Staircase (Nancy Drew, #2)

Today is the first time I'm participating in the meme, Top Ten Tuesday! I ended up being very sentimental. Here are the top ten books from my childhood.

Amelia Bedelia: I loved reading about Amelia's blunders and quirks. I still remember some of them.

“Draw the curtains, Amelia,” she's told. Well, that's an odd request, but she'll do it! So she whips out a sketch pad and starts drawing the curtains! These books are filled with things like that, that children will find hilarious!

Nancy Drew: Fun fact: Carolyn Keene isn't one person. But, whoever all these Keenes are, I sure enjoyed reading their books about Nancy. I read more books about the young sleuth than I can count. It was definitely my favorite series as a kid.

Black Beauty: The abridged version of course. I read this book about 15 times. Carried it with me to school every day in 4th grade. Oh, and the pictures in my version were lovely. I used to redraw them as a kid.

Black Stallion: I can barely recall anything about this series. But it was one of my favorites in 5th grade, so....

Ella Enchanted: Utterly Enchanting! ;)

Purple, Green, and Yellow: Ok, you might be thinking, “What in the world is that?” I know this looks like just another children's book, nothing special. But I was obsessed with this book as a kid. So was my sister. I used to read it to her. Every. Day. The story about the girl who turned invisible because she colored on herself with the wrong markers, well, it just stuck with us.

A-Z mysteries: I just really loved mysteries.

Magic Treehouse: It is my belief, that if you didn't read these books as a child, you had no childhood.

Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House, #1)Junie B. Jones and the  Stupid Smelly Bus (Junie B. Jones, #1)

Junie B. Jones: My kindergarten teacher read these aloud to the class before dismissal. Because of that, I just had to get my hands on all of them.

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing: My mom read this aloud to my siblings and me when we were younger. Later I read it again on my own—loved it just as much!

All images from Goodreads.com

So, those are my top ten. What are some books you loved reading as a kid?


  1. Wow, I've read almost all of these!

    Alexa S. Winters

    1. Most of them were pretty popular! Thanks for dropping by and commenting.

  2. I've read Ella Enchanted and Black Beauty. I did read some Judy Blume as a kid, but I'm not sure if I read that one.

    1. I don't remember much about the Judy Blume book(there was something about a turtle?). I know that I enjoyed it, but I think it's the memories associated with it that made it stand out to me.