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Monday, December 5, 2011

Favorite Books from my Childhood

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Favorite books from my childhood:

1. Little Bear by Maurice Sendak

2. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

3. The Borrowers by Mary Norton

4. Henner's Lydia by Marguerite de Angeli

5. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

6. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle

7. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

8. The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

9. Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

10. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson
I have a feeling that I am forgetting some real gems.  
What are some of your childhood favorite books?


  1. I've never heard of Henner's Lydia, though I know the author. Thanks for including it on your list. I'm off to add it to my wishlist!

    Here's my Top Ten!

  2. I've read quite a number on your list as an adult, but don't think I read any of them as a child! I read Where the Red Fern Grows last year- it's extraordinarily moving.

  3. I remember so many from your list that I read as a kid, some of which made me laugh and others that made me cry. :) I will sheepishly admit that I watched the Little Bear tv series as an adult. Growing up with the books as a child, how could I not want to see those stories brought to life? Thank you for sharing, Anne, and happy reading!

    My Top Ten

  4. As a very small child I loved the Don Freeman books (Dandelion in particular). Next came Little House on the Prairie and then the Narnia series.

  5. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to experience most of these as a child, but love A Wrinkle in Time and Where the Red Fern Grows. Just finished Prince Caspian with our 6 year old and loving the adventure (he is too)!

  6. Can you believe that until four years ago, I had never read the Chronicles of Narnia? I really think I missed out because when I read them, I liked them, but I don’t think they held the same candle that they would’ve had I read them as a child.

  7. I'm so surprised I haven't seen Dr Seuss on more lists - I think this is the first. And I must be the only person who hasn't read The Velveteen Rabbit! I got a copy a couple of years ago though so I can fix that. ;)

    Here's my list.

  8. I'd forgotten about The Best Christmas Pageant Ever! I should find it again, I remember liking it when I was a kid.

    I ADORED the Chronicles of Narnia. I read them over and over, and was determined to name my first son Caspian someday. :P

    I like the Velveteen Rabbit, too. My mom used to read that to my brother and I when we were kids. :)

  9. The Borrowers! Everyone's lists keep reminding me of great kids books I'd completely forgotten about. Such fun and clever stories.


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