Top Ten Tuesday [4]

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Here are my Top Ten Childhood Favorites

1. Amelia's Notebook by Marissa Moss- This TTT is bringing back some amazing childhood memories. Reading has been a passion of mine for my entire life, I used to read a book a day in the summers as a child. Amelia's Notebook was such a fun and interesting book to read again and again with friends.

2. Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli- The book that began my love for Jerry Spinelli. I remember reading this in 5th grade in Mrs. Ennella's class (don't ask me how I remember her name). Such an amazing story and I challenge everyone to read it, if you haven't already!

3. The Lorax by Dr. Suess- I won't lie, this book still makes me an emotional wreck. It puts how important taking care of the environment is in a way children can understand it and I love reading it to my classes. “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It's not.”

4. Halloween Party (Fear Street) by R.L. Stine- I was a big Goosebumps fan, I couldn't tell you the title of one Goosebumps book though. When I outgrew Goosebumps I moved into Fear Street. Halloween Party was one of the most memorable books I read growing up, it made me want to be a teenager (even with all of the horror).

5. Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein- As a child me and my sister would read this one with our mom over and over again. Shel Silverstein makes reading so much fun!

6. Beauty and the Beast- I love love love Beauty and the Beast, the book and movie. Disney stories overall are in my top books, but this one is my favorite of those. So magical, and my love for this one definitely made me love Beastly by Alex Flinn that much more when I read it.

7. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle- I love all of Eric Carle's books. This one sticks out in my mind, probably because I checked it out at the library constantly.

8.Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak- I loved this book! I even have wall clings for it :) I haven't put them up in my classroom yet.

9. Heidi by Johanna Spyri- There was something about Heidi that made me want to be just like her. I'm pretty sure this is one of the very first chapter books I read all the way through. It's a fantastic book!

10. The Babysitters Club by Ann M. Martin- Does this one even need an explanation?


  1. I LOVED Amelia's Notebook ... I totally forgot about that book! Good times.

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  2. I always enjoy finding out what books others like. Thanks for sharing :)

  3. I loved so many, but I think I like nancy Drew the most.

    Here's my post.