Today’s Top Ten Tuesday – Childhood Favourites is brought to you by Broke and Bookish, the letter “P” and the number “3”! Here’s what I was reading when I was little…
My school library had a very tattered library of Goosebumps novels. Want boys to read? Give them Goosebumps was the school’s mantra.
2. The Babysitter’s Club
I believe I read up to the 101st book in the series before I stopped reading about Kristy, Stacey and all those money-grubbing teenagers.
3. Diary of Anne Frank
Totally fell in love with how she described every inch of their life in the Annex. I even visited the house when I went to Amsterdam years later.
4. Harry Potter
Yes, I was just a child when I started Harry Potter! I was in grade 6 when the first book was published. The last movie for the series was in theatres this year – almost 3 years after I had started working full-time!
I don’t care what they say about Robert Munsch, he’s a genius in my eyes. Purple, Greek and Yellow along with I HAVE TO GO PEE were my favourites.
6. Ferdinand the Bull
Ferdinand, the sad, loner bull was a highly relatable character. I didn’t exactly play well with others.
Yet another story about a misfit animal. See the pattern? I got this one from a Scholastic book order. Do kids still get those?
8. Nancy Drew
Nancy Drew was girl power that predates the Spice Girls OR Hilary Clinton. She was fearless and would take a bullet for her friends. That’s something that girls need to be taught.
9. The Giver
This story gave me nightmares. I thought it was the scariest thing ever.
10. Ratty Tatty
I have a weird recollection of fighting with my best friend, Lindsay, in 1st grade over a book called Ratty Tatty. I think he steals cheese or something.