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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish featuring a new top ten list each week. Everyone can participate- head on over to their blog and sign up.
This week’s topic is Top 10 Books I wish I’d read as a kid.
I was a pretty prolific reader as a kid, but there are some books I never got around to reading. My favorite author was Judy Blume, and I devoured all her books. I also read the Nancy Drew series, and books by S.E. Hinton, Madeline L’Engle, and Beverly Cleary. Some books that I missed out on as kid, I ended up reading with my daughter later.
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
I think I would have loved this story of adventure and friendship.
Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
I read the first book but never finished the series. I read it for awhile with my daughter when she was reading it for school.
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
A classic, touching story about life, a boy and his dogs.
The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
I would have loved this historical fiction book about a girl learning about acceptance in a time of witch hysteria.
Bunnicula by Deborah and James Howe
This story about a vampire bunny would have greatly amused me.
The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford
A heart-warming book about dogs and their dangerous journey home.
In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak
I read Where the Wild Things Are and think I would have enjoyed this one for the beautiful illustrations.
Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
I was never exposed to Shel Silverstein’s books but think I would have enjoyed their imaginative quality.
Watership Down by Richard Adams
I never read this in school, but think I would have liked to read this classic.
Goosebumps series by R.L Stine
I liked scary books as a kid and would have enjoyed reading these.
What books do you wish you had read as a kid?