Top 5 Wednesday – Children’s Books

Welcome back to Top 5 Wednesday.  This is a meme started in November of 2013 and is still going strong! If you’re interested in being a part of it please see the group on Goodreads.

This week’s topic is Favorite Children’s Books.

Five??!!  Just FIVE favorite kids books?? I can’t do it … there might be some overflow guys, so I’ll try to keep my notes brief.
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There’s a Wocket in my Pocket by Dr. Seuss

One of my first favorite books. The language is among Dr. Seuss’s best and the pictures are wonderful.

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secret garden

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

What a wonderful book. So gothic and moody. I loved it so much and it really inspired a love of gardening in me. I have no knack at gardening at all. I kill everything I plant, but this book made me love the “idea” of gardening. ha!

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little house

Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder

This is a natural favorite. Especially since when I was reading it the tv show was very popular. Oh boy, I’ve dated myself right there haven’t I.

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Lad a dog

Lad: A Dog by Albert Payson Terhune

This book was part of a set my parents got me through some mail order book scam that was popular in the 70’s & 80’s. Oh but I loved these books so much. A collie of renown, like Lassie.

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black stallion

The Black Stallion by Walter Farley

The love of my young life. I was one of those girls, obsessed with horses. I read every horse book I could get my hands on, but this was my favorite.

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Many more books on my honorable mentions (not a complete list by any means) …



5 thoughts on “Top 5 Wednesday – Children’s Books

  1. The Secret Garden and the Little House books were two of my faves. And they actually hold up if you reread them as an adult.( I hate it when you revisit something you loved as a kid, year later, and wonder what you saw in it….)

  2. I was an avid reader as a child so read almost everything. I loved Nancy Drew and Trixie Beldon, but they would not be considered classics. I read The Little House Books as well. I pretty much love all the Dr. Seuss books and still have most of them but I think my favourite was Green Eggs and Ham.

    1. Green Eggs and Ham is wonderful. I think I read a couple of the Nancy Drew books and I really liked them, but I never ran across them in the thrift stores I bought book in when I was a kid. Bummer.

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