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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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Many more books on my honorable mentions (not a complete list by any means) …
- Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
- Misty of Chincoteage by Marguerite Henry
- The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
- The Call of the Wild by Jack London
- Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
- Brighty of the Grand Canyon by Marguerite Henry
- Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien
- The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford