Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday #2

Hosted by the Broke and the Bookish

REWIND: Top Ten Childhood Favorites

Hey readers! I'm super excited that this week's top ten is a freebie! I had trouble with some of the other topics because I just haven't read as many books recently, other than when I attended elementary and middle school AND WOW that leads directly to what I actually want my top ten to be...childhood favorites!

This will showcase chapter books, picture books, anything I read in my younger days! I used to buy a lot of books from those book orders that we got from school, so I ended up getting a lot of books. So without further ado, here's the abridged list:

1. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
Oh man, I became obsessed with this book in fourth grade, I think. And then after reading it once, I kept on rereading it over and over again. As a child, I loved fantasy and magic because it didn't remind me of reality. This is my all time favorite childhood book!

2. Amelia's Notebook by Marissa Moss
I absolutely loved these journals! They were just so colorful and interesting, that I modeled my own journals and diaries after Amelia's. If I saw this book in a bookstore now, I would still read it and be entertained by it. 

3. Magic Tree House Series by Mary Pope Osborne
I made my parents buy me this entire series (well until the latest book at the time) because my kindergarden teachers read it to us. 

4. Flush by Carl Hiaasin
I don't know why, but Hiaasin's books Hoot and Flush were such hits back then, and I remember both of the stories even now. I remember reading it more than once, even though it had nothing to do with magic or fantasy. It must have had a big impact on me, somehow.

Hahahaha this was one of my favorite stories that the teachers would read aloud to us, just because it was a hilarious retelling of different fairytales. This book would also ALWAYS be checked out of the library. I think I'm just going to buy it next time I go to the bookstore.

I absolutely loved this book! I even read the next two sequels of Molly Moon. Just the idea that a small girl can learn to hypnotize and change her life and the world was really cool to read. Unfortunately I got tired after the third book because by then she learned how to stop time and time travel.  

7. Frindle By Andrew Clements
I read every single one of Clements' books in elementary school and I feel no shame! Each of them were pretty witty, like Frindle, where a student makes up a new name for a pen.

8. Into the Blue by Ben M. Baglio
Me and my best friend both bought this same book in second grade, and it came with a dolphin bracelet! I love love LOVE dolphins, and I did back then too.

9. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.
Chicka Chicka BOOM BOOM I don't remember what the rhyme is but I don't care because I know I liked it!

10. The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
OMG IT'S THE RAINBOW FISH if you didn't read this during your childhood then I don't know what to say to you. I loved those sparkly scales.

How about you? Do you have any childhood favorites? Are they the same as mine?


  1. I loved the Amelia books! I think I had all of them....and I still like to look for them in bookstores even though I know they won't have 'em.

    When I was a kid, I loved reading the American Girl books. I think I had all of them!

    My TTT

    1. Oh wow I didn't read any of the American Girl books, because it was historical fiction. I hated historical fiction back then. I didn't collect any dolls either. I wonder if they are still popular nowadays.

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    1. I'm pretty sure I used to be obsessed with Andrew Clements. He's a pretty good storyteller, all of his ideas were pretty unique.

  3. The Amelia's Notebooks came out too late for me, but I know I would have LOVED them when I was a kid! I do give them as gifts quite often.

    1. They were definitely a favorite in elementary school. I also used to read the Abby Hayes series as well, which is kind of similar in that it describes her life like a journal, but not in journal format.

      I'm definitely buying those books for my kids :)

  4. Awwww The Rainbow Fish is such a cute read. Lovely list :-)

    1. I don't even remember the story, I just remember I used to be obsessed with the shiny scales

  5. I loved Inkheart as a kid, too! I haven't read the other books on your list, though.

    1. I read so many books when I was younger, these are the ones I just remembered seeing the most. But Inkheart is still definitely my all time favorite!


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