Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Top Ten Tuesday: Children's Books
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This week we're being asked to list the Top Ten Books We Wish We'd Read as a Kid.
This was a bit of a toughie....I was quite the reader when I was young. Nothing's changed. But here's what I've been able to come up with:
1. The Tin Tin series by Herge. I didn't discover these adventures of the young Belgian reporter and his dog Snowy until I had my son. I would have LOVED these stories when I was growing up.
2. More of the Melendy Series by Elizabeth Enright. I absolutely adored The Four-Story Mistake. I wish I would have known that there were more books about this family.
3. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell. Like most girls I went through my "I love horses" phase. But I never got into the "I gotta read every book about horses that exists" like most of my girl friends. Can't explain why. Just didn't.
4. Likewise other animal books like Lad, a Dog. My best friend must have read every horse and dog book carried by our school and public libraries. Again, I just didn't. No real answer for why.
5. Anne of Green Gables (and the rest). One of those growing up books/series that I missed. I've tried to go back to them--but I just don't do well going back to children's/YA series like that.
6. Corduroy by Don Freeman. Another book discovered when looking for books for my son when he was little. Delightful story about a bear.
7. Beatrix Potter books (Peter Rabbit, etc). Ditto above.
8. More of the "Color" fairy tale books by Andrew Lang. I grew up with The Blue Fairy Book. Who knew that there were eleven more colors? I would have devoured them.
9. Edgar Eager books. Another author discovered with my son.
10. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster. I've read it...but didn't discover it until I was a teenager. I would have enjoyed it more as a kid.