This week's Top
Many of my childhood memories can be tied back to books. I got them as gifts and as rewards, mostly because I preferred them over toys. There are many kids books out there that not only transport me into the world the author has created, but it also brings me back to a moment in my life that is still clear as day some 20-25 years later.
2) Mr. Men & Little Miss series by Roger Hargreaves - I adored these books as a child. They were short books that were cute and almost always taught readers a lesson.
3) The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter - Sometimes, I think collecting these books were more fun than reading them - sometimes. Growing up, our local Shell gas station sold these books at the counter. For weeks, our standard routine was for him to fill up the tank while he gave me money to pay for gas and pick up the next book in the series. When we got home, I read it with my parents. These books survived over the years and are proudly displayed on my kids' bookshelf.
4) Lastly when I'm feeling super nostalgic, I pick up my tattered copy of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. It was the first chapter book I ever read. It introduced me to the world of Narnia and started my love for other fictional worlds that I would encounter as an adult.
Thanks for taking this trip down memory lane with me. Which books remind you of your childhood? Feel free to share in the comments below or leave me your Top Ten Tuesday post so I can check it out.
Top Ten Tuesday is an original bookish meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. For the list of future top ten topics or details on how to participate, click here.
Aw I do love a book that makes you take a trip down memory lane. I loved the Mr Men and Little Miss books!ReplyDelete
They are amazing books. I also like their size, easy to pack in the kids bags...or in my purse ;)Delete
Oh man, the Velveteen Rabbit, and Peter Rabbit? Those were two of my favorite books as a child.ReplyDelete
You've also reminded me that I should buy those so I can read them to my son.
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My little ones won't sit through them...yet. But I'm sure the day will come.Delete
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe - some of the best days were spent reading that one when I was younger. :)ReplyDelete
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Awesome choice for your TTT! I've really got to step up my graphic novel game.Delete
I actually really want to read The Velveteen Rabbit because I've never read it or had it read to me, at least not that I can remember. But it sounds so sweet and meaningful! The first book that comes to mind for me from my childhood is Where the Wild Things Are :-)ReplyDelete
Be prepared for some tears. The Velveteen Rabbit has that affect on some readers. I adore Where the Wild Things Are. Unfortunately, my kids don't feel the same way about that one :(Delete
This makes me nostalgic for Narnia too! I ADORED Narnia as a kid...I had it on audio and I must've nearly worn out those CDs with my incessant repeat listening of them. xD Best childhood books ever. ;DReplyDelete
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Thanks for stopping by! Hmmm, an audio version of the book may not be a bad idea to introduce the little ones to the book in a different format. They already love the movies.Delete
Aww this is an adorable list! Narnia was one of my favorite series in the world when I was little. The Velveteen Rabbit was one that made me cry :)ReplyDelete
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The Velveteen Rabbit definitely tugs at your heart strings. I do think that this book is partially why I have a soft spot for Toy Story as well...Delete
Mr Men and Little Miss books, wow. Now that is sweet memories. My earliest book memory is Corduroy.ReplyDelete
Oh Corduroy. He was so adorable. I had a little stuffy of him in his little green overalls.Delete
these are some of my very faves too :) My TTTReplyDelete