Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Ten Books I'd Like To Revisit From My Pre-Teen Years

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly future I post on Mundie Moms. Each Tuesday you can find a book related post that goes along with that week's book related topic to write about. Today's topic is one I wanted to share here, as it's 10 Books I'd Like to Revisit From Childhood

I grew up with a love of reading, and felt like I could never have enough books to satisfy my wanting to read. Back in those days, I didn't grow up having a kidlit section, or a middle grade or young adult section. My middle school library had The Babysitter's Club, Little House on the Prairie, Choose Your Own Adventure Book, American Girl Doll (which was just coming out), Sweet Valley High, Goosebumps, and Stephen King books all lumped together. Of course we had more books than just those, but those are the ones that stand out the most to me. 

Today's list feature books from my pre-teen years that I loved reading. These are the first books that popped into my head, and are in no order. I read there's any where from 3rd-6th grade. 

  1. Charlotte's Web by E.B. White - This was one of my all time favorite children's books. 
  2. The Babysitters Club (series) by Ann Martin -  This series was HUGE when I was in elementary school. I still have a couple of my books.
  3. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis - I read this book in third grade, and I have loved it ever since. 
  4. Sweet Valley High (series) by Francine Pascals - This was another huge series that everyone read.
  5. The Little House on The Prairie (series) by Laura Ingalls Wilder - This is another series everyone loved reading.
  6. The BFG by Roald Dahl - Roald Dahl books were a huge part of growing up years.
  7. Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary - This was another very popular book when I was growing up.
  8. The Nancy Drew series by Carolyn Keene - I swear this is a timeless classic.
  9. Hatchet by Gary Paulsen - He was one of the first authors I got to meet when I was in middle school. I still have my signed Hatchet book.
  10. The Indian In the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks  - This was mandatory reading book, and one I hated because it was mandatory, but I secretly enjoyed reading it. lol 
  11. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton - I can't make a list and not included this book. I don't think I need to say anything about this book. We read it in class, and then watched the movie *sigh* 
These were the books that stood out the most to me from my pre-teen reading days. I could easily add more books to this list. I have always enjoyed reading. Despite not having as big of a selection of books growing that read readily available now days, the books I enjoyed reading the helped fuel my love of reading. What are some of your favorite childhood-pre-teen reading reads?

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~