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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.
5. The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon Scieszka
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.
6. Molly Moon's Incredible Book of Hypnotism by Georgia Byng
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.