Let me preface this post by telling you I read a lot as a kid; I was all about Shel Silverstein, Roald Dahl, The Babysitter's Club Series and The Borrowers. But as an adult looking back I realize there are a few key titles I wish I'd read when I were small:
1. Little Women (Alcott): This seems to be a childhood favorite among many and I have yet to read it. Although I do have it lined up for my classics challenge for a children's classic.
2. Ramona and Beezus (Cleary): I took my 5 year old niece to see this movie and we both loved it.
3. Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret (Blume): This is probably the most popular banned book in the children's genre. I never read any Blume.
4. The Chronicles of Narnia (Lewis): By the looks of the movies, I think I would have enjoyed the books.
5. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis): Another classic I missed.
6. Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs (Barrett): Another movie I saw with my niece that was adorable.
7. Anne of Green Gables (Montgomery): I feel like this is right up there with Little Women.
8. A Winkle in Time (L'Engle): A fantasy book I think I would have liked as a kid.
9. Le Petit Prince (Saint-Exupery): I read this as an adult in French, but I think I would have appreciated more as a child.
10. Tuck Everlasting (Babbitt): Again, I liked the movie and would have enjoyed the book as a kid.
*The above photo is me and my sister circa 1989. I'm the one wearing the rockin' yellow suspenders.
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