Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books From My Childhood I’d Like to Revisit

This is my first time participating in Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!

This Tuesday’s list is the top 10 books I’d like to revisit from my childhood.  There are so, so many I would love to re-read, but here are the ones that came to mind first.

American Girl Series

These may well be my favorite books of all time.  Josefina made me fall in love with Spanish, and I adored all the others.  I don’t know how many times I’ve read them all.  I even re-read them the summer before I started college.  I’ll always be loyal to the original eight!

Anne of Green Gables

I own the entire series, although I read this first book far more than any of the others.  I love them because Anne is such a fabulous character, and the series follows her throughout her entire life.  This is one that would be good to give to a child one by one, as she and Anne reach the same life stages.

Little House on the Prairie

My sister and mom and I all read these together.  My only wish is that the last one could have been as detailed as the others.  But we enjoyed the TV show as well — after we read all the books, of course.

Junie B. Jones

These always made me laugh.  And I loved how the first paragraphs always remained the same.  The illustrations were adorable too!

The Magic Treehouse

These, along with the American Girl series, began my love for historical fiction.  I also really enjoyed Jack’s notes from each place they visited.  And it seemed like this series never ended!


The characters in this book were brilliant.  I read this over and over and never got tired of it.  I always felt rather sorry for Mr. Ocax, poor guy.  Plus, the illustrations were beautiful.

Treasure Island

One of the few classics I really enjoyed.  I had to read it a couple times to understand the plot at first, but it was so different from anything else I ever read that it was a nice change.  And reading it made watching Disney’s Treasure Planet so much more fun!

Amazing Days of Abby Hayes

I devoured books that were written like journals, which this was.  (I still love books like that.)  And what made her quirky adventures even better was the fact that all the books were printed in purple to match her favorite purple pen.

Judy Moody

First of all, these were hilarious.  And they were a really great transition read from elementary to middle school (because all know middle school was a very moody time).

Because of Winn Dixie

Such a beautiful, beautiful story.  The characters were fantastic, and it took you through every emotion imaginable.  Friendship is so strong in this book.

Did you enjoy any of the same ones?  Or is my childish taste quite the opposite of yours?


  1. American Girls! My favorites were Molly, Samantha, and Kirsten! I LOVED the historical background of each one, but sadly today I feel like they’re much more focused on the modern ones as the continue to “retire” the historical ones!

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