Diane’s “Top Ten Favorite Childhood Books”
I had a Madeline doll that came with the book. I always loved to look at her appendix scar – (for those of you who don’t know – She is the smallest of the girls and the title character. She is about 7–8 years old, and is the only redhead. She had her appendix removed in the first story. She is known for being the bravest and most outgoing of the girls). I LOVED this little book.
2) Amelia’s Notebook:
This is just a fun little book of a girl named Amelia who likes to journal. I was really into journaling as a young girl and would try to ‘re-create’ my own notebooks.
3) Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark:
This book FREAKED me out as a child. I couldn’t get enough of it though.
4) Wayside School Gets A Little Stranger:
I honestly don’t remember details of this book, but I remember it was one of my favorites. I believe it had a lot of gross out humor? I think that was its appeal.
5) Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
6) Babysitter’s Club ‘Little Sister’ Karen Books:
I would read one of these books every week before bed. I’m unsure to how many are in the series but I loved how in the beginning chapter, Karen would always reintroduce herself to the reader (for those who might be picking up a Karen book without prior knowledge of Karen). It was fun for me because I used to think to myself ‘Who could possibly not know Karen??’
7) Ramona Quimby, Age 8:
Loved these books and I loved the VHS series I used to rent from the library.
8) Where the Sidewalk Ends:
Oh, Shel Silverstein – Brilliant, Brilliant man! My favorite poem was “The Beard”.
9) Charlotte’s Web
I cried each time I read this book; nonetheless, it was still wonderful
10) Anne of Green Gables:
Another spirited redhead. Loved her.