Happy Wednesday everyone! Welcome to the second part of my new posting series 'Childhood Wednesday'! Here's a quick summary of what this series is about:
~Instead of posting Wildcard Wednesday posts I want to try a new series of postings. Don't worry Wildcard Wednesday won't be gone forever, but I want to try this. Lately I've been thinking a lot about my childhood. My childhood was far from perfect, but without what I experienced I would not be the person I am today. That's the same with all of us. Without our experiences as kids, we wouldn't be who we are today.
With this new posting series, I want to explore what highly influenced me as a kid. I sort of base this from 'Top Ten Tuesday' and the '30 Day Picture Challenge' from Facebook~
To see part 1 click HERE. Last week I discussed the three top shows that influenced me as a child. For this week I want to share with you all my top 10 favorite books of my youth! I loved to read as a child, so it was hard to narrow it down to only 10:
Starting at #10 is...'A Northern Light' by Jennifer Donnelly! I read this when I was about 13 years old.
Next is #9....'Papillon' by Henri Charriere. It was a little deep for a child of 11, but for some reason my mother encouraged me to read this.:
Then there was #8 which is....'Dear America: A Picture of Freedom' by Patricia G. McKissack. I read this over and over starting from age 8 (oddly enough).:
Next is #7 which is....'Bunnicula' by James Howe and Deborah Howe. I first read this when I was in 3rd grade. Everyone in class was required to read along with the teacher, but by the second day I was already done. ^.^:
#6 is next with.....'My Name is America: The Journal of James Edmond Pease, A Civil War Union Soldier Virgina' by Jim Murphy. I read this when I was 13. My first attempt at reading this was a fail. I returned it and didn't re-try for a couple weeks. I then went back to the library and decided to force myself to read it. At the end I was in love with it! I had a little crush on James (just being honest). ^.^:
#5 is here with.....'Royal Diaries: Eleanor, Crown Jewel of Aquitaine' by Kristiana Gregory. This was the third of the Royal Diaries that I read; I believe I had been about 11 or 12? I still wouldn't mind reading this again!:
Next is #4.....'The Devil's Arithmetic' by Jane Yolen. In 8th grade we watched the movie starring Kristen Dunst and read the book. Too be honest I fell asleep when my boring teacher read it to us, however, I was speechless after seeing the movie! That summer I decided to give the book another chance. Afterwards, I was speechless!:
Next is 3# which is.......
'Esperanza Rising' by Pam Ryan. We had to listen to the teacher read this to us when I was about 12 or 13, but I decided to read ahead. I didn't have patience as a kid; well I still don't:
#2 is.....'Dear America: The Winter of Red Snow' by Kristiana Gregory. This was the first Dear America book I read, so I was about 6 or 7 when I picked it up. I fell in love with it.:
And my number 1 book is......'Royal Diaries: Marie Antoinette, Princess of Versailles' by Kathryn Lasky. Oddly enough, this was the first of the Royal Diary series I read. I was about 10 when it came to our school library and our city library. I've read this a million times. I even got my own copy. It's sitting on my bookshelf as we speak!:
I hope you enjoyed my top 10 favorite books as a child. What was your favorite book of all time as a kid? What about your top 5 or 10?