Sunday, November 21, 2010

More Reminiscing ...

How about a little more reminiscing? I left off at children's books last time. So about your favorite "chapter books?" Here are a few of mine ...

Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
These were probably some of the first "chapter books" that I read. Mom and I read them at night for a year. I even dressed up as Laura for Halloween one year ... and again for a book report. Yes, I was a nerd.

Charlotte's Web by E.B. Webb
Classic! Don't act like you didn't love this one! I think everything he ever wrote was probably awesome, though. The Trumpet of the Swan and Stuart Little were his too.

Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, The Bobbsey Twins, The Boxcar Children
I totally loved mysteries. (And still do!) As far as Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys go, I'm not particular. I liked the originals, case files, super mysteries, combined ones, whatever. I always wanted Nancy to fall in love with Frank.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Another great classic. I helped out with a 2nd grade class one year in elementary school ... maybe 4th grade? ... while kids waited on the bus. I read this book to them over several weeks.

The Babysitters Club by Ann M. Martin
Oh yes. I had every single one of these. I even joined a book club where they would send them to you in the mail. I did NOT realize that they would charge you for these books. Oops! I wanted to be Claudia because she was Japanese and Stacy because she was fashionable and from New York.

The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
Awesome book. I love how the little people come alive!

Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
My fifth grade teacher introduced me to this author. I actually got to meet him at a young author's conference. I think he signed my book.

Cricket in Times Square by George Selden
I'm not sure why I love this one so much. My copy is well-worn and well-loved, though!

Ramona Books by Beverly Cleary
All of these were so great! I know people who don't like them because they call each other stupid, but I enjoyed them so much! Use them for teaching moments or whatever. :)

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
I loved these so much! And the movies!!! A friend and I read these all the time and traded them back and forth. Oh, the memories!

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
I was probably a little older when I read this book. But it's probably my all-time favorite book. Ever. I cry every time I read it. And I always wish that Jo and Laurie would fall in love and get married. And why, oh why, does Beth have to die??? But I still love it every time I read it. I then got turned on to Lurlene McDaniel's terribly sad novels about children with cancer. Intense!

A Summer to Die by Lois Lowry
I can still remember sobbing in my sixth grade reading class while I read this book. And then reading it again. I probably checked this one out of the school library every 2-3 months for several years.

A Ring of Endless Light by Madeleine L'Engle
I wanted to swim with those dolphins so badly. Of course, I had a chance years later and completely freaked out ... but that's a story for another day.

1 comment:

  1. I just finished reading the first chapter book to my 3y3m old twins.

    The Enchanted Wood (from The Faraway Tree series) by Enid Blyton - it captured their imagination even though it has precious few illustrations.

    Read Aloud Dad

    www.ReadAloudDad.com

    ReplyDelete

I love comments! Thanks for letting me know what you think!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Labels

(in)courage (in)mercy 1 star 12 Pearls of Christmas 12 Pearls of Christmas 2012 12 Pearls of Christmas 2013 2 star 2 stars 2.5 stars 2012 Review 3 stars 3.5 stars 4 stars 4.5 stars 5 Minute Friday 5 stars A Year of Weddings Abingdon Press Advent Announcements ARC August Author B-H Books Banned Books Week Barbour Publishing BBAW 2012 beauty Bethany House Blitz Blog Action Day blog hop Blog Mooch Blog Tour Blogaversary Blogging Blogging for Change Blogside Chat Book Blast Book Club Book Trailer Thursday Bout of Books Bout of Books 11.0 Bout of Books 13.0 Bout of Books 7.0 Bout of Books 8.0 Bout of Books 9.0 Brookes Faves celebration Center Street CFBA challenge accepted Character Meet and Greet Charisma Media Children's Christian Speaker Services christianaudio Christmas Christy Awards Clean Sweet community Compassion Compassion Blog Month Contemporary Countdown to Christmas Cover Love Cover Reveal Dani Pettrey David C. Cook Devotion DiAnn Mills DNF Easter Egg Blog Hop End of Summer Read-A-Thon Etsy Events Faith Words Fall Into Reading 2012 FB Chat Fiction FIRST Food Freebies Friday Five Getting To Know You Giveaway Giveaway Hop Glass Road PR goals Grand Finale Great Escapes Guest Blogger Guideposts Books Harlequin Heartwarming Harvest House High Summer Read-A-Thon Historical home goods Hope International Howard Books If the Shoe Fits Influenster Inspired Design Publications Jody Hedlund Jolly VoxBox Just for Fun Kenya Kregel Publications Literacy Read-A-Thon LitFuse Publicity Looking Ahead Love for Books Love Inspired Mailbox Fun Month in Review Moody Publishers Mother of Pearl Mother of Pearl 2013 Movie Music NavPress Net Galley New Hope Publishers New Leaf Publishers New Release Feature Non-Fiction Operation Christmas Child pinterest pray pray for the horn Prism Book Tours Promo Random Random House Random Question RCCleanup read-a-thon Reading Cram reflections Reformation Trust Release Day Retirement Community Revell Review in Haiku River North Road to the Christys Road Trip Romance Samaritan's Purse Sandra Byrd Sandra D Bricker Sandra Leesmith scripture Secret Church shutterfly snacks Snappy Reviews Sneak Peek Spring Break '11 Spring Reading Thing SSMT SSMT 2013 Sterling Summer Lovin' Read-A-Thon summer reading Summerside Press Susan May Warren Suspense Take a Chance on Me Tamera Alexander Tanzania Teaser Tuesday Tens List The B-B Media Group The Story Behind the Story The Travel Bug The Word Thomas Nelson Thursday 3 Top 10 Top Picks Top Ten Tuesday Trailer Tricia Goyer Tyndale House Waiting on Wednesday WaterBrook Multnomah webcast WestBow Press What Are You Reading What's Next Whitaker House WinePress Publishing World Watch List WWW Wednesdays YA Young Adult Zondervan
Powered by Blogger.