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24 March 2015

Top Ten Books From My Childhood That I Would Love To Revisit

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and is a chance for everyone to get to know fellow bloggers and share lists. I love lists. Every week is a different list.

This week is Top Ten Books From My Childhood (Or teen years) That I Would Love To Revisit.

This is probably the hardest list to write, because even as a child I loved books. Although definitely not as much as I do now. So here is a list of the various books I loved as a child, or at least the ones that I still remember as vividly as when I first read them or had them read to me.
  1. Son of Black Beauty by Phyllis Briggs
  2. My Naughty Little Sister by Dorothy Edwards
  3. The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy
  4. Tarka the Otter by Henry Williamson
  5. Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild
  6. The Twins at St. Clare's by Enid Blyton
  7. What Katy Did by Susan Coolidge
  8. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling
  9. Katie Morag Delivers the Mail by Mairi Hedderwick
  10. Tim Catchamouse by Sheila K. McCullagh

Want to know something really sad? Two of these are out of print and it breaks my heart that I'll never read them again. We passed all of our books on to our very large extended family, who then passed them on, and on, and on. So now they are lost.

What's your favourite childhood book?

My mum says The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Peter Christen Asbjørnsen was the one I loved THE MOST EVER IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD until I was about seven. I'd ask her to read it several times a day. Every day. And then the dog ate it. Or so she said...


  1. I enjoyed The Three Billy Goats Gruff as a child as well. But I think my all-time favourite book from my childhood is Love You Forever by Robert Munsch.

    Check out my Top 10 response:

  2. My great great aunt had lots of story books left over from her teaching years when I was little. She lived with my grandparents for her last handful of years and I remember spending hours sitting with her being read to -- and then reading to her when her vision was too poor to see. My favorite was a ratty old book from the 1920s and my favorite story in that was Tiki Tiki Tembo. I tried for YEARS to say the whole name correctly from memory (and I still can't!).

  3. Great list! I think my all time favorite childhood book is Doctor DeSoto which is about a dentist mouse.

  4. I've never read any of your top 10 (except Harry Potter, of course!), but I think we had that exact copy of Three Billy Goats Gruff when I was a kid! Seeing it reminds me of our old copy of The Seven Chinese Brothers, which was my go-to books for a long time :) So nice to revisit old memories!

  5. The Worst Witch and Katie Morag! How did I forget them?!

  6. My favorite book as a child was The Ice-Cream Cone Coot and Other Rare Birds. It's #1 on my list. Besides Harry Potter, I haven't heard of the books on your list. I hope you come across them eventually so you can re-read them.

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

    My TTT

  7. You've got so many good books on your list :-) It has made me feel very nostalgic! My TTT.

  8. Nice selection of books for this week's TTT post this week!!

    Here's a link to my TTT post for this week:

    Happy reading!!

  9. Oh, I used to looove all those school stories like Enid Blyton and the later Katy books. Nice list!

    Here's mine.


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