The Broke and the Bookish have a fun topic this week for Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Childhood Faves. Here are mine: (Click on the images to buy the books and The Scarlet Letter will receive a small commission).
9. R.L. Stine, The Babysitter (and many others): And Christopher Pike actually. This was the field of YA literature for me. No sophisticated dystopians or contemporaries addressing issues. I had the literary equivalent of slasher films, and they were good.
8. Noel Streatfeld, Ballet Shoes: The cover I had as a kid was so much more lovely. This one is a little teeny bopper, but it is a beautiful book. They talk about it in You've Got Mail.
3. Gertrude C. Warner, The Boxcar Children: I was really into kids surviving on their own, or maybe survival stories in general (see Gary Paulsen, Hatchet). I actually tried to run away from school once in imitation of this series.
1. Madeline L'Engle, A Wrinkle in Time: I've mentioned this many times as well, and it is awesome.
There are so many more. Like many of you I'm sure, I was a voracious reader as a kid. I mean, these aren't even picture books. What were some of your favorites?