This week's Top
Many of my childhood memories can be tied back to books. I got them as gifts and as rewards, mostly because I preferred them over toys. There are many kids books out there that not only transport me into the world the author has created, but it also brings me back to a moment in my life that is still clear as day some 20-25 years later.
2) Mr. Men & Little Miss series by Roger Hargreaves - I adored these books as a child. They were short books that were cute and almost always taught readers a lesson.
3) The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter - Sometimes, I think collecting these books were more fun than reading them - sometimes. Growing up, our local Shell gas station sold these books at the counter. For weeks, our standard routine was for him to fill up the tank while he gave me money to pay for gas and pick up the next book in the series. When we got home, I read it with my parents. These books survived over the years and are proudly displayed on my kids' bookshelf.
4) Lastly when I'm feeling super nostalgic, I pick up my tattered copy of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. It was the first chapter book I ever read. It introduced me to the world of Narnia and started my love for other fictional worlds that I would encounter as an adult.
Thanks for taking this trip down memory lane with me. Which books remind you of your childhood? Feel free to share in the comments below or leave me your Top Ten Tuesday post so I can check it out.
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