One of my favorite shelves in my room is my childhood favorites shelf. Not all of these books are authentically from my childhood, but all of them are books I read and loved as a little girl. There’s an embarrassing number of books with school stamps on them, and they’re more torn up than the books I read now since little Laura didn’t care about that at all. I used to love reading the books my mother read as a little girl, and a few of these books were hers. I loved dark and funny books (who am I kidding, I still do) and I used to hate reading the same books my peers did, so I avoided popular books like Harry Potter and A Series of Unfortunate Events. These are all my chapter books, since my picture ones wouldn’t fit on the shelf- Eloise was my favorite picture book, in case you wanted to know.
From left to right: The Teacher’s Funeral by Richard Peck, Black Beauty by Anne Sewell, Mrs Piggle-Wiggle’s Magic by Betty MacDonald (my mom’s copy), James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl, The BFG by Roald Dahl (school book lol), The Witch Family by Eleanor Estes, Pippi Longstocking, Pippi Goes on Board, and Pippi in the South Seas all by Astrid Lindgren, Mrs Piggle-Wiggle, Mrs Piggle-Wiggle’s Magic, and Mrs Piggle-Wiggle’s Farm all by Betty Macdonald, The Witches by Roald Dahl, The Secret of the Old Clock and Mystery of the Moss-Covered Mansion by Carolyn Keene, Charlotte’s Web by EB White (my mom’s distengrating copy), The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin, Esperanza Rising, Paint the Wind, and Riding Freedom by Pam Munoz Ryan, My Haunted House, The Sword in the Grotto, Frognapped, Vampire Brat, and Ghostsitters all by Angie Sage, and Utterly Me, Clarice Bean by Lauren Child.
What books did you love as a child? I love knowing what people’s favorite children’s books were.
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