“Sometimes the smallest things take the most room in your heart.”

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Every Tuesday over at  The Broke and Bookish we all get to look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  This week’s topic is:

Top Ten Books I Recommend for Children

I’m not going to particularly say what ages these are for – I think they’re all fairly young although Not Now Bernard, Winnie the Pooh and the Dr Seuss books are probably slightly younger than the others and the JK Rowling book – the Philosopher’s Stone is the first and because of the way the story develops and becomes quite dark it’s a good series to read one a year so that the reader grows along with the characters in the story.  I actually had more than 10 this week but I’ve shown some restraint:

  1. David Mckee – Not Now Bernard
  2. Roald Dahl – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr Fox, Esio Trot
  3. E B White – Charlotte’s Web
  4. JK Rowling – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  5. CS Lewis – the Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe
  6. JRRTolkien – The Hobbit
  7. AAMilne – Winnie the Pooh
  8. Frances Hodgson Burnett – The Secret Garden
  9. Mary Norton – The Borrowers
  10. Dr Seuss – The Cat in the Hat, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Green Eggs and Ham

 

 

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30 Responses to ““Sometimes the smallest things take the most room in your heart.””

  1. Tammy

    Great list, you’re making me feel very nostalgic! I love The Secret Garden so much😊

  2. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    Charlotte’s Web and Winnie the Pooh are definitely two of my childhood faves. Great list!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Aww Charlotte’s Web is just so good – I remember reading that and being so scared for Wilbur – and then so sad about Charlotte! Winnie the Poor is just brilliant – one of those books that glows with goodness.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Cholla

    You hit on so many of my favorites! Charlotte’s Web will forever hold a place in my heart.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I really enjoyed making this list I must admit. Makes me want to reread some of them.
      Lynn 😀

  4. sjhigbee

    We clearly have similar tastes in children’s books, too. The only one of those I haven’t at some stage owned or borrowed is ‘Not Now, Bernard’. And The Secret Garden was one of my favourite books as a child – though neither my children or grandchildren liked it much. As for Winnie-the-Pooh… it’s just wonderful. This is an awesome list, Lynn:))

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks Sarah. It was nice having a trip down memory lane and I actually had to stop myself this week because I could have had a much longer list.
      Lynn 😀

  5. allymemes

    I loved the Secret Garden! Great choices!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks 😀 – that certainly seems to be a popular book with everyone.
      Lynn 😀

  6. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    I love the monster on the cover of “Not now, Bernard”: it’s scary and at the same time funny – but maybe that’s because I’m not a child anymore… 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Haha – I loe that monster – atthough he’s not a nice monster.
      Lynn 😀

  7. ChrissiReads

    This list made me feel so nostalgic! Great choices.

  8. Aj @ Read All The Things!

    Dr. Seuss made my list too. I loved his books as a kid.

  9. jessicabookworm

    Great choices and well done on showing some restraint 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      Haha, yes, I could have gone on quite a bit with this one.
      Lynn 😀

  10. Mr and Mrs NW

    Totally agree with everyone. This is a great selection. The only one I haven’t read is Not now, Bernard. I’ll have to get it out of the library for the kids 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thank you – I don’t think Not Now Bernard is quite as well known but I liked it. I was going to go with the Gruffalo or the Hairy Caterpillar but thought I’d chose something more obscure.
      Lynn 😀

  11. Lisa

    All very good choices! I forgot to include Narnia on my list this week — I read the series out loud with my son a few years ago, and we enjoyed it so much!

  12. the (book) supplier

    I have fond memories of The Chronicles of Narnia. My aunt gave me the entire series as a child and I read them multiple times. I didn’t know about the allegory at the time, and I want to go back and revisit them as an adult. Great list!

    eli @ the (book) supplier
    My TTT

    • @lynnsbooks

      I think it would be a good experiment for me to reread some of these to see how I feel about them as an adult. Of course, I probably won’t do so but the thought is there so you never know.
      Lynn 😀

  13. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I’ve actually been reading the Harry Books to my five-year-old every night before bed! We’re on to Prisoner of Azkaban now, and I’ve been having a blast reconnecting with the books as well, because it’s been ages since I last read them 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      They are great books – especially for reading to your children. I think I’d like to go back and reread them.
      Lynn 😀

  14. iloveheartlandx

    I had Charlotte’s Web and Harry Potter on my list this week too!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2017/11/14/top-ten-tuesday-133/

    • @lynnsbooks

      Charlotte’s Web is a great book and I think all children should give HP a try.
      Lynn 😀

  15. liveforbroadway

    So many great picks! I love your list–it has so many great books that are 100% perfect. I almost put Charlotte’s Web, as well as a few Roald Dahl books but I got kind of overwhelmed, you know?

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, – I do know, I could easily have added many more books.
      Lynn 😀

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