Jun 7, 2010

Ten On Tuesday - 10 Favorite Children's Books

The Ten on Tuesday topic today is children's books, something I love. My list is a combination of books I loved as a child and those I've enjoyed wth my girls.

Firts a picture I took on my way to an appointment during lunch the other day. Doesn't that flower look like it's been unnaturally enhanced? I don't believe that it was.


    1. Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin - So whimsical and fun. It still makes me giggle.
    2. But not the Hippopotamus by Sandra Boynton - I cannot even begin to count how many times I had to read this to Stinkerbelle. I enjoyed it each and every time.
    3. Bridge To Terabithia by Katherine Paterson - my favorite book EVER. My signed copy sits on my bedside table
    4. The Dorrie Books by Patricia Coombs - I always loved Dorrie and her black cat Gink
    5. Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein - I still love these poems. They are timeless and wonderful.
    6. The Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan - Thank you Mr. Riordan for writing books that my daughter cannot put down because she see's herself in them. You're turning my dyslexic daughter into and avid reader and I love you for that.
    7. Scat by Carl Hiaasen - Stinkette and I are reading this right now and enjoying every word. It's clever and meaningful and we both enjoy it equally.
    8. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein - such a beautiful story.
    9. The Magic Treehouse Books by Mary Pope Osborne - DQ loved these when she was little. She just couldn't wait to see where the next one would take her.
    10. The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister - I think i got sucked in by the pretty pictures.


    margene said...

    Your list introduces me to many new books and authors. Your flower picture is amazing.

    Anonymous said...

    Pretty picture! Great list!

    Carole Knits said...

    Excellent list and some I am not familiar with. We had a rainbow fish themed birthday party for Hannah when she turned 3.

    sprite said...

    Rick Riordan's new book, The Red Pyramid, is also good. (Although I still liked The Lightning Thief better.)

    Lucia said...

    That flower couldn't possibly be real. Only of course it is. I love flowers like that.

    Every one of these posts has at least one that I forgot. I loved reading But Not the Hippopotamus to my kids. And thank you for reminding me of The Giving Tree, one of the greatest fables ever, because it leaves the reader to infer its several morals.

    (Verification string: muscuff. If I ever create a slipper pattern I'll have the name all ready.)

    Laurie said...

    Very different list. I will check those out for the niecelet.