Since I hadn’t read the iconic The Giving Tree before my work on September’s literary cupcake, I have thought all week about those books that “got away” when I was a child. These are the books that I remember sitting on the chalkboard ledge in my elementary school classrooms. Books that librarians plugged, teachers designed bulletin boards after, and every student read. Everyone, of course, except for me. There is no time to conform when you are nose deep in a Miss Marple mystery!
In honor of these memorable stories that I’m reading only now that I’m an adult, I’m dedicating this week to my top ten list of children’s books that everyone loved but me.
Comment by revealing which books “got away” from you, and let me know if I’ve really missed out by not reading the ones on my list!
Top Ten Children’s Books That Everyone Read (Except for Me)
10. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
9. Wacky Wednesday (By far the most popular book at my school’s library. It was always checked out!)
7. If You Give A Mouse A Cookie
6. Horton Hears a Who
5. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
4. Where the Wild Things Are
3. The Giver
2. Everything by Shel Silverstein because there are so many that I missed! (Where the Sidewalk Ends, Falling Up, A Light in the Attic, etc.)
1. All of the classic Judy Blume books like Are You There God? It’s Me, Margret., Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Forever, Superfudge, etc.!
Now it’s time for you to share your books that “got away!” And let me know if there are any on my list that I really should have read way back when!