This week's Top Ten from The Broke and the Bookish asks for our Top Ten All Time Favorite Books in Specific Genre. I tend to highlight classic books or nonfiction books all the time and YA books get plenty of attention, so I took a different route. I'm listing ten of my absolute favorite children's books. I don't have kids so this is a category I rarely talk about, but there are dozens of kids books that I have hung on to from my childhood. I love to read them with my nieces and nephews and if I have kids one day I know I'll love introducing them to my favorites.
I decided to pick a few of my favorites that aren't as well known. Obviously Charlotte's Web, Winnie-the-Pooh, everything by Roald Dahl, Madeline and the Berenstain Bear Books would all be at the top of the list, but those are books that people already know about. Here's a list of some of my lesser-known favorites.
What are your childhood favorites?
1) Caroline and Her Kettle Named Maud by Miriam E. Mason
2) Five Little Foxes and the Snow by Tony Johnson
3) The Tall Book of Make-Believe by Jane Werner
4) Gregory the Terrible Eater by Mitchell Sharmat
5) William Shakespeare and the Globe by Aliki
6) The Stinky Cheese Man and other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon Scieszka
7) Adventures in the Big Thicket by Ken Gire
8) Bread and Jam for Frances by Russell Hoban
9) A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
10) The Secret Staircase by Jill Barklem