I'm participating in today's Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's prompt is:
Top Ten Books From My Childhood That I Would Love to Revisit
There are dozens and dozens of books that I want to (and plan on) revisiting, so, in order to tone it down to ten, I wrote this post thinking of the ten middle grade books that I would love to read again for the first time. Ready? Here's my list!
10. Mrs. Piggle Wiggle's Magic by Betty MacDonald
Before there was Harry Potter, Mrs. Piggle Wiggle made me believe in magic within my own world.
9. Wayside School is Falling Down by Louis Sachar
I was very much drawn to the more wacky and humorous stories as a kid. Turns out that hasn't changed much.
8. The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka
This was the first time I had encountered a fairy tale as told from a different point of view. And it was awesome.
7. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
Oh, I loved this book so much. I can't wait to read it to my kids one day.
6. The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
As a child that was not at all drawn to cowboys or Indians, this book still managed to win me over.
5. Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
I was a huge Laura Ingalls Wilder fan as a girl. Somehow it escaped my knowledge that Ms. Wilder was a real person until high school. When I found out.... *fireworks in brain*
4. The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
Having many siblings myself, I loved stories about siblings watching out for each other.
3. Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede
This book slays me. So, so fantastically awesome.
2. The Ordinary Princess by M.M. Kaye
As the brunette sister surrounded by blonde beauties growing up, I found a lot to relate to in this story.
1. Matilda by Roald Dahl
Oh, Matilda. You will always be my favorite.
What's on your list?