Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday- Elementary Throwbacks

Top Ten Tuesday is a really cool original feature/weekly meme created over at The Broke and The Bookish. Each week they post a new Top Ten List that bloggers join in on answering... and today (March 11th) I'm one of them :)

Today's Topic

Top Ten Twelve All Time Favorite Elementary Chapter Books

1.  The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner- Oh the boxcar kids.  I used to wish I lived near a railroad so I could find an abandoned boxcar to play house in.
2.  Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume- This might have been my favorite book in elementary school.  Judy Blume is just too good!!
3.  Charlotte's Web by E.B. White- 3rd Grade Sobfest.
4.  Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Peterson- 5th Grade Sobfest.
5.  Bunnicula by Deborah & James Howe- A Vampire Bunny??  Could anything be cooler?
6.  The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett- A favorite of my mom's and it became a favorite of mine :)

7.  Mrs. Piggle Wiggle by Betty MacDonald- A silly fun book about a silly woman.
8.  Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary- Scary cover!!  But awesome book!!
9.  Witch's Sister by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor- I LOVED this series so hard!!
10.  The Dollhouse Murders by Betty Ren Wright- This book gave me nightmares.  But I still loved it.
11.  Girl Talk by L.E. Blair- Many a night was spent with a flashlight under the covers reading this series.  Plus I was an "official member" of the Girl Talk Club.
12.  Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish- This book made me LOL.  I got annoyed with her, but she was still fun for a 3rd grader!!

Almost made the list: Encyclopedia Brown, Anastasia Krupnik, Shiloh, The Indiana in the Cupboard

So those were my Fav. Elementary Throwbacks.  What genre did you pick this week?


  1. OMG, Girl Talk! I forgot all about that series. So funny! Remember the board game? Good times!

    Thanks for stopping by.

    1. I still have the board game... Girl Talk Dateline!! It uses a cassette tape!!

  2. Great topic! We've enjoyed sharing some of these with our kids already, like Bunnicula, Charlotte's Web, and Tales of a Fourth Grading Nothing. And my daughter loves Amelia Bedelia! But we still have so many books to read! I love this list!

  3. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing and Amelia Bedelia. I loved those books growing up. A book I'm sad I have never read is Charlotte's Web, but I'm hoping to read it this year for Tackle Your TBR since I own the book.

  4. Great choice of genre! I was OBSESSED with The Boxcar Children in elementary school. I loved it so much I wanted to be a boxcar child! Amazing list!

    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

  5. Love your graphics this week! And you also have a good mix of books! Loved many of these when I was growing up

    My TTT is here.

  6. I can't believe I haven't read so many of these! The one I HAVE read - Charlotte's Web - I did really enjoy. I love all of EB White's books but Charlotte's Web remains my favourite. Such a classic!

  7. I see Bunnicula everywhere! I can't believe I didn't know about that book till recently!

    Angela's Anxious Life