Have you seen the list of the 100 Greatest Books for Kids (it’s been all over the Web so nothing new here–I’m just jumping on the bandwagon) put out by Scholastic’s Parent & Child Magazine? I’m a sucker for these types of lists. My own list would be different but this is a good jumping off point. What do you think? I really want to know what you loved, what the young people in your life love, and what you think really should have made the list and didn’t.
And what did you read over and over again when you were a kid? I was partial to series books since they wouldn’t run out too quickly. Off the top of my head (and this all seems to be what I was reading around the age of 8-10…must have been a stressful time to have to re-read them so often but I don’t remember that part):
The Mary Poppins books by P.L. Travers
The earlier Nancy Drew books by “Carolyn Keene”
The Borrowers books by Mary Norton (also her Bedknobs & Broomsticks)
The Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Littles books by John Peterson
The earlier Boxcar Children books by Gertrude Chandler Warner
Almost anything by Judy Blume.