Top 5 Wednesday
Today’s #T5W is about Children’s books. You can see more posts and topics on this goodreads thread.
Favorite Children’s Books
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
I recently re-read this book to my own children and it’s definitely a classic in my book. It’s got so many levels that you almost don’t catch them all with one read through. To quote my then 7-yr old (or maybe 6… I don’t remember) “It was kinda weird.” Haha. True, but I still love it.
The Giants and the Joneses by Julia Donaldson
This book is adorable! Even the cover is adorable. A little Jack and the Beanstalk inspiration takes you to a land where the giants live above the clouds and the humans live below. When a young giant wants to collect the humans for her dollhouse she gathers some and brings them home. The story goes from there following the humans and the giant.
This Island Isn’t Big Enough for the Four of Us! by Gery Greer
Back in my youth, I read this book and fell in love. It’s about 12 year olds but this was essentially my first step into YA (before YA was really a genre.) Boys and girls and summer, and camping. And the boys end up camping in a plastic Hansel and Gretel cottage pop-up tent, complete with inflated candies and a roll out walkway. Imagine how that goes over when the girls find out.
The Plant that Ate Dirty Socks by Nancy McArthur
Another book that I read multiple times. When the socks start disappearing they set up a trap to figure out how. Fun ensues.
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
I read this book to my boys also. And then my 3rd grader read it in school last year and he was so proud that he already knew the story. I really enjoyed it even as an adult. It makes you want to try living in the wild… until you realize that you’d actually die and it probably wouldn’t turn out like his story because, well, you don’t have a hatchet. So, instead of trying it, just read about it.