5 Favorites: Children’s Books

5 Favorites: Children's Books

Hi everyone!

Today is a great day because you know why? It’s Book Lovers Day! And on top of that, local libraries in my town are holding book drives to promote education and reading. Every year, I try to participate and bring in old books that aren’t particularly my favorite. While going through which books to donate, I decided to share some of my favorite books from my childhood. The books featured in the photos are actually books I’ve had since I was a kid and cannot part with. These are some of my favorite stories and I hope to share them with my future children. For now, I’ll reminisce with all of you!

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1) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
Of course the whole Harry Potter series is my favorite but I had to share the first book because that’s how it all started. I remember in the 3rd or 4th grade when the book came out, we had a “read and eat day” where all we literally did in class was read and eat. Everyone in class, including myself, was all reading Harry Potter. I also remember when Prisoner of Azkaban came out, that’s all I wanted for Christmas. Yeah, I was that kid who asked for books for Christmas. But this series will stick with me for the rest of my life. The last book came out when I was in high school and I felt like I grew up with the characters and actors who were in the film adaptations.

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2) Wayside School is Falling Down by Louis Sachar
Louis Sachar is also the author of Holes but Wayside School is Falling Down is hands down my favorite book by him. In the 2nd grade, my teacher would sit and read this book to the whole class. I remember she’d read with so much animation and enthusiasm, the whole class would be cracking up at the characters’ perks.

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3) Ramona Forever by Beverly Cleary
Another one of my favorite children’s books authors is Beverly Cleary. I loved the Ramona books. This is another funny book about a quirky kid who gets into a lot of trouble. The other Ramona books are just as great.

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4) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl is also another favorite author of mine. I’m pretty sure I’ve read most of his books — James and the Giant PeachMatildaThe Witches… they’re all great classics! I’ve listed Charlie and the Chocolate Factory because it’s a book and film that can be enjoyed by both adults and children.

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5) Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
E.B. White is also the author of Stuart Little but Charlotte’s Web is definitely my favorite of the two books. How can you not love the friendship between Wilbur and Charlotte?

Those were five of my favorite books as a kid. Like I said, I hope I can share these stories with my children in the future. Tell me what your favorite children’s books are! Don’t forget to like and subscribe. Have a lovely day!

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Valerie Nguyen

Valerie. 26. California girl with insatiable wanderlust. BS in Public Health with a concentration in Community Health. Bookkeeper by day, fangirl by night. Shameless foodie and retail therapist.

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