Monday, March 25, 2013

Express Yourself - Childhood Reads

EYM is to bring our community of blogging friends closer together weekly. Jackie and I want to get to know you better and this week is no different.

I'm super excited about this question: What books did you enjoy as a child?

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen - 1987 Newbery Honor-winning young-adult wilderness survival novel about a thirteen year-old boy, Brian Robeson.

Lord of the Flies by William Golding - 1954 novel about a group of British boys stuck on an uninhabited island.

Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery - It recounts how Anne Shirley, a young orphan girl sent to a middle-aged brother and sister who have a farm, and who had intended to adopt a boy to help them, makes her way with the Cuthberts.

Babysitters Club by Ann M. Martin (first 35 novels) and the others were ghostwritten - The series is about a group of middle school students living in Stoneybrook, Conn and run a business called the Babysitters Club that helps parents find babysitters from the club. Lots of girl drama.

Tell us what books you loved in your younger years - you know - no older than 18.


  1. I love Lord of the Flies. Haven't read Hatchet though.

  2. The earliest one I can remember is The Mouse and the Motorcycle.

  3. I read some of the Babysitters Club...I also read all of the Boxcar Children books and some of the Sweet Valley High books. My other favorites were Judy Blume and Beverly Clearly. Great list!:)

  4. It was almost impossible to find The Babysitters Club in Jamaica. I only got one book second hand. Nice choices Dani.

  5. I read a lot of Sweet Valley High. The original series. I also loved Christopher Pike. He was one of my favorite authors back then.

  6. I was (and still am) a big fan of Anne McCaffrey's Pern books. I came across Dragonsinger sitting on the library shelf and it just exploded from there. I have re-read these books many many times as a child and even as an adult.

    Stefani @ Dreams of Nyssa

  7. I adored Lord of the Flies. Incredibly deep book. Read it as part of my school's English Syllabus, but still think back on it often.

    Also, I used to love reading Sweet Valley High books.

  8. Ah, the BabySitter's Club. @Misha: Sweet Valley Twins!! I forgot how much I used to read. lol We were so excited when Sweet Valley High came on tv.


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