Happy Top Ten Tuesday! TTT is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, check our their blog to learn more about TTT and see upcoming themes!
This week’s theme was childhood characters I’d love to revisit… I decided to tweak this topic just a tad and share my top ten favorite childhood books, specifically my favorite books when I was in intermediate/middle grades.
Let’s throw it back to the 90’s shall we?
Themes = friendship & individuality
2.) Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman
Themes = independence
3. The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
Themes = friendship
4.) Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
Themes = individuality, friendship, identity, & society
5.) Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
Themes = determination, hard work, sacrifice, love, & loyalty
Coincidently, this book was also featured in last week’s Book Traveling Thursday → Book Traveling Thursday: Favorite Bookish Pet
6. The Midwife’s Apprentice by Karen Cushman
Themes = perseverance & determination
7.) Chasing Redbird by Sharon Creech
Themes = death, guilt, & grief
8.) Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O-Dell
Themes = survival, forgiveness, & companionship
9.) Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
Themes = independence, order, & social class
10.) The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
Themes – friendship, bravery, love, & humility