Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I'd give to readers who have never read children's books

hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

1. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
2. A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
3. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling* 
4. Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy by Gary D. Schmidt
5. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
6. When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
7. Percy Jackson and The Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan 
8. The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
9. Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
10. The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke

*Some may argue that this series isn't strictly a children's series and I agree.  The later books are incredibly dark and handle intense topics.  However, I do think Sorcerer's Stone falls under the category of children's books because Harry is eleven and that's where his adventure begins.


  1. Great list! Your's is the first I've seen with children's books. Mine is on YA books: http://bookishginger.blogspot.com/2014/08/top-ten-tuesday.html

  2. Great list! I love Number the Stars. It was the first chapter book I ever read.

    My TTT Post

  3. Gotta love Jerry Spinelli's books!! I've read six of his books to date and am currently reading Loser!! Nice list of books. I also recently read Number the Stars by Lois Lowry. My TTT list is as follows: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2014/08/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-books-id-give.html