My good friends at the paper hangover are discussing this question.
What are my Top FIVE favorite books from Childhood.
1) Only One Woof by James Harriet - Its a story about a dog who only barks one time, (as the title suggests) Even as an adult I cry thinking about it. It was a perfect story.
2) There's a Boy in the Girl's Bathroom- This is the first book I found symbolism in and it's the first book I openly cried reading - IN CLASS IN FRONT OF MY PEERS. It's a book about a new kid who accidentally ends up in the girls bathroom and the bully he has to face. It's one of those books that stayed with me for a long time.
3) Where the Sidewalk Ends- 'nuff said. -- To this day I still watching for the end point of sidewalks, knowing that the cover is clearly a lie, but I still don't want to take that chance.
4) The Vampire Diaries- L.J Smith is the reason WHY I started writing. I have not gone back to reread them because I'm terrified they won't be as good as I remember. Sometimes memories should be persevered has holy and untouched my dreaded reality.
Note I'm even kicking it old school with the covers
5) The Day Jim's Boa Ate the Wash. A great book about the unpredictable. It's a wonderful story about a girl describing her day at the farm. I loved it as a kid and my daughter loves it now. It's like the circle of life.
What's cool is most of these books are timeless. What's your top five books from childhood?