All Time Favourites

As a Young Girl:

1.  The Nancy Drew series (I had old copies that were my mom’s and including these read the entire series that was available at the time)

2. Anne of Green Gables (a Canadian classic)

3. The Little House on the Prairie Series

4. The Black Stallion

5.  Little Women

6.  Black Beauty

7.  Gordon Korman Books (including Go Fish, MacDonald Hall, Bugs Potter)

8. The Girl with the Silver Eyes

9.  Judy Bloom books (including Blubber, Are You There Margaret and as a teen Forever)

10.  How to Eat Fried Worms (this was the book in middle school that we all waited for)

 

To Read to My Children:

1.  The Lorax (this book was ahead of its time dealing with the impact of “progress” on the environment)

2.  Good Night Moon  (this is the book that toddler Brendan “accidentally” removed from Chapters so we ended up going back in and buying a second copy)

3.  Guess How Much I Love You? (who does not love this story with Little Nutbrown Hair)

4.  Owl Babies (I will always remember the line “I wan’t my mommy” said Bill)

5. Crocodile is Green (I think that I can still remember almost all the words to this well-read board book)

6.  The Paper Bag Princess (and almost everything Robert Munsch who is an amazing storyteller that all 4 of my kids have enjoyed)

7.  Diary of a Wimpy Kid (these stories are as hilarious as the movies)

8.  The Very Hungry Caterpillar (a classic favourite)

9.  Is Your Mama a Llama? (a great rhyming story about babies and their mom’s)

10.  Anything with Franklin the turtle, Arthur, The Berenstain Bears or Little Critter (all these beloved characters told stories with important lessons that the kids enjoyed)

 

Recent Favourites:

1.  Cutting for Stone

2.  To Kill a Mockingbird (i did not love this one in high school but as an adult, it is fantastic!!)

3.  The Red Tent (my most recent read but it was terrific)

4.  The Book Thief

5.  Tuesdays with Morey (I have enjoyed almost all of Mitch Albom’s books but this is my favourite)

6.  The Stone Angel (this is one that on my list to be reread soon)

7.  The Orenda

8.  The Three Day Road

9.  Where the Air is Sweet (this is a new Canadian author and I could not put this book down)

10.  The Notebook (sappy but true)

 

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