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My Favorite Classics

Growing up, we all had a favorite book or series. Classic books are the foundation of how we as children and adults pick genres to read and write. Here is a list of Classics that I consider my favorites from childhood to now.

1. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

Charlotte's Web

2. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The Little Prince
3. The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

The Velveteen Rabbit
4. Corduroy by Don Freeman

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5. Where the sidewalk ends by Shel Silverstein

Where the Sidewalk Ends
6. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
7. The Cat in the Hat and pretty much everything by Dr. Seuss.

The Cat in the Hat
8. Curious George by H.A Rey

Curious George
9. Frog and Toad are Friends by Arnold Lobel

Frog_and_toad_cover
10. Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh

Harriet the Spy.jpg
11. Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans

Madeline-1939
12. Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
13. Little Bear by Elsa Holmelund Minarik

Little Bear
14. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

A Tale of Two Cities.jpg
15. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.jpg
16. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.jpg
17. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

Black Beauty
18. Heidi by Johanna Spyri

heidi
19. The Story of the Treasure Seekers by E. Nesbit

The Story of the Treasure Seekers
20. The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

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21. The Call of the Wild by Jack London

The Call of the Wild
22. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Anne of Green Gables
23. My Name is Aram by William Saroyan

My Name is Aram
24. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird
25. Are you There, God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume

Are you There, God It's me Margaret
26. Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

Wind in the Willows
27. The Absolute True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

The Absolute True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.jpg
28. Diary of Anne Frank

Diary of Anne Frank
29. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

The Catcher in the Rye
30. A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

A Series of Unfortunate Events
31. Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Tiger Lily
32. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Speak
33. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.jpg
34. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

The Giving Tree
35. House of Dies Drear by Virginia Hamilton

The House of Dies Drear
36. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice
37. The Giver by Lois Lowry

The Giver
38. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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39. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

Romeo-and-Juliet
40. I know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

I Know Why the caged bird sing
41. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

Sense and Sensibility
42. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Of Mice and Men
43. Sarah, Plain, and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan

Sarah, Plain, and Tall
44. The Odyssey by Homer

The Odyssey
45.The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
46. Poems and Stories by Edgar Allen Poe

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47. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Wuthering Heights
48. The Babysitters Club by Ann M. Martin

The Babysitters Club.jpg
49. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Fahrenheit 451
50. Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter.jpg

There you have it. My top 50. There are quite a bit more on my list.

Your turn!

Tell me your favorites as a child, young adult and now. I’d love to see what you grew up reading.

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