Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books From My Childhood I would Love to Revisit

Today the prompt from The Broke and the Bookish’s Top Ten Tuesday is: Ten Books from my childhood I would love to revisit. This one is going to be incredibly fun to share with you because not only did I begin devouring books at a young age, I had books read to me at an even younger age. Since I did a picture book TTT a few weeks ago, I’m doing chapter books this week. 
I’m pretty sure I had read or had all of these books read to me by the time I was eleven.
1. Scout by Julie Nye
Best dog book ever. I named my first dog Scout approximately eight years before she was even born. 
2. In My Uncle’s House by Julie Nye
This is one of the first books that ever made me cry.
3.  The Stolen Years by Gloria Repp
The sibling-love, miscommunications, overcoming fears and mystery combine to make this book a winner.  
This series is the best. My oldest sister read us the first book when I was four and I’ve devoured all three of them over and over since then.
5. Deerwood Inc., and Llama’s on the Loose by Jeri Massi 
I don’t think any other series has ever made me laugh so hard. For years when I wanted to laugh I would curl up with Deerwood Inc. and laugh out loud for hours. 
6. The Runaway Princess by Millie Howard
This is another one of those books my sister read out loud to me when I was just a little itty-bitty thing. It’s full of adventure, princesses, and the sweetest rescuer ever. 
7. Brave the Wild Trail by Millie Howard
This is one of those books that spurred my love of camping and made me wish I could live outside all the time. I just feel like hugging all these books right now.
8. Star of Light by Patrica St. John
This is another one of those books that was read to me when I was a little mite. My mom was the one who read this book to us and she read it when I was four and she was expecting my little sister. There was a crazy feeling about a decade later when I read the book for myself and suddenly realized Wait a second! This is the book Mom read to us
9. Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder 
These were some of the first ‘big’ books I ever read by myself. I devoured book after book and then started the process all over again. We’ll not take the time to talk about how badly I wanted to live out west in a soddy or claim shack… 
10. Captive Treasure by Millie Howard

When my sister (the one who read to us so much) went to college she recorded herself reading this book out loud for my sister and me and gave it to us for Christmas. I’m pretty sure we listened to it each night until the tape wore out. 
This, my friends, is a list of some of the books that inspired me the most to become a writer. They are all fantastically amazing. I’m guessing I’ve read all of these books at least twice and most of them closer to five to eight times. I’ll probably pick most of them up within a couple of years and read them again, because really, where’s a better place for a writer to get inspiration? 
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What about you? What are some of your favorite childhood books? Do you think you’ll re-read any of them? Have you read any of the books on my list? 

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