Top 5 Wednesday Rewind: May 30, 2018

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme created by GingerReadsLainey and managed by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes on Goodreads. Each week features a new prompt in which you are suppose to talk about the top 5 books that you relate to the prompt.

This month, Samantha decided that the month of May is going to be Top 5 Wednesday Rewind Month, which means participants are supposed to pick topics that they missed in previous months but want to contribute to.

This week the topic I chose is from July 12, 2017: Children’s Books – – This can include Middle Grade (but try to recommend more than just Harry Potter and Percy Jackson!) Feel free to talk about your childhood faves or more recent reads.

So, without further adieu, I present my contribution to the top 5 discussion for the week of May 23, 2018.

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903774Amelia Bedelia (Amelia Bedelia #1) by Peggy Parish, Fritz Siebel (Illustrator)

Publisher: Greenwillow Books (August 1, 1992, first published 1963)

Print Length: 64 pages

A literal, literary character, Amelia Bedelia has dazzled children, at one point myself included, with her heartwarming antics and ability to take every command given by Mr. and Mrs. Rogers, including dressing the chicken, at face value.

24178Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White, Garth Williams (Illustrator), Rosemary Wells (Illustrator) 

Publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers (October 1, 2001, first published 1952)

Print Length: 184 pages

“‘Why did you do all this for me?’ he asked. ‘I don’t deserve it. I’ve never done anything for you.’ You ahve been my friend,’ replied Charlotte. ‘That in itself is a tremendous thing.'” What more could you want from a beloved children’s book that the ability to teach children to befriend one another.

44186.jpgThe Monster at the End of this Book by Jon Stone, Mike J. Smollin (Illustrator)

Publisher: Golden Books (May 11, 2004, first published 1971)

Print Length: 32 pages

My first foray into the ‘choose your own adventure ‘ format, The Monster at the End of this Book follows loveable, furry old Grover as he begs the readers not to continue to turn the page – for fear of a monster that is said to reside on its final pages. Prepare to laugh, cry, and feel every emotion in between.

30119Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

Publisher: Harpercollins Childrens Books (November 2002, first published 1974)

Print Length: 176 pages

I can admit it. Where the Sidewalk Ends is probably the only poetry collection that I have read start to finish, and for good reason. With poems such as ‘Hector the Collector,’ the slightly morbid ‘It’s Dark in Here,’ and my favourite ‘Somebody Has To’, Where the Sidewalk Ends never fails to remind me of what it was to be a kid.

19543Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Publisher: Red Fox (2000, first published April 19, 1963)

Print Length: 37 pages

On some of my lowest days all I want to do is put on my own ‘wolf suit,’ and crown, and copy of this book, and just forget, for even the briefest of moments, that at one point I actually begged to be an adult.

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And those are my top 5 books that I think you should go into blind. Do you have any books that could fill this T5W? Leave it as a comment below and let’s chat about it.


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