Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Childhood Favourites

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, was an amazing trip down memory lane! Both my parents are big readers so books were a part of my life right from the get-go. Many pictures of me as a toddler show me with a book in hand or see me curled up in a little reading nest I’d made for myself, usually pillows inside a laundry basket. Creating reading nooks makes up for about half my interior decorating now so it seems not much has changed.

I’ve opted to go with picture books, books that I still hold dear to this day. I’m having a lot of warm fuzzy feels with this post!

In no particular order they are:

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One of my earliest memories is reading this in the playhouse my dad built for me. I love this book so much! My mom ended up using this as a theme for my Christmas presents last year because when she bought me a beautiful clutch, she decided I needed accessories to go with it. So she bought me a scarf, but when she got the scarf she realised I’d need nail polish to match the agate gemstone on the clutch too. Oh, and of course I’d need jewelry!

So on it went till I was given a bunch of beautiful items that all matched the clutch that started it all.

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Every time I see a stump I get a little teary.

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Viola the Swamp used to terrify me as a kid, but how I loved these books!

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I really wanted to be Eloise when I was a little girl, parading around one of the grandest hotels in the world like it was mine. One of these days I will stay at the Plaza hotel and I’ll probably have this book in tow.

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My parents took me to Boston Public Garden when I was younger because of how much I loved Make Way for Ducklings. There’s a beautiful bronze statue there commemorating this iconic story.

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The Story of Babar was one of the first books I read aloud by myself once I learned to read, but sometimes I wonder if it was just from memory from how often I had it read to me.

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Madeline!! ❀ ❀ No other description needed.

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Anytime I see a button on a piece of furniture or mattress, I have to suppress the urge to pick at it for Corduroy’s overalls.

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When I worked at a children’s museum several years ago, we had a Where the Wild Things Are exhibit on for a few months. We were lucky enough to have several of his hand drawn pictures and illustrations on loan as well and I used to spend hours wandering our halls looking at them.

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I will never not love this dancing mouse.

Are any of these on your TTT this week? What other books did you love as a young reader? Let me know in the comments!

24 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Childhood Favourites”

    1. It’s a fabulous book. When the 50th anniversary edition came out, I spent money that I most certainly didn’t have as a starving student on an Eloise doll that was released alongside it.

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    1. Aww thanks! I sent my mom on a hunt for ones of me in the laundry basket, but till she finds them I managed to find this one. Book nerdery starts early in my family!


    1. It’s been so long since I’ve read a lot of them and they’re all at my parents’ house in the US. Think a trip to the children’s section of my library is in order!


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