A Winner, Plus Favorite Friends, Favorite Reads

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I want to thank everyone who participated in the giveaway contest hosted by Rhythm of the Home. Your comments were so kind and lovely. I want you to know how much I appreciate your visits here and how much I love doing this. Jumping into books is a chosen lifestyle and means so much that I can share it with you.

Heather asked what books were your favorites as a child. As I was reading the comments I noticed so many favorites. There is nothing better than recommending a greatly loved book so I’ve compiled a list of favorite reads from favorite friends. Enjoy! Oh and at the end of this list is a Winner!

Favorite Friend’s Favorite Reads


Trumpet of the Swan, E. B. White

A Wrinkle in Time , Madeliene L’Engle

Little House Series, Laura Ingalls Wilder

Anne of Green Gables, L. Montgomery

The Tomten, Astrid Lindgren

The Giving Tree, by Shel Silverstein

Miss Suzy, Miriam Young

The Hundred Dresses, Eleanor Estes

The Boxcar Children, Gertrude Chandler Warner

Little Women, Louisa May Alcott

Little Men, Louisa May Alcott

The Velveteen Rabbit,Margery Williams

Nancy Drew Series, Carolyn Keene

The Black Cauldron, Lloyd Alexander

Black Beauty, Anne Sewell

A Little Princess, Frances Hodgson Burnett

No Flying in the House, Betty Brock

Fairy Tales by Jane Ray

Miss Rumphius, Barbara Cooney

My Father’s Dragon, Ruth Stiles Gannett

Paddington Bear, Micheal Bond

The Hobbit J.R.R. Tokien

Our Animal Friends at Maple Hill Farm, Alic & Martin Provensen

The Gift of the Tree, Alvin Tressalt

Where the Red Fern Grows, Wilson Rawls

Island of the Blue Dolphin, Scott O’Dell

The Great Gilly Hopkins, Katherine Paterson

Misty of Chincoteague, Marguerite Henry

Harry Potter Series, J.K. Rowling

Hatchet, Gary Paulsen

The Maggie B, Irene Haas

Star Mother’s Youngest Child, Louise Moeri & Trina Schart

Fantastic Mr. Fox Roald Dahl

Charlotte’s Web, E.B. White

Rose Fairy Book, Andrew Lang

I, Coriander, Sally Gardener

The Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis

The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Loner. Ester Wier

Make Way for Ducklings, Robert McCloskey

James and the Giant Peach, Roald Dahl

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl

The Changling, Zilpha Keatly Snyder

Did I ever tell you how lucky you are? Dr. Sesuss

The Pokey Little Puppy, Janette Sebring Lowery

Caddie Woodlawn, Carol Ryre Brink

Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Judi and Ron Barrett

Mr. Pine’s Purple House, Leonard Kessler

Pippi Longstockings, Astrid Lindgren

You are special, Max Lucado

Hardy Boys Series, Franklin W. Dixon

The Bobsey Twins Series, Laura Lee Hope

One Morning in Maine, Robert McCloskey

Hop on Pop, Dr. Seuss

Bridge to Teribithia, Katherine Paterson

A Cricket in Times Square, George Selden

Swallows and Amazons Series, Arthur Ransome

La Nuit Des Temps, Barjavel

Encyclopedia Brown Series, Donald J. Sobal

Babysitters Club Series, Ann M. Martin

Winnie the Pooh, A.A. Milne

Dick and Jane,

Trixie Belden Series, Julie Campbell

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, Avi

Moomin, Tove Jansson

The Princess and the Goblin , George MacDonald

The Hero and the Crown, Robin McKinley

The Blue Sword, Robin McKinley

Goodnight Moon, Margaret Wise Brown

Come Follow Me to the Secret world of Elves and Fairies and Gnomew and Trolls, Gyo Fujukawa

Where the Sidewlak Ends, Shel Silverstein

Momo, Michael Ende

The Little Prince, Antoine St. Exupery

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn,Betty Smith

All-of-a-Kind Family series, Sydney Taylor

Findus, Sven Nordqvist

The King of Ireland’s Son, Padric Colum

Frog and Toad, Arnold Lobel

Caps for Sale, Esphyr Slobodkina

Alas Babylon, Pat Frank

The Winner Is:Mamabird Liz

2 thoughts on “A Winner, Plus Favorite Friends, Favorite Reads

  1. Hello dear friend Valarie
    So lovely to visit again. I hope you are well and warm. Thank you so much for this wonderful list that I will be working from..
    A wonderful day to you

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