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April 28, 2020

X = Ten

Here are ten of my favorite childrens books.

Matilda by Roald Dahl with illustrations by Quentin Blake
01 | Matilda by Roald Dahl with illustrations by Quentin Blake > link
Favorite quote: “So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone.”


The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
02 | The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett > link
Favorite quote: “Hang in there. It is astonishing how short a time it can take for very wonderful things to happen.”


The Story Girl/The Golden Road by L.M. Montgomery
03 | The Story Girl/The Golden Road by L.M. Montgomery > link 1, link 2
Favorite quote: “And as it was, as I remember it, a most exquisite night — a white poem, a frosty, starry lyric of light. It was one of those nights on which one might fall asleep and dream happy dreams of gardens of mirth and song, feeling all the while through one's sleep the soft splendour and radiance of the white moon-world outside, as one hears soft, far-away music sounding through the thoughts and words that are born of it.” —The Golden Road


The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel by Natasha Lowe
04 | The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel by Natasha Lowe > link
Favorite quote:  “...don't you get the shivers just looking at all that space, wondering what's up there? I want to invent a broomstick to fly to the moon.”


Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
05 | Black Beauty by Anna Sewell > link
Favorite quote:  “I am never afraid of what I know.”


The Secret Lives of Princesses by Philippe Lechermeier, illustrated by Rébecca Dautremer
06 | The Secret Lives of Princesses by Philippe Lechermeier, illustrated by Rébecca Dautremer > link
My favorites princesses are: Princesses Flip and Flop - They live in a palace made for two and wake up to the sound of silver-tipped hooves clattering as their carriage comes to fetcth them each morning.
Princess Paige - She divides her days into chapters and dreams up titles for each one.


Foxheart by Claire Legrand
07 | Foxheart by Claire Legrand > link
Favorite quote: “Throwing and smashing things was much preferred to snotty crying.”


The Girl of Ink & Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
08 | The Girl of Ink & Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave > link
Favorite quote: “The night was hauntingly clear. The stars revealed their places in constellations and the moon's pull felt physical on my short hair. Something was happening to the very air we walked through. It was tense, alive and threatening, the island in the grip of forces shifting imperceptibly beneath my feet.”


Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
09 | Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine > link
Favorite quote: “I trust you to find the good in me, but the bad I must be sure you don't overlook.”


Liesl & Po by Lauren Oliver
10 | Liesl & Po by Lauren Oliver > link
Favorite quote: “The Other Side was a busy place — as busy, if not busier, than the Living Side. They ran parallel, the two words, like two mirrors sitting face-to-face, but normally Po was only dimly aware of the Living Side. It was a swirl of colors to the ghost's left; a sudden explosion of sounds to its right; a dim impression of warmth and movement.”

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6 comments:

  1. Ooooh. Some more children's books to explore. Many, many thanks.

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    1. Elephant's Child: I love reading children's books, I think they're more fun than adult books.

      Thank you for stopping by. Have a lovely day.

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    1. @Christine: I'm glad you think so.

      Thank you for stopping by. Have a lovely day

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  3. I only know four of these books, but I love those four.

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    1. @River: Let me guess, it's the classic ones: #1, 2, 4, & 9?

      Thank you for stopping by. Have a lovely day

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