From Shelly’s Bookshelf:
Name your 3 favorite children’s series.
by Kathryn Kenney
These were my favorites when I was a kid. Though a close runner-up would be the Boxcar Children. Oddly, I don’t think my kids have read any Trixie Belden books. They don’t carry them in any of the bookstores that we frequent.
Emily of New Moon
by L.M. Montgomery
IMO, much better than Anne of Green Gables. Besides that, Emily is an aspiring writer and has cats. ‘Nuff said :)
It seems to me that there were far fewer “series” of books when I was a kid. There weren’t Babysitters Club, or Goosebumps, or Animal Ark like there are today. Not to mention no Harry Potter or Eragon, etc. Nowadays it’s almost a given that books are serialized. Must be a good sales tactic…
Name your 3 favorite non-series children’s books.
by Evelyn Sibley Lampman
by Lois Lenski
by Ruth Sawyer
Name 3 favorite children’s book characters.
Jo (Little Women)
Like Jo, I was so sure I would grow up and marry an eccentric German professor and write novels..
Harriet (Harriet the Spy)
Harriet is so sneaky cool! I wanted to go up and down the neighbors dumbwaiters just like her!
Meg Murry (A Wrinkle in Time)
Meg and her family were my heroes. I wanted to be a scientist like her mother–cooking dinner on a bunsen burner in my “lab,” and have eccentric kids and adventures, etc. I was pretty sure that I would grow up and have a big dog named Fortinbras.
I’m not going to tag anyone with this meme (I don’t want to annoy people with continual tags), but I’d love to hear any of your responses to these questions–put a response or a link in the comments. :)