Hi everyone, it’s Allison.
This weeks topic for Top Ten Tuesday is Top Ten Favorite Authors In ___ Genre.
I decided to go with Top Ten Favorite Children’s Authors!
1) P.D. Eastman
My favorite book as a child was The Best Nest. I carried it with me everywhere, and I had it memorized. I don’t remember it word for word anymore but I do know that this book will always have a special place in my heart.
2) Dr. Seuss
Literally, I grew up with Dr. Seuss. I have the entire collection. I really do think that those books are what started my passion for reading when I was younger. I mean, how could you resist a little Green Eggs and Ham or a little Oh, The Places You’ll Go?
3) Beatrix Potter
I also have the entire collection of Beatrix Potter books. I loved The Tale Of Peter Rabbit, and reading about all the misadventures that Peter Rabbit would get himself into, and how his mother would respond.
4) Astrid Lindgren
Pippi Longstocking was the little girl I think I always wished I could be. She was rebellious, strong, brave, and clever. Plus, she went on all these fun adventures which I loved learning about as I read them. Major kudos to Astrid Lingren for creating her!
5) A.A. Milne
Winnie The Pooh stole my heart a long time ago and has never really let it go. He will always be the fun, loveable bear who taught me important life lessons without me even realizing it. Also, I love how A.A. Milne’s work is so quoteable!
6) Shel Silverstein
My connection with Shel Silverstein stems from my connection to my grandmother who I am really close with. One year for Christmas she got me Where The Sidewalk Ends, and it became kind of like “our thing”. She also gave me A Light In The Attic and Falling Up each with their own special message from her on the inside. This year for Christmas, I’m going to ask her for Every Thing On It so that I can keep the tradition alive. It means that much to me.
6) Eric Carle
Who can resist The Very Hungry Caterpillar? No one. It’s a fun story with an actual lesson attached to it, and it is filled with beautiful illustrations too!
7) Maurice Sendak
What list would be complete without the man who introduced us to Max and his wild things? He showed us how powerful an imagination can be and how that is a truly beautiful thing. I will forever be grateful to him for that. “Let the wild rumpus start!”
8) Roald Dahl
Matilda, James and the Giant Peach, The Witches, The Twits, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Oh the list goes on and on! His books are the things childhood dreams are made of, and I will forever love them.
9) Johanna Spyr
Like Pippi Longstocking, Heidi was girl I always wished I was. Even in the worst of circumstances, she was fearless but loved and she impacted all the people around her. For some Heidi may be a little ‘preachy’ but I loved it as a child and after thinking about it I really want to re-read it now.
10) Jim Davis
Not necessarily just a children’s author but I’m putting this here because growing up, I loved Garfield. In fact, I did a research project on Jim Davis and Garfield when I was in 4th grade, and even dressed up like Garfield while presenting it. I still read the comics today, and they never fail to bring a smile to my face.
Who are some of your favorite children’s authors?
Let me know in the comments and be sure to drop me a link to your Top 10 list!
As always Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke And The Bookish.