Top Ten Books I Want My Future Children to Read

top ten tuesday

It’s Top Ten Tuesday again!  It’s a weekly bookish list created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is:

Top Ten Books I Want My Future Children to Read

Nancy Drew


I’m going to start this off with my obvious answer: Nancy Drew!  If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know how much I love Nancy Drew. So, naturally, I’m planning on having all my future children read Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys books.  I’m not sure why I connected with these books so much, but they are my forever faves.


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The Berenstain Bears



These books were such classics to me as a little kid.  They were just so calming to me for some reason, and I remember being so hyped for the show on PBS!  I’ll definitely be reading these to my kids some day.


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Junie B. Jones


Junie B. Jones Has a Peep in Her Pocket was the very first book that I remember receiving as a gift.  I was in 1st grade, and I remember just being so excited to read this book!  The Junie B. Jones books will always be so special to me.  My future kiddos are going to have to read these books!


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Anne of Green Gables

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One of my all-time favorite books is Anne of Green Gables, so is it even a surprise at all that I want my future children to read this one?!




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Matilda is another book that I really cherish, so naturally, I want all my future kids to read this one, too!  The love and appreciation of books is just so wonderful.  Matilda is such a clever book, that not only do I want my kids to read it, but I want everyone to read it!



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Little Critter

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The Little Critter series was another one of my favorites growing up.  I loved the pictures, and how cute the critters were.  These were always such fun books!


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Mrs. Piggle Wiggle

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The Mrs. Piggle Wiggle books were so much fun!  She’s such a sassy character, and always knows how to cure children of their “ailments.” I must admit, though, somehow I got it into my mind that her name was pronouced Piggly Wiggly, and so for the longest time – way longer than it should have been – I thought that was her name.  I was so shook the day I realized that it was actually Piggle Wiggle! 😂


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The Ramona Books


I absolutely loved the Ramona books.  She was such a relatable character to me.  Also, I’m pretty sure it was the highlight of my childhood reading life when I read Ramona Quimby, Age 8, when I was 8 years old.  You guys don’t even know how pleased and excited I was with myself because of that. 😂



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The Boxcar Children

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Before Nancy Drew, there was The Boxcar Children.  I love, love, loved these books!  This is the series that got me into mysteries.  The Boxcar Children is such a classic series, in my opinion, and I can’t wait for my kids to discover this series.



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The Little House Series

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Last but not least, I want my kids to read the Little House series.  These books are so well written, and are just so memorable.  My parents read them, my sisters read them, I read them.  My older sister is even reading them to her kids now.  I can’t wait to read them to my someday children.



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That wraps up this week’s Top Ten Tuesday!  Let me know what books you would add to your list!

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19 Comments on “Top Ten Books I Want My Future Children to Read

  1. What a fantastic list! I own every single yellow hardback of that Nancy Drew series and some of the later ones as well. I loved the book about the writing of the series as well (name of it escapes me at the moment!). I never read the boxcar children books or the Junie B. books though. Lovely post.
    x The Captain

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    • Thank you!! I’m so close to having all the yellow hardbacks. I’m still working on collecting them all. 😉 I own the book that talks about that series, Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her, but I haven’t read it yet.

      Thanks! 💕

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  2. Yes that was the title! Thank ye kindly. It was on the tip of me tongue and was annoying me. I read the applewood publishing version of the original nancy drew book one and have to admit that I like the updated versions much better. The originals were just too racist for me.
    x The Captain

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    • You’re welcome! I own a couple of the Applewood versions too. I think it’s interesting to see the differences in the stories, but I agree they can be quite racist. I get that it was a different time back then, but still, it makes me quite uncomfortable. I can definitely see why they decided to change them.

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  3. I think that because I read the updated nancy drew books first, the old ones seemed somehow inferior. Usually when I read historical works I can remember the context of the writer’s time period and that it is a product of the times. I think me love of Nancy and the gang just made me find the applewood versions uncomfortable as well.
    x The Captain

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