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Today’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the Broke and the Bookish, is the Top 10 Books From My Childhood (Or teen years) That I Would Love To Revisit

Here is my Top Ten for this week:

Meet Samantha1. The American Girls: Samantha by Susan Adler

Synopsis: Samantha Parkington is an orpan who lives with her rich grandmother in 1904. There are many servants in Grandmary’s busy, bustling household, but there is no one for Samantha to play with. That’s why she’s so excited when Nellie moves in next door. Nellie has come to work so that she can send money back to her family in the city. Even though their lives are different, the two girls become good friends. One day Samantha discovers that Jessie, the seamstress, is leaving. No one will tell her why. So she and Nellie plan a secret midnight adventure to find out

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Meet Kirsten2. American Girls: Kirsten by Janet Shaw

Synopsis: Kirsten Larson and her family arrive in America in 1854, after a long sea voyage. Everything looks so different from the life Kirsten knew back in Sweden–the ways people talk and dress seem strange! Getting lost in a big city and parting with her best friend only add to Kirsten’s worry. Will she ever feel at home here? It is only when the Larsons arrive at a tiny farm on the edge of the frontier that Kirsten believes Papa’s promise–America will be a land filled with opportunity for them all.

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Meet Felicity3. American Girls: Felicity by Valerie Tripp

Synopsis: tell about the adventures of a fictional American girl in colonial Williamsburg from 1774 to 1776. Following the format of the books, each story includes a section called “Peek into the Past” containing some historical information from the time of the story.

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The Boxcar Children4. The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner

Synopsis: The Aldens begin their adventure by making a home in a boxcar. Their goal is to stay together, and in the process they find a grandfather.

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Babysitters Club5. The Babysitters Club by Ann M. Martin

Synopsis:  Too many in the series 🙂  Fun reads for young girls.

The Pike family is taking a vacation to the beach, and Stacey and Mary Anne get to go along to help out! Two weeks of sun, sand . . . and the cutest lifeguard Stacey has ever seen!

Mary Anne says that Scott the lifeguard is way too old for Stacey, and besides, she shouldn’t be ignoring the Pike kids to spend more time with a boy. But Stacey is in love. What could possibly be more important than following her heart?

The best friends you’ll ever have–with classic BSC covers and a letter from Ann M. Martin!

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Berenstain Bears6.  Berenstain Bears by Stan Barentain

Synopsis:  Too many in the series 🙂

This is the story of the Bear family’s move to their now-famous tree house in Bear Country. Would Brother Bear like it? Would he find new friends? He wasn’t sure until he got there.

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LoF7. Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Synopsis: Lord of the Flies remains as provocative today as when it was first published in 1954, igniting passionate debate with its startling, brutal portrait of human nature. Though critically acclaimed, it was largely ignored upon its initial publication. Yet soon it became a cult favorite among both students and literary critics who compared it to J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye in its influence on modern thought and literature.

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Giver8. The Giver by Lois Lowry

Synopsis: Jonas’s world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear or pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the Community. When Jonas turns twelve, he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now, it is time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back.

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LionWitchWardwarb9. The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

Synopsis: When Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy took their first steps into the world behind the magic wardrobe, little do they realise what adventures are about to unfold. And as the story of Narnia begins to unfold, so to does a classic tale that has enchanted readers of all ages for over half a century.

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Where's Waldo10. Where’s Waldo by Martin Handford

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