Top 10 Children's Books I Remember Loving

We were all kids at one time, right dear readers? Or did you just hatch from some egg as a full grown adult. If that is the case, we should be friends!

I loved reading as a kid, and even as an adult I have thought of some awesome kids books. There are so many that I remember being really good, whether it was for their story, their message, or just how much I loved them.

Some of these books will be picture books, some will be chapter books, and some will be a part of a series.

I hope that these books give you some fond memories, and who knows, maybe we can talk about how good they were in the comments, or on social media!
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The Magic Treehouse Series

The epitome of traveling to other worlds. Jack and Annie would go to a new time period, a new moment in history in each book, and experience it for themselves. What more could a young reader want in a book series?


Redwall Series

These books were my favourite thing as a kid. Knights, fantasy, epic battles, all mixed with animal characters. It was probably my first dip into the fantasy world, and one I still remember well to this day.


Love You Forever

I don’t need to say anything about this book. If you don’t know about it, all I am going to say is you need to read it. If you have read it. then you understand completely why it is on the list.


Bridge to Teribithia

This was a book I read in school, and it really stuck with me for a while. I felt like I really connected with this story because I always had such a wild imagination as a kid, and reading about two other kids like me was awesome.


Magyk Series

I’m a bit mad that I never got to the end of this series. It came out when I was a little too old for it, and I never stuck with it. I really liked it though, because it was an adventure. Readers got to go on an adventure with a magician that had a pet dragon. I don’t think things could get much cooler than that.


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Inkheart Series

Imagine you’re a book reader. Like you’re reading a book every few days/weeks, and then you come across a book character that can literally bring books to life. Sounds like it would be an awesome time right? Yeah, you can imagine why I loved these books.


Dragon Rider

I won this book in a contest in the 6th grade over the rest of my class, and I loved it. I read it right away, slightly to spite the other classmates, and slightly because I loved dragons when I was a kid.


Captain Underpants Series

They were funny, a little bit dumb, and had a dude in his underpants running around saving the world. For a pre-teen, I thought these books were the epitome of hilarity.


Velvatine Rabbit

This book made me nearly cry when I was a kid. It was really sad imagining some of my toys going through the same thing. It has a good message to it, but it definitely won’t make you laugh.

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Where the Red Fern Grows

I’ve mentioned this book before. I had to read it for school, and stayed up late one night to finish it. It was an adventure, a book about determination, and sadness. It really covered a lot of bases, and it is one of the few books on this list I’ve thought about re-reading again.

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It never ceases to amaze me how some really fantastic words of wisdom can come from the most unexpected places.

“However small we are, we should always fight for what we believe to be right. And I don’t mean fight with the power of our fists or the power of our swords…I mean the power of our brains and our thoughts and our dreams.

And as small and quiet and unimportant as our fighting may look, perhaps we might all work together…and break out of the prisons of our own making. Perhaps we might be able to keep this fierce and beautiful world of ours as free for all of us as it seemed to be on that blue afternoon of my childhood.”
Cressida Cowell, How to Speak Dragonese

Book Review: D’Arnold finds a home by Teah Lytywn

Before I begin, I’m not entirely sure what the rules are for stating if a post is sponsored or not,and as much as this may sound like a sponsored review, I am receiving nothing from reviewing the following book. I purchased a copy of my own, and did not get anything in return for covering it. The reason I am covering it will be posted in the review. Thank you. 

Rating 4.5/5

Author/Illustrator: Teah Lytwyn

“Unloved and lonely, D’Arnold sets out to find the attention he desperately craves. After an accident causes him to lose his leg, D’Arnold is sure he’ll be alone forever. But with the help of some new friends, he’s able to move past the struggle to find the perfect home waiting for him.”

So last week I had hinted that I would be covering a book this week, which if you had figured it out was Harry Potter. I promise I will get around to it, but I’ve had a few books hit my radar that are more important to cover.

The program I am in for school has a requirement that students put on a year-long project. That can mean a lot of different things, but a number of students decided to write books, and I offered to review some of their books for them.

The first one we have is actually the first kid’s book that I’ve ever reviewed, and it’s called D’Arnold finds a home.

I’ve seen this book come from being just an idea to being finished and printed, but trust me, that’s not skewing my review at all.

It’s a cute little story about a dog, and we all know how awesome dogs are, am I right?

I know if I asked Teah if she considered herself an artist she’d probably laugh in my face before saying no, but she’s done a good job at using a simplistic art style effectively to portray her story.

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I think the simple art style fits the story very well.

What I found to be the best part of the book though is the story. Because it is based on the true story of D’Arnold, I found myself being that much more attached throughout the whole thing than I think I would have been if it were made up.

Not to spoil any of the book, but an animal losing a leg, or having some other physical handicap, isn’t something a lot of pet owners have to worry about, but it is a reality for some.

I honestly think that D’Arnold’s story is a great way to teach kids about taking care of animals, and about animals that might have some physical issues.

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Teah has done a good job at using the shorter story that comes with a kid’s book, and used it to tell a complete story, that keeps the reader’s attention the whole time and can teach them an important lesson.

Before I begin, I’m not entirely sure what the rules are for stating if a post is sponsored or not,and as much as this may sound like a sponsored review, I am receiving nothing from reviewing the following book. I purchased a copy of my own, and did not get anything in return for covering it. The reason I am covering it will be posted in the review. Thank you. 

If you or somebody you know might be interested in buying D’Arnold finds a home, whether it’s for your kids, or maybe a daycare your kids go to, feel free to reach out to me, I would be more than happy to pass her info along to you. 

Not sure what book is coming next week, but it will likely be another classmate’s story, so stay tuned!