Wednesday, April 11, 2012

J is for Juvenile




I have found that there are two kinds of voracious readers - those who read from childhood on and those who read after finding a special book once they get a little older. (Don't shoot holes in this today - just roll with it.) I know if I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times, that I began reading when I was little. Instead of me going crazy and writing a novel-length post about great juvenile literature (I could very easily), I will list a FEW that were my favorites* as a child. Yes, I know I am leaving great ones out. It is going to hurt me to do it, but these are the ones that I found myself reading over. And over. And over. Also, the ones that I've listed which are the first in a series represent the entire series.


I am perfectly aware what a strange mixture it is that you see, but this is what I read and reread that qualifies as juvenile. (Click on the titles to find out more about them.)

Midnight in the Dollhouse by Marjorie Filley Stover
A Certain Magic by Doris Orgel
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
Jennifer Murdley's Toad by Bruce Coville
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

You can fill in your favorites in the comments. It will help us both cope with this short post. I am also trying to play catch-up on returning visits and comments. I was out of town over the weekend, so I'm a little (okay, a lot) behind on All The Things. :-)


*I began reading adult level literature when I was seven or eight, so most juvenile fiction that I have read was as an adult. Yes, I know that is odd. Blame Piers Anthony.

10 comments:

  1. My favorite juvenile book(it is not cool to call books juve anymore) was Peter Pan growing up.After that book I was hooked to the printed word for LIFE.

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    1. I'm almost ashamed to admit it, but I've never gotten around to reading that one. I suppose I should at least get the audiobook sometime this year. :-)

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  2. Hello, I'm follower number... 300! :D Woohoo!

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  3. Lewis, L'Engle and Carroll are there of my idols. Seriously. To this day.

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  4. The first time I read, "The Lion the Witch..." I was so young that it took me forever to get through, but I wanted to read it because all my older siblings had said how good it was. I haven't read it in a long while. Maybe it's time to pick it up again. Great posts!

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    1. I cannot count how many times I have read and reread the series. You should definitely give it one more shot!

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  5. Greetings! One of my all-time favorites that I read in school was Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. It remains one of my favorites even now! Have a great April!

    Dusty

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    1. I loved that novel, too! I wouldn't necessarily consider it "juvenile", but it is still a fantastic read. :-)

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