Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books From My Childhood That I Would Love To Revisit

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books From My Childhood That I Would Love To Revisit

Top Ten TuesdayThis is a fun topic! Even now I enjoy reading children’s books, but I’m ashamed to say I rarely get around to it. So it was quite fun to revisit some old favourites, and I really think I’ll be picking up one or two sometime soon..!

As a child, most of the stories that were read to me or that I read were by Dutch authors. I’ll try to name their English translations if they exist, just so you can enjoy this list with me 😀 Unfortunately the last four books only exist in Dutch (with the exception of De Griezelbus, which has also been translated to German and Spanish). So I’ll just give you the titles and a pretty cover to look at 😉

Ten Books From My Childhood (or Teenage Years) That I Would Love To Revisit

De Reuzenperzik Matilda Minoes Pluk van de Petteflet Kruistocht in Spijkerbroek

  1. The Giant Peach & Matilda by Roald Dahl
    I own a bunch of Dutch translations of Roald Dahl and for some reason I absolutely adored them when I was a child. I just kept reading and reading them. These two were my favourites!
  2. The Cat Who Came in Off the Roof & Pluk van de Petteflet by Annie M.G. Schmidt
    Like every average Dutch child I grew up with Annie M.G. Schmidt’s books. They are all wonderful! And, this is good for you, my dear readers: the first one here has recently been published in English! (The original title is Minoes).
  3. Crusade in Jeans by Thea Beckman
    Beckman was a very popular Dutch children’s author, and this book is pretty much a Dutch children’s classic. Only last year I found a used version for an affordable price (it’s so popular even used editions are expensive!) and I really should reread it sometime soon. It’s wonderful and best of all, it’s been translated to English 😉 And there’s even an English language movie!
  4. The Letter for the King by Tonke Dragt
    Tonke Dragt writes fantasy and sci-fi-ish novels for children and teens. I read this one as a kid and I remember I loved it… except I can’t remember anything about the actual book haha. I got a fresh new copy for Christmas last year (thanks, mom!) and, again, good for you: it’s been translated to English.
  5. De Griezelbus by Paul van Loon
  6. Kruimeltje by Chris van Abkoude
  7. Pinkeltje by Dick Laan
  8. Het geheim van de afgebeten vingers by Rindert Kromhout

De Brief voor de Koning De Griezelbus Kruimeltje Pinkeltje Het geheim van de afgebeten vingers

5 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books From My Childhood That I Would Love To Revisit

  1. I think Roald Dahl is such a beloved author, no matter what year I read his books to my class (and it’s been over the span of 30 years) he is well received. Matilda, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, The BFG, it makes little difference which one. My husband’s favorite was Danny, The Champion of the World, but I think that’s harder to find now.

    My personal childhood favorite? Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White. Forever.
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  2. Of these I only read Matilda. I got it for a birthday and it was one of the best gifts ever! 😀 I always said I’ll not only reread it but try other books by Dahl as well, but I never got to it… :L Did you ever read Famous Five series by Enid Blyton? I was OBSESSED by those, I reread them like 5 times as a kid. I think I’ll go reread them soon! XD 2015 is going to be rereads year haha 😀

    1. I never read Famous Five although I’ve heard of the series!

      Definitely check out Roald Dahl 🙂 I think you’ll enjoy Witches and Charlie & The Chocolate Factory and the BFG! Not sure about the Giant Peach, I can’t recall much of it except that I adored it and kept reading it haha.
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