Kid Favorite Friday: Classics

July 26, 2013

I'm back for Kid Favorite Friday! Last week, I couldn't bring myself to do it, I was sick! Thankfully, I'm feeling better this week and I'm able to get back to it.

I stumbled upon an old box of books of mine and decided to focus this week on the classic books I loved. I pulled these out for my kiddo. She's not ready to these herself, but I think they will be fun to read together.

The Little House Series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
I will say, I have read these through once with the kiddo, but that was a year ago, and she doesn't remember them. It will be fun to dive into these stories again.
Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
I loved this book as a kid. I also love the new movie version of it. I hope to read this one soon. The kiddo loved the movie!
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
I may be reaching a little bit with the kid's age, but she has seen the 3rd movie, The Dawn Treader and loved it. I think this book is an essential read to every child.
Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter
I grew up with this movie and it wasn't until I was 12 did I read it. I remember it was an interesting book. The movie stayed pretty true to the book.

These are my hope to read soon. They are also ones I think are pivotal for a kid to read at some point in their childhood. more thing! It's kind of a kid favorite rant!
I stumbled upon something horrifying! I kid you not, I was in shock after seeing it. I was floored that the publisher would do this to a much beloved book. What I'm talking about is the new covers of Little House on the Prairie! The wonderful pictures by Garth Williams have been replaced with models! I found these on GoodReads and thankfully no where else.

          The Old Cover                                                                       New Cover

Which one do you like?


  1. Kate these are all fantastic childhood classics for me! I really must re-read or read some of these, but definitely one of my all time favourite is Pollyanna :D

  2. I love to re-read my favorites. It's fun to bring back memories of childhood. :-)

  3. YES to the Little House series and the Narnia series! I do have to admit that I didn't read Lewis' Narnia series until my early twenties. Can you believe I'd never even heard of them? I can't believe it either! But they are now some of my favorite books ever. I bought a big hardbound edition with all the books combined and I love it. :)

    As for that cover change. I think I expressed my horrified reaction on twitter, yes? I am, and shall remain so, a fan of the original covers. ;)

  4. I think Little House is just a mandatory read for any child. I will admit, I'm with you on Narnia. I only read The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe when I was 10/11..but the rest weren't too long ago. The hardbound addition sounds great! I've been so tempted to buy a complete bound addition.

    I'm so glad I'm not alone in the cover change! Yes, I remember well, the Twitter discussion. :-)


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