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Kids’ Corner: Top Ten Books

There always is a surge of top ten lists at year-end, and we did our part last week. But The New York Times, Washington Post, and even our effort don’t hold a candle to the top ten list of my 5-year old daughter. E picked out the top 10 books she read in 2015. Keep reading to find out what she selected and why.


To say that E has a lot of books is an understatement. I believe she inherited my book addiction. E also loves playing book-related games for the blog and was excited to get to create her own top ten list. How did we do this? We first laid out all her books on the floor of her room. Then she selected her 10 favorite. Finally, she lined then up in descending order from most to least favorite. Here are are top ten and the reasons she gave for their making it on to her list.

  1. The Very Fairy Princess Sparkles in the Snow by Julie Andrews & Emma Walton Hamilton. Reason: Because I love snow and there’s snow in this book.


2. Yoda: The Story of a Cat and His Kittens by Beth Stern (yes, that Beth Stern). She just published a sequel to this book on Dec 1. Reason: I like this one because it’s a really brave kitten that saves a bunch of other little kittens.


3. A New Reindeer Friend (Disney Frozen) (Little Golden Book) by Jessica Julius and Disney. Reason: I like this one because Anna and Elsa have a little reindeer and they put a little flower thing on the reindeer.

a new reindeer

4. The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Paul Galdone. Reason: because it has a little family of billy goats.

three billy goats

5. Mercy Watson to the Rescue by Kate DiCamillo. Reason: because it’s a brave pig who wants to eat really bad and it’s a chapter book.

mercy watson

Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty. This is also a personal favorite of mine (so great if you have a girl). Reason: She is really brave and she can do anything. She can invent things and I like it because she is an inventor.


7. Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty. Reason: Iggy Peck is one of my favorites because he is really brave and he can make anything too (I’m sensing a theme here). He can make fruit things, he can draw things…


8. Frozen Little Golden Book by Disney. Reason: Anna is really brave in this when she sees the snow monster and because Elsa has beautiful ice powers.


9. This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen. Reason: Because the little fish wants a little hat and he finally got it. A big fish chases him and then eats him. It’s funny.


10. The Elf on the Shelf by Chanda Bell and Carol Aebersold. Reason: because we learn all about elves in here.

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  1. Tracy S #

    I’m impressed with these selections! And that she can narrow it down to 10 favorites. Good job, Miss E!

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    December 21, 2015
    • She was very pleased with herself. I am glad she picked the Rosie revere books because they are great!


      December 21, 2015
  2. Mike C #

    Great list. We also like the Mercy Watson series. I’m really pleased to see that the Rosie Revere book was a hit. Our now 6 1/2 year old still likes to read it. We’ve used it as a launch pad for other activities like making vinegar and baking soda rockets (you can find info on youtube) and building robots (I recently found robotis ( and our daughter loved the PETs kit; we made the dog and she played with nothing else for days). But back to books, I hoped you liked Violet the Pilot. Since then we found Soar Elinore by Tami Lewis Brown. It’s a true story about a 6yo girl in 1917 that decided she wanted to fly told in a style that reaches kids. She faced gender discrimination but made her dream happen.

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    May 27, 2016
    • Thanks! I met the author at book expo this year and spoke to her about her new book (coming out this fall) Ada Twist, Scientist. It looks very promising. Thanks for the links, we have yet to make a rocket. We will check out Soar Elinore. We have seen it but not yet read it.


      May 27, 2016

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