Five Children's Classics That Shaped My Childhood #ChatClassics

As part of the 2016 Classics Challenge, this month's twitter discussion is on children's classics. This chat will take place Saturday 9th April 2016 at 8pm GMT under the hashtag  #ChatClassics. There's still time to sign up if you haven't already. In the meantime, I thought I'd list some of my favorite books from this genre.

The Secret Garden by Frances Hogson Burnett 
This book made me wish that I had a secret garden or just a private place to go as a child . . . and also as an adult.

Charlotte's Web by E.B. White 
My mother gave me this book as an Easter present when I was a child, and I loved it. My sister received Trumpet of the Swan, and when we finished reading our books, we swapped and continued to do so for many years. I also like Stuart Little.

The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
I bought my first copy of this book at my school book fair. I fell instantly in love with this story. In fact, every time I see a wardrobe, I can't help stepping into it--hoping to find the door to Narnia. 

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
Oh, how I love Anne. I loved the whole Anne series. I wanted to be Anne. Gilbert Blythe was my first book crush. This series brings back so many of my childhood memories. I'm going to have to re-read this book again very soon. 

The Witches by Roald Dahl
I can't remember what grade I was in (2nd maybe?) or the name of the teacher's aide that read this to the class every day after lunch, but I loved it. The Witches was my first introduction to Roald Dahl, and it opened up a whole new world for me. So thank you to the woman who brought this book with her to share with the class. 

There are so many more books I could share with you, so many classics that I didn't even read until I was an adult. So many books, so little time. Do you have a favorite childhood book?