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Friday, February 24, 2012

TGIF [1] - Required Reading

TGIF at GReads - This feature is for Fridays to re-cap the week's posts & to propose a question for GReads! followers.

So, in all honesty I got kind of bored with Follow Friday, so I wanted to try something new (yay!!) Here's to TGIF!

Required Reading: Which book from your school days do you remember reading & enjoying? Is there a book published now that you'd like to see in today's curriculum for kids?

The Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne

I think is probably the series that first got me into reading, and it's also possibly the reason why I absolutely love series so much :) I was reading these books way before Harry Potter and there's just something so exciting and magical about them.

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

I absolutely LOVE this book more than anything I have ever read. Seriously. I've written papers on the educational value of this book. No lies. I think this book should be incorporated into any and all curriculums, not just in middle school, but in elementary school, and maybe even high school. The type of literary knowledge this book holds is priceless, and I think kids of all ages (even college students!!!) can benefit from it in so many ways!


  1. I absolutely love The Phantom Tollbooth. I agree that it is educational. I really loved the Magic Tree House series too. Awesome choices. :)

  2. I remember reading the Magic Tree House books back in the day! (: I think the Hunger Games would be a good addition to like freshman-sophomore required reading. My freshman year we were required to read the first Hunger Games book and that's what initially got me interested in the series.

  3. I have never read The Phantom Tollbooth, but I know I need to! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! ;)

    Andrea (New Follower)

  4. YAY to trying something new! It's always a ton of fun to switch it up! :) And oh my gosh LOL I've never been the biggest fan of required reading, but that's probably because the books we had to read were never really my kind. x)

    But I loooooooved The Magic Tree House books as a kid too!! And The Phantom Tollbooth sounds too cute, Anna! Since you recommended it for people of all ages, I guess it's not too late for me to pick it up! ;)

  5. I remember reading The Magic Tree House books as a kid!!! I loved them!!! :)

  6. I got bored with Follow Friday too..I may have to try this meme next friday :)

  7. OMG! My daughter has a box full of those Magic Tree House books. She devoured them when she was younger. Good times.

    JJ iReads
    Check out my Friday post

  8. Good for you, switching it up:) I have seen a lot of people do both in one post. I never read The Magic Tree House books or The Phantom of Tollbooth. I will have to look into them for my kids:)

  9. I *loved* The Magic Tree House series! Mummies in the Morning was my absolute favorite, and I re-read it so many times. I had to babysit some youngsters a few years ago, and one of the kids had a bunch of the Magic Tree House books. I totally read them after the kids went to be.

    - Jackie


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