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The Topp Family Favorite Books

The Topp Family Favorite Books

By democratic vote

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  1. Lindgren, Astrid. The Brothers Lionheart. (all-time favorite)
  2. Barron, T. A.. The Lost Years of Merlin.
  3. Barron, T. A.. The Seven Songs of Merlin.
  4. Barron, T. A.. The Fires of Merlin.
  5. Norton. The Phantom Tollbooth. (best read-aloud)
  6. Lewis, C. S.. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.
  7. Murphy, Shirley Rousseau. Nightpool.
  8. Jacques, Brian. Redwall. (including sequels)
  9. North, Sterling. Rascal.
  10. Banks, Lynne Reid. The Indian in the Cupboard.
  11. Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. The Yearling.
  12. Bradbury, Ray. The Halloween Tree. (best read-aloud)
  13. King, Clive. Ninny’s Boat.
  14. Pearce, Philippa. Tom’s Midnight Garden.
  15. Hobbs, Will. Beardance.
  16. Lowry, Lois. The Giver.
  17. Reeder, Carolyn. Shades of Gray.
  18. Ullman, James Ramsey. Banner in the Sky.
  19. De La Mare, Walter. The Three Royal Monkeys.
  20. Bellairs, John. The House With a Clock in Its Walls. (including sequels)
  21. MacDonald, George. The Princess and the Goblin.
  22. Coerr, Eleanor. Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes.

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