Top Ten Freebie- Ten Favourite Authors From My Childhood/Teens

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It’s all about love of lists, love of literature and bringing bookish people together. 

This week it’s a freebie which means we can make up our own topic! 🙂 I decided to name authors I used to absolutely love as a child/teen! I did a similar topic back in 2014, but I’ve added some other names this time around.  So here we go…

Roald Dahl

I absolutely adored Roald Dahl and I still love reading his books to my class now. He’s legendary in my opinion! My favourite book of his is Matilda. 

Janet & Allan Ahlberg

I used to love these two! 🙂 I still use their books now in class. My favourites were Funnybones and Happy Families.

Judy Blume

It would be pretty sad if you grew up in the ’90s and didn’t read Judy Blume! I can’t pick a favourite of hers!

R.L. Stine

I loved his Goosebumps series and some of the Point Horror that he wrote.

Ann M.Martin

I loved The Babysitters Club! They were so easy to read.

Francine Pascal

Sweet Valley High is another series that had my heart!

Terry Deary

I loved the Horrible Histories books when I was younger. I still use them now in class!

Jacqueline Wilson

I read a few of Jacqueline Wilson’s books before I thought I was too grown up for them. They were fabulous though and I wouldn’t mind reading them again for our kid-lit challenge.

Michelle Magorian

I adored Goodnight Mister Tom at school. So Michelle had to go on this list!

Carolyn Keene

I used to absolutely love the Nancy Drew books. I used to play it all the time!

What did you do for your freebie this week? Let me know! Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!


49 thoughts on “Top Ten Freebie- Ten Favourite Authors From My Childhood/Teens

  1. Though I have heard of some of these authors, I don’t think I’ve read any of their books. Judy Blume is a very familiar name as is, of course, Carolyn Keene. My cousin read the Nancy Drew books as a teen ALL THE TIME, which meant I bought a ton (as gifts), but never did read one myself. 🙂

  2. I love this post! My kids love the Ahlbergs. My favorite of theirs as a kid was Mrs. Wobble the Waitress. I also loved the Baby-sitters Club and Judy Blume. My favorite by Judy Blume is either Blubber or Just As Long As We’re Together.

  3. Chrissi we must be the same age as most of these Authors were my fave growing up.

    I had nearly the complete collection of Nancy Drew books at that time.

    Loved SVH series I just devoured these books in a day always hoping I could live in the US just to live the twins lives 😂

    I bought myself the Roald Dahl box set in my 20s and loved RL Stine too.

  4. Roald Dahl, Jacqueline Wilson and R.L. Stine were also huge favourites of mine. In fact, I’ve still got almost all of their books stored in my attic… Might be time to revisit them!

    My Top Ten Tuesday freebie week topic was recommendations for my daughter, which you can check out here if you’d like to!

  5. I definitely agree with Roald Dahl. I was never an avid reader as a child, but I remember enjoying the one book I read by him for school haha.

  6. I read so many of these authors when I was a kid, especially Jacqueline Wilson! And Terry Deary is from the same city as me so there are very few kids here who haven’t read any of his books 🙂

  7. That’s like going back to my childhood library. I remember kids going mad for the Goosebumps stand. 🙂 I loved many of these authors. Nice to see a mention for Janet and Alan Ahlberg. What a team.

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