Top 5 Wednesday: Children’s Books

Hey guys! It’s time for another Top 5 Wednesday. This week’s theme is Children’s books –This can include Middle Grade (but try to recommend more than just Harry Potter and Percy Jackson!) Feel free to talk about your childhood faves or more recent reads. I am so excited for this one because there are a lot of books I’m starting to think of. It’s going to be tough to narrow but I’m very excited for this one!

Trial by JournalTrial by Journal By Kate Klise, M. Sarah Klise (Illustrator)

Reason: This is hands down one of my favorite books I had to read for school. It was such a fun read. It is filled with lots of drawings that made it very fun and enoyable. I also had to read this for school and to my surprise it was actually a book I wanted to read. I remember that teacher had some good reading material so she knew how to grab your attention. I sadly don’t remember what this is about but it is a book I really want to read again. If your into children’s literature, I highly suggest checking this one out.


Amelia's Notebook


Amelia’s Notebook by Marissa Moss

Reason: This is another series I remember reading when I was younger. I really liked books with drawings. I feel it’s such a lovely aspect added to books to draw you in. This is another one I don’t really remember the exact story but I remember enjoying it and I kinda can picture the drawings in my head. This is something I could see myself checking out if I found it at a bookstore or the library by me. I feel I might need to recheck these books out soon.

Encyclopedia BrownEncyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective By Donald J. Sobol

Reason: Okay so you guys know I love mystery books. Well these books were some of the first mystery books I read. I remember reading these when I was younger and loved them. Each story is a different case and then if you can’t figure it out the answer is in the back. I loved that about these books. You’re basically a detective on the case as well. How fun is that. You could take as much time as you wanted to try to figure out the case. I miss these books and would love if there was an adult version of these. If anyone knows any please let me know!

The Adventures of the Bailey School KidsThe Adventures of The Bailey School Kids By Debbie Datley and Marcia Thonton Jones

Reason: Man do I miss these books. These were fun books to read as a kid. The children in the book always have some weird teacher that they suspect may be someone that’s made up. In this case they believe the cafeteria lady is Cupid. These books were adorable and really enjoyable to read as a kid. I loved all the different people they would encounter. I don’t know remember if they were the people they believed them to be but I wouldn’t mind checking these out at some point just to see. They’ll probably be a quick read and I would love to get a refresh of these books.

Horrible Harry in Room 2BHorrible Harry in Room 2B By Suzy KlineHorrible Harry in Room 2B By Suzy Kline

Reason: So these are books I barley remember reading but I know I enjoyed because I read a couple of these books. I completely forgot about these books until I started making this list. Once again I wouldn’t mind checking these books out just to see what they were about. It’s crazy how as soon as I saw the cover I kinda had a little flashback of reading the book I just from that.



These were all books I remember enjoying as a kid. Have you guys read any of these books? What were some of your favorite kids books that weren’t super popular? All of these books are ones I would love to check out at some point. It would be nice to refresh and see what it was about these books that I loved so much.


The Coffee Bean Challenge

This post is a bit late but better late than never. I got tagged in The Coffee Bean Challenge by Maria. Thank you so much for tagging me. 😀 Go check out Maria’s blog @BigCityBookworm  Her blog is one of my favorites. So here is The Coffee Bean Challenge.



Black: A series that’s tough to get into but has a hardcore following

1. Game of ThronesGame of Thrones (A Song of Ice & Fire, #1) By George R.R. Martin

I have to read these books. I think I’ve been scared to read them because of the size of the book. I have also heard the books are a bit slow at first as well. I know the fandom for this show is extremely hardcore and they take the book very seriously. I am a huge fan of the show so I know I’m going to force myself to read them at some point.

Peppermint Mocha: A book that gets more popular during the winter or a festive time of year

2. Harry PotterHarry Potter by J.K. Rowling

This was a bit hard for me to pick from because I wasn’t too sure what becomes popular when but I always think about Harry Potter during Christmas. I always find myself thinking about the scene where Mrs. Weasley sends Harry a sweater when he thinks he isn’t getting any gifts.

Hot Chocolate: A children’s book

3. Trial by JournalTrial by Journal by Kate Klise

This is one of my favorite kid’s books. I had to read it for school in about maybe 4th grade or so and it was great. It has drawings in it and is just a fun book. I remember that I liked the book so much I went out and bought other books by the author. This is something I plan on refreshing myself with because it’s super enjoyable.

Double Shot of Espresso: A book that kept you on the edge of your seat

4. Where They Found HerWhere They Found Her by Kimberly McCreight

This book kept me in suspense the whole time. I did not figure out anything until the very end. Kimberly does a great job keeping you guessing. I also enjoyed how we get 3 different narrators. In this book the narrators work very well and they all end up being connected. This is hands down one of my favorite books. I wish I could read this book again without knowing the ending. 

Starbucks: A book you see everywhere

26 Red Queen

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

This is a book I’ve been seeing a lot of people talk about. They’re either talking about this or the sequel. There was just something about the cover I really liked so I ended up buying it. It’s on my March TBR list. I’m hoping to start it within the next couple days. I’m very excited. It sounds really interesting. 

The Hipster Coffee Shop: A book by an indie author (a shout out)

6. In the BloodIn the Blood by Lisa Unger

This is a book I really enjoyed that I don’t see people really talk about. It’s another mystery/thriller book. This book kept me guessing a lot of the time. I did feel that you possibly could have predicted the ending but I didn’t. If you’re into mystery/thriller this book is worth a try. I’ve read another book by Lisa Unger but did not like it as much as this one.

Oops I Accidentally Got Decaf: A book you were expecting more from

7. The Girl on the TrainThe Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

This is one of those books I’ve heard nothing but great things about. It’s been compared to Gone Girl but I just didn’t feel that way about it. I thought the story was interesting but I felt it was very predictable. I figured the killer within some time of reading. Such a shame but not much I can do. I’m still willing to give the movie a chance because I’m a huge fan of books made into movies. Maybe the film will help.

The Perfect Blend: A book or series that was both bitter and sweet but ultimately satisfying

8. Something BorrowedSomething Borrowed by Emily Giffin

I have to say the story behind this book is something I don’t agree with. I don’t think it’s ever okay to cheat especially with your best friend’s fiance. However I felt myself rooting for the two of them the whole time. I was a little sad about the end but overall happy.

Green Tea: A book or series that is quietly beautiful

9. The AlchemistThe Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

I rated this low on goodreads but I overall enjoyed the book as a whole. The cover was beautiful. There were so many amazing quotes in this book that I always found myself stopping to write them down. Plus the story is very inspiring. It wasn’t something I would normally read but I’m so glad I gave it a chance.

Chai Tea: A book or series that makes you dream of far away places

10. 13 Blue Envelopes.jpg13 Little Blue Envelopes (Little Blue Envelope, #1) by Maureen Johnson

This is such a wonderful series. It’s about a girl name Ginny whose recently passed Aunt sends her traveling around Europe to learn more about the person she was. Then in the second book she gets the last letter which got stolen from her and begins another journey to create a piece of art which her Aunt already started. I wish someone sent me on a journey. I love traveling and this sounds like a amazing reason to travel. I can’t wait for more of my own adventures.

Earl Grey: A favorite classic

11. Death of a SalesmanDeath of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

This was a book I read for school a couple years ago. I remember though I really ended up enjoying it. I don’t really remember too much of the story but I know I liked it enough to buy another one of Arthur’s books. I haven’t read many classics but this was one I actually read all the way through and enjoyed. I just found my copy of it so I’m feeling a reread soon.


I would like to tag:

Nicay @The Nerdy Side of a Queen

Camryn @The Writing Crafter

Heena @Heena Rathore P.

Katerina @Bookbox by Kat

Tanya @Tanie’s Reviews