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For the sake of the question, though, I'll stick with the ones I loved as a child, starting no later than junior high. It's very hard to limit this to ten.
1. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. I still pretty well have half of it memorized.
2. Heidi by Johanna Spyri. One of the most sympathetic young characters I've ever known.
3. The Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. My sister Beth and I read one set of these entirely to pieces, and worked hard on a second.
4. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. Someone got me a set of these when I was seven, before we moved from one end of the country to the other. I read nearly the entire series on the six-day drive.
5. The Anne books by L.M. Montgomery. Anne Shirley is probably partially responsible for how much I daydream.
6. The Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Sara Crewe was my hero. Of course, I loved The Secret Garden, too.
7. The Time books by Madeleine L'Engle. The first three, anyway; I've still not read Many Waters.
8. Patricia M. St. John's books. Particularly Star of Light, The Secret at Pheasant Cottage, Treasures in the Snow, Three Go Searching... I may be forgetting some titles, too.
9. 101 Dalmatians by Dodie Smith. Warm and vivid and well-developed. I loved this book.
10. The Pippi Longstocking books by Astrid Lindgren. She had a horse, which might have made the story for me even if she hadn't been utterly hilarious and lovable.
Beverly Cleary's Ramona books, Wilson Rawls' Where the Red Fern Grows and Summer of the Monkeys, George MacDonald's Wee Sir Gibbie and Alec Forbes, the Bobbsey Twins, the Saddle Club, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm... see, I knew I'd never be able to keep it to ten.
What were your favorite books when you were a kid?