Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Top 5 Wednesday: Bailey's Top 5 Favorite Books


Hey guys!

Once again, it is time for another Top 5 Wednesday! Since it is a full week of Bailey's reviews, she and I decided to figure out what her top 5 favorite books are. Bailey's compiled up a few books that she really loves off of her shelf. Each of her books are really different from each other and there are a few fantasy, a book all about cats, and a couple children's classics. Here are her top 5 favorite books from her shelf!


  1. Fairy Dust & the Quest for the Egg by Gail Carson Levine
  2. I Love Cats & Kittens by David Alderton
  3. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
  4. The Space Between (The Never Girls #2) by Kiki Thorpe
  5. Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling
1. If you have read Bailey's review for Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg, you would have noticed that she gave FD&TQFTE a 6 out of 5 stars. Our mother bought this book for Bailey from Goodwill, and Bailey instantly fell in love. This book has such gorgeous illustrations by David Christiana, and Bailey would constantly come up to me and show me the illustrations and gush about them. Bailey is dying to get her hands on the 2 sequels to the book.



2. Bailey, if you do not know her well, is a huge fan of cats. She's been fascinated by cats for practically forever. She likes to read about cats, act like a cat, watch cat videos, and ask questions about cats. She's also quite shy around new people, and when she's embarrassed she meows...She's a very happy human-kitty....Bailey loves to find about new cat breeds..Her favorite breed of kitty is a rag-doll cat: 




3. The Giving Tree was one of the first books that she ever read. Bailey loves how giving and generous the tree is. The tree's love for the boy really touched her, Bailey likes to talk about how nice the tree was, and how sad the ending was. I'd like to add that The Giving Tree is one of my favorite books too, and the over all message is really lovely and meaningful. If you haven't read The Giving Tree, then Bailey and I highly recommend it. As Bailey likes to say, "It's just plain good."




4. Bailey had been totally in love with the Never Girls series when she first read and reviewed the first book: In A Blink. We've since then reviewed the fourth book in the series (reviews: {1}{4}). I asked Bailey why The Space Between was her favorite from the series, and she couldn't exactly explain what exactly caused her to make this her favorite, but she did say that she "really really likes it." She thinks it's the best from the series, and that she wants you to read it.




5. Bailey also got this book from Goodwill. She read this quite a bit ago, and she took a liking to Rudyard Kipling's funny stories. Her particular favorite was How The Whale Got His Throat. She says: "The stories are so good!...They're just nice!"



As Bailey gets older, I can tell that her tastes will change, but for now I love to see that her love of reading will continue throughout her life. I love to see her tastes changing, and her vocabulary expanding. Just today, she described someone as agile, and it was so surprising and actually kind of hilarious. She's such a smart girl and I'm a proud sister.


Check out more of Bailey's reviews here: {click}!

I hope you enjoyed Bailey's little list of favorites. We will see you tomorrow with another review!

Happy reading!
Olivia & Bailey
~LivTheBookNerd & Beetle~