10. Toby Lolness in Toby Alone
Toby is a tiny, tiny fellow (think: point of a pencil) living in a tree that is threatened with destruction.
Who wouldn't want to be tiny? And off with a friend to save a tree?
9. Clarice Bean in Utterly Me, Clarice Bean
Is Clarice Bean the type of girl who waits around when her best friend heads off to Russia? No! She befriends bad boy Karl and discovers Karl can have excellent ideas as a collaborator on a school project.
Clarice Bean can get along with anyone.
8. Tashi in Tashi
Jack tells his parents about his new friend, Tashi, who arrives on a swan and lives in a land of dragons and monsters and giants. Being friends with Tashi would mean some fantastic adventures.
7. Haroun from Haroun and the Sea of Stories
Haroun puts his father's life in danger and must go off on a series of adventures to make things right.
6. Stargirl from Stargirl or
Maniac Magee from Maniac Magee
Same basic wonderful type of person. Just decide if you want a zany friend who is a girl or a boy.
5. The BFG from The BFG
He can carry you around wherever you want to go.
And, despite appearances, he is nice.
4. The four brothers and sisters from Half Magic
I've always wanted to be magical.
And these kids found a magic coin.
Well, a half-magic coin.
Wouldn't that be fantastic?
3. Laura Ingalls of Little House on the Prairie
Just think. Prairie fires.
Dangerous Native Americans.
2. Lily of Lily's Purple Plastic Purse
Lily says what she thinks.
And she knows how to dress.
1. Clown in Clown by Quentin Blake
He's a toy and he saves himself from a garbage can.
Great friend material.
Note: All of the above potential BFFs were chosen
from recent reads of children's books listed in
1001 Children's Books You Must Read
Before You Grow Up.
Future Top Ten Tuesdays:
December 7- Coziest Places to Read/Favorite Places to Read
December 14- Top Ten Books I'm Anticipating For 2011.
December 21- Top Ten Books I Hope Santa Brings
December 28- Top Ten Books I've Read in 2010--a look back into your favorite reads of 2010!
January 4:- Top Ten Books I Resolve To Read in 2011--books you've put off reading but will vow to get to in 2010!