Top Ten Tuesday: Book Characters Who Would Be Sitting At Our Lunch Table


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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. The feature was created because The Broke and Bookish are particularly fond of lists (as are we!). Each week a new Top Ten list topic is given and bloggers can participate.

 Today’s Topic: Top Ten Top Ten Book Characters Who Would Be Sitting At Our Lunch Table

We are back at school, and we can’t wait to dine with these characters!


I decided to go the food route because I love to eat!

1. Strega Nona from Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola


2. Sal and his mother from Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey

Kuplink, kuplank, kuplunk! Let’s enjoy blueberries together!

3. Lucy Knisley from Relish by Lucky Knisley

Hopefully, we can convince Lucy to bring some of her homemade treats for us.

4. The Caterpillar from The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Just because it is famous and likes to eat as much as I do, I would love for the caterpillar to join us. We will have some tasty treats available!

5. The setting of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett

An excellently depicted setting can be like a character. I would like to eat in the setting that exists in the first few pages of this book (before things got crazy, of course).


I went a bit different with this than Ricki. I decided to think about what teachers I would like to eat lunch with now.

1. Miss Stretchberry from Love that Dog by Sharon Creech

Miss Stretchberry really knows how to reach students, had some amazing ideas, and is overall such a wonderful teacher.

2. Miss Cassidy from Jumped In by Patrick Flores-Scott

Miss Cassidy wouldn’t let Sam and Luis disappear. She obviously cares about all of her students, and that is a type of teacher I would want to hang out with.

3. Mr. McQueen from Bluefish by Pat Schmatz

Mr. McQueen helps Travis and other struggling readers realize that they aren’t stupid, and that reading isn’t an anomaly but something they can do. I would love to talk to him about his strategies.

4. Miss Movado from The Summer of May by Cecilia Galante

Miss Movado doesn’t give up on May when everyone, including May, has given up on her. She changes her life in one summer.

5. Mr. Browne from Wonder by RJ Palacio

I love Mr. Browne and his precepts, and really makes his students think (though makes it fun). I’d love to pick his brain.

Who would you invite to your lunch table?

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3 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Book Characters Who Would Be Sitting At Our Lunch Table”

    • LOVE MISS HONEY! Man, I’m sad I didn’t think of her!
      I thought about doing characters I identified with, but I thought the teachers would be fun 🙂

  1. Interesting. I always think of what characters would have sat with my 12-year-old self. Will have to rethink this entire question. The grown up Anne of Green Gables was vaguely annoying!


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