A weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
1.) Goosebumps by R.L Stine - Add to Goodreads
Amiright 90's kids. Who wasn't all about this series. I remember getting copy after copy from the library and the Scholastic book fairs
2.) The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner- Add to Goodreads
This series made living in the woods by yourself sound not only entirely possible but almost glamorous. If I came across an abandon boxcar in the woods I would make it my home.
3.) American Girl novels by Valerie Tripp - Add to Goodreads
I bought a few of these books at a thrift shop recently and now I seriously need to reread them and feel nostalgic. They don't sell my two favorites anymore, cry with me!
4.) Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingells Wilder - Add to Goodreads
The prospect Under the Painted Sky made me think a lot about this series. How much did I love it? So much!
5.) Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren - Add to Goodreads
Pippi was my girl! She appealed to my pre-pubescent feminist ideals. I wanted to be super strong, a pet monkey, a horse living on my porch, and a chest of pirate gold!
6.) Charlotte's Web by E.B. White - Add to Goodreads
E.B. White knows how to do classic MG. I liked Stuart Little but I loved Charlotte's Web. Am I crying right now? Maybe.
7.) Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne - Add to Goodreads
I loved Winnie the Pooh, I had a stuffed Pooh that I took everywhere for me and when I would have nightmares I'd crawl into my parents bed and my mom and I would sing the theme song.
8.) Number the Stars by Lois Lowry - Add to Goodreads
I didn't read The Giver until I was an adult but I was all about this book. I learned so much about WWII and the resistance. Plus friendship!
9.) Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes - Add to Goodreads
This was required reading in middle school but I seriously loved it. It was such an interesting novel about the American Revolution.
10.) True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi - Add to Goodreads
Oh Avi, you wrote some truly unique books and while I love The End of the Beginning, this was one of my favorites as a kid!
11.) The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatly Snyder - Add to Goodreads
I saw someone mention this book on twitter recently and I felt so nostalgic! This book right here was probably the first Historical Fantasy I remember. Wow, it was so fascinating!
12.) Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Peterson - Add to Goodreads
I remember writing about this book in my writing journal in elementary school and being so heart broken by the ending. SO. GOOD.
13.) Island of the Blue Dophins by Scott O'Dell - Add to Goodreads
Scott O'Dell I used to seriously love you. I read all your books. I don't remember much but I remember finding this one really interesting
14.) Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt - Add to Goodreads
In another life I worked in a middle school. My students were reading Tuck Everlasting and I remember seriously loving that book.
15,) Hatchet by Gary Paulson - Add to Goodreads
I clearly found survival stories really fascinating as a kid. Brian did some seriously outrageous things with nothing but nerve and a hatchet. I bet he would surviv the zombie apocalypse.
Yup, I couldn't just name ten. Once I started listing books it was like opening a faucet. Things just kept flowing. What are your favorite books from childhood? Did you love any of these? Leave me a comment with your thoughts