I have always loved to read. For as long as I can remember books have been a large part of my life and they have always been a place that I could go to. As an introvert I have learned to always have books with me (even to the chagrin of many of the people around me) and I still can be rarely found without a book on me.
Today I thought it would be nice to share some of the books that I loved as a kid; from picture books to middle grade. Let me know if you spent time with some of the same characters as me or what other books you loved as a child.
Princess Prunella and the Purple Peanut by Margaret Atwood
Filled with fun alliterations and a meaningful story this book was so funny and I loved to have it read to me.
Where the Wild Things are by Maurice Sendak.
Now only one of my parents would read this book to me (sorry Mom), but I loved this story and I loved to look at all the Wild Things and how intricate they all were.
Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish
What more does a kid love than a lady getting into all sorts of trouble because she takes things a little too literally.
Early Chapter Books
Magic Tree House by Mary Pope Osborne
So much love for this series of books that took me all through history and through time. I learned so much and still feel like I remember things from these stories.
The Babysitters Club by Ann M. Martin.
Though I don’t remember these very well, I do remember racing through these in my elementary school library and it was the first book series with tons of books that I was really into.
Wayside School Series.
These books were wacky, crazy, and made me laugh so much as a kid. I mean who doesn’t want to read about a school where everything is sideways and nothing ever goes right?
A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
These books are seriously depressing, but they appealed to my darker side and I loved getting back into the past few years with the Netflix series
The Amazing Days of Abby Hayes by Anne Mazer
This was one of the first “journal books” that I ever read and I loved this look into the contemporary world of Abby Hayes, I am sure it wasn’t the best writing, but I devoured them
Dear Canada Series
I loved this look into the history of Canada, both the good and the bad and these books taught me a lot about my country and the kids of lived here before me. I also loved the Royal Diaries of princess from around the world.
Matilda by Roald Dahl
I loved so many of Roald Dahl’s books, but Matilda was one of my favourites. She was a book lover just like me and while I didn’t have magical powers, it was certainly fun to pretend.
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
I first heard this book, long before I could read it from my dad reading it to me, but I came back to it as a pre-teen and read the whole series. I related so much to the main character and wanted to be her.
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
There is no character I have ever related to more in my life than Meggie and this book is the most read book on my childhood book shelf.
Gail Carson Levine Books
I wasn’t sure which of these two books to include, but both of these I read over and over again throughout my middle school times.
What books did you love as a kid. Which ones would you go back to and read today?