There were so many children’s books I read back in the day that I love even now! If given the choice, heck yeah I’d read some of them again 🙂
According to Goodreads: “This can include Middle Grade (but try to recommend more than just Harry Potter and Percy Jackson!) Feel free to talk about your childhood faves or more recent reads.”
I think I might do a separate post where I include my Top 5 favorite middle grade books. So for now, I’ll focus exclusively on children’s books. There were so many to choose from but here are a few that really left their mark on me!
The Magic Tree House series | Mary Pope Osbourn
I think this is the very first book series I read as a child! It was so popular around my time in elementary school and everyone wanted to get their hands on these books. They were fun and adventurous, and they were the perfect solution to kids who always wanted time travel 😉 Dinosaurs Before Dark wasn’t my favorite in the series, but it was the first so I gotta give it its props.
The A to Z Mysteries series | Ron Roy
After reading the Magic Treehouse series, I began reading this series. I loved how each title matched the letter in the alphabet and the books were tons of fun to read because a group of clever kids solved a series of mysteries. And I always love a good mystery!
If You Give A Mouse a Cookie | Laura Joffe Numeroff
This book is just plain awesome. Sure, it’s really easy to read now, but back then it was all the rage. It includes a cute little mouse and some chocolate chip cookies. What better combo is there?
The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree | Stan & Jan Berenstain
I’m pretty sure I read this book nearly every single day that I was in kindergarten. This book was my life. I actually think it was the beginning of my love for the horror genre. My mom wondered why I read it so often, and I’d never have a real answer. I think I liked the pictures and the cadence of the words.
Green Eggs and Ham | Dr. Seuss
While I loved Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham was where it was at. This books was my favorite book by Dr. Seuss. I read it so often that I started to remember each page word for word. And I also have a very vivid memory of making green eggs and ham in kindergarten for a project! It was really good, so I was convinced that green eggs and ham was the best thing in the world.
- The BFG | Roald Dahl
- Mr. Popper’s Penguins | Richard and Florence Atwater
- The Junie B. Jones series | Barbara Park
- A Series of Unfortunate Events | Lemony Snicket
- Matilda | Roald Dahl