Books of My Childhood

Of Particular Nostalgia

  1. The Fairy Rebel by Lynne Reid Banks
  2. Black Trillium saga by Marion Zimmer Bradley
  3. Dragonriders of Pern series by Anne McCaffrey
  4. Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern by Anne McCaffrey
  5. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’ Brien
  6. The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander
  7. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
  8. A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L’Engle
  9. The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Read Banks
  10. Dragonriders of Pern by Anne McCaffrey
  11. Which Witch by Eva Ibbotson
  12. The Redwall series by Brian Jacques
  13. The Song of the Lionness series by Tamora Pierce
  14. The Magic of Xanth series by Piers Anderson
  15. The Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer
  16. Fear the Year 2099 series by John Peel
  17. The Owlstone Crown by X.J. Kennedy
  18. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
  19. Angela and Diabola by Lynne Reid Banks
  20. The Borrowers series by Mary Norton
  21. Amelia Bedelia series by Peggy Parish
  22. Pippi Longstocking series by Astrid Lindgren
  23. Goosebumps series by R.L. Stine
  24. Fear Street series by R.L. Stine
  25. The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids series by Marcia T. Jones and Debbie Dadey
  26. Five Children and It by Edith Nesbit
  27. The Enchanted Forest Chronicles by Patricia C. Wrede
  28. Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  29. A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnet
  30. The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke
  31. The Royal Diaries series
  32. The Dear America series
  33. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin
  34. Ben and Me: An Astonishing Life of Benjamin Franklin by His Good Mouse Amos by Robert Lawson
  35. Behind the Attic Wall by Sylvia Cassedy
  36. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
  37. The Mrs. Piggle Wiggle series by Betty Macdonald
  38. The Dr. Doolittle series by Hugh Lofting
  39. The Encyclopedia Brown series by Donald J. Sobol
  40. The Great Brain series by John Dennis Fitzgerald
  41. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  42. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  43. The Animorphs series by K.A. Applegate
  44. Marv by Marilyn Sachs
  45. Acorna by Anne McCaffrey and Margaret Ball
  46. Grimm’s Fairy Tales by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
  47. Stuart Little
  48. The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary
  49. The Boxcar Children series
  50. Ribsy by Beverly Cleary
  51. How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell
  52. Heir Apparent by Vivian Vande Velde
  53. One Fat Summer by Robert Lipsyte

Honorable Mentions

  1. The Stardoc series by S.L. Viehl (particularly Endurance)
  2. The Magic Circle series by Tamora Pierce
  3. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  4. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
  5. The Doll People by Ann M. Martin and Laura Godwin
  6. Holes by Louis Sachar
  7. Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison by Lois Lenski
  8. The Magic Treehouse series by Mary Pope Osbourne
  9. A Series of Unfortunate Events series by Lemony Snicket
  10. The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman
  11. The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
  12. Mr. Popper’s Penguins by
  13. Cam Jensen
  14. Burger Wuss by M.T. Anderson
  15. Sabriel by Garth Nix
  16. His Dark Materials trilogy by Phillip Pullman
  17. Abhorsen by Garth Nix
  18. The Modern Faerie Tales trilogy by Holly Black


  1. The Septimus Heap series by Angie Sage
  2. The Modern Faerie Tales series by Holly Black
  3. Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink
  4. Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman
  5. Beware, Princess Elizabeth by Carolyn Meyer
  6. Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson
  7. Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
  8. Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt
  9. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  10. Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan
  11. Summer of My German Soldier by Bette Green
  12. Bread and Roses, Too by Katherine Paterson
  13. Nine Days A Queen: The Short Life and Reign of Lady Jane Grey by Ann Rinaldi
  14. The Nancy Drew series
  15. The Hardy Boys Series
  16. The Spiderwick Chronicles by Holly Black
  17. The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank
  18. Eragon by Christopher Paolini

More to come!


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