My Favorite Children and “Tween” Books

How are you guys today? I’m extremely excited to be off school, so I started a new ARC I got in the mail and decided to blog. Growing up, I was constantly reading, so that means my basement has two selves full of children’s books and tween books. They are still a part of who I am today, so I thought I would share them with you. Let me know if you read them when you were a kid as well! And if you know any younger readers, maybe you could make some recommendations.

  • Goosebumps by R.L. Stine

I believe there are 62 books in this series. I haven’t read every single one, but we have up to 55 of them downstairs and I’ve read a good amount of them. Looooove this series.

  • The Magic Tree House by Mary Pope Osborne


  • The Mother-Daughter Book Club by Heather Vogel Frederick

The book club in this series was always reading classics, so it got me interested in reading classics. The Christmas version was my favorite.

  • Junie B. Jones by Barbara Park

Sweet memories.

  • The Winnie Years by Lauren Myracle

If you’re a girl, pick up these books. Doesn’t matter how old you are.

  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

Everyone’s read it, come on. No shame.

  • Dork Diaries by Rachel Renee Russell

Kind of the girl version of Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

  • Boys Are Dogs by Leslie Margolis

Well, they are, aren’t they?

  • The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

Not exactly sure if it’s a children’s book, but I read it at a super young age.

  • Real Mermaids Don’t Wear Toe Rings by Helene Boudreau

I wanted to be a mermaid, ok? I was a weird kid.

  • American Girl books by various authors

I started collecting American Girl dolls at some point in elementary school, and then I started subscribing to their magazines and catalogues and buying all their books.

  • Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell

I specifically remember reading this while I was bored on a trip and loving it so much. A perfect example of a book teaching me to get lost in a fictional world at such a young age. Imagination is truly a beautiful thing.

  • Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

Need I write more?

  • Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

Honestly such a sweet book! I think they made it into a movie.

  • The Secrets of Droon by Tony Abbott


  • Take Two by Julia DeVillers and Jennifer Roy

Started my fascination with twins. Also kind of contributed to gossipy behavior.

  • The Baby-sitters Club by Ann M. Martin

These books were HUGE for me in elementary school. I bet I’ve read almost all of them, if not all. I looked up to the characters so much, mostly because they were in middle school and I just wanted to be them.

  • The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Just overall a lovely classic.

  • The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner

A bit old-fashioned, but absolutely worth it.

  • Rainbow Magic by Daisy Meadows

Okay, this is super important to explain, because as a child and even now, I had an OBSESSION with fairies. I would read any fairy book. So I’ll spare you the sorrow and let this be the only fairy series I’ll put on here, even though I could name at least five more right now.

That is a lotttttt of books, so I think I’ll stop there even though I have about a bazillion more books I could probably mention. I feel like as soon as I post this, I’ll remember some series or another I forgot.

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE comment! I want to talk to you guys about these books.


  1. Olivia Ashryver · January 18, 2016

    I loved Magic Tree House, Junie B., and Babysitter’s Club! I also read a lot of puppy and kitten rescue books. I think they were called Puppy Place and Kitty Corner. 🙂 Those are the only ones I remember though, because I started reading the first Harry Potter when I was six and it spiraled from there. XD


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