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Throwback Thursday: 20 Children's Books From Our Childhood

It's time to read one of these classic childhood children's books again ... or for the very first time.
on November 10, 2016

Editor's note: This post was originally published on July 9, 2015.

Today my 8-year-old got home, grabbed his new book, and promptly climbed our tree with it in hand. I used to do the same thing when I was a child. I loved climbing the tree in our front yard with a book to read undisturbed. The books my son can't put down are all about Pokemon; for me, it was Anne of Green Gables and The Westing Game. Do you remember the books that helped you fall in love with reading?

See if you can find one of your childhood favorites on this list of 20 children's chapter books.

The Secret World of Og by Pierre Berton

Blubber by Judy Blume

Superfudge by Judy Blume

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume

The White Mountains - The Tripods Trilogy #1 by John Christopher

Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary

The BFG by Roald Dahl

The Great Brain by John D. Fitzgerald

That Scatterbrain Booky by Bernice Thurman Hunter

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L Konigsburg

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

The Root Cellar by Janet Lunn

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

Owls in the Family by Farley Mowat

The Borrowers by Mary Norton

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson 

The Littles by John Peterson

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective by Donald J. Sobol

Charlotte's Web by E.B. White

Did you recognize any old favorites? Have you shared any of these titles with your children? Tell us all about it on the Scholastic Parents Facebook page!

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