Childhood Books That Turned Me Into A Reader

I haven’t posted in almost a week. I haven’t been feeling well but I think I’m finally on the mend.

So, I was going through some boxes in my parents basement, and I found a bunch of my old books. My mom kept all of my favorite books from when I was younger. Thanks mom! I love old childhood books.

It was nice to reminisce and look at the books that made me love reading.

I thought I’d share some of my favorite childhood books with you.

The Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne

I remember when I got this book. I think I was three, maybe four. I was at daycare and my mom had just come to pick me up, and she had this book with her. This book started my love for Winnie the Pooh. It was such a big book (remember, three years old), I didn’t know how anyone could read something so big! My mom read every story in this book to me over and over. I still love Pooh to this day.

Put Me In The Zoo by Robert Lopshire

Put me in the zoo was my favorite Dr. Seuss book. It’s the story of Spot, who thinks he should be in the zoo with all the other animals. He shows his friends all the fun things he can do with his spots, from changing their colors to juggling.

I remember reading this all the time when I was little. This is the book I always give at baby showers when new mothers want books. It’s a great addition to an little ones library.

The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree

When I was little, I would spend a week every summer at my grandparents house. The Spooky Old Tree was a book they had in their tiny collection in the basement. I read this book so much! It was my absolute favorite. A few years ago, they gave me their copy of the book to keep. I brings back so many memories.

Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

Ok, so I don’t like poetry. It’s one of my least favorite things to read. But when I was a kid I loved Shel Silverstein’s poems. Where the Sidewalk Ends was such a good book of poems for kids and the pictures are fun too. He has some other books too, the ones I have are, Falling Up, and A Light in the Attic.

If you want your kids to read poetry, I definitely recommend you start with Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein.

A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

Unless you live under a rock, you’ve probably heard of A Series of Unfortunate Events. It’s a book series, a movie, and a Netflix series. When I was a kid, I LOVED these books. I was about eight when the first book came out and I got it at the library. After reading that first book I knew I had to own them all.

There are thirteen books in the series, plus a biography, and the Beatrice Letters. I think this was the first full series I ever owned.

I definitely recommend all kids read this book.

Warriors by Erin Hunter

Not as many people have heard of the Warriors series. This is a series about clans of wild cats. I think I loved these because I loved animals when I was a kid, so I loved reading about all of their adventures.

There are a lot more of these books out now that there were when I was young. There are seven different series within the original series. I had the first two. The original series is, The Prophecies Begin. And the second series is, The New Prophecy.

If your child is a fan of animals, especially cats, I would recommend this series.

Blue is for Nightmares by Laurie Faria Stolarz

I read these when I was a little older, probably around twelve I think. I loved the suspense. Looking back on them now I know they weren’t the greatest books, but these books are what got me interested in mystery books. Mystery and horror books are some of my favorite now, and I own it all to these books.

Did you read any of these books as a kid? Tell me what your favorite childhood books were in the comments!

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