We were all kids at one time, right dear readers? Or did you just hatch from some egg as a full grown adult. If that is the case, we should be friends!
I loved reading as a kid, and even as an adult I have thought of some awesome kids books. There are so many that I remember being really good, whether it was for their story, their message, or just how much I loved them.
Some of these books will be picture books, some will be chapter books, and some will be a part of a series.
The Magic Treehouse Series
The epitome of traveling to other worlds. Jack and Annie would go to a new time period, a new moment in history in each book, and experience it for themselves. What more could a young reader want in a book series?
These books were my favourite thing as a kid. Knights, fantasy, epic battles, all mixed with animal characters. It was probably my first dip into the fantasy world, and one I still remember well to this day.
Love You Forever
I don’t need to say anything about this book. If you don’t know about it, all I am going to say is you need to read it. If you have read it. then you understand completely why it is on the list.
Bridge to Teribithia
This was a book I read in school, and it really stuck with me for a while. I felt like I really connected with this story because I always had such a wild imagination as a kid, and reading about two other kids like me was awesome.
I’m a bit mad that I never got to the end of this series. It came out when I was a little too old for it, and I never stuck with it. I really liked it though, because it was an adventure. Readers got to go on an adventure with a magician that had a pet dragon. I don’t think things could get much cooler than that.
Imagine you’re a book reader. Like you’re reading a book every few days/weeks, and then you come across a book character that can literally bring books to life. Sounds like it would be an awesome time right? Yeah, you can imagine why I loved these books.
I won this book in a contest in the 6th grade over the rest of my class, and I loved it. I read it right away, slightly to spite the other classmates, and slightly because I loved dragons when I was a kid.
Captain Underpants Series
They were funny, a little bit dumb, and had a dude in his underpants running around saving the world. For a pre-teen, I thought these books were the epitome of hilarity.
This book made me nearly cry when I was a kid. It was really sad imagining some of my toys going through the same thing. It has a good message to it, but it definitely won’t make you laugh.
Where the Red Fern Grows
I’ve mentioned this book before. I had to read it for school, and stayed up late one night to finish it. It was an adventure, a book about determination, and sadness. It really covered a lot of bases, and it is one of the few books on this list I’ve thought about re-reading again.