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Top 15 Childhood Books I'd Love to Revisit

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This was a fun but hard topic. I left out some of the obvious, well known titles/series, like Narnia and The Boxcar Children and American Girl and The Baby-sitter's Club (though I read tons of all of those). Of course, even leaving the big names out, I still went 5 over the limit. Oh well. :)

I decided to use this topic to shine the spotlight on some lesser known books and series. At least, I think they're lesser known. Maybe all of you read these as a kid. >.>




I don't even know how many Saddle Club and Pony Pals books I read. Probably a bazillion, because horses! I read a ton of the main American Girl books, but I really loved their history mystery series. It had new characters from different time periods in each book. I also read a number of Dear America and Royal Diaries books that left big impressions.

On the action front, I read lots of Animorphs, the whole Broken Sky series, every Dinotopia adventure I could find, and the whole 2099 series (which had some of the creepiest covers).

The Astrokids series was a little like that Disney Channel movie "Zenon" in setting, but with younger characters and more sensible clothes. ;) The Jewel Kingdom and Avalon: Web of Magic were both series featuring young girls with magic. Like many Scholastic paperback series, The Jewel Kingdom has faded into out-of-print obscurity, but Avalon recently got new life with pretty new covers.

The Magic Attic Club series was like American Girl, but with modern girls who played dress up and a magic mirror took them to other times, which afforded a lot a variety. It even had a doll line for a while.

Running Out of Time and The Secret of Platform 13 were two of my favorite books as a kid. I reread both multiple times. :)

That's it for this round of 10! Thanks for stopping by and check back tomorrow for this week's Updates! In which I'm taking it easy. :)

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  1. I don't think I've read any of these... lol I was big into the Sweet Valley books as a kid

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    1. Haha, I missed out on that series as a kid! One of many. ;)

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  2. I don't think I've heard of ANY of these! Or at least I don't remember. :P I had to skip this week's TTT because I couldn't really think of many. Another blogger did mention American Girl Doll, which I loved!

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    1. I guess I succeeded at picking obscure titles then. :) I read a ton of the American Girl books back in the day! Josefina, Felicity, Addy, Kirsten, Kit, Samantha, Molly...ah, memories!

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  3. I used to LOVE the Dear America books and I had forgotten about the Pony Pals books. Those were a favorite of mine too!

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    1. Dear America had a lot of great titles, and you can't go wrong with ponies, right? :)

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  4. Okay I read a lot of these :) I only read one or two Pony Pals and Saddle Club as I wasn't crazy about the animals. ...but I did read the entire Animorphs series :) I want to re-read those!!

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    1. Yay, I'm not alone! :D I was absolutely crazy about those horse books for quite a while, but I can't believe I never finished the Animorphs series after reading up through book 40 or something. :P

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  5. I loved the Saddle Club books! And The Secret of Platform 13. I was also a Sweet Valley reader (mostly SV High, not so much the other spin offs), and Animal Inn. I actually still have most of them on my shelves. *is a horrible book hoarder*

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    1. I feel like I plowed through every Saddle Club book at my library, and now I wish I'd kept them for my shelves. :( But I still have The Secret of Platform 13! Animal Inn? I don't think I've heard of that one. I remember my sister reading Animal Ark, though. Similar?

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    2. Animal Inn was a book series. All about this teenage girl who helped her dad who was a vet. The first book was about a championship horse who was going blind, the owner wanted him put down. But Val (the girl) managed to save him and keep him for herself. I don't remember all the books, but they were all about the rescuing and helping of animals.

      Never heard of Animal Ark, so I'm not sure what that one is about.

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    3. Pretty much the same thing- rescuing and helping animals, etc. :)

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