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60 Favorite Books From Your Childhood That Your Kids Should Read Now

My favorite picture of me from when I was a kid is me sitting on the bed, sucking my thumb, with a book open on my lap. I must have only been about two or three and yet that picture encapsulates the entirety of my life from that moment forward.

I have never stopped loving books. As I got older, there were some books that were so meaningful that I truly couldn’t wait to share them with my own kids. Here are 60 Favorite Books From Your Childhood That Your Kids Should Read Now. Not because there aren’t any amazing new books, but because reading these books with your kids will give you something amazing bond over. Like you’re giving them a piece of your past and maybe someday, they’ll do the same with their kids. Enjoy!

60 books from childhood your kids should read

60 Favorite Books From Your Childhood That Your Kids Should Read Now

Did your favorite childhood books make the list? If not, tell us about them and why you loved them in the comments below!



Friday 13th of October 2017

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Jester and Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? By Dr. Seuss

Melissa McGinnis

Wednesday 26th of April 2017

Underground to Canada, by Barbara Smucker. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien Charlie and the Chocolate Factory The Mouse and the Motorcycle.

I've read some of these, and I was sobbing at the end of Where the Red Fern Grows.


Thursday 30th of March 2017

Alligator Baby, The Hobbit, The Narnia Chronicles, and Runaway Bunny are all on my list.


Thursday 30th of March 2017

and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!


Tuesday 21st of February 2017

Charlotte's Web (which my daughter is just reading now) and The Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton. What a lovely list. Thank you for the idea.


Tuesday 31st of January 2017

My childhood happened long before most of these were published, though I read most as an adult. I was mostly into horse stories, Marguerite Henry and Walter Farley were my faves. Before libraries used plastic covers, I'd take home brand-new books with horses on the jackets, return them a week later, jacket-less. And somehow I never got in trouble for this.