The 7 Best Books from Our Childhood
By: Valeria Ramos
There are very few things that bring the same sense of nostalgia as a beloved book from your childhood. The familiar cover art that is permanently engrained in your mind, the tattered, lightly stained pages, and of course, the words of your favorite author all bring back memories of simpler times with just the turn of a few pages.
There’s nothing quite like getting lost in a book and in a time when we could all use a little distraction, we’re taking a look back at some of the best books that shaped our childhood and still make us smile to this day.
Nancy Drew Mysteries
“I loved reading Nancy Drew mysteries because she always inspired me to take things into my own hands! Sometimes when faced with a challenge I would think, “What would Nancy Drew do?” That would usually result in me doing something really dramatic like spying on my parents, but overall, she was so inspiring because she never relied on anyone to save her and was incredibly selfless.” – Emily
The Harry Potter Series
“It was so easy to get engulfed in the Harry Potter series as a kid. They had just the right dose of fantasy and darkness, and anticipating the next book release was a lot of fun! I love long stories and those books sure were thick so Harry Potter really had it all for me.” – Iman
The Books of Roald Dahl
“From Matilda and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to James and the Giant Peach, I never met a book by Roald Dahl I didn’t love. His whimsical writing style and meaningful stories make his books worth the read at any age.” – Catalina
The Magic Tree House Series
“Every 90s kid can remember checking these books out at their school library eagerly anticipating what adventure Jack and Annie’s treehouse would transport them to next. The time-traveling and excitement in these chapter books made me love reading as a kid.” – Julia
“Madeline is one of my favorite characters from children’s literature. Reading about a brave little girl in Paris who wasn’t afraid of anything and wore a chic little outfit made me want to be just like Madeline growing up. The beautiful illustrations and silly rhyming in these stories make them all the more charming.” -Valeria
The Little Prince
“The Little Prince is a childhood favorite that only gets more relatable as you grow. When the Little Prince leaves his tiny planet to explore the universe, he learns valuable lessons about life and love you may not have grasped as a child but will appreciate later on.” – Cristina