childhood favorites has a fantastic list online right now: “Top 10 Kids’ Book Series We Miss.”  (My link insertion options seem to be limited at the moment, but here it is:

Clearly, someone after my own heart had definite input into this – while I’ve never heard of the Biggles, and I definitely wasn’t a Goosebumps girl, I certainly spent quite a bit of time with the other books on this list, though some more than others.  (Just ask my mother — she got to the point of bribing me to read anything other than another Baby-Sitters Club.)  And still do, to some extent; I recently picked up used copies of the Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle books, and I still revisit the Little House books on a semi-regular basis.

I was trying to think if there were any other series I read obsessively as a kid (besides the obvious SVH spin-off, Sweet Valley Twins); the only thing I could come up with was The Saddle Club, but it was never at the same level of the BSC or SVH books, even though it now apparently has been adapted to a TV show.  I was flipping through channels not long ago and was surprised to stumble across this — and even more surprised at my ability to identify exactly what it was without looking at the channel listings first.  Funny how these things stick with you.

Any of your favorite childhood series missing from this list?


~ by Molly on March 28, 2011.

One Response to “childhood favorites”

  1. Wow, I hadn’t thought about the Boxcar Children in a looong time. Interesting list. I was pretty obsessed with Little House, Baby-Sitter’s Club and Sweet Valley High. The other series I spent a lot of time with was Anne of Green Gables — although I didn’t get all the way through it until I was an older teen. I have so many wonderful memories of the first three books especially.

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