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nostalgic books you and your kids will love

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Hello friends! I hope that all my American friends had a great fourth of July and that everyone is having a wonderful week so far!

I feel like this summer is flying by but somehow I’ve still made time to cross three books off my Summer reading list! I’m actually working on the fourth one right now but I’m struggling a bit, I’m not 100% sure that I like it or not. However, I’m typically the type of person that must finish a book once they’ve started so I’m sure I’ll push through.

The last time I was at the library I stumbled across a Choose Your Own Adventure book and all of a sudden long afternoons spent wandering around the library while I was growing up came flooding back to me. Do you remember those books? I knew that my kids were too young to read it on their own, but I figured that they would really enjoy being read to and getting to pick their own path in the stories.

Spoiler alert–I was right. The kiddos had a campout in the backyard a few nights ago and Mike said that even though they died pretty fast (in the story, that is!) they loved it and wanted to read more. This got me to thinking–what other books do I miss from my childhood that I can’t wait to introduce to my own children? Remember that my taste in books is quite eclectic so no judging!

nostalgic books you and your kids will love


Choose Your Own Adventure

Sideways Stories from Wayside School

Babysitters Club


Harry Potter Series

The Ramona Collection


What were some of your favorite books when you were growing up?




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11 Responses to nostalgic books you and your kids will love

  1. Caity July 5, 2017 at 1:18 pm #

    I used to loooveee the Ramona Quimby books! Henry Huggins was hilarious haha. Also I read all of the Misty of Chincoteague series and the Elsie Dinsmore books (which probably wouldn’t fly in today’s society…lol).

  2. Angel July 5, 2017 at 5:11 pm #

    I loved the choose your own adventure ones!

  3. Danielle @ A Sprinkle of Joy July 5, 2017 at 5:44 pm #

    Oh my goodness! Yes to all of those!!

  4. Kristen July 5, 2017 at 6:17 pm #

    Love these books! Sideways stories from wayside high was a fave of mine!

  5. Tayler Morrell July 5, 2017 at 6:24 pm #

    I love children’s books. Harry Potter, Animorphs, and Choose Your Own Adventure were some of my favorites!

  6. Keri July 6, 2017 at 4:05 am #

    Yes! Ramona! All the memories there!

  7. anna July 6, 2017 at 9:50 am #

    I used to teach elementary school and my students always loved the Ramona series!

  8. Shani | Sunshine & Munchkins July 6, 2017 at 8:50 pm #

    I love these books! I would have to add any of the Mrs. Piggle Wiggle books and the Adventures of the Bailey School Kids! Other favorites were Babysitters Club (of course) and The Boxcar Children.

  9. Cassie garcia July 7, 2017 at 9:06 pm #

    I loved babysitters club growing up!

  10. Joleen July 9, 2017 at 5:55 pm #

    Such a great list! I pinned it for future reference.

  11. Katie July 10, 2017 at 5:53 am #

    Great list! I remember loving Sideway Stories from Wayside School. It’s been a long time since I’ve heard that one.

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