35 Childhood Books You May Have Forgotten About

Diary of Wimpy Kid has nothing on these classics.

1. The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder

2. Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Clearly

3. In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson by Betty Bao Lord

4. Catwings by Ursula K. Le Guin

5. Homecoming by Cynthia Voight

6. Half Magic by Edward Eager

7. The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

8. My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George

9. The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden

10. The King’s Fifth by Scott O’Dell

11. Time Cat by Lloyd Alexander

12. Dealing With Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede

13. The Great Gum Drop Robbery by Russell Hoban

14. Two-Minute Mysteries by Donald J. Sobol

15. Danny The Champion of the World by Roald Dahl

16. Sixth Grade Secrets by Louis Sachar

17. The Forgotten Door by Alexander Key

18. The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander

19. The House With A Clock In Its Walls by John Bellairs

20. The Art Lesson by Tomie dePaola

21. Juniper by Monica Furlong

22. The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare

23. The Long Secret by Louise Fitzhugh

24. The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken

25. E.T.: The Book of the Green Planet by William Kotzwinkle

26. Our Teacher Is Missing by Mary Francis Shura

27. The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White

28. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor

29. Veronica the Show-Off by Nancy K. Robinson

30. Al(exandra) the Great by Constance C. Greene

31. Top Secert by John Reynolds Gardiner

32. Cam Jansen series by David A. Adler

33. The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney

34. On My Honor by Marion Dane Bauer

35. Sweet Pickles series by Ruth Lerner Perle, Jacquelyn Reinach, and Richard Hefter

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