21. Cam Jansen Mysteries by David A. Adler
We all would have given anything for Cam Jansen’s photographic memory… actually I’m pretty sure we still would!
20. The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey
It all started when two fourth grade boys created a comic book character, Captain Underpants, and then hypnotized their principal to believe he was the Captain! Nothing is funnier than an adult running around in underpants.
19. Junie B. Jones by Barbara Park
As children we couldn’t get enough of sassy kindergartner Junie B. Jones!
18. Pee Wee Scouts by Judy Delton
Troop 23 inspired us to get out there and join the scouts. We wanted to earn badges with our friends too!
17. The Adventures of The Bailey School Kids by Marcia T Jones and Debbie Dadey
With over 80 books in the series, we couldn’t help but keep reading The Bailey School Kids!
16. Animorphs by K.A. Applegate
We were super jealous of the characters in this series. They were able to turn into any animal they touched, so cool!
15. The Hardy Boys by Edward Stratemeyer
This series was also written by a handful of ghostwriters! Who knew?
14. Nancy Drew Mysteries by Carolyn Keene
Did you know there are actually 28 different authors of the Nancy Drew Mysteries?
13. Little House on the Prairie By Laura Ingalls Wilder
Ah… the simple life.
12. The American Girl Book Series
These books educated us and gave us quality reading time with our favorite doll!
11. A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
We read these books at our own risk and we loved every gloomy second of it.
10. Judy Moody by Megan McDonald
We all get moody sometimes, Judy Moody just happened to have books about hers!
9. Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish
Amelia made us laugh with all of her silly antics. She’s a grammar lovers nightmare, making crazy mistakes because she takes everything literally!
8. Artemis Fowl by Erin Colfer
An excellent anti-hero, fairies and adventure! What’s not to love?
7. Sweet Valley High by Francine Pascal
This series was like our introduction to the first scandalous/romance novel. I mean it wasn’t fifty shades of anything, but it was full of drama!
6. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz
If you loved these chilling tales, beware! Apparently the writers of Saw are creating a film adaptation. Eek.
5. The Baby-Sitters Club by Ann M. Martin
We totally wanted to be a part of this club growing up!
4. The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny took us along on adventures and mysteries. With over 100 books in the series we couldn’t get enough.
3. Sideways Stories From Wayside School by Louis Sachar
How crazy would it have been to go to school in a tower 30 stories high? It was so clever that each book had 30 chapters called “storeys.”
2. Goosebumps by R.L. Stine
These books were like Stephen King novels for kids!
1. The Magic Tree House Series by Mary Pope Osborne
Who didn’t love tagging along with brother and sister, Jack and Annie, as their magical tree house full of books took them on wild adventures?
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