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    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