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    29 Books Every '90s Kid Will Immediately Recognize

    Prepare for flashbacks to the book fair!

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    1. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

    Philomel Books

    This book was the coolest because the caterpillar actually ate holes through the pages before turning into a beautiful butterfly at the end.

    2. If You Give A Mouse A Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff

    Harper & Row

    This "circular tale" made you keep coming back even after your teacher or librarian read it multiple times to you in class.

    3. I Spy by Walter Wick and Jean Marzollo

    Scholastic
    Scholastic
    Scholastic

    These books didn't require as much reading as they did searching, but they were still books that you brought home often from the school library. They were perfect for you and your friends on the bus ride home!

    4. Goosebumps series by R.L. Stine

    Scholastic

    Every once in a while as a kid, you were in the mood to be spooked. And it was exciting because, in a way, you were in control of how scared you wanted to be. You were careful to choose your Goosebumps book based on the cover art and how much creepiness you thought you could handle.

    5. Captain Underpants series by Dav Pilkey

    Scholastic
    Scholastic
    Scholastic

    It's pretty clear that kids can be huge superhero fans. But when it comes to underpants-wearing heroes who come to life from a comic book, what kid could resist?

    6. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr and John Archambault

    Simon & Schuster

    Chicka Chicka Boom Boom put an interesting twist on learning about letters. This book was pretty bizarre, and you still don't really know what "chicka chicka boom boom" means, but you loved it.

    7. The Berenstain Bears series by Stan and Jan Berenstain

    Random House
    Random House
    Random HOuse

    The special part of the Berenstain Bears series is that they were a normal family doing normal things and learning lessons along the way. They were bears, of course, but that didn't matter one bit to your younger self.

    8. The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

    NordSüd Verlag

    The first thing you noticed about this book was its sparkly cover. And once you opened it, you learned all about how to be kind, to share, and to accept others. But, also...that sparkly cover.

    9. Little Critter Stories by Mercer Mayer

    Golden Books
    Golden Books
    Golden Books

    Mercer Mayer's Little Critter series took readers through the everyday activities of, well, a little critter. From spending quality time with his parents to going to the dentist, kids found themselves able to relate to this little, unidentifiable critter.

    10. Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

    HarperCollins

    Where The Wild Things Are was one of those short picture books that you read over and over again. Looking back, the book actually seems pretty dark and has a much deeper message than you probably realized as a kid.

    11. Arthur series by Marc Brown

    Perfection Learning Pre Bind
    Perfection Learning Pre Bind
    Perfection Learning Pre Bind

    Each Arthur book was a glimpse into the life and adventures of your favorite aardvark. That is, once you finally found out that he actually is an aardvark.

    12. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst

    Atheneum Books for Young Readers

    Alexander may have been the first time young readers learned that their situation could always be worse. Just reading and reciting the title made you feel good about yourself.

    13. The Black Lagoon series by Mike Thaler

    Scholastic
    Scholastic
    Scholastic

    These books probably low-key made you afraid of your teachers. Thankfully, there was nothing to be afraid of when you realized that everything was just a bad dream. If anything, this book made you never want to fall asleep in class.

    14. The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith

    Viking Press

    The Stinky Cheese Man was a postmodern childrens book that was really unlike any other childrens book of its time. You got a real kick out of this book's parodies on the fairy-tale classics that you had previously come to know and love as a child.

    15. The Magic School Bus series by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen

    Scholastic
    Scholastic
    Scholastic

    You and your classmates were probably a bit envious of The Magic School Bus kids' adventures with Ms. Frizzle back in the day. These books seriously gave you unrealistic field trip expectations, to say the least.

    16. Matilda by Roald Dahl

    Jonathan Cape

    On the other hand, Matilda made you really appreciate your school...and your parents. Even so, you were still probably hoping to gain some supernatural powers of your own to deal with the haters.

    17. Amelia's Notebook series by Marissa Moss

    Tricycle Press
    Tricycle Press
    Tricycle Press

    Amelia didn't just share her opinions and memories with us. She also had advice for important kid situations, like how to survive school and those super-long car trips. "Are we there yet???"

    18. Junie B. Jones series by Barbara Park

    Random House
    Random House
    Random House

    As a kid, you couldn't wait to read about what this "almost six-year-old" was getting herself into. You probably also found yourself using her unique catchphrases once you read the books.

    19. Wayside School series by Louis Sachar

    HarperCollins
    Harper Collins

    Some seriously weird things went down at Wayside School. But, it was a great escape from your normal school life, and it had you wishing that your teachers were more like Mrs. Jewis.

    20. Stellaluna by Janell Cannon

    HMH Books for Young Readers

    Stellaluna gave you an interesting new take on bats. It was a cute story with a great lesson that taught you that being different is perfectly fine.

    21. Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne

    Random House Books For Young Readers
    Random House Books For Young Readers
    Random House Books For Young Readers

    You were on board for whatever new adventure Jack and Annie found themselves in, and because of it, you became a master of solving riddles. It was already enough of a dream to have a normal tree house as a kid, but a magic tree house was some next level stuff!

    22. Amber Brown series by Paula Danzinger

    Puffin Books
    Puffin Books
    Puffin Books

    Things got a bit more real with Amber Brown. This book was relatable for kids whose parents were separated and enlightening for those whose parents weren't. No matter how serious it may have been at times, the unique humor still kept you happy.

    23. The Adventures of The Bailey School Kids by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thornton Jones

    Scholastic
    Scholastic
    Scholastic

    The Bailey School Kids series was great, but also pretty stressful when you were left to decide if the characters were who they appeared to be, or if they were actually the mythical creatures they were suspected of being.

    24. Where The Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

    Harper Collins

    Where The Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein was a pleasant and easy read for kids. Not only were the poems fun to read, but also the simple drawings inside were a great complement and you didn't even mind the lack of color.

    25. Eyewitness books

    Dorling Kindersley
    Dorling Kindersley
    Dorling Kindersley

    When you wanted a break from all the fictional stories, that's when you picked up an Eyewitness book. These books covered every topic from science to different cultures around the world and were the go-to books whenever a school report was due.

    26. Animorphs series by K.A. Applegate

    Scholastic

    Let's be honest...you were mostly interested in these books for the built-in flip book animation on the pages inside. But once you got over that, you were sucked in trying to figure out what in the world these normal teen characters were going to do with their new animal DNA.

    27. The Baby-Sitters Club by Ann M. Martin

    Scholastic

    These baby-sitters had the best little adventures, and if you weren't already relating to the books as a baby-sitter yourself, you certainly aspired to be one after every book you finished in this series.

    28. American Girl series by Valerie Tripp

    American Girl

    Whether you had the accompanying dolls to go with these books or not, you raced to the shelves to pick up your copy to find out everything there was to know about the newest girl featured on the latest cover.

    29. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

    Harper & Row

    The Giving Tree was another fun, easy Shel Silverstein read, but it probably put you and most readers through a roller coaster of emotions. You may have finished it feeling "happy...but not really."

    Did we miss your favorite childhood book? Tell us in the comments below!