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    48 Books From Your Childhood That You 100% Forgot But Will Immediately Recognize

    The Hatchet book cover has been living dormant in the depths of your memory.

    1. Hatchet by Gary Paulsen:

    Listening Library

    2. The Little Critter series by Mercer Mayer:

    Random House

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

    Viking Books for Young Readers

    4. Stellaluna by Janell Cannon:

    HMH Books

    5. The Baby-Sitters Club books by Ann M. Martin:

    Scholastic Inc.

    6. Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor:

    Atheneum Books

    7. My Teacher Is an Alien by Bruce Coville:

    Aladdin

    8. Amelia's Notebook by Marissa Moss:

    Simon & Schuster

    9. The Full House books by various authors:

    Simon Spotlight

    10. The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs! by Jon Scieszka:

    Puffin Books

    11. The Adventures of Tintin books by Hergé:

    Egmont Books Ltd.

    12. Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary:

    HarperCollins

    13. How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell:

    Yearling

    14. Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech:

    HarperTeen

    15. The Eyewitness Books by DK:

    DK Children

    16. Earth to Matthew by Paula Danziger:

    Turtleback Books

    17. The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary:

    HarperCollins

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

    Little Simon

    19. The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister:

    North-South Books

    20. The Amelia Bedelia books by Peggy Parish and Herman Parish:

    Greenwillow Books

    21. The Teacher From the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler:

    Cartwheel Books

    22. Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell:

    Clarion Books

    23. The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney:

    Ember

    24. The Berenstain Bears books by Stan and Jan Berenstain:

    Random House Books

    25. The Garfield books by Jim Davis:

    Ballantine Books

    26. Bart Simpson's Guide to Life by Matt Groening:

    Harper Design

    27. Busy, Busy books by Richard Scarry:

    Golden Books

    28. Miss Nelson Is Missing! by Harry Allard:

    HMH Books for Young Readers

    29. Corduroy by Don Freeman:

    Puffin Books

    30. The Hank the Cowdog books by John R. Erickson:

    Maverick Books Inc.

    31. The Little Golden Books by various authors:

    Random House

    32. Johnny's in the Basement by Louis Sachar:

    Turtleback Books

    33. Matilda, The BFG, and really, any other books by Roald Dahl:

    Puffin Books

    34. This Scholastic Children's Dictionary:

    Scholastic Reference

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

    Puffin Books

    36. The Boxcar Children books by Gertrude Chandler Warner:

    Albert Whitman & Co.

    37. Magic Tree House books by Mary Pope Osborne:

    Random House Books

    38. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, by Laura Numeroff:

    HarperCollins Publishers

    39. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz:

    HarperCollins

    40. I Spy: A Book of Picture Riddles by Walter Wick and Jean Marzollo:

    Ballantine Books

    41. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault:

    Little Simon

    42. The Goosebumps books by R.L. Stine:

    Scholastic Inc.

    43. Sideways Stories From Wayside School by Louis Sachar:

    HarperCollins

    44. The Monster at the End of This Book by Jon Stone:

    Golden Books

    45. Who Put That Hair in My Toothbrush? by Jerry Spinelli:

    Little Brown Books for Young Readers

    46. The Choose Your Own Adventure books by various authors:

    Random House

    47. A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon:

    Scholastic

    48. And finally, the Junie B. Jones books by Barbara Park:

    Random House Books for Young Readers