1. Possum Magic by Mem Fox, illustrated by Julie Vivas
2. Snugglepot and Cuddlepie by May Gibbs
3. The "Un-" stories by Paul Jennings
No one did hilarious, gross, moving, gripping short stories quite like Paul Jennings. You devoured them all.
4. The Rainbow Serpent by Dick Roughsey
5. The Eleventh Hour by Graeme Base
6. The Rowena Batts series by Morris Gleitzman
All of Morris Gleitzman's books were staples, but Rowena Batts' stories were perhaps the most affecting.
7. My Hiroshima by Junko Morimoto
8. The Goosebumps series by R. L. Stine
9. Window by Jeannie Baker
10. The Far Out series by June Factor, illustrated by Peter Viska
It doesn't get more Aussie than these iconic books of rhymes.
11. Diary of a Wombat by Jackie French, illustrated by Bruce Whatley
12. The Teen Power Inc. series by Emily Rodda
Emily Rodda's books were a huge part of your childhood, but the Teen Power Inc. stories were perhaps the most iconic.
13. The Magic Faraway Tree Collection by Enid Blyton
14. The Wicked series by Paul Jennings and Morris Gleitzman
If individually their books were amazing, together they were NEXT LEVEL.
15. The Baby-Sitters Club series by Ann M. Martin
16. Hating Alison Ashley by Robin Klein
17. Magic Beach by Alison Lester
18. The Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark series by Alvin Schwartz, illustrated by Brett Helquist
19. The Aussie Bites series by various authors
With so many books to choose from in this series, there was something for everyone.
20. Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
21. The Tomorrow series by John Marsden
Yes, it absolutely terrified you, but you couldn't put it down.
22. The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis
23. The Animorphs series by K. A. Applegate
The covers were iconic – and so were the stories.
24. The Complete Adventures of Blinky Bill by Dorothy Wall
25. Playing Beatie Bow by Ruth Park
26. The Sweet Valley High series by Francine Pascal
27. The Selby series by Duncan Ball, illustrated by Allan Stomann
You were low-key convinced your dog could secretly talk after reading these.