Favorite Childhood Books

Whenever I think about my reading journey, I always look back to the earliest books that I fell in love with. 💖 

Here are the top 5 favorite books that I read during my childhood:

1. American Girl


I absolutely loved the American Girl Historical Collection books. My personal favorites were Kaya (Native America), Kit (The Great Depression), and Samantha (Progressive Era). 🇺🇲 These series spurred my love for history and reading because I learned about different experiences of girls my age at different eras in American history.

2. The Amazing Days with Abby Hayes


Next up is The Amazing Days of Abby Hayes series! This series was super fun, and Abby was so relatable to elementary school Tiffany. 😂 These books also inspired me to start journaling and normalized the idea that everyone has bad days and internal struggles.

3. Candy Apple


The Candy Apple series was super fun and girly which my preteen self really enjoyed. They were quick to read yet super sweet with its universal messages of falling for our first crushes, making long-lasting friendships, and surviving school! 💕

4. Charlotte’s Webweb

If you didn’t know, my favorite animal is the pig. 🐷 I think they’re super adorable and smart! Reading Charlotte’s Web in elementary school taught me so much about the beauty of unsuspecting friendships and life’s adventures. 🐖

5. Tuck Everlasting9780312369811

Lastly, we have Tuck Everlasting. 💧 This was one of the more serious books I read during my childhood. It made me think a lot about family and the importance of living life. What would you do if you could live forever?

What were your favorite childhood books? Let me know in the comments! 💕



31 thoughts on “Favorite Childhood Books

  1. Oh my gosh, I have such vivid memories of the American Girl books! When I was younger I LOVED all of the Clique books! They were pretty much my late elementary school/early middle school anthems lol. Lovely post! 🙂

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  2. Omg I read Tuck Everlasting in school as a child and it’s still one of my favorites. So beautifully written. Makes me cry and the movie had me sobbing my eyes out. I always loved this series by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, boy/girl battle with the first two being The Boys Start the War and The Girls Get Even. I bought those books at every book fair. They were really fun books about a bunch of sisters living next door to a bunch of brothers and playing pranks on each other.

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    1. YAAS! I love Tuck Everlasting! Jesse was one of my childhood crushes 😂I was also so sad about the part of the mom and the end with Winnie’s choice! I’ve never read series by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, but it sounds so fun (and sounds like lots of potential romance 😉 )

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    1. First off, love your blog name. and Second, YAAAS! American Girl was so good and Magic Tree House too. I thought it was so cool because i learned a lot about history through the Magic Tree House books~


  3. I have never read any of these books and now I feel like I missed out. I read Junie B. Jones and Magic Tree House books when I was younger. Great post by the way!

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    1. AHH!! It’s okay! Everyone’s childhood is different, so we’re bound to have read different books :p Surprisingly, I’ve never had an American Girl doll even though I really wanted on ;( But I had a lot of Build-a-Bears though~ I’ve never read Nancy Drew, and this is the first time I’m hearing about Hank the Cowdog LOL so maybe it is a Texas phenom!!


  4. Aw this is such an adorable post, I love it! Obviously, I know none of these books, except from Charlotte’s Web which I have seen around and in many childhood reads’ lists, I’m glad to see a familar title here, even if I haven’t read it myself haha 🙂 If I were to quote favorite books from my childhood, they would be obscure French titles hahaha. I think I sort of had a same book as the Candy Apple series, though I can’t remember the title right now, it was one of my favorite pre-teen books with cliques and crushes and everything else included haha 😛

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  5. My favorite childhood books were 100% the Percy Jackson series. They introduced me to my love of mythology and literally everything I know now I learned from the books. They were also just amazing and hilarious and EPIC. What was also super cool was that the Heroes of Olympus books started coming out a year after I finished PJO so I literally got to grow up with the characters. I also loved Tuck Everlasting when I read it in 4th grade but I don’t remember much of it.

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    1. YES!! Percy Jackson was L I F E! I’m planning on writing a favorite middle school books, and PJO will definitely be on that list. If you haven’t watched the Tuck Everlasting movie, I’d recommend.

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  6. The American Girl series seem very cute 🙂 something I would have probably enjoyed too, if I was American and had those at the right time 🙂 but I barely know any of these! Apart from Charlotte’s Web, but I didn’t read that either – I think it was only released here after the movie.

    My favorite childhood books… One was The Hobbit for sure 🙂 another was this illustrated book where little animals work in human cities, it was adorable 😀 and another one was Agnes Cecilia by Maria Gripe, a very mysterious and charming book! Can truly recommend 🙂


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