Editor's note: This post was originally published on July 9, 2015.
Today my 8-year-old got home, grabbed his new book, and promptly climbed our tree with it in hand. I used to do the same thing when I was a child. I loved climbing the tree in our front yard with a book to read undisturbed. The books my son can't put down are all about Pokemon; for me, it was Anne of Green Gables and The Westing Game. Do you remember the books that helped you fall in love with reading?
See if you can find one of your childhood favorites on this list of 20 children's chapter books.
The Secret World of Og by Pierre Berton
Blubber by Judy Blume
Superfudge by Judy Blume
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
The White Mountains - The Tripods Trilogy #1 by John Christopher
Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary
The BFG by Roald Dahl
The Great Brain by John D. Fitzgerald
That Scatterbrain Booky by Bernice Thurman Hunter
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L Konigsburg
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
The Root Cellar by Janet Lunn
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
Owls in the Family by Farley Mowat
The Borrowers by Mary Norton
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
The Littles by John Peterson
The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective by Donald J. Sobol
Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
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