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12 Readers Share Their Favorite Books from Childhood

by KB Meniado

We all remember our first loves. Here are 12 more readers and the books they adored as a kid! (Related: “8 Books from My Childhood You’ve Also Probably Read and Loved)

Skinny Bones by Barbara Park - BookbedSkinnybones by Barbara Park—witty, underdog story, hilarious; The Three Investigators by Robert Arthur—something like the Hardy Boys, but smarter; and Many Moons by James Thurber—whimsical children’s fantasy. Funny too.”

Reev Robledo

Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie - BookbedHaroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie and Superfudge by Judy Blume!”

Glorypearl Dy

Welcome to Dead House by R.L. Stine - Bookbed“The Goosebumps series by R.L. Stine and the Sweet Valley series by Francine Pascal when I was in grade school. Soon after, I started reading Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice and actually liked her books.”
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll - BookbedALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND! It was unpredictable and full of wisdom. I still read it from time to time.”
Anastasia Krupnik by Lois Lowry - BookbedAnastasia Krupnik! Weird girl who likes making lists 💕”
Katie Kazoo Switcheroo Anyone But Me by Nancy Krulik - BookbedKatie Kazoo Switcheroo! Because of that book, I became more imaginative as a child 
Kitty Lidasan
Sweet Valley High by Francine Pascal - BookbedAko, I loved the Sweet Valley series and The Baby-sitters Club series! And some Dr. Seuss, like Cat in the Hat!”
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens - BookbedOliver Twist by Charles Dickens! Grade 3 book report. Haha!”
Danj Valderueda
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum - Bookbed“The Sweet Valley series! But for me, they were all short reads. [L. Frank] Baum’s The Wizard of Oz (or was it [Anna] Sewell’s Black Beauty?) was my very first “serious” book that I read back in fourth grade.”
Jesh Juson
Mythology by Edith Hamilton - Bookbed“Edith Hamilton’s Mythology. I was lucky enough that I had a classmate who had a copy of the book. The moment I started reading the first stories, I couldn’t seem to stop. After I finished it, I read it again, to the point that I memorized every page.”

Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling - Bookbed“The Geronimo Stilton series—Funny and adventurous, may illustrations inside and very quirky yung fonts na ginagamit nila per book, dahildoonna-in love ako sa typography.

The Nancy Drew series—Who doesn’t love a female character na tomboy-ish and loves solving mysteries? Haha!

The Harry Potter series—Because friendship and adventure! Dahil sa HP, naging serious reader ako. I remember tina-try ko talaga makapasok sa top 10 [to get the books] as a reward for my hard work. The last two books were precious since both books binili ko were the hardbound editions, like may reservation pa sa NBS (National Book Store) noon! (Because of HP, I became a serious reader. I remember trying to be in the top 10 [to get the books] as a reward for my hard work. The last two books were precious since both books I bought were hardbound editions, and it was by reservation at NBS!)”

Kristel Mae Cavero

(Related: “FaceBookIt: Makeup Inspired by ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’ by J.K. Rowling“)

Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl - BookbedFantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl! Who doesn’t love a cunning character and fun alliterations? [Also], anything by Roald Dahl, actually  But I think FMF was the first book of his that I read and I read non-stop from there. I exploited my library card borrowing all of his books in grade school 🤭”

Mary Imbong

Which ones are in your list? Share more books in the comments below! ☁️


3 responses to “12 Readers Share Their Favorite Books from Childhood”

  1. Paula Romana Alagao Avatar
    Paula Romana Alagao

    I could truly relate to their favorite books! I’m a die-hard fan of the Harry Potter series! I watched and read the books plus the stories after. I also read Goosebumps, Fantastic Mr. Fox and of course Mythology. I super love this article, KB! 🙂


    1. Thank you for reading, Paula! The stories we read continue to live in us ☁️


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