Category: Book Reviews

Beloved Books for Children


Some of my fondest memories of my childhood involve a comfy chair and a good book.

I started thinking about some of the books that had the biggest impact, those I read over and over again as a child, and those more recent ones that are can’t-miss for today’s kids or anyone young at heart. I know we all have our favorites so I thought I would share these with you; maybe there is a book or two you have overlooked or even a few well-loved but rarely read. To me, books are like old friends: Always there and ready for a reconnection. I hope you enjoy my list of favorites:

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Anne of Green Gables

Are You There God, It’s Me, Margaret

Black Beauty

Charlotte’s Web

Chronicles of Narnia

Dick King Smith books


From the Mixed up files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Harriet the Spy

Harry Potter


Jane Eyre

Little House on the Prairie

Little Women

Nancy Drew Mysteries

Old Yeller


Robinson Caruso

Secret Garden

Swiss Family Robinson

The Hobbit

The Island of the Blue Dolphins

Tom Sawyer/Huck Finn

Treasure Island

Watership Down

Where the Sidewalk Ends

These books hold a special place in my heart. My childhood would not be complete without them. They are great for sharing with the kids in your life.