Books and Reading, History of Me

31 Day Blog Challenge: Favorite Childhood Books

I’ve always loved to read – an obsession that started when I was very little.

When I was very little, I loved Golden Books – especially books about animals. My family likes bunnies a lot, and this one carries many wonderful memories:

When I was a little older, I remember loving the books by Stephen Cosgrove — Serendipity, Trapper, Leo the Lop, Misty Morgan, and many, many others. They were popular in the late 80’s and early 90’s, and are now very difficult to find. I think I may still have a few of my favorites left at my parents’ house, but I’m not sure. You can read more about them on Cosgrove’s website.

Another series from the late 80’s that I loved was Whisper the Winged Unicorn. The image below is from Amazon, and I seem to remember having the books that included the stickers, but the only ones I still have on my bookshelf (in mint condition, actually) are Curse of the Dragon and Journey to Julie’s Heart.

Of course, when I was in elementary school, I graduated to the Baby-Sitter’s Club and Sweet Valley series. I was hooked on those for years.

Another series I loved was The Secret of the Unicorn Queen. They came out in the late 80’s and 90’s, but I didn’t read them until middle school – around 1993 or so. This is what the first book, Swept Away, looks like. This series was amazing and inspired my love of fantasy stories. I still own all 6 books and they are in near-mint condition.

I also was very into mythology and learning about other cultures. Two books I loved were The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder (this book is a classic – if you haven’t read it, you should!) and Sisters, Long Ago by Peg Kehret.

That’s just a few of the books I loved as a child. I was a very avid reader and still have many of my favorite childhood books on my bookshelf. I’m so happy that Zachary loves books, too, and look forward to seeing the kinds of books that he likes to read as he gets older.

2 thoughts on “31 Day Blog Challenge: Favorite Childhood Books

  1. I think you must be quite a bit younger than me, as I had been grown up for some time when these books came out. They look quite interesting, though, perhaps a bit too old for my son at the moment.

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