Kids’ books are my favorite books to read and write! I think no matter what age you are you can still enjoy reading and learning lessons from them. These books are not just loved by me but by my entire family! Here are a few of my favorites:
- The Ramona Quimby Collection by Beverly Cleary.
This 11 book series is such a fun and creative series. I’ve read it more than once and I still enjoy it even though I am older.
My favorite quote:
“I am going to say bad word. Guts! Guts! Guts!”
–Ramona the Brave
- The Henry Huggins Collection by Beverly Cleary.
Another great book series with six books, and a boy for the main character. Be ready to laugh a lot! Henry gets himself into so many predicaments and it is enjoyable reading about his family and friends helping him get out of them.
My favorite quote:
“E-e-ek! A dog!” squealed the lady with the bag of apples. “Go away, doggie, go away!”
Henry And Ribs
- Emily and Her Runaway Imagination by Beverly Cleary.
This is the last book by Beverly Cleary on my list, but I love all of her writing. Emily’s Runaway Imagination is very funny book. Just to give a hint about Emily’s crazy antics, who would even try bleaching a horse? Emily would.
My favorite Quote:
“And now I’m going to find out how to get a library started.”
–Emily’s Runaway imagination
- From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil. E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg
I still love reading about Claudia’s and Jamie’s escape to The Metropolitan Museum. It will be a quick read and you will enjoy lots of laughs as you follow the escapades of the Kinkaid siblings.
Favorite Quote: “The eyes are the windows of the soul…. If someone was to look into your eyes, what would you want them to see?”
–From the mixed of files of Mrs. Basil. E. Frankwiler
- The Penderwick Series by Jeanne Birdsall
The Penderwick Series contains five books. I’ve read the entire series more than once and I like it better every time.
My favorite quote (I like this one so much I’ve got two.):
1. “Don’t kill her now, just when we’ve gone to all that trouble to rescue her,” said Jeffrey.”
2. “This is what made a book great, she thought, that you could read it over and over and never get tired of it.”
- The Boxcar Children written by Gertrude Chandler Warner.
The first 19 books in this series are amazing but eventually the charm wears off as they became a ghost written series. However, it is additive and until the last few books had been published I had read every single one in the series. There is 157 books in the series now.
“Yes,” Said Benny, “You know some people have funny veins, so, when they hear awfully good, suddenly they just drop down dead.”
–Surprise Island, book two in The Boxcar Children series.
- Gone-Away Lake by Elizabeth Enright.
This is such an amazing book. Julian and Portia’s adventures keeps you on the edge of your seat the whole book. Like all the books I have read it more than once.
“Now isn’t that nice!’ said the old lady. ‘If cousins are the right kind, they’re best of all: kinder than sisters and brothers, and closer than friends.”
–Gone away lake
These are just a few of my favorite middle-grade books! There are so many great ones that I couldn’t add to my list.
“Someday you’ll be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.”
That quote kind of goes along with what I said earlier. You can enjoy children’s books at any age.
I hope you enjoyed reading through my kids’ books! I loved reading all of these. If you haven’t read any of them I would definitely add them to your to-be-read list.
Thanks for reading!