I know this may seem like a stupid post (I know, okay?) but I've been wanting to do this for SO LONG. I have no idea why, but I always get very nostalgic when I think of these books. Way back, I was a H-U-G-E bookworm (more than I am now, I mean. Like, uni gets in the way a lot now, you know?) and I have so many favorite series which I'm not ashamed to say I still love reading when I feel like it (Okay, that was a tad bit embarrassing considering these books are children's books I'm talking about). Anyway, without further ado, here goes!
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This series of books includes funny anecdotes about Ramona Quimby, her family and friends. I loved Ramona right from book one- and I still do! She's one of the most fun characters ever. Remember the movie Ramona and Beezus, starring Selena Gomez and Joey King? Yep, based on this series!
This series of 39 books (yeah, you read it right) centers on the adventures of the very mischievous William Brown. I used to love reading these books for all the fun and laughter it gave me. I still can't think of a naughtier lil' boy than William- the tricks he was up to and all the havoc he wreaked never failed to fill me with mirth!
I was very chicken when I was small (still am- let's not talk about that, please), but that never stopped me on gorging on these deliciously creepy books by the king of children's horror. Be it vampires, zombies, ghosts, demons or monsters- this series had them all, and R. L. Stine remains as one of my most favorites even now!
Set in the village of Peterswood, this series follows the antics of Larry, Fatty, Pip, Daisy and Bets- oh, and their dog, Buster- as they go about solving mysteries in their neighborhood, much to the annoyance of the village police, Mr. Goon. Needless to say, I ADORED these kids and never tired of reading these books!
This is a series of novels that features the adventures of a Julian, Dick, Anne, Georgina (George) and their dog Timmy during their school holidays. Criminals on the loose, lost treasure- these kids are bound to stumble upon just about anything and everything, and also come out of each situation victoriously!
A series of six novels centering on a girls' boarding school, these books follow Darrell Rivers and her friends on their adventures and experiences in Malory Towers. Six more books were added to the series by author Pamela Cox, but the originals by Enid Blyton are unparalleled!
These books follow the twins Patricia and Isabel O'Sullivan from their first year at St. Clare's on. There's a delightful host of side characters as well, and I loved reading about their life at boarding cshool and all the mischief they got up to! While my love for boarding schools is huge, St. Clare's is without doubt my most favorite (second to only Hogwarts).
This series of adaptations from the Two of a Kind TV series follows Mary Kate and Ashley, twins who are polar opposites as they struggle with school and friends and crushes and what not. These books, each written by various authors like Judy Katschke, Megan Stine, Lisa Banim, Nancy Butcher, Cathy East Dubowski, Diana G. Gallagher and Louise Gikowlike were great fun to read, and yes, MK and Ashley were one of my favorite pair of twins ever!
Originally created by Francine Pascal in the Sweet Valley High series, this series by Jamie Suzanne is about Elizabeth and Jessica- twins who want to differ from each other. It's always great to read books about sisters, and more so when they are twins! We get to read about not only the twins, but also their friends, so it's all the more fun!
While the other books are in no particular order, here I saved the best for the last. I simply ADORED this series and still get super-nostalgic when I think about it! The BSC series is about a group of friends who live in the fictional, suburban town of Stoneybrook, Connecticut. They run a local babysitting service called the "Baby-Sitters Club" and these books follow their anecdotes as they deal with a wide range of problems like divorce, remarriage, illness, sibling rivalry, peer conflicts, jealousy, and competition, while having a whole lot of fun too! I so wanted to be a baby-sitter myself because of these books, so go figure!
Well, so that's all just ten selected series of books I enjoyed as a kid. There's a lot more, mind you, so it was quite a tedious task to just zero in on ten! I've included four series by Enid Blyton, but I couldn't help it! I'm a HUGE fan of her work, so it only seemed reasonable that I included at least four of my favorites. Authors like Dr. Seuss and Roald Dahl are favorites too, but these are my mostest favoritest. What about you?