This list was in my drafts; I stumbled into a used bookstore today and found almost all of these books in the children's section. I took it as a sign. ☺️
  1. The Puppy Who Wanted a Boy by Jane Thayer
  2. All of The Boxcar Children books
  3. The CutUps by James Marshall
  4. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  5. George & Martha by James Marshall
    Martha got on my nerves, but I still read a lot of these books.
  6. The Stinky Cheese Man & Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Scieszka & Smith
  7. Ramona Quimby Age
    And the whole Beverly Cleary crew
  8. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  9. The Mouse and the Motor Cycle
  10. SuperFudge by Judy Blume
  11. Nancy Drew books by Carolyn Keene
  12. Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish
    Not a superfan of these but I had a friend who was and would give them to me as gifts.
  13. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
    "And the tree was happy..." TEARS ALWAYS.
  14. EVERYTHING Shel Silverstein
    I was truly obsessed. There was a Rhetoric Competition at my school- meant mostly for the older kids...where you would recite a poem, analyze it, and tell everyone why it was important. My mom was convincing my bro to do it when I said, "Mama, I'm going to do the contest." "You are?" (I was grade K.) "Mm hmm; I'm gonna do 'Ladies First.'" I did. In front of nine grades and their parents, I told them all how we should put others' needs first. I got a standing ovation. My applause addiction began.
  15. The Hobbit by Tolkien
  16. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  17. Good Night, Moon
  18. The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
  19. SOUNDER by W. Armstrong
  20. Choose Your Own Adventure books
    This one was particularly uplifting.
  21. Harry Potter!!! By JKR
    Le duh.
  22. The Song and Dance Man by Karen Ackerman
  23. Matilda by Roald Dahl
  24. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
  25. Corduroy!!!!
    (Paddington was cool too, but c'mon. Corduroy.)