What Book Shaped Your Childhood?

In celebration of author Beverly Cleary's 100th birthday, we asked our readers: What was your favorite book as a child? What books do you pass on to your children now? People shared picture books, young adult novels and more. Add your picks to our list! And read more about Beverly Cleary and "Ramona"'s legacy here: http://wpo.st/-pkT1
  1. Heidi
    By Johanna Spyri
  2. A Bear Called Paddington
    By Susan Bond
  3. Ramona the Pest
    By Beverly Cleary
  4. The Phantom Tollbooth
    By Norton Jester
  5. The Harry Potter series
    By J.K. Rowling
  6. Falling Up
    By Shel Silverstein
  7. The Little Prince
    By Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  8. Anne of Green Gables
    By L.M. Montgomery
  9. Our Animal Friends at Maple Hill Farm
    By Alice and Martin Provensen
  10. The Wind in the Willows
    Kenneth Grahame
  11. On Beyond Zebra!
    By Dr. Seuss
  12. The Twits
    By Roald Dahl
  13. Where the Red Fern Grows
    By Wilson Rawls
  14. Charlotte's Web
    By E.B. White
  15. Because of Winn-Dixie
    By Kate DiCamillo
  16. The Hobbit
    JRR Tolkien
    Suggested by   @M6LakeSailor
  17. Peter Pan
    By Sir James Barrie
    Suggested by   @ashleymcq
  18. Matilda
    By Roald Dahl
    Suggested by   @agriffin
  19. Island of the blue Dolphins, by Scott O'Dell. -sparked hours of deeply imaginary & solitary play in the woods.
    Suggested by   @oh2nc
  20. Little House on the Prairie Series
    Suggested by   @KristenW27
  21. From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankwiller
    By E.L. Konigsburg
    Suggested by   @KristenW27
  22. A Series of Unfortunate Events
    Lemony Snicket
    Suggested by   @diamarrhea
  23. The Golden Compass
    Philip Pullman
    Suggested by   @dckimpton
  24. A Separate Peace
    By John Knowles
    Suggested by   @jkcflyers
  25. The Babysitter's Club
    Suggested by   @jess_may17
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  27. Treasures of the Snow, by Patricia St John
    Suggested by   @bookishclaire
  28. Little House on the Prairie
    By Laura Ingalls Wilder
    Suggested by   @rcwornhoff
  29. Nancy Drew
    Not technically a book but a series.l, Nancy taught me that I don't need anyone but myself...and that chloroform is very common and people are always trying to kill you
    Suggested by   @LauraM
  30. A Wrinkle in Time
    by Madeline L'Engle
    Suggested by   @hannah_rachel
  31. Madeline
    By Ludwig Belmans
    Suggested by   @sicasady
  32. The Nancy Drew books
    By Carolyn Keene
    Suggested by   @hh12995
  33. Where the Sidewalk Ends
    Suggested by   @DG
  34. A Little Princess
    Suggested by   @DG
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  40. Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
    Suggested by   @jb_piper
  41. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
    Suggested by   @jb_piper
  42. I have to pick just one? A Wrinkle in Time
    By Madeleine L'Engle
    Suggested by   @loriatx
  43. Anne of Green Gables series
    Suggested by   @jcoolio
  44. Highlights and Ranger Rick magazines (I know, not a book, but...)
    Suggested by   @jcoolio
  45. A Little Princess
    Suggested by   @igirton