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Books That Every 90's Kid Loved

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When I learned how to read, each book was door to another world.

My little brothers would beg me to read their favorite books to them over and over again. I would argue that the 90's produced some of the best books for children ever written.

From first-time readers to thick chapter books, flip through the pages of memory lane with our list of top kids' books from the 90's. How many of these did you read?

R.L. Stine's Goosebumps

These were the creepiest stories a kid could read! I remember putting all of my dolls in the closet after reading Night Of The Living Dummy - just in case!


The Berenstain Bears by Stan & Jan Berenstain

These books were some of my family's favorites! These bears were always getting into trouble and it seemed like the only sane one was Mama Bear, but we loved their antics and the wholesome resolutions at the end of each story.

Little Critter By Mercer Mayer

This guy was the greatest, especially when they introduced his sister to the story line. Critter wasn't too enthusiastic about having a baby sister, but when he figured out how to have fun with her, their adventures were pretty epic.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

This story was read to every child in the '90s, I'm pretty sure the school librarian had that book memorized by the end of the year.

Animorphs by K.A. Applegate

These were a super popular YA science fiction series that EVERYONE was reading. Some of the animals that the kids morphed into were a little strange, but we had good imaginations, so we went along with it.

Every Book Ever Written By Robert Munsch

These beautifully illustrated books by American-Canadian author, Robert Munsch were full of the crazy adventures a child might take with their imagination. In one story a little girl finds a baby in a sandbox, another a little boy follows his sleepwalking father into the snow, and our favorite, Thomas' Snowsuit. If you grew with a very snowy winter, you'll remember being bundled into a bazillion layers before you could go outside to play.

The Baby Sitter's Club by Ann M. Martin

This series inspired me to become a babysitter, fast cash, playing games all day? Sign me up! These stories were pretty entertaining, the book was easy to read and we all wanted to have a crowd of friends as cool as these girls. Depending on the story, I either saw myself in Kristi or Claudia, but I totally wished I was Dawn.

Captain Underpants Series by Dav Pilkey

This series came out later in the '90's but definitely was ranked high among fourth graders - selling more than 70 million books worldwide and over 50 million books in the United States.

Magic Shop Books and My Teacher is an Alien series by Bruce Coville

There are even more books 90s kids loved over on the next page!

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