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Nintendo's Gamebooks Used To Be The Hardest Thing We Had To Deal With, And We Miss That

If you were like me, you can probably thank your childhood spent playing video games for your strong reading skills today.I learned me grammar skills from games too.Know Your MemeNot only did we have to learn to read to master the games we played, but we also honed our skills on countless copies of Nintendo Power, that great monthly supply of tips, tricks and walkthroughs. But there were also a few great book series based on video games, including the Worlds of Power books.Pictured: how to write a book report in third grade and still have fun.

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12 Little Golden Books That All Of Our Collections Started With

We all owned at least one Little Golden Books when we were kids. They were the originally released all the way back in 1942, but they continued to be published for decades. The collection grew over the years, with new stories being added all the time. They were made specifically to create a sturdier option for children to read. The cardboard cover and colorful images were exactly what kids wanted. The books were all the same length and size and in order to keep them competitively priced they only cost $0.25.  The original set of 12 are some

90s

If You Grew Up In The 90s These Books Were The Only Reason You Made It Through School

At age seven or eight, you're in that weird in between phase of picture books not being challenging enough, and chapter books being out of your comfort zone. There are, of course, a few series that tackle that challenge, but more often than not the stories are weak and uninteresting. This became especially noticeable when you had to write a book report and there was nothing good to choose from. BUT NEVER FEAR! Great Illustrated Classics are here to save the day. These books took age-old stories and turned them into kid-friendly versions. Great Illustrated ClassicsBecause they were made for

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11 Facts That Prove Roald Dahl Was So Much More Than A Genius Author

Roald Dahl may have written most of our childhood favorites, but not a lot of people know about the author himself. He is behind classics like Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and James and the Giant Peach, but the kids reading his stories have no idea how much he has been through. BiographyThe author had an incredible life that is unlike any others. Let's see if you know about his amazing past! He was a fighter pilot and a spy in World War IIRoald Dahl Museum and Story CenterHe flew a "Hawker Hurricane" in WWII starting in 1941. His

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10 Awesome Facts About The Worlds Of Power Books

If your middle school library was anything like mine, there was probably a huge waiting list for the only copy of the Ninja Gaiden book from the Worlds of Power series.WikimediaThe classic young readers series adapted some of the best NES games into full-length books that doubled as game guides. But who came up with this genius idea? And why were only a handful of titles turned into books?1. They were meant to get young boys to readThe series seems like it was thought up in Nintendo's marketing department, but credit actually belongs to Seth Godin. He was

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6 Trixie Belden Books That Made Us All Want To Be Detectives

Some books are capable of remaining popular no matter when they were published. The Sweet Valley High books are pretty wonderful no matter when you read them, V.C. Andrews' terrifying stories will always freak you out, and then there are of course the Trixie Belden books. EbayThe Trixie Belden books are iconic. Basically everyone in our generation has read them, our parents' generation, and even some of our grandparents enjoyed them when they were young as well! The books have been around forever, but the stories never go out of style. EbayTrixie Belden was someone a lot of us