Paul Jennings - a really excellent, off-beat, Aussie short story writer (he's basically the Australian Roald Dahl). I have about 5 of his books! Goosebumps series
Detective/mystery books - there was one series I read a lot of called The Three Investigators (although it took some serious googling to work out what it was called) Narnia series
Judy Blume - the Fudge series in particular, which I identified with way too much (especially having a nightmarish younger sibling)
Morris Gleitzman (another Aussie) Bow Down Shadrach by Joy Cowley The Haunting by Margaret Mahy Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
Hans Christian Anderson The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett Under the Mountain by Maurice Gee The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkein
I hated The Babysitter's Club BTW
INFP 4w5 so/sp
I've dreamt in my life dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas;
they've gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the colour of my mind.
- Emily Bronte
- Hardy Boys series. My uncle had about 30 of them that were original printings from the 30s and 40s that had been passed down to him by my grandfather. I ran through all of them at least two or three times.
- Judy Blume series. I came to realize later that they were largely for girls, but someone gave them to me as a kid and I never knew it.
- Choose Your Own Adventure series.
- Encyclopedia Brown series.
- Charlotte's Web
- Johnny Tremain
- Boy Scout Handbook. Practically memorized it.
- Anything about astronomy or space travel. I learned to read largely by reading the solar system section in the world atlas over and over again when I was 4 or 5.
Everybody have fun tonight. Everybody Wang Chung tonight.