Judy Blume was my absolute favorite author as a kid. I loved all the Fudge books. I'll be honest, I actually read a couple of these recently just for the heck of it... and they're just as good as I remember them!
Coming in at a close second is Beverly Cleary. The Ramona books were great. There was a TV series too! Does anyone remember it? I found this video of the opening credits... that brought back some memories!
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle! I think one of these books was on my summer reading list as a kid but I ended up reading them all. I might have to pick one up at the library soon, because to be quite honest, I hardly remember them.... I just remember that I couldn't put them down!
Below are my six favorite young adult-ish books. Most of these are a given, I mean, who doesn't love To Kill a Mockingbird?
So... what are some of your childhood favorites?