- The Baby-sitters Club Series by Ann M. Martin
- Goosebumps Series by R.L. Stine
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
- The Giver by Lois Lowry
- Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
- The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
- The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
- Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
- Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
- The Magic Tree House Series by Mary Pope Osborne
In this blog post, we will be discussing 10 ’90s kids books that you need to read. These books were formative for many people who grew up in the ’90s, and they continue to be popular today.
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The Baby-sitters Club Series by Ann M. Martin
The Baby-sitters Club series follows the adventures of a group of young girls who start a babysitting business in their small town. The series was very popular in the 1990s, and it spawned a number of spin-off series, including The Baby-sitters Little Sister and The Baby-sitters Club Mysteries. If you were a ’90s kid, chances are you read (and loved) at least one of these books.
Goosebumps Series by R.L. Stine
The Goosebumps series by R.L. Stine was one of the most popular series of books for kids in the 1990s. The books are centered around horror and suspense, and each book features a different scary story. Some of the most popular books in the series include “Stay Out of the Basement,” “The Haunted Mask,” and “Go Eat Worms!”
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
If you were a ’90s kid, there’s a good chance that Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was one of the first books you ever read. This classic novel follows the story of young wizard Harry Potter as he attends Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, makes close friends and powerful enemies, and tries to uncover the truth about his family. If you somehow missed out on reading this book as a kid, it’s definitely worth picking up now.
The Giver by Lois Lowry
The Giver is a dystopian young adult novel by Lois Lowry. It’s set in a society which at first appears to be a utopian one, but is later revealed to be a dystopian one as the story progresses. The book has won several awards, including the Newbery Medal, and has been translated into more than forty languages.
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
This book was published in 1963, but it has remained popular with kids of all ages. It tells the story of Max, a young boy who is sent to bed without supper. He imagines himself sailing away to a land of wild things, where he is made king. But when he gets homesick, he returns to find his supper waiting for him.
The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
The Cat in the Hat is a children’s book written and illustrated by Theodor Geisel under the pen name Dr. Seuss and first published in 1957. The story centers on a tall anthropomorphic cat who wears a red and white-striped hat and a red bow tie. The Cat shows up at the house of Sally and her brother one rainy day when their mother is away. Despite the repeated objections of the fish, the Cat shows the children a few of his tricks in an attempt to entertain them. In the process he and his companions, Thing One and Thing Two, wreck the house. The children’s mother returns home as they are restoring everything to its proper place so she does not see what has happened, but she calls them downstairs for supper as soon as they finish.
While being read to by their mother, Sally and her brother notice that their fish has something stuck in its mouth. When asked what has happened, the cat discreetly places Thing One and Thing Two in a bag before leaving with them. The fish tells the children that he did not tell their mother because he did not want her to be upset after such a fun day.
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis is a classic series that has been enchanting readers for decades. The story follows the adventures of the four Pevensie children as they are transported to the magical world of Narnia. There they must help Aslan, the rightful king, defeat the evil White Witch and restore peace to the land. With its unforgettable characters and breathtaking imagery, The Chronicles of Narnia is a timeless masterpiece that has captivated readers of all ages.
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Little Women is a novel by Louisa May Alcott that was published in 1868. The book tells the story of the four March sisters – Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy – as they grow up in Massachusetts during the Civil War. The novel was an instant success and is still beloved by readers today.
Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
Charlotte’s Web is the story of a lot of unlikely friendships. There’s Charlotte, the spider, and Wilbur, the pig. There’s Dr. Dorian, the vet, and Farley, the farmer. And then there’s Fern, Wilbur’s best friend and protector. It’s a heartwarming tale that has been beloved by readers for generations.
The Magic Tree House Series by Mary Pope Osborne
The Magic Tree House series follows the adventures of Jack and Annie, two siblings who discover a tree house in the woods that is full of books. With the help of a little magic, they are transported to different places and times, where they have all sorts of adventures.
The series is perfect for kids who are just starting to read chapter books, as well as those who are already avid readers. With complex themes, interesting facts, and plenty of magic, the Magic Tree House series is sure to captivate readers of all ages.