10 Books From The '90s Every '90s Kid Should Read Their Kids
As a kid, reading was always something that I found enjoyable. I would literally sit for hours and read books, even during the summer. Back then, there was nothing that my mom could've said or done to take me away from a good book no matter how hard she tried. Even now, books are still my thing. So when I see books that were important to me in my past, a bit of excitement takes over. Though I'm not a mom yet, I'm always giving my sister books from the '90s that every '90s kid should read their kids so that she can have those moments with my niece.
It's always amazing to me when I see books from my past make their way on my nieces bookshelf and have them be books that she loves as much as I did. Although Five Little Monkey's Jumping on the Bed tends to be my nieces favorite book to recite, having my sister expose her to books such as If You Give A Mouse A Cookie, and a plethora of Dr. Seuss choices, is always nice to see. I don't know if it's just me, but reading those books to her and reliving my childhood tends to give me all the feels.
Ready to take a walk down memory lane? These 10 books are a blast from the past that you'll be willing to relive.
1. 'Harry Potter' Series, by J. K. Rowling
The Harry Potter books by J. K. Rowling grew in popularity during the late '90s and early 2000's and literally began to fly off the shelves like hotcakes.
2. 'Captain Underpants' by Dav Pilkey
During the '90s, if you weren't reading one of Dav Pilkey's Captain Underpants books, you weren't reading the right thing.
3. 'Junie B. Jones' Series by Barbara Park
If finding ways to encourage your kids to read has been an issue, introducing them to the Junie B. Jones series by Barbara Park will have them begging you for more reading time.
4. 'Sweet Valley High' Series by Francine Pascal
The Sweet Valley High series was every '90s girl dream and when they decided to turn it into a show, life got that much better.
5. 'If You Give A Moose A Muffin' by Laura Numeroff
If there weren't any other books I remember from the '90s, Laura Numeroff's If You Give A Moose A Muffin will always go down as one of the best ever.
6. 'Oh, The Places You'll Go!' by Dr. Seuss
Even as an adult, Oh, the Places You'll Go! still holds value.
7. 'Goosebumps' Series by R. L. Stine
A series of books that became super popular in the '90s with a show (and now a movie) to follow, the exposure of R.L. Stine's haunting mind through each of the Goosebumps books will give your kids the spooks they're looking for.
8. 'The Stinky Cheese Man And Other Fairly Stupid Tales' by Jon Scieszka
Do you remember The Stinky Cheese Man? Whether you do or you don't, this book will be perfect for a bonding moment with you and your kids.
9. 'The Face On The Milk Carton' by Caroline B. Cooney
When I was in middle school, we were forced to read this book. At first, I thought I wouldn't enjoy it, but after I was done, The Face on the Milk Carton quickly became one of my favorite books. To top it off, there was even a movie made after it.
10. 'The Baby-Sitter's Club' Series by Ann M. Martin
During my childhood, reading The Baby-Sitter's Club books made being a babysitter seem so cool. As I got older though, I found out that it wasn't as cool as I thought it would be.