Sometimes you can look at a cover and know that you’ve read the book, even if you don’t necessarily remember what it was about. That’s what I’m feeling now with these 6 books. Looking at the covers, reading the titles; I know I’ve read these. Nostalgia ensues! We’ve all read plenty of books in our lifetime, but sometimes we just forget!
Here are 6 books you probably from childhood that you probably forgot about.
1) Frindle by Andrew Clements
In Clements’ book, Nick makes up a new word! I remember reading this book and trying to come up with as many new words as possible. ‘Frindle’ in Clements’ book means pen, and Nick gets his word added to the dictionary. This book examines the complexity and entertaining nature of language!
Until I saw the cover of this book, I completely forgot that I had read this book! who else loved this book and the sequel, The Gypsy Game? The story follows a gang of kids who are fascinated by history. When they play ‘The Egypt Game’, they are transported to Egypt, via their imagination. When news comes out that murderer is on the loose, the kids and their game become threatened. These books definitely bring back memories and are great reads to return to!
3) In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson by Bette Bao Lord
In 1947, Shirley Temple Wong moves from China to Brooklyn, New York. Through baseball star Jackie Robinson, Wong sees that America is a land of opportunity. Even Robinson, the grandson of a slave, could make a difference in America, inspiring Wong. This book is a unique look at race, opportunity, and immigration in America. A must read.
4) Frog and Toad series by Arnold Lobel
Through Lobel’s series, we go on various adventures with Frog and Toad. We learn about their differences, and how despite those differences, they can still be friends. These books were used in my early elementary school reading. They’re quick, easy reads now, but not short of valuable lessons!
5) The Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne
Everyone loved Jack and Annie! These books combined history and literature in the most fun and entertaining way. With every adventure, we learned something new and were taken to an exciting place. These are definitely books I flew through. There are a whopping 55 books in the series, so you’re definitely going to have a lot of reading material!
6) Amelia Bedelia series by Peggy Parish
Next to Mary Poppins, Amelia Bedelia is our favorite housekeeper. Her quirkiness was so much fun to read about. Her silly mix-ups helped us learn what was what. These books taught language in a fun and memorable way and they still can!
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