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12 Books from Your Childhood That Have Stood the Test of Time


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A Wrinkle in Time. Set as a time-traveling adventure, this novel is ultimately a tale of good versus evil and the triumph of love.

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Goodnight Moon. This existential reflection on bedtime turns 70 this year—and is just as relevant as ever.

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The Ramona Collection. We couldn’t choose just one tale of the fearless namesake heroine, but every story from her spunky series is timeless and relatable.

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The Giving Tree. A poignant story that is sure to ignite many conversations about selflessness and love.

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Are You My Mother? The mother-baby bond? Yeah, that’s not going anywhere. 

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Eloise. Who here didn’t want to be the Plaza-living heroine when they were little?

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Anne of Green Gables. Thanks to her feminist, courageous and unapologetic ideals, this little redhead feels more modern than ever.

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Caps for Sale. This rhyming story teaches toddlers a good old-fashioned lesson in entrepreneurship, problem-solving and resolution.

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The Little Prince. An allegorical tale that’s way deeper than it first seems, this spacey time from the ’40s will have your little guy asking big questions.

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Charlotte’s Web. A story about friendship and death that ultimately reminds us that friends come in all shapes and sizes (and breeds). 

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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad DayTBH, we could all use a refresher on how not to let bad circumstances get the best of you.

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Love You Forever. We dare you not to cry during this heart-wrenching story about a mother's unending love for her son.

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