Hey guys! Welcome back to my blog! In the midst of cleaning my shelves, I discovered many books I read from when I was in elementary school. If you have seen my Instagram, you may know that I really started reading when I was in 3rd grade, and my interest in it just grew over time. I was curious to see how these books were able to develop my love for reading and what types of books I was interested in. So without further ado, let’s take a look at the books I enjoyed when I was younger:
Junie B Jones
I think the Junie B Jones series were the first books I really read. Junie B Jones is a book series about Junie’s adventures in 1st-3rd grades. While the books seem really dumb from my perspective now, I can definitely see how these can spark an interest in reading. I think the reason these books appealed to 3rd-grade me is because of how short they were and how easy they were to understand.
Magic Tree House
The stories in these books were very engaging. They brought me on adventures to different places and taught me about their culture to some extent. The vocabulary and sentence structure is very simple, so they ended up being good books to read.
A to Z Mysteries
I took interest to mystery books very quickly. Watching 3 kids go on crazy adventures to solve anything from a stolen lottery ticket to a bank robbery was something which I found so fascinating. These books were amazing even in 4th and 5th grade.
I can’t believe I almost forgot about this one! This was another one of my early reads along with Junie B Jones. I would read these all the time. Basically, these two girls would go on secret adventures to recover lost fairies. There were so many sub-series in these. I think I read these to fulfill a reading requirement rather than enjoyment. However, there will always be an element of nostalgia tied to these books.
Some of you might be familiar with John Grisham, an author well-known for writing adult law books. Well, he wrote this AMAZING children series about a kid who loves law and gets involved in the action taking place in his city. I picked up these books in 5th grade, but I would still highly recommend checking out these books as they are definitely a good read.
I have mentioned this book series in a pretty old post of mine. I had to read this book for a reading competition in my school, but that first book really got me invested into the rest of the series. The critics who review the first book describe it as a mix of Harry Potter and the Hunger Games. I think that is the best way to describe this series. Definitely encourage everyone to give this a read.
Hope you guys enjoyed reading about some of the first books I read! Let me know about some of the books you read in elementary school below. Hope you guys are enjoying your day!
Your sincere writer and confidante,