Friday, March 25, 2011

Favorite Childhood Series

Uhm....have you heard the big news????

Sweet Valley Confidential is coming out next week! It's the story of the Sweet Valley characters (you know, Elizabeth and Jessica and their so called perfect size 6 figures) and what happened to them ten years after the series ended.

I. Can't. Wait.

I LOVED those books (both Sweet Valley Twins and Sweet Valley Kids) and am openingly admitting that I plan to buy the book.

Time Magazine came out with this article today about the top 10 children's series that we want to come back. The link starts at 10, so view it backwards.

Uhm....number 2 is totally my FAVORITE series ever. I'm pretty sure I have every book in the series tucked away in my mom's attic.

What about you? What is your favorite series of childhood books? Which one do you want to see making a return. And will you be buying Sweet Valley Confidential?


Tere Kirkland said...

I think I read every Ramona book, too! I loved how the books had just as much internal conflict as external conflict, and at age 8, those were the most complicated books I'd ever read. Of course it was love!

Great post!

Janet Johnson said...

I'm totally going to have to read this! I never read them all (who could with the 100+ titles?) but I read as many as I could!

Fun list from Times. I did like #2. :)

Kristan said...

I LOVED Miss Piggle Wiggle. She'd make such a great kids movie.

Ditto Boxcar Children, although I *think* I read somewhere that there *is* a prequel coming out for that series...?

This is probably evil of me, but Sweet Valley Confidential is the lovechild of the editorial team that ultimately passed on my story (Twenty-Somewhere) so I have this weird love/hate with it... I mean, don't get me wrong, I hope it does well! I loved Sweet Valley growing up, and I think stories about the "New Adult" phase in life are really important. I just wish my story had been chosen to be a part of that push too, haha.

Kara said...

I never read Sweet Valley. But I did read every single Anastasia Krupnik book by Lois Lowry. I loved her. She was my kindred spirit.

Carrie said...

I loved the Sweet Valley Twins/ High books. They were responsible for some of my classmates starting a school paper in fifth grade because I think that happened in one of the SVT books.
I also loved the Babysitter's Club series. Those have been reissued recently with new covers.

Erin said...

Oh, Sweet Valley!!! I'm so pumped to see this!!! I think I read every single book in the series when I was younger.

I also had much love for The Baby Sitters Club, so I'm happy to see that made the list.

(Were they really size 6? That would probably be considered overweight by today's standards!)

Erin @ Quitting My Day Job

Ashley @ Book Labyrinth said...

So, I started with Sweet Valley Kids, read the Twins, and most of SVH as well. So yah, I'm slightly psyched. I don't know if I'll buy it, but I already have it on hold at the library for when it comes out, lol. Can't wait!!

Bee said...

I'm SO buying this. These books were so important when I was about 11/12 ;-)

Sophia the Writer said...

Oh. My. God. This is the best news ever. This is like when then Twitterverse told me Roundhouse was coming back to Nick at Nite.

I had all the Sweet Valley Twin books, the christmas horror specials, AND those weird SVH multi-generational specials.

I also had the Babysitter's Club series with the same sort of obsession.

And of course Little House, which I just blogged about for Book Blog hop lol.

Bethany Mason said...

I absolutely love Sweet Valley and still have a large collection of them (I'm working my way up to every single book ever published so will definitely be buying the SV Confidential - thanks for sharing). I have to ask though, why has no one else mentioned Sweet Valley University as that is my favourite series of them all.

Kari Marie said...

I was addicted to the Sweet Valley High books too. Awesome.

I forgot about the piggle-wiggle books. I enjoyed those too.

Regina said...

This is a really tough call. I read so many great books when I was a kiddo that I don't know what to say was my favorite.