21 Books to Read Before Your 21st Birthday

21 Books to Read Before Your 21st Birthday
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Updated on 13 May 2015

Our memories of the books we read as children tend to stick fondly in our minds for years after we’ve grown up. We asked our Twitter followers to share their favorite children’s books with us, and here’s what they said. Whether you have children of your own or you’re looking to recapture a bit of the magic of childhood, there’s something on this list for you:

1. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett 2. Matilda by Roald Dahl 3. Love You Forever by Robert Munsch 4. Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola 5. The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup and a Spool of Thread by Kate DiCamillo 6. Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren 7. Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi 8. Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome 9. The Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis 10. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery 11. Goodnight Opus by Berkeley Breathed 12. The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle 13. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White 14. From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg 15. Wonder by R.J. Palacio 16. Uncle Wiggily’s Story Book by Howard R. Garis 17. The Missing Piece by Shel Silverstein 18. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein 19. The Balloon Tree by Phoebe Gilman 20. The Kiss That Missed by David Melling 21. Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney

What’s your favorite children’s book? Share the title and author in the comments!

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