I like to think of my 90’s childhood as marking a renaissance in the realm of children’s books. I’m sure it’s just nostalgia, but some of the titles that we were offered seem like they were a lot better than the smiley-and-glittery titles offered to kids and teens today. I can certainly say that the books that we were reading were more whimsical, perhaps a bit more magical, and were definitely spiked with more adult themes than we’re letting our kids read today. Unless, of course, those themes are sexy times, themes that they are certainly getting and we thankfully did not.
Here is a list of some of my favorite childhood book titles: