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Feeling Nostalgic? Read The Best ‘90s Books For Kids

Posted on July 12 2021

Feeling Nostalgic? Read The Best ‘90s Books For Kids

The Best ‘90s Books For Kids

Remember the excitement of school book fairs? The thrill of getting the crisp new installment of your favorite mystery series? The 1990’s produced some of the best children and young adult books and encouraged reading in a way we don’t always see today.

From Harry Potter to Goosebumps, these fantastical books helped shape so much of our lives and now, we get to share them with our own kids. We love sharing pieces of our own childhood with our children. Even more, we love revisiting the simpler times of our carefree youth. Just look at the amount of 90’s TV reboots and it’s obvious we are all a little starved for some nostalgia right now.

So whether you want to pass on these cherished books for your kids to enjoy or want to take a trip down memory lane just by yourself, here are some of the best 90’s books for kids (and you!) to read today.

Children’s Books From The ‘90s To Read Today

#1 - Goosebumps: Series 1-10

Goosebumps 1-10

Are you finally ready to relieve these scary tales? Perfect for children aged 8 and up, this soft-cover book set of electrifying horror adventures make the perfect collection for fearless kids and young adults.

From encounters with the abominable snowman and vampires to exciting mysteries about secret rooms and theme parks, these thrilling tales will keep your kids on the edge of their seat.

Titles included in the set: Attack of the Graveyard Ghouls, A Shocker on Shock Street, Say Cheese and Die, Vampire Breath, The Abominable Snowman of Pasadena, One Day at Horrorland, Please Don't Feed the Vampire, Return of the Mummy, The Haunted Mask, and Night of the Living Dummy 2.

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#2 - Goosebumps Horrorland

This haunted book collection brings together ten of the series' scariest reader favorites. Perfect for children aged 8 and up, this scary collection of books features monsters, mummies, vampires, and other supernatural encounters sure to keep your kids turning the pages. These make for a great Halloween gift and the perfect books to read together as a family to make sure everyone stays safe.

Titles included in the set: Revenge of the Living Dummy, Creep from the Deep, Monster Blood for Breakfast, The Scream of the Haunted Mask, Dr. Maniac Vs Robby Schwartz, Who's Your Mummy, My Friend Call Me Monster, Say Cheese- and Die Screaming! Welcome to Camp Slither, and Help! We Have Strange Powers.

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#3 - Goosebumps: Series 1

Goosebumps Original

Discover the original bone-chilling adventures that made Goosebumps one of the bestselling children's book series of all time! Have you got Goosebumps yet? If not, you soon will! This creep collection will thrill you, frighten you, and keep you on the edge of your seat. Inside you'll find ten tales of slimy monsters, horrifying mummies, malicious lawn gnomes, and of course, Slappy, the scariest ventriloquist dummy you will ever meet!

Titles included in this scary set: The Ghost Next Door, The Haunted Car, Let's Get Invisible, Stay Out of the Basement, The Werewolf of Fever Swamp, Revenge of the Lawn Gnomes, The Blob that Ate Everyone, The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight, The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb, and Night of the Living Dummy.

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#4 - The Boxcar Children Bookshelf

Boxcar Children

While The Boxcar Children book series has been published since the mid 1920’s, they’ve always been a hit with kids and especially gained popularity with children and young adults in the 1990’s and 1990’s.

This deluxe Boxcar bookcase set makes a great gift for kids ages 8 and up. It includes The Boxcar Children Mysteries #1 through #12, a poster, a bookmark, and other fun Boxcar activities. Best of all, the bookshelf holds all their Boxcar favorites and can expand to hold up to 32 books.

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#5 - Dr. Seuss Books

Dr. Suess' Book of Colors

Is there anything more classic than a whimsical Dr. Seuss book? For generations, these books have brought happiness and silliness to millions of kids, but with a slew of cartoons and resurgence in the 90’s, Dr. Seuss’ popularity reached new heights for millennials.

All of these books are a delight to read with children of every age. Discover
a few of our personal favorites below.

Green Eggs and Ham

One of the most iconic of Dr. Seuss books to enjoy.

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The Sleep Book

The perfect bedtime read will have you all yawning in no time.

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1 2 3

Easy to read counting book perfect for the little ones.

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Book of Colors

This bright illustrated book brings to life all your favorite Dr. Seuss characters.

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