This group of books was given to me while I was living with
my grandparents. They were my mom's when she was a kid,
and she passed them down to me since I was very into
reading at the time. I mostly read them during the summers
I spent there, usually during the night with my nightlight on
beside me, filling my bedroom with a soft warm glow. And
although I also grew up with Captain Underpants, Doctor
Proctor and Magic Tree House around this time, these books
are special in their own way and are definitely unique from
those, deserving a separate spotlight.
Here, you can read the first chapter of each one. The Pinballs
was my favourite.
While I'm glad things are much different now, a part of me
misses that period of my life and how simple everything
was. And these books will always remind me of the pure
bliss and wonder only childhood can have.