QotD: Books From My Childhood

What books did you love as a child? 
Submitted by hearts

The Encyclopedia Brown series was perhaps my favorite to read. Several books in the Wikipedia link published before 1985 sound very, very familiar. I had at least a dozen of them, so I guess I had the majority of the 17 published at the time.

Additionally, I loved books on science: astronomy, NASA, aeronautics, and strange science facts mostly. Most of my extended family and friends' parents were involved in the Air Force. So one of my prized books and subject to constant review was a book on military planes and helicopters which I mostly memorized. While other kids wanted to be doctors, firemen, or police men, I wanted to be an engineer and astronaut for NASA.

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