Brian posts a writing prompt each week and the most current one asks what book or other piece of art influenced us as kids.
I especially remember reading these two series of books. I'd go to the library (By myself! I was maybe in 5th grade.) and just browse around looking for new additions.
I'm not sure, now, why I loved them so much. Maybe it was the perfectness of their lives, or the adventures, but these are the kids who got me into reading.