My daughter has read some of the Ramona books. I really do love reliving my book youth through my children. In addition to Ramona, I've recommended to them Harriet the Spy, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, Matilda, The Witches. My son is starting on Watership Down. I reread them myself, too. These "children's" books are just as magical now that I'm, er, older as they were when I was 10, 11 years old.