Oh I just found this thread! Love all the books mentioned here are my favorites
Enid Blyton - see some Enid Blyton fans here I loved the Adventure series I think it was called, about 4 kids (2 boys and 2 girls) who would get into these adventures.
Drina ballet books - has anyone read these? I only had the first 3
all the Roald Dahl books
and I didn't remember Encyclopedia Brown until I read this thread hehe. I loved all kinds of mysteries as well