sweet valley high series (book 1 by: Francine Pascal). I read these at the age of 12 and loved them, a new book came out every week that I can remember and mum would get me one. I nearly had the whole collection.
The Wonder Years. This is my favorite show of all time. It captured all the things kids go through growing up in a funny and nostalgic way. The music is iconic and probably the reason this series isn't on DVD anywhere.