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Favourite Children's Books


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#1 battyhippie

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 09:06 AM

Reading my morning paper, there was an article on the ten classic children's books of the boomers. So I was a thinking and wondering, especially with the holidays around the corner, what were your favourite books as a child? I'll start the list...and in no particular order...

Mary Poppins series by P.L. Travers
The House at Pooh Corners by A.A. Milne
The Wizard of Oz series by L Frank Baum
And to think I saw it on Mulberry Street by Dr Seuss
When We were Six by A.A. Milne
The Blue (and there were green, orange, yellow, etc) Fairy Books edited by Andrew Lang
Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
One Fish, Two Fish...By Dr Seuss
Mother Goose
And when I was nine...I began reading Charlie Brown, Charles Addams and Perry Mason by Erle Stanley Gardner...

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 09:54 AM

Here are just a few of my childhood favorites, and they are still some of my favorites. I had and have hoards of favorites.

The Princess and the Goblin - George McDonald
Heidi - Johanna Spyri, translated by Helen Dole
Mr. Popper's Penguins - Florence Atwater and Richard Atwater
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle (and the other 3 books) - Betty MacDonald
Emil's Pranks (and the other books) - Astrid Lindgren
Little House in the Big Woods (and the rest of the books) - Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Prince and the Pauper - Mark Twain
TOLLWAY TALES; TRUE EXPERIENCES OF A TOLL COLLECTOR - Richard L. Sarmont (self-published.)
The Little Lame Prince - Miss Mulock (Craik, Dinah Maria)
Frog and Toad are Friends - Arnold Lobel
Cornelli - Johanna Spyri
Five Little Peppers and How They Grew - Margaret Sidney
The Boxcar Children - Gertrude Chandler
A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle (and lots of others by this author)
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Posted 04 September 2009 - 10:24 AM

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 10:38 AM

old yeller! I always wanted a dog like that!

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 01:01 AM

Where the Red Fern Grows, by Wilson Rawls
The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien
The Vampire Lestat, by Anne Rice
Roverandom, by J.R.R. Tolkien
Suffer the Children, by John Saul
Brainchild, by John Saul
Shadows, by John Saul
Am I Blue?, by various authors

so many others... I was such a bookworm!

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 01:26 AM

The Hobbit - JRR Tolkein
Lord of The Rings - Mr.Tolkein again.

The Narnia series (all of them except 'The Horse & His Boy')

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 03:11 AM

@ Orange Blossom,I couldn't believe my eyes when i saw on your list "The BoxCar Children"!!! I Loved that book!!
My Aunt had given me a copy of it as a child.I remember sittin in a small tree in our front yard,it was a cold windy day,so i nesseled myself into the limb's of that little tree and reag that whole book!!..Thank's for the walk down memory lane!

Charlott's Web
Nancy Drew series
The Hardy Boy's Series
Amelia Airheart
Pocahontas

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 01:16 PM

The Famous Five, and the Secret Seven...by Enid Blyton

The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe......by C. S. Lewis (Who was a good friend of Tolkien)

L O T R..................... Tolkien

The Day of the Triffids..........by John Wyndham

The Chrysalids............ as/above

The Midwhich Cuckoos......... as/ above
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Posted 07 September 2009 - 01:54 AM

Here I was thinking "Childrens books" like the little picture books with very few words that your parents would read to you. None the less here's my list

Briar Rabbit (It's a southern thing) and dispite being out of print I have 2 copies for my future kids to read one disney no less
The Hardy Boys
Where the Red Fern Grows


I read a lot more but those are the ones that stick out in my head the most.

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 02:28 AM

Blackspyder, did you ever read/hear the story of Tailey-po?

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 08:19 AM

@BlackSpyder

I love Brier Rabbit (side note best molasses there is) and Tar Baby and Uncle Remus! And no, it ain't no Southern Thing, I'm a born Northern...a good book is a good book!

And if any of you want, why not include those old board books...I still have my children's favourites...Thomas the Tank, Sesame Street....mine that is Mother Goose. We all are not like Sir Amazing Andrew, who was more than likely reading while still in his nappies! (I can honestly say I might be pretty close...my father taught me quite young...along with how to stack those old 45's on the player.)

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 10:53 AM

As a child I used to like Robinson Crusoe.It has been around many years but still going.Also Moby Dick.The jaws of its day.Captain Ahab on the Pequod going after the big whale.Whale 1 Ahab 0.

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 02:19 PM

OMG I just remembered my first book! Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 05:48 PM

I knew it, Amazing Andrew, that you did not begin with Tolkien but how could you forget Mike Mulligan? (For those in the dark...a classic by Virginia Burton along mit many others that she wrote.) My son loved that book, too, and would go to sleep with it along with his dozie...

How many of us have fallen asleep with our favourite book, wishing that in our dreams we would enter the book and "live" the story?

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 06:28 PM

Moby Dick, a children's book?!?! I haven't been able to get past the 1sth chapter, and I'm in my 40's.
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Poor Pussy Willow - illustrated by Simon Frankel, A Sunny Book

Wiggy - A Sunny Book (I really liked this one. It's about a dog whose tail wigged instead of wagged. Near the end of the story he rescues a puppy.) Ah, found the authors: Darien, Elsie and Rosko, Irene (Illustrated by)

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