Favorite Childhood book

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Re: Favorite Childhood book

Postby LMGilbert » Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:54 am

Just remembered another one, The Witch Family by Eleanor Estes.

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Re: Favorite Childhood book

Postby Laycrew » Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:58 am

I was first hooked with Beverly Cleary with all the Ramona books and then read everything by her. I moved to Judy Blume after reading "Freckle Juice". Then I couldn't get enough of her books. I loved "The Great Brain" by John Fitzgerald and then read that whole series of books. Later I was hooked on Little House on the Prairie and the Chronicles of Narnia. I still have those two sets from when I was young hoping my kids would love them as much as I did. But only 1 of my 5 girls enjoys reading as much as I do.
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Re: Favorite Childhood book

Postby fluenne » Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:30 am

When I was young, I read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and (like so many others) I just fell in love with it. Since then I've probably read around 95% of Roald Dahl's books, and at gun point I'd have to say my favorites are Matilda and The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar.

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Re: Favorite Childhood book

Postby Smileyface256 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:07 am

I love Roald Dahl, he's a genius! The Dickens of children's literature, you might say.

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Re: Favorite Childhood book

Postby Alienscifi » Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:06 am

Does the Animorphs series count here?

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Re: Favorite Childhood book

Postby LMGilbert » Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:40 am

Love the Animorphs! I used to read them with my kid, but she hasn't been interested lately, & she refuses to read the last book, so I don't know how it all ends! K.A. Applegate has other science fiction series for youth, too.

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Re: Favorite Childhood book

Postby ThaddeusWI » Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:56 pm

"The Thief of Always" by Clive Barker

I rarely re-read a book...but I've devoured this one half a dozen times!

I also agree Roald Dahl deserves a big nod to his stories.

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Re: Favorite Childhood book

Postby jannertfol » Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:49 am

Definitely "Old Yeller" by Fred Gipson. Still a book I wish I'd written myself! Great coming-of-age story, told in a unique, realistic voice. Forget the Disney film. This is a great book.
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Re: Favorite Childhood book

Postby jannertfol » Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:53 am

sport wrote:I attended an elememtary school so small, 3 grades were taught by one teacher. Our library was a cupboard, from which, twice a year we were allowed to select one book. All six times I picked "Helen's Babies" by John Habberton. written in 1875. It was about a young man, of a well-to-do family, who spends 2 weeks looking after his small nephews who turn out to be impish and cause him all kinds of embarrasment. Interestingly, I read, much later, that this book was popular in England and the Brits were surprised that Americans were civilized enough to have afternoon tea and such.
Other books, "Little Women", The Wizard of Oz", and Seventeenth Summer"


Oh, my gosh. Helen's Babies? "Wanna shee wheels go round..." Yes, I loved that one too. It was very funny.

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Re: Favorite Childhood book

Postby b.sherman » Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:24 pm

pjune wrote:Definitely ---

A WRINKLE IN TIME


Oh, yes, love this ^^ one!

And my all-time favorite, The Black Stallion.

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