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    What were some of your favorite childhood books?

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    Oooh, this is a good topic!

    I had a set of 6 mysteries by Wylly Folk St. John. I have collected most of them of Ebay. I am reading them to my son now.

    The Little Leftover Witch by Florence Laughlin. Got that off Ebay.

    Jenny, Sam and the Invisible Hildegarde

    The Little House series

    Nancy Drew books

    Judy Blume books

    The Popularity Plan
    The Shy Ones

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    Encyclopedia Brown

    Anne of Green Gables

    Little House

    Judy Blume ( I am a 70's -80's child)

    A Tree Grows In Brooklyn

    island of the blue dolphins

    a figure of speech

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    Where the Wild Things Are.

    My husband never heard of it and he asked me what it was about, so I said, "It's about a little boy who misbehaves and gets sent to bed without dinner. He imagines that he becomes the leader of monsters called "Wild Things" and when his adventure is done he finds his dinner waiting for him, still warm." Then Mr. Bot asked, "What is the moral supposed to be?" And I replied, "Don't punish your kids or they will turn into terrifying monsters. Instead reward them by delivering tasty meals to them." His response? "That explains soooo much about you." Haha.

    Anyway, I've always been enchanted by that book. I was a big fan of beautiful illustrations from a very early age.

    I'm very excited about the movie version due next year! The script is written by David Eggers (A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius) and directed by Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovich). *squeee!*

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    For babies, I always get them "Pat the Bunny"-a major hit! I loved Nancy Drew.
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    I read all the Nancy Drew books and when I was finished with those, I read all the Hardy Boys books.

    I also read all of Gordon Korman's books. He's Canadian- I don't know how many people here are familar with him. There are a couple of his books that I still read every few years for old time's sake.

    I read Judy Blume too- my copy of 'Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great' got pretty dog-eared.

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    There are so many. Here we go.

    Each Peach Pear Plum
    A Light in the Attic, and Where the Sidewalk Ends
    The Giving Tree
    anything by Beatrix Potter
    The Little House series
    Sweet Valley High series
    The Babysitters Club series
    Little Women

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    * The Nancy Drew series
    * The Little House series [+ the biography]
    * A Wrinkle in Time
    * Harriet the Spy
    * Black Beauty
    * The Black Stallion series
    * The Narnia series
    * Pippi Longstocking

    * The Green Knowe series [British - not well known in NA]
    Green Knowe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    * Noddy [another British series - for little kids, read when I was a little kid. lol]
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    *The Narnia Books
    *A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (I was thinking the other day how much I loved this book Witchcurlgirl!)
    *Judy Blume (what was a slumber party without Forever?)
    *Little House on the Prairie books
    *The Leatherstocking Tales
    *Grapes of Wrath

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    the fairytale classics, mostly

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    Where the Wild Things Are -- not excited about any movie version. They need to leave this classic alone.

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    Anything by Dr. Seuss -- especially Yertle the Turtle

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    Quote Originally Posted by tulip View Post
    From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankenweiler
    I couldn't remember the name of this book when I was compiling my list. One of my all time favorites.

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    oh, i loved reading as a kid...probably my favorite hobby then. i still love reading, but was more of a bookworm as a child.

    some of my favorites were...

    *the encyclopedia brown series
    *morris the moose goes to school
    *alexander & the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day
    *but, no elephants
    *the giving tree
    *the ramona series & pretty much anything by beverly cleary
    *the snowy day
    *where the wild things are
    *miss nelson is missing
    *the gift of the magi
    *where the red fern grows
    white, black, puerto rican/everybody just a freakin'/good times were rollin'.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ang View Post
    *alexander & the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day
    That made me smile. I still have that book I didn't think it was well-known.

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    ^^i still have my copy, too! i ADORE that book...it has amazing illustrations, too.

    eta: i'm rereading the thread (just skimmed it before) & i'm wondering how i could forget judy blume?! everything i needed to know about puberty i learned from "are you there god? it's me margaret". lol!

    **more favorites i've recalled...

    *tikki tikki tembo
    *mean jean
    *harold & the purple crayon
    *corduroy
    *cookie monster & the cookie tree
    white, black, puerto rican/everybody just a freakin'/good times were rollin'.


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