favourite chilhood books

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Thursday, October 25, 2007 5:52 PM


I can't remember if I did this already or not..My faves were: Fungus the Bogeyman, My Naughty little Sister, Asterix and Obelix, The Lord of the Rings, Harriet the spy, Grimms fairy tales, the Illyad,
and Where the wild things are.


Thursday, October 25, 2007 5:56 PM


Stuart Little
Any Dr. Seuss
Charlotte's Web


We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far.


Thursday, October 25, 2007 5:58 PM


Dr. Seuss...Pale Green Pants, The Lorax, The Sleep Book.

THe Monster at the End of This Book

and my daughter loves the Click Clack Moo books, like Duck for President and Giggle Giggle Quake

Jayne Cobb, the Dick Casablancas of Firefly


Thursday, October 25, 2007 6:13 PM


ooh I loved the monster at the end of this book are you talking about the Sesame Street one with Grover. my 2 year old niece loves books with animal noises, she can produce a fine repertoire of sounds.


Thursday, October 25, 2007 6:15 PM


yes, grover at the end of the book! it was great! and my ainsley, who is also 2, reads click clack moo to us, with all the noises.

Jayne Cobb, the Dick Casablancas of Firefly


Thursday, October 25, 2007 7:09 PM


I love it when they mimic animal noises...I taught my niece Stella to make macaw sounds, when we went to the Delhi zoo days later, I pointed out the Macaws and she did the perfect imitation of their shocked the people around us coz she was so little and the sound was so bold. I'm giving
her my old books including the "monster at the end of this book." she has so far not been exposed to Sesame Street I will have to fix that.


Thursday, October 25, 2007 10:08 PM


"No power in the 'verse can stop me!"

I am known for doing all the sounds and different voices with my neices and nephews and any children I nanny of babysit! I love it when they tell their parents that they aren't doing it right coz it needs the right voices!!!

I grew up reading the Laura Ingalls Wilder books, the Little House series - I have no idea how often I read them as I lost count around the 20th time...

I also loved Anne of Green Gables and all the following books that chronicle her life until it takes up her youngest daughter Marilla's point of view,('Rilla of Ingleside') and I loved the Narnia Chronicles, they still have a special place in my heart, as well as now passing on these books to my neices, nephews and the three children I have nannied for the last 7 years. 'The Children of Green Knowe' books (a series of books that focus on the history of a house in England and the various children who live in it over the centuries...) by Lucy M Bolton.

In my younger days (I started with the Little House books at the age of 7 I gues...) I loved Horton Hatches the Egg... and just about anything by Dr Seuss, and Richard Scarry - his little characters amused me no end, and the details were wonderful!

Today my favourites are anything by Mem Fox, Jackie French and Graeme Base. I adore Bilby Moon (can't remember the author right now tough...) and anything about wombats - they are such adorable creatures and they make such wonderful characters for children's books...



Thursday, October 25, 2007 10:12 PM


charlotte sometimes - by penelope farmer (still my fave rave)

Gobbolino the Witch's Cat - by ursula moray williams


Friday, October 26, 2007 2:17 AM


my favorite books as a child were the Shel Silverstein collections, A light in the attic, and were the sidewalk ends.

"And I think calling him that is an insult to the psychotic lowlife community."


Friday, October 26, 2007 2:30 AM


Tales of A Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume

Hardy Boys Mystery Stories


Friday, October 26, 2007 5:08 AM


This thread is bringing back some great memories!

I also loved the Laura Ingalls Wilder books. I read them so many times the covers started to fall off. I've given them to my neices, and now they are enjoying them, too.

Dr. Seuss and Richard Scarry were also big hits with me. Great imaginations!

One of my all-time faves is The Little Prince. Sad and strange little story, and I didn't really understand all of it when I was younger, but I still love it, and keep my copy in my book shelf.

And last but not least: Flat Stanley. I always wondered what it would be like to be flat...

I'd rather be a smartass than a dumbass...


Friday, October 26, 2007 10:14 AM


TinyLittleWeirdGirl: Suess books, 'Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too', and Sweet Pickles series.

School-agedWeridGirl: 'Paddle to the Sea', The Three Detectives, Nancy Drew (original run), Hardy Boys (original run), 'Anne of Green Gables' and 'Emily of New Moon' books, Aesop's Fables and I really liked adventure books like 'Swiss Family Robinson'.

AdolescentWeirdGirl: Shakespeare, Bradbury, and *blushes* the Sunfire teenage romance books like 'Josie' or 'Susannah'.

My all-time favorite book for child or adult is 'The Little Prince'.

Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, "Where have I gone wrong?" Then a voice says to me, "This is going to take more than one night."
-- Charlie Brown


Friday, October 26, 2007 1:49 PM


"Rifles for Watie" by Harold Keith.
A novel that takes place in Indian Territory during the American Civil War. The Cherokee Indians are split buy the Civil War and fight their own minature civil war. The Union and Confederate armies clash when they enter into this conflict. The story centers around a young Nebraska boy who enlists in the Union Army and falls in love with a Cherokee girl who sides with the Confederates. Based on actual events that occurred in this region during the war.


Friday, October 26, 2007 3:27 PM


There's A Wocket In My Pocket, by Dr. Seuss

Fox In Socks, by Dr. Seuss

Molly's Monsters, by Teddy Slater

If You Give A Mouse A Cookie, Laura Joffe Numeroff

To Hell With Dying, by Alice Walker

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, by Bill Martin Jr.

The Black Snowman, by Phil Mendez


"This is my timey-wimey detector. It goes ding when there's stuff. Also, it can boil an egg at 30 paces, whether you want it to or not, actually, so I've learned to stay away from hens. It's not pretty when they blow."


Saturday, October 27, 2007 5:46 AM


I never really read childrens' books. I seem to have jumped straight from "being read to" to reading full-length novels (I credit my parents for this; they were both readers, and raised me well). Some of the books of my youth include:

Dealing with Dragons, Searching for Dragons, Calling on Dragons, Talking to Dragons, all by Patricia C. Wrede.

Yes, these are girls' books. There's a certain age bracket where boys are apparently not expected to read. If you do happen to be a boy who likes reading, you have no choice but to pick up girl-aimed books.

OTOH, this was where I first learned that girls do, in fact, kick ass.

E.T.: Book of the Green Planet The sequel to the movie. Yes, there's a sequel to E.T. I'm probably the only person on Earth who knows what a flopglopple is.

And the Robotech novels. The TV series never aired around my part of Ontario, so the Jack McKinney books were the only source I knew. They were the books that turned me into a sci-fi fan --they have everything. Action, adventure, romance, comedy, drama, tragedy, redemption, villainy, big stompy robots blowing sh*t up, Evil aliens, Heroic aliens, Earth blasted into a wasteland by the Zentraedi, decimated by the Masters, conquered by the Invid, and rescued by the descendents of the REF. . .

We applied the cortical electrodes but were unable to get a neural reaction from either patient.


Saturday, October 27, 2007 12:33 PM


Oh I teach Dealing with Dragons in my 7th grade English class :)

Ok my favorites as a young child ( about 8) were
The Witch of Blackbird Pond
Over Sea, Under Stone
Nancy Drew books
To Kill a Mockingbird ( though it wasn't until I was a teenager that I understood Scout interrupted a lynching)
Gone with the Wind
and, just like my big sis, Anne of Green Gables :)

You can't rush science, Gibbs! You can yell at it and scream at it, but you can't rush it. "- Abby Sciuto


Saturday, October 27, 2007 1:41 PM


Read a lot as a kid, but some of my favorites were...

The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle
Oink and Pearl
Anne of Green Gables series
Little Women
The Chronicles of Narnia
Shadow Castle
The "Little House" books
The Neverending Story
Number the Stars
The Boggart
The Perilous Guard - I still read this one from time to time. I've often wished they'd make it into a movie.

Ehhh... that's all I can think of for now.

"Can you, for a moment, imagine how depressing it is to teach one thousand years of masculine ineptitude? Why do you think there are so few women historians? I'll tell you why. Because history is not such a frolic for women as it is for men... History is a commentary on the various and continuing incapabilities of men. History is women following behind with a bucket and a mop." - Alan Bennett, "The History Boys"


Sunday, October 28, 2007 3:17 PM


Oh my God!!! I love ET and the book of the green planet!!! I often called the kids at work flopglopples when I was feeling endeared towards them. fabulous read. It got me into reading other William Kotzwinkle stuff. though a girl, I too was annoyed about the girl directed reading matter when I had passed the early stages. I went straight to adult and young adult stuff and classics...I also read alot of Biggles etc. there's a little bit more out there that boys would be comfortable with (Apart from"the Softwire" of course), other good authors are John Marsden, Andy Griffiths, Anthony Horowitz, Phillip Pullman...






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