Five favorite childhood books

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  1. naughty

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    Hey,

    I was just talking with Uncut about our favorite childhood books. We thought it might be fun to see what everybody read or had read to them as children. I was very much into lush illustrations. Unfortunately when I was coming along we were going through a dark ages for illustrators but here are some of my favorites.

    One Morning in Maine by Robert McCLoskey
    Where the wild things Are by Maurice Sendak
    The Sneeches and other stories by Dr. Seuss
    Bedtime for Frances by Garth Williams
    Madeline by Bettelmen(Sp?)
     
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    1. Harold and the Purple Crayon
    2. Clifford the Big Red Dog
    3. The Peanuts Gang Books
    4. The Walt Disney World Pop-Up Book
    5. A.A. Milne Winnie the Pooh. I read the actual story when I was a kid.
    Not the Disney film or the Disney version.
    6. Alice In Wonderland.
    7. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.
    8. Horton The Elephant.
    9. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
    10. Flowers for Algernon.
    11. Paddington the Bear
    12. Curious George Goes to the Hospital
    13. Go! Dog! Go!

    I don't know if they made this into a children's book or not. But I liked the cartoon series on Captain Kangaroo..."Simon and the Land of Chalk Drawings."
     
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    Oh I loved some of these !
     
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    • Chicken Little, aka Henny Penny or The Sky is Falling. And they say video games today screw kids up!
    • Horton Hears a Who!
    • Green Eggs and Ham
    • The Cat in the Hat
    • The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew series (no wonder I'm gay)
     
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    No wonder you have such a Seussian sense of humor! LOL!
     
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    Ahhh, "SHUFFle, DUFFle, MUZZle, MUFF"
    Jeez, LPD is likely to get off on that quote! :smile:
     
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    1.Where the wild things are
    2.Clifford
    3.Curious george
    4.Barbar the elephant
    5.The jungle book
    6.Black beauty
    7.Charlotte's web

    Ahh.. memories.
     
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    Peter Pan - J.M. Barrie
    Arabel's Raven ("Nevermore") - Joan Aiken
    The Story of Ferdinand - Munro Leaf
    Where the Wild Things Are - Maurice Sendak
    My World of Fairy Tales. Stories from Andersen, the Brothers Grimm, and Perrault. Puss in Boots, The Little Mermaid, The Donkey-skin, Hansel and Gretel, The Flying Trunk, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White and Rose Red, etc.
    I still have this book.
     
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    I don't know if I have 5 favourites. I had kind of bizarre reading habits when I was a kid. I distinctly remember reading Hemingway and all the James Bond novels at about age 8... no wonder I couldn't get a date in my teens.

    Anyway... the Hardy Boys, for sure. The Hobbit. Born Free. And others...
     
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    Where the Wild Things Are was one of my favorites, as it seems to be that way for most of you.

    I also loved the Berenstain Bears series, Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein, The Borrowers, all of the Mercer Mayer books, and A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'engle. Our teacher read us all of the books in both the Chronicles of Narnia and Little House on the Prairie series. She also read every one of S.E. Hinton's books to us, all of which I loved. Also, Louisa May Alcott's Little Women and Little Men. The books in the Ramona series were also some of my favorites. And, of course, Amelia Bedelia!:biggrin:

    I was in a semi-gifted (HPP) class from third through fifth grade which had kids from all those grades in it. I had the same teacher for all those three years, so she always read many different books to us.

    Most of the longer books I can no longer remember everything about, but I do remember that I loved them. I sometimes think I should borrow them from the libarary and reread them.
     
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    The ones I still have on my shelf are the Voland Mother Goose (1915) and the Sea Fairies, by L. Frank Baum (1911) both third generation hand me downs, also Once Upon a Time, a Book of old-time Fairy tales, endsheets gone, but from the same period, The Boy Chums of the Florida Jungle(1915)and Sorak of the Malay Jungle, from 1934. Have my mother and Uncle's Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn and Innocents abroad from the thirties (with drawings by my mother). Also Winnie the Pooh, this one printed in 1957, and Wind in the Willows, from 1960. My christmas present when I was 8, national geographic's Everyday Life in Ancient Times.

    Had and read Kipling's Kim, Soldiers' Three and Jungle Book, and L. Frank Baum's Rinkitink in Oz..
     
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    Love you forever - Robert Munsch?
    Murmel Murmel Murmel - Robert Munsch
    A promiss is a promiss - Robert Munsch
    50 below Zero - Robert Munsch
    The paperbag princess - Robert Munsch

    And most of his books...
     
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    Winnie the Pooh and everything by Roald Dahl.

    I used to love bedtime stories - maybe I am missing that from my adult life? :biggrin1:
     
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    The Hardy Boys Series
    The Secret Seven/Famous Five Series
    There was a series of "Jennings" stories
    I am David
    The Diary of Anne Frank

    (Unfortunately I cannot remember the authors)

    My life revolved around reading books, eventually the library ran out of books that interested me so I resorted to reading books which were intended for children older than me.

    Sigh! It's sad that children don't read as much any more!
    Thanks for a great thread!
     
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    Once upon a time...
     
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    Aesop's Fables
    The Velveteen Rabbit
    Clifford, The Big Red Dog
    Paddington Bear
    Curious George

    If there was an animal in it I read it.
    Still have my copies of The Black Stallion series.

    Not a book that I recall but the movie "Free to be..You and Me"-Marlo Thomas and friends
     
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    Really? interesting...
     
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    After a few very rough nights at work i took off and went to the library and got every Curious george book i could find. I sat all day on the floor reading. What a wonderfull time i had. It brought back some funny memories of my Aunt babysitting me.:rolleyes: I even forgot to cook tonight:tongue: LOL! :biggrin1: Oh well!:wink: Hi K. Pm me
     
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