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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 03:02 PM
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What was your favorite book when you were little?
Next week's BookTV thread theme will be "DU'ers favorite classic Children's books"

:)

Mine was


My boys loved

and


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fizzgig Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 03:11 PM
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1. i got a copy of alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day
for chirstmas a few years back, always one of my faves

i love the berenstein bears, but beatrix potter was always my favorite, especially



i apparently wanted it read to me multiple times before bed every night :D
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 03:21 PM
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4. oh, how could I forget Potter
I loved
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fizzgig Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 03:27 PM
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7. i still have all my beatrix potter books
they're at least as old as i am (not that i'm all that old ;))

and i've got a wonderful collection of christmas ornaments. if i ever have kids, i can't wait to share the books with them
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 03:48 PM
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15. I just delivered a stack to my 8-month old Grandson last week.
Most were the favorites of the boys that I had saved, some have been traded around between by self and my cousins (and their kids) for years. My son got a kick out of leafing through them again. I promised as soon as the tot starts to really read, I'll bring over the 1959 Hardy Boys books that got him hooked on reading. It was a beautiful afternoon. :)
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laylah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 07:16 AM
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61. Multiple times before bed,
Edited on Sun Nov-18-07 07:17 AM by laylah
heck! Multiple times DAILY! That, along with "Henry's Awful Mistake" and "Rocks in my Socks". Oh, and we mustn't forget "Forest Hotel". Grandma and Grandpa bought that for you when you first visited them in NY when you were 2. By the time you came home, they SWORE you could read because you would yell out some of the words when the reader would pause. They were amazed my beautiful, smart baby could read at such an early age. :rofl:

I also remember "losing" those books once a awhile just to give Dad and I a rest :rofl: :loveya:

edited to add: This was in response to Kaghime's post. :hi:
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LostInAnomie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 03:16 PM
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2. Cream of Creature from the School Cafeteria
Edited on Sat Nov-17-07 03:17 PM by LostInAnomie


I used to love it as a kid. I read it a few years ago and the ending is kind of insulting. A fat kid saves the day by doing what he is good at (eating) and eats the monster.
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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 03:19 PM
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3. Black Beauty
What can I say? Standard horse crazy girl.
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 03:29 PM
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10. an uber-classic!


This copy of the first edition of the book was dedicated by the author to her mother. It was auctioned off at Christie's in London in June 2006 for 33,000.
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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 03:33 PM
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11. That doesn't surprise me.
How many generations wept for Ginger?
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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 05:48 PM
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30. It was the first "big boy" book my mom gave me to read.....I sobbed my way
Edited on Sat Nov-17-07 05:48 PM by Rowdyboy
through it and went on to spend much of the next 45 years with my nose stuck firmly in a book (am now 1/2 way through Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince)

If I had a kid, I'd start with Black Beauty.
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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 06:30 PM
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31. Yup. A good 'starter' book
Another one would be Wind in the Willows.
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lizziegrace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 03:21 PM
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5. Misty of Chincoteague
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DeposeTheBoyKing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 09:03 PM
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42. It was hard to choose, but you have selected my favorite, as well
I LOVED LOVED LOVED that book (and still do)

Other favorites include: Alice in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass (the latter of which I prefer), Beatrix Potter books, the Bobbsey Twins, Nancy Drew, Little House on the Prairie books, and a series of biographies of the presidents for children which got me started loving politics and history.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 03:22 PM
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6. My dear Viva_La_Revolution!
I loved loved loved "Scuffy the Tugboat."

Another fav was "Kitty Come Down."

:bounce: :bounce:
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 03:38 PM
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12. ahhh, Golden Books!
they have a special category all their own. :loveya:



remember this one?
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Hand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 03:27 PM
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8. Donald Duck comics!
Great artwork, great stories, great writing... I wouldn't be literate today without the Donald!



:toast: :applause:
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 04:02 PM
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17. I was especially fond of Huey, Dewey, and Louie, and Unka Scrooge
Edited on Sat Nov-17-07 04:03 PM by Viva_La_Revolution



And I think I may have had a crush on Richie Rich. :blush:
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Hand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 04:21 PM
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21. ...
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 03:29 PM
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9. Go Dog GO


RL
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Cabcere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 03:41 PM
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13. Grandfather Twilight
had gorgeous illustrations, if I recall correctly. :hi: My mom used to read that and "Goodnight Moon" to me when I was really little.
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 03:56 PM
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16. It looks beautiful
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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 03:45 PM
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14. This is the one I got the biggest kick out of:


Read all the Dr Seuss, of course.
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Roon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 04:05 PM
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18. mine


And as I got older, I really enjoyed Judy Blume's books..even the ones written for girls.
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 04:07 PM
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19. This one




I don't remember why. :shrug:



Here's another photo, though, that may offer some explanation:







(It's from a Japanese or Korean site, so I have no idea what it's about.) :D

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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 04:10 PM
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20. In the Night Kitchen
Edited on Sat Nov-17-07 04:13 PM by jpgray
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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 04:04 AM
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59. That's an excellent book,
and one that I always buy (along with "Where The Wild Things Are") for friends' kids. :thumbsup:
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YellowRubberDuckie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 04:37 PM
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22. THere were four that spring to mind.






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fizzgig Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:22 PM
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49. four of my faves
judy blume and beverly cleary were two of my favorite authors when i was growing up
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Pool Hall Ace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 04:38 PM
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23. Two of my faves
Edited on Sat Nov-17-07 04:39 PM by Pool Hall Ace
I tried resizing; really!

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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 04:44 PM
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24. Probably The Little Prince.
I must've read it a million times.


Aside from that, I'd probably have to say that I enjoyed the encyclopedia the most. (I know. I was a weird kid.)
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 04:56 PM
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25. I had a slightly different definition of 'children's books' when I was a kid... :)
My favorate book as a kid was probably The Gammage Cup. I can't remember the name of the author right now though.
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AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 04:57 PM
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26. Little Toot
Just reissued.
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 05:09 PM
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27. The Monster At The End Of This Book
Edited on Sat Nov-17-07 05:09 PM by Forkboy


I also loved the Richard Scarry books.



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Mojambo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:25 PM
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34. That was mine as well. n/t
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:52 PM
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39. I must have read that a thousand times.
I still think Grover is the coolest! :)
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dropkickpa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 05:13 PM
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28. I can't pick just one!!!!
I learned to read when I turned 3 and have been a voracious reader ever since, so I have a million favorites from each phase of my life. I see all the books everyone is listing and keep saying to myself "I LOVED that one, too!!"
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 05:21 PM
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29. I understand!
I didn't realize how many favorites I had till the replies jogged my memories. :)
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wain Donating Member (803 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 06:42 PM
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32. Little Brown Bear
I read it to my children and I will read it to my grandchild.

2nd place - Make Way for Ducklings
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 07:10 PM
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33. It was a version of the Iliad written in prose.
I was a teeneger before I ever knew that it was originally a poem.

I wish I could remember the author. I'd like to read it again.
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AwakeAtLast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:30 PM
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35. Richard Scarry's Busiest People Ever!
My Mom still has it (don't know how it is still in one piece) Now Jr. WMU reads it when we visit.

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nadine_mn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:35 PM
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36. Where the Wild Things Are n/t
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Catchawave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:35 PM
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37. The Bobbsey Twins rings a bell?


I started reading at an early age :)
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:36 PM
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38. Big Red. The library may as well have given me the damned thing
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flying rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:53 PM
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40. Alice in wonderland
Seuss and Scarry as well.
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 09:00 PM
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41. Back in the late 60s early 70s when I was a kid
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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 09:06 PM
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43. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
is one of my favorites still. It puts things in perspective.

BTW, when I was young, my favorite books were Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel and 100 Dresses.
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Marie26 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 09:38 PM
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44. Sweet Valley High, Babysitters Club
What can I say? I wasn't into high-brow literature. :)
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Fox Mulder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 09:40 PM
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45. James and the Giant Peach and Where the Sidewalk Ends
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 09:42 PM
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46. The Tropic of Capricorn....
THe Tropic of Cancer was good, but not as well written as Capricorn...

It made for good discussion while on our milk breaks back in '62...

Had to be on the qt though, Sister MaryAnne called James a lot of mean stuff but that just made us all want to read him more...

You'd think they'd catch on how that works...

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caty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 09:48 PM
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47. My favorite book
was "Half Magic" by Edward Eager. I loved all his books.



http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/e/edward-eager/
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:13 PM
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48. My family immigrated to the US and there were no childrens' books in the house.
I just started reading novels because they were there.

Never read a "childrens' book" until I started babysitting at the ripe old age of eight and it was "Green Eggs and Ham". Wow. Those kids were lucky I didn't set the house on fire. :wow:

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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:36 PM
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50. The Tales of Peter Rabbit and The Flopsy Bunnies from my early childhood...
And Bambi when I was a little older.

Interesting...I'm recalling that my parents didn't read to me much when I was little; and when I started reading on my own, they stopped completely.

Reading is a bedtime ritual for me and my 9 year old; and we'll often read something after school is done as well. I can't imagine stopping, though I'm sure at some point he'll want to. I guess I'll have to read to the dog then. :D
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:08 PM
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51. The first book I learned to read was...
..."Are You My Mother" by Dr. Seuss.

I graduated eventually to "That Quail, Robert", and "My Friend Flicka".
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:45 PM
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52. The Poky Little Puppy
when I was REALLY little. I was disturbed to find out that they changed it by the time my own kids were ready to read. No more sending him to bed without his dinner -- too harsh, I guess.
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BrotherBuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 12:17 AM
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53. Ferdinand
I still have the book and was thrilled to read it to my son many years ago. Robert Lawson's illustrations never grow old.

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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 12:31 AM
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54. "Bartholomew & The Oobleck" & "McElligot's Pool" by Dr. Seuss
Pretty much anything by Dr. Seuss...I read them all...but these two were all-time favorites.



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otherlander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 12:40 AM
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55. My favorite little-kid books:

and



The Ocean Alphabet book had the greatest illustrations.

There was also a book about birds that I liked, because it had a picture of a bird with its neck poofed out to attract a female, and it looked like the bird has a strawberry under its chin. It had this other picture that I liked of a bird nest that the bird had decorated with anything blue that it could find.
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astonamous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 12:42 AM
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56. I didn't have a lot of books of my own as a kid,
Edited on Sun Nov-18-07 12:43 AM by astonamous
so I read what was in the house.






The book on the left is Jane Eyre and the one on the right is Wutthering Heights. I love them both!

As a real small kid, I liked the story of Charlotte's Web red to me.

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RushIsRot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 02:39 AM
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57. Buzzer the Bee. I'm very old. I could quote that book verbatim.
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 03:37 AM
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58. Eloise.
The original "Eloise" about a precocious six-year-old girl who lived on the top floor of the Plaza Hotel in New York with her nanny, Nanny, her dog Weenie and her turtle Skipperdee. The book came out when I was six, and my mom bought it for me. It was soon followed by "Eloise in Paris," "Eloise at Christmastime," and "Eloise in Moscow." Forty years or so later, the finale that author Kay Thompson would not allow to be published - finally was: "Eloise Takes a Bawth." I can't say what I loved more - Eloise's hilarious six-going-on-40 stream of consciousness or the wonderful illustrations by the magical Hilary Knight. I still have my original books, and the reissues. Plus the "Bawth" book. I used to love imagining that I was Eloise.
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zanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 05:11 AM
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60. My First Grade reader.....
I remember all the colorful pictures; the mom and dad in the kitchen with the kids, all of them smiling, mom doing the laundry, smiling, dad coming home from work with his lunchbox, smiling. I remember thinking "I wonder where this place is....It doesn't look like my neighborhood...."
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