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post #31 of 51
A Wizard of Earthsea, anyone else heard of that?
post #32 of 51
Black Beauty
The Black Stallion
Blaze adventure series
Ramona series by Beverly Cleary
The Riddle In the Rune trilogy (first trilogy I ever read, stuck with me )
Stephen King (yes, I was the tender age of 10 when I started reading his books...I heard all you parents gasp in shock and horror! What can I say, I had an older sister who read them, and I was fascinated with his talent . Although I couldn't read after dark otherwise I'd have nightmares )
Oh, yeah, and The Saddle Club series
post #33 of 51
Originally Posted by DiMa
The Secret of NIMH
All the Narnia books

I read everything I could get my hands on, even if I had to do it with my nose 2 inches from the pages!
Me, too! Forgot about the Narnia and Secret of NIMH books....I know I'm forgetting many of them. I've always loved to read. In fact, when this Spring quarter was over, my little gift to myself was a new book! I loooove to read! Anybody who enjoys mystery/suspense should check out Tammy Hoag...Just read her newest one, Dark Horse. Excellent, very talented writer.
post #34 of 51
My favorites when growing up were the Judy Blooms books of Tale of a Forth Grade Nothing and Superfudge. There was another book continuing after that but never read since I didn't know the title at all. Others included the ESP McGee series, "Choose Your Own Adventure" and the "Time Machine" series (which taught me a TON about history) and a few others. Since I'm a Scifi freak, I started to read HG Wells at a young age, then late middle school, I read a few Authur C Clarke, Orson Scott Card, Issac Asimov, Ray Bradbury and a few others. I really tried to get into Shakesphere but just couldn't do it. Later I started to read Dale Brown and Tom Clancy but that was in HS.
post #35 of 51
I grew up reading Enid Blyton so they were my favourites.
The Cat in the hat i loved as well.
post #36 of 51
my favorite book as a kid was the hobbit.. Also had a TON of sweet valleys and rl stines. I also loved loved loved the whole Tillerman series from Cynthia Voigt, especially Homecoming and Dicey's Song. I borrowed "Forever" by Judy Blume from a friend because mom wouldn't let me read it when i was around 9 or 10, and I really think it changed me forever lol.
post #37 of 51
Originally Posted by hissy
I was thinking this morning about all the neat books I grew up with when I was a kid-

The Boxcar Children-
All of a Kind Family-
Stuart Little
Brighty of the Grand Canyon and
Nancy Drew were some of my favorites.

What were some of yours?
Brighty of the Grand Canyon - I loved that book! And how about the "My Friend Flicka" series?
It's amazing how many kids were touched by "Charlotte's Web".
post #38 of 51
The Black Stallion series
post #39 of 51
"Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing" and pretty much anything by Judy Blume
The Babysitters Club series
Ahhh....those were the days
post #40 of 51
NODDY! ( I still adore him!)
Any Beatrix Potter stories.

and my all time favourite stories written by Enid Blyton, The Mr Twiddle series! I love it so much!!!!!!!!!!!!
post #41 of 51
Originally Posted by WellingtonCats
and my all time favourite stories written by Enid Blyton, The Mr Twiddle series! I love it so much!!!!!!!!!!!!
and the Faraway Tree!!!
I just loved that collection - in fact I only recently just read it again
post #42 of 51
The Wrinkle in Time series, The Dark is Rising Series, and The Belgariad and the Mallorean series by David Eddings. (I have a thing for series.) My cuurent favorites are the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. I don't like smut novels, but these are historical fiction with some romance, very good. :::: the main guy is the perfect man!
post #43 of 51
Guess I was deprived as a child (my parents didn't buy us many books).
My favorite from recollection was " 'Twas the Night Before Christmas"

When my own children were little I was a book addict. . . .
I love Chris Van Alsburg (Jumanji, Polar Express, etc). He's such a creative writer and the drawings are awesome.

In highschool I enjoyed

"A Tree Grows in Brookland"
"To Kill a Mockingbird"
"The Chocolate War"
"I am the Cheese"
"The Belljar"
post #44 of 51
I LOVE a tree grows in brooklyn - i have a first edition copy of the book here. Thanks to my poppa who introduced me to the story.
post #45 of 51
Originally Posted by Kiwideus
I LOVE a tree grows in brooklyn - i have a first edition copy of the book here. Thanks to my poppa who introduced me to the story.
I can't believe I misspelled Brooklyn!!! Duh. . . . .
post #46 of 51
As a young child I loved

Enid Blyton
Black Beauty
All kinds of Poetry
Nature books
Rupert the Bear
Fairy Stories
I used to like books that we called rainy day books where you could interact with book with puzzles, quizzes etc.

As an older child I loved
Shakespeare, my favourite being As You Like It. I still love Shakespeare
True stories of animals.
The Little Women series
Fantasy Books.
post #47 of 51
Yea the Faraway tree was awesome as well!
post #48 of 51
Beverly Cleary, Judy Blume, Paula Danziger, Pippi Longstocking books....

and (I am ashamed to admit), this book series called Disaster! which talked about Fires, Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Floods, etc.

I loved those "choose your own adventure" books too. Anyone remember those?
post #49 of 51
Oh gosh I forgot about the Ramona books! Add that to my list
post #50 of 51
Oh my, let's see...

Anything by Beverly Cleary or Judy Blume
The Baby-sitter's Club and Sweet Valley High
Charlotte's Web
Pippi Longstocking
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle

For picture books, I loved:
The Velveteen Rabbit
Dr. Seuss
The Monster at the end of the Book

I also had a non-fiction book about, and this will probably be a shock to no one, cats that I loved!
post #51 of 51
When I was in elementary school they used to have this tv show where a man would do pastel drawings of the story as he told it...and we would all gather in a dark classroom and sit indian style on the floor and listen and watch as the story unfolded in front of us.

One story that I never forgot reading was very sad "A Bridge to Terribithia" (sp?) It was about the two hunting dogs that a young boy owned, and I don't remember what happened to them, I think on was attacked by a wild animal...but it died, it was SO sad. I think I read that in 3rd or 4th grade.

I especially loved the Chronicles of Narnia..The lion the withch and the wardrobe was one of my favorites.

Also as a very young child one of my favorite books was one illustrated by Maurice Sendak called Let's be Friends, Let's be enemies. It was so cute!

I actually collect a lot of Maurice Sendak's children's books now. (collect all sorts of books, but of the children's book genre, he is the one I like as an adult)

Loved Shel Silverstein--A Light in the Attic, aWhere the Sidewalk Ends, Falling Up, and the other books of poetry he did. (met him at a writers conference in Bremerton, WA when I was young...many years before he died..he was amazing!!)
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