Favourite Childhood Book

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Favourite Childhood Book

Post by ilovechickens777 » 17 Apr 2017, 17:36

How many people have a memory of their favourite childrens book? What book did you or your parents read to you while you were little and you have such sweet memories of it. I personally loved the Winnie the Pooh series. But what about your favourites?

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Post by Katherine Smith » 17 Apr 2017, 18:45

During my childhood, my parents used to read books from the Golden Books series. My mom subscribed to a children's book club and she would read the books as they came in the mail. My favorite book series as a child was the Dr. Seuss books. As a child, I memorized all of the books by heart and I could recite them from beginning to end. :techie-studyingbrown:

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Post by Dia Moroz » 26 Apr 2017, 04:10

I loved the NeverEnding Story. A magical book but much less known than the movie..The author Michael Ende is German. I was recently trying to find it on Amazon for Kindle in English but no such luck.

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Post by Storygamer88 » 04 Jun 2017, 21:14

I have really good memories from author's like Just Blume, Beverly Clearly, Roald Dahl, Louis Sachar, JK Rowling, and probably a dozen others.

I spent so many hours with characters like Henry Huggins, Peter Hatcher and Fudge, Matilda/the BFG, the Wayside School and Holes kids, Harry, etc. So many good memories.

Some lesser known books I liked were ones like Jigsaw Jones the kid detective and The Three Investigators.

Dunno if I could pick a favorite though. Semi recently read some Andrew Clements works and like them and debating reading through some Newberry winners too.

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Post by ErinLynn917 » 05 Jun 2017, 06:32

My mother used to read me Grimm's Fairy Tales nightly, before bed. That kinda kick started a love of fairytales and I spent a lot of time reading retellings. I think my favorite series had to be The Frog Princess series by E. D. Baker.

I also read a ton of The Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne. (She also did a retelling of the Odyssey that was pretty great too.)

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Post by Snowflake » 11 Jun 2017, 17:31

I am told that my favourite book when I was really little was "Angus and the Ducks". Apparently I asked to have it read to me many, many times. Another favourite was "The Boxcar Children" which I have just learned was made into a movie in 2014. I read many of the books previously mentioned as well and Enid Blyton was also a favourite
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Post by EMoffat » 11 Jun 2017, 17:51

My mum used to always read me Roald Dhal books and I loved it! She then went on to read me Goosebump books, which I loved so I never let on they gave me nightmares!

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Post by sheilajepkoech » 06 Jul 2017, 10:54

I should read this to my little brother before he sleeps...reminds me back in the days

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Post by Naval Aulakh » 07 Jul 2017, 00:29

My favourite childhood book is Alice in Wonderland and still read it sometimes. :)
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Post by Natters42122124 » 07 Jul 2017, 00:37

I remember I always read The Love Me Bird and Duck for President. I have always loved the hidden meaning behind those stories.

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Post by Basya » 28 Sep 2017, 11:52

I raced through Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House series as a third grader.

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Post by Silver3 » 02 Mar 2018, 20:20

I love the Mercer Mayer books. My son (full grown now) grew up reading all these books. Very good, easy read, good storyline, morals. Great kids books.

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