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SFrazeur
01-24-2008, 06:33 PM
Just thought this might be a nice little thread. My favorite book as a small child was Goodnight Moon.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/51/Goodnightmoon.jpg

-SF

MEAC_ALLAMERICAN
01-24-2008, 06:35 PM
Green eggs and ham. :)

SFrazeur
01-24-2008, 06:40 PM
My favorite Suess was and still is "The Butter Battle Book." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Butter_Battle_Book


-SF

CanadianChic
01-24-2008, 06:41 PM
I will say Puff the Magic Dragon, The Little Mermaid, anything with Pooh and Cinderella.

SFrazeur
01-24-2008, 06:46 PM
I will say Puff the Magic Dragon, The Little Mermaid, anything with Pooh and Cinderella.

http://www.pooh-corner.org/Archive/pooh_stuck.gif

It's funny how many times I find myself thinking back that image.

The time our cat, Bogart, got stuck in the vent, etc.

-SF

CanadianChic
01-24-2008, 06:49 PM
LOL. Too funny SF! That greedy little Pooh was always in the hunt for his honey and managed to get himself into the most precarious situations, eh? I assume Bogart was extricated with no serious injuries (except maybe his pride). Speaking ofPooh, a friend and I came across one of those toy vending machines the other night and I wasted twelve dollars trying to collect all the Pooh cell phone ornaments.

TokyopunK
01-24-2008, 06:52 PM
http://artfiles.art.com/images/-/Where-The-Wild-Things-Are-Poster-C10123309.jpeg

I still have nightmares about them.

SFrazeur
01-24-2008, 06:53 PM
LOL. Too funny SF! That greedy little Pooh was always in the hunt for his honey and managed to get himself into the most precarious situations, eh? I assume Bogart was extricated with no serious injuries (except maybe his pride). Speaking ofPooh, a friend and I came across one of those toy vending machines the other night and I wasted twelve dollars trying to collect all the Pooh cell phone ornaments.

Yes he was fine. Bogart does need to go on a diet. You may have noticed that the pictures I have posted of him have been taken from the shoulders up. Illsa is slender though.
Curse those little vending machines.


-SF

CAM178
01-24-2008, 06:57 PM
http://artfiles.art.com/images/-/Where-The-Wild-Things-Are-Poster-C10123309.jpeg

I still have nightmares about them.
Damn. You beat me to it. I also loved Lyle Lyle Crocodile, and In the Night Kitchen.

JohnS
01-24-2008, 08:38 PM
http://www.harpercollinschildrens.com/harperchildrens/harperchildrensimages/isbn/large/3/9780060245863.jpg

adams_1
01-24-2008, 08:51 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b5/HungryCaterpillar.JPG

Deuce
01-24-2008, 08:51 PM
The original Winnie The Pooh books are pure brilliance - for young and old alike. It's very rare that a book can be written so well on both a child's and adult's level.

The Disney Pooh is garbage - shouldn't even be permitted to use the name.
Just like the new Batman - an entirely different animal.

AM28143
01-24-2008, 09:04 PM
The Story of Ferdinand rocks!

goober
01-24-2008, 09:06 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/79/The_Giving_Tree.jpg

Fee
01-24-2008, 09:16 PM
I have all the Wild Things, including Max, as stuffed toys. I love them.

One of my favorites (and I am very surprised to find it's still in print), The Big Tidy Up by Norah Smaridge.

http://www.amazon.com/Big-Tidy-Up-Golden-Classic/dp/0375848215

AM28143
01-24-2008, 09:18 PM
I wish I read more as a child. I missed out on a lot. It wasn't 'til 16 when I discovered how great reading can be.

angharad
01-24-2008, 09:21 PM
My two all-time favourites:

http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/9629/068983568xlargeem6.jpg


And a bit less well-known, but phenomenal:

http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/7783/h6476sp6.jpg

max
01-25-2008, 05:37 AM
Don't forget the cheap serials: the Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, Tom Swift.

When Very Young, I enjoyed the original Winnie the Pooh stuff. When an Older Child, I adored The Portmanteau Book by Thomas Rockwell--really a kind of 6 books in one kind of thing.

Klatu Verata Necktie
01-25-2008, 07:44 AM
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http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5133CZ3FJ0L._BO2,204,203,200_PIlitb-dp-500-arrow,TopRight,45,-64_OU01_AA240_SH20_.jpg

and honorable mention goes to the more abrasive "Nobody Poops but You".

cghipp
01-25-2008, 08:07 AM
"Bears in the Night" - the book I learned to read with.

Topaz
01-25-2008, 08:22 AM
Aiy! Too many to list.

Let's see:

ChicaChica Boomboom
Tikki Tikki Tembo
All of Eric Carle's stuff
Goodnight Moon
The Little Mermaid
How Now Brown Cow
There was a book on ice skating that I habitually checked out of my school's library as well, don't remember the title, but it was 'non-fiction' and followed a skater for a 'day in the life'.

Sure I'm missing some...

Sentinel
01-25-2008, 08:36 AM
I remember liking Enid Blyton's books: Famous Five, Secret Seven ...
Later, I read Hardy Boys.

Z-Man
01-25-2008, 10:55 AM
Great Thread!
I'm also a big fan of "Goodnight Moon", but unlike Where the "Wild Things Are", it took me about 100 readings to appreciate the genius of that book. My 2.5 year old fills in every other word, and we play "I spy" with the room pictures. My favorite part is the end. I always whisper "Good night noises everywhere." A few more favorites:

The Moon in My Room
The Very Quiet Cricket
Leonardo, the Terrible Monster
Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?

mcpon
01-25-2008, 04:35 PM
Encyclopedia Brown

tzinc
01-25-2008, 04:42 PM
Star Girl

Horton Hears A Who

Lakoste
01-25-2008, 06:34 PM
Just thought this might be a nice little thread. My favorite book as a small child was Goodnight Moon.

Goodnight Moon tops my list too, my mom used to read this to me all the time:)

caesar66
01-25-2008, 06:42 PM
I second the Giving Tree

couch
01-25-2008, 06:43 PM
Here's mine. This is the first book we really read to our little girl on a regular basis. Great thread.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v636/couchtato/NoMatterWhat.jpg

couch
01-25-2008, 06:44 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/79/The_Giving_Tree.jpg

Another one of my favorites.

neverstopplaying
01-25-2008, 07:00 PM
I'm too old to remember my favorite children's book.

However, I remember that my daughter loved "The Cat in the Hat", not sure if there was a 1 and 2, but I could read this to her every night for a few years (it was the one where the last page asked the reader if they would tell their mother what had happened in the house while the parent were out).

Hot Sauce
01-25-2008, 07:14 PM
Asop's Fables, Pooh, the Mr. Smiley ones, Dr. Seuss.

Topaz
01-25-2008, 07:40 PM
Oh my goodness...how could I have forgotten...

ALL Nancy Drew books!
Ramona Quimby!
Are You There God, Its Me, Margaret
Tales of a Fifth (?) Grade Nothing

mcpon
01-25-2008, 08:09 PM
I Love You For Always

vkartikv
01-25-2008, 10:50 PM
I always enjoyed Enid Blyton. Mr. Meddle's Muddles tops that list.

vkartikv
01-25-2008, 10:52 PM
Oh my goodness...how could I have forgotten...

ALL Nancy Drew books!
Ramona Quimby!
Are You There God, Its Me, Margaret
Tales of a Fifth (?) Grade Nothing

Is it ok for boys to read Nancy Drew? Once I had exhausted our local library's collection of the Hardy Boys and Three Investigators, I had only Nancy Drew to turn to:shock:

stormholloway
01-25-2008, 11:22 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/79/The_Giving_Tree.jpg

Agreed. Still my favorite. I was going to post it unless someone else had already.

Dedans Penthouse
01-26-2008, 06:39 AM
Goodnight Moon.

Sentinel
01-26-2008, 07:00 AM
Is it ok for boys to read Nancy Drew? Once I had exhausted our local library's collection of the Hardy Boys and Three Investigators, I had only Nancy Drew to turn to:shock:
I still remember the hardy boys' "upper cut" to the jaw and the punch in the "solar plexus" etc haha.

I did read ND too, but would never admit it openly. Same reason as you. Now that you mention it, i recall the 3 investigators too.

Luckily we didn't have Harry Potter those days. Can read/enjoy them now, in old age.

CanadianChic
01-26-2008, 04:40 PM
Is it ok for boys to read Nancy Drew? Once I had exhausted our local library's collection of the Hardy Boys and Three Investigators, I had only Nancy Drew to turn to:shock:

I see nothing at all wrong with that. You work with what you have and they were great books.

SFrazeur
01-26-2008, 05:05 PM
Is this situation how the term "Nancy Boy" came about? Not sure how old that expression is.

-SF

What a racquet!
01-27-2008, 08:39 PM
Anyone else remember/like the books of Bill Peet? I remember loaning them out of the school library again and again, even after I was long past the intended reading age. Evocative artwork paired with memorable stories.

And for older children, say between ten and fourteen, during my childhood there was really no better fiction than the books of Roald Dahl.

Sentinel
01-28-2008, 07:36 AM
^^^ "nancy boys" - haha.

anyone recall Biggles ?

Also Mandrake and his friend Lothar (the strongest man in the world, :-D) and Narda (was she the most beautiful woman ?)

And Tarzan.
... Billy the Kid ...

Wasn't there a boy named Fatty in one the children's books ???
here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Five_Find-Outers

A.J. Sim
01-28-2008, 08:19 AM
Great thread; I have a lot of favorites. My all time favorite was Winnie the Pooh, it's amazing how you can read it even when you're older and still get some joy. A timeless classic that all children should read.

Of course, the Dr. Seuss series; a great one when I was older was The Places You Will Go; great for anyone who's making a transition in life.

I also liked the Arthur series by Marc Brown.

Amelia Bedelia made me laugh; the way she took everything literally but had a good heart.

Berenstain Bears was good in its day; now seems kind of overly simplistic, but still funny.