Your Favorite Childern's Book?

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  1. SFrazeur

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    Just thought this might be a nice little thread. My favorite book as a small child was Goodnight Moon.

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  2. MEAC_ALLAMERICAN

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    Green eggs and ham. :)
     
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    I will say Puff the Magic Dragon, The Little Mermaid, anything with Pooh and Cinderella.
     
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    It's funny how many times I find myself thinking back that image.

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

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    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.
     
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    I still have nightmares about them.
     
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    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.


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    Damn. You beat me to it. I also loved Lyle Lyle Crocodile, and In the Night Kitchen.
     
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    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.
     
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    The Story of Ferdinand rocks!
     
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    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.
     
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    My two all-time favourites:

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    And a bit less well-known, but phenomenal:

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    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.
     
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    and honorable mention goes to the more abrasive "Nobody Poops but You".
     
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    "Bears in the Night" - the book I learned to read with.
     
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    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...
     
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    I remember liking Enid Blyton's books: Famous Five, Secret Seven ...
    Later, I read Hardy Boys.
     
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    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?
     
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    Encyclopedia Brown
     
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    Goodnight Moon tops my list too, my mom used to read this to me all the time:)
     
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    I second the Giving Tree
     
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    Here's mine. This is the first book we really read to our little girl on a regular basis. Great thread.

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    Another one of my favorites.
     
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    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).
     
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    Asop's Fables, Pooh, the Mr. Smiley ones, Dr. Seuss.
     
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    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
     
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    I always enjoyed Enid Blyton. Mr. Meddle's Muddles tops that list.
     
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    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:
     
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    Agreed. Still my favorite. I was going to post it unless someone else had already.
     
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    Goodnight Moon.
     
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    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.
     
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    I see nothing at all wrong with that. You work with what you have and they were great books.
     
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    Is this situation how the term "Nancy Boy" came about? Not sure how old that expression is.

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    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.
     
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    ^^^ "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
     
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  43. A.J. Sim

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    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.
     
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