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   Posted 9/17/2008 11:41 PM (GMT -6)   
This should be easy for most of us... What books did you love as a child?

I still have's called Raggedy Ann and Ragfedy Andy and the Camel with the Wrinkled Knees. The other one I still have and loved was Little House on the Prairie.

What's yours?
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   Posted 9/18/2008 12:28 AM (GMT -6)   
I used love reading when I was a child. My nose was always in a book. Unfortunately, now a days I do not read as much.

Some of my favorite authors were:

Stephen King: Yes even at a young age I enjoyed his books. I even wrote a report about one of his books in 6th grade,
my English teacher thought it was inappropriate for my age. tongue

J.R.R Tolkien: The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit

Ray Bradbury: S is for Space, R is for Rocket, Martian Chronicles, Fahrenheit 451

C.S Lewis: The Chronicles of Narnia

John Christopher: The White Mountains, The City of Gold and Lead, Into the Pool of Fire

Madeleine L'Engle: A Wrinkle in Time

Needless to say I was/am a big science fiction fan

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   Posted 9/18/2008 12:50 AM (GMT -6)   
I absolutely loved Nancy Drew and waited anxiously for each new book to come out! Also a series about Mary Bolton, who was a nurse. Used to hide under the covers with a flashlight reading at night after my Mother thought I was fast asleep! smilewinkgrin

My favorite book was, and I think still is, To Kill A Mockingbird.


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   Posted 9/18/2008 5:22 AM (GMT -6)   
My dad used to read me Ricki Ticki Tavi from a real Rudyard Kipling book with Mowgli
on the cover.
Oh, it scared me! I loved the big words. I enjoyed having him read something that
was way beyond my years. This was no watered down Disney stuff. I was desperate
to learn to read ... and I did learn very early. scool

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   Posted 9/18/2008 5:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Cinderella and raggedy ann and andy was my favorite books as a child.

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   Posted 9/18/2008 5:51 AM (GMT -6)   
What are you doing up so late, kara. Reading Raggedy ann?
Pamela :-)

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   Posted 9/18/2008 7:48 AM (GMT -6)   
I LOVE reading. I read more then I watch TV and collect books.

When I was a kid I loved:
Anything by Christopher Pike
The Sweet Valley High series

RL Stine books
My favorite book was:
Winter of Fire by Sheryl Jordan

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   Posted 9/18/2008 8:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Favorite book as a child would have to be the nancy drew books. They were fun to figure out who done it and were quite interesting to follow along with
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   Posted 9/18/2008 9:11 AM (GMT -6)   
I didn't really read much as a child other then what was assigned in class but one book tends to stick out is Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Siverstein. I could read that over and over again. Another one of my faves was Black Beauty and Call of the Wild.
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   Posted 9/18/2008 11:46 AM (GMT -6)   
I remember reading JRR Tolkiens, The Silmarillions for Mythology class in 12 grade. It was an advanced english class and I forged my parents signature to be in this class.
After giving my oral book report, this teacher took me aside and asked my why I'd never had advanced english classess, as I had been held back, I just stared at her and said
"I don't know". She was the only teacher to step up for me and that was one of my happier moments. In realitiy it was a medical problem that kept me from testing well.
I also like to read "The Sword of Shanarra" by Terry Brooks and "The Silver Sun" by Nancy Springer.
But when I was little "The Cat in The Hat" was my favorite book.
and I still have these books, old as they are and tattered.

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   Posted 9/18/2008 12:19 PM (GMT -6)   
To Red_34

Where The Sidewalk Ends

There is a place where the sidewalk ends
and before the street begins
And there the grass grows soft and white,
And there the sun burns crimson bright,
And there the moon-bird rests from his fligt
To cool in the peppermind winds ... Shel Silverstein

That's just a little touch of my favorite poem. I painted a birdhouse once. It was
quite fancy and I sent it over to a blind acution. (It was the day that Shelverstein
took flight.) I loved his words soooo much. I read them all the time to the children
that were in my preschool. I cried the day he died.
Anyway, I called THE bird house the Shel Silverstein House. I heard that my little
house made $250.00 toward paying a teacher to come into the school and teach
music and art! (I guess the $$ didn't go very far but it was a start!)

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   Posted 9/18/2008 2:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Pamela Neckpain said...
My dad used to read me Ricki Ticki Tavi from a real Rudyard Kipling book with Mowgli
on the cover.
Oh, it scared me! I loved the big words.
OMG!  I am not sure if this is the same book I was thinking of.....but I still remember the chant he did...
Ricki ticki tembo, no sorembo, cherry berry rootcheck, pip berry pembo....
Of course, I don't know if this is spelled correctly, but you get the idea.
other favorites around the age of 10-12 were the VC Andrews books, Flowers in the Attic, Petals in the Wind, etc.
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   Posted 9/18/2008 10:05 PM (GMT -6)   
tongue  Reading was what I did most of as a child and still do now. I would read everything and anything I could get my hands on, a tube of toothpaste in the bathroom, anything.LOL
But I loved Nancy Drew and The Hardy Brothers. All of Aesop's fables. I loved books about horses and animals and history it really would be hard to pick out a favorite but if I had too I would say it was a book I can't remember the title of (lol) but it was about a beautiful big red horse and the little girl that cared for her. Not National Velvet. I also loved Jack London's' books.
I feel stupid that I can't even remember the name of a book but I just know I loved to read and I would always have a book with me where ever I went. Great way to escape when you have 2 younger brothers and a younger sister and one older brother. opening a book always felt like slipping away to a far off place and time. It was wonderful and still can be.
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   Posted 9/18/2008 11:21 PM (GMT -6)   

:-)  That is a great post!

I cant remember many of them, but this one will stick in my mind for ever.

I have a hardshell cover of it and its name is "The Giving Tree"  by Shel Silverstein.   I read it to my kids over and over!

Thanks Chultz :-)

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