What were your favorite books as a child?

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    Aug 20, 2011 12:35 AM GMT
    I have such vivid memories of my children's books from when I was a little boy. What were your favorites and why? What kind of memories do you have about these books? I'm talking grammar school here, where you were just learning to read. Pictures were so important at that age, so post a photo if you can.

    One of my favorites was The Tale of Peter Rabbit. There was something about this story that was so wholesome and good. My home life wasn't always so peaceful, so I think this book became a portal into a world where I could become an innocent little bunny.

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  • LuckyGuyKC

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    Aug 20, 2011 5:38 AM GMT
    Curious George - still is

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    Aug 20, 2011 8:01 AM GMT
    Where the Wild Things Are
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    Aug 20, 2011 8:14 AM GMT
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    The Lorax was my favorite book as a kid.
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    The "Wishing Chair" and "Magic Faraway Tree" series by Enid Blyton. All those enchanted, magical lands that the children would have adventures in.
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    I loved reading the Junie B. Jones series. She was just so spunky and I thought it was badass that she used the word 'stupid' so freely. I also read goosebumps (and the Fear Street Series) and BabySitters Club.

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    Aug 20, 2011 7:24 PM GMT
    I loved Max and Moritz from Wilhelm Busch icon_smile.gif
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    Also there was a one about a monkey and pancakes, but I can't remember the name... icon_sad.gif
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    Aug 20, 2011 7:31 PM GMT
    I loved this book as a kid.

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    Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays, and every Halloween my mom would break out this book. I remember thinking it was very scary. My favorite color comes from this book. The sky was a deep blue that was almost purple, but not quite.

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    Aug 20, 2011 11:09 PM GMT
    Oh, and this was one of my favorite Christmas books.

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    Aug 20, 2011 11:15 PM GMT
    The "Choose Your Own Adventure" series. They were great!
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    Aug 20, 2011 11:45 PM GMT
    Lot of memories coming back reading this thread! icon_biggrin.gif

    Here are some favorites I remember reading (or being read to me) multiple times:

    The "Frog & Toad" series - I have very clear memories of reading these in kindergarten one at a time and being upset when I had read them all.

    "The Monkey & the Crocodile" - I remember my father reading this with me.

    "The Tale of the Golden Cockerel" - I would insist my great aunt read this to me each time she visited.

    "The Ghost of Windy Hill" - this book scared me (I know, but I was but a child) but I read it a few times - and always at night - what was wrong with me? LOL

    "The Water Babies" - I remember finding this book at my grandparents and being fascinated by the title.

    "The Railway Children" - My sister and I read this one together.

    "The Prisoner of Zenda" - my great aunt gave me this book (and the one below) - they had belonged to her brother - I loved them and I know I read them easily a dozen times.

    "Rupert of Hentzau"

    "The Song of Hiawatha" - I remember my grandfather reading this to us - he would put on this Indian headdress he had and walk around reading it to us as we sat on the floor. He'd change his voice, his diction, his body language - we were entranced.

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    Aug 21, 2011 12:16 AM GMT
    'The Eagle of the Ninth' by Rosemary Sutcliff.
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    Aug 21, 2011 12:47 AM GMT
    The Berenstain Bears were pretty much my shit. They kept it real.
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    Although what really got me addicted to reading was the Animorph series. I think I read up to #40 of the books before moving on to another one of K. A. Applegate's series called "Everworld".
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    Aug 21, 2011 1:02 AM GMT
    The Hardy Boys
    Curious George
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  • Neurons

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    Aug 21, 2011 1:15 PM GMT
    Beatrix Potter!
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    Aug 21, 2011 1:16 PM GMT
    TheKrisPandemic saidBeatrix Potter!



    Yeah, those were the best.
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    Aug 21, 2011 1:19 PM GMT
    My favorite book as a kid was "Frog - The Horse That Knew No Master" by Col. S.P. Meek.
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    Aug 21, 2011 1:21 PM GMT
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  • baldone

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    Aug 21, 2011 1:38 PM GMT
    the book was called White Mane...was an incredible story of a wild horse...still have the book
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    aerovaulter saidThe Berenstain Bears were pretty much my shit. They kept it real.
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    Although what really got me addicted to reading was the Animorph series. I think I read up to #40 of the books before moving on to another one of K. A. Applegate's series called "Everworld".
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    OMG ANIMORPHS!!!!!

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