Your Favorite Children's Book

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    Apr 25, 2013 10:04 PM GMT
    I volunteered to read one day this summer at the public library's storytime.(Well more accurately, was bullied into reading but that's beside the point). The kids will be about preschool age to 7 or so. I'm pretty sure I'll read something from Dr. Seuss or maybe even Shel Silverstein. Perhaps even Sandra Boynton's Barnyard Dance. But I was curious if there was some great read I'd overlooked. What was your favorite book as a child or do you have a favorite children's book now as an adult?
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    Apr 25, 2013 10:24 PM GMT
    The Little Prince is awesome but may be a bit advanced for 7 year olds.
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    Apr 25, 2013 10:32 PM GMT
    Aristoshark said
    Coach_Mike saidI volunteered to read one day this summer at the public library's storytime.(Well more accurately, was bullied into reading but that's beside the point). The kids will be about preschool age to 7 or so. I'm pretty sure I'll read something from Dr. Seuss or maybe even Shel Silverstein. Perhaps even Sandra Boynton's Barnyard Dance. But I was curious if there was some great read I'd overlooked. What was your favorite book as a child or do you have a favorite children's book now as an adult?


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    Did you know a Little Golden Book costs $3.99 now? I think they cost about 50 cents when I was little. My mom used to buy them to give out as rewards when we were good. I have a whole collection. Some of my brothers have none.
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    Apr 25, 2013 11:00 PM GMT
    Fudge O Mania by Judy Blume
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    Apr 25, 2013 11:06 PM GMT
    Aristoshark said
    Coach_Mike said
    Aristoshark said
    Coach_Mike saidI volunteered to read one day this summer at the public library's storytime.(Well more accurately, was bullied into reading but that's beside the point). The kids will be about preschool age to 7 or so. I'm pretty sure I'll read something from Dr. Seuss or maybe even Shel Silverstein. Perhaps even Sandra Boynton's Barnyard Dance. But I was curious if there was some great read I'd overlooked. What was your favorite book as a child or do you have a favorite children's book now as an adult?


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    Did you know a Little Golden Book costs $3.99 now? I think they cost about 50 cents when I was little. My mom used to buy them to give out as rewards when we were good. I have a whole collection. Some of my brothers have none.

    Did you know that the rent on my first apartment was $55 a month?

    Oh my God. Did you know you used to be able to watch tv for free?
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    Apr 25, 2013 11:20 PM GMT
    Where the sidewalk ends
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    Apr 26, 2013 3:13 AM GMT
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  • starboard5

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    Apr 26, 2013 3:15 AM GMT
    I really liked Henry Huggins and all the books in that series, though they may be for kids older than your audience. I was 8 when I started with them.
  • calibro

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    Apr 26, 2013 3:23 AM GMT
    seriously, you should read them something better. all those choices are blah pop-lit. give them something worthy of their time.

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  • calibro

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    Apr 26, 2013 3:30 AM GMT
    let james earl jones read for you...

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  • He_Man

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    Apr 26, 2013 3:43 AM GMT

    The Holy Bible is always a good choice:

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    Apr 26, 2013 3:52 AM GMT
    I remember I liked the book Ricky ticky tavi..that mongoose fucks that cobra up!
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    Apr 26, 2013 4:00 AM GMT
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    Lenore Lapidus. Seven is about 15 in my generation's years.
  • johnoc

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    Apr 26, 2013 4:20 AM GMT
    Not a book but a poem my Father recited to me to go to SLEEP!

    Winkin', Blinkin' and Nod one night sailed off in a wooden shoe.....

    Winkin', Blinkin', and Nod, one night sailed off in a wooden shoe;
    Sailed off on a river of crystal light into a sea of dew.
    "Where are you going and what do you wish?" the old moon asked the three.
    "We've come to fish for the herring fish that live in this beautiful sea.
    Nets of silver and gold have we," said Winkin', Blinkin', and Nod.

    The old moon laughed and sang a song as they rocked in the wooden shoe.
    And the wind that sped them all night long ruffled the waves of dew.
    Now the little stars are the herring fish that live in that beautiful sea;
    "Cast your nets wherever you wish never afraid are we!"
    So cried the stars to the fishermen three - Winkin', and Blinkin', and Nod.

    So all night long their nets they threw to the stars in the twinkling foam.
    'Til down from the skies came the wooden shoe bringing the fisherman home.
    'Twas all so pretty a sail it seemed as if it could not be.
    Some folks say 'twas a dream they dreamed of sailing that misty sea.
    But I shall name you the fisherman three - Winkin', Blinkin', and Nod.

    Now Winkin' and Blinkin' are two little eyes and Nod is a little head.
    And the wooden shoe that sailed the skies is a wee one's trundle bed.
    So close your eyes while mother sings of the wonderful sights that be.
    And you shall see those beautiful things as you sail on the misty sea,
    Where the old shoe rocked the fishermen three - Winkin', Blinkin', and Nod.
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    Apr 26, 2013 5:18 AM GMT
    I used to love "The Giving Tree"

    Anything with animals will probably be good too.
  • calibro

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    Apr 26, 2013 5:39 AM GMT
    people, the giving three is not an appropriate book for children. it's a book for adults. silverstein was being super subversive. teaching it to children, who aren't of the age to understand the gender politics of the text, is a horrible idea.
  • niceguy_321

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    Apr 26, 2013 5:49 AM GMT
    When I was younger, I loved Tacky the Penguin
  • LJay

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    Apr 26, 2013 6:16 AM GMT
    The Little Engine That Could

    James Whitcomb Riley's The Bear Story or his poem Nine Little Goblins but you have to have some command of Indiana dialect to do them, especially The Bear Story.

    Was talking to someone the other day about this and we both liked Dr. Doolittle, but that is just a little older than your young ones.

    Another BIG favorite when I was a kid was Little Black Sambo but I am afraid it is on the politically incorrect list these days. Damn! What kid would not go nuts over all that butter for pancakes!?
  • pharmstudent

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    Apr 26, 2013 6:47 AM GMT
    Go with Dr Seuss' The Lorax, goes well with Earth Week. They might not understand it though.
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    Apr 26, 2013 6:53 AM GMT
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    Apr 26, 2013 7:04 AM GMT
    For that age group, Helen Ward's THE DRAGON MACHINE.
  • nefficles

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    Apr 26, 2013 7:14 AM GMT
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  • GingerOH

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    Apr 26, 2013 7:33 AM GMT
    The Giving Tree was always my favorite book as a child. Now I see it as book about an abusive relationship between a tree and a dude that was going to cut his childhood friend with a chainsaw. icon_eek.gif
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    Apr 26, 2013 7:35 AM GMT
    This was one of my favorites.

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  • RichLather

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    Apr 26, 2013 7:36 AM GMT
    Where the Wild Things Are....... 'nuff said.