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Favourite children’s book?
Posted: 02 June 2006 07:53 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Okay, so we have people recomending good books to read NOW, but how about when you were a kid? I liked the very hungry caterpillar when I was really little and the little books by disney when I was a bit older.

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Posted: 02 June 2006 08:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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‘Guess how much I love you’ is a great book for little ones, when I was six I loved reading Charlotte’s Web (I’m pretty sure it was the first ‘big book’ I ever read) and then when I got to about eleven or twelve I fell in love with Point Fictions (although I don’t think you can get them anymore). Keep in mind that when I was five my favourite movie was Poltergeist and that kinda explains the Points.

For those of you unfamiliar with the Point Fictions they’re a bit like Stephen King or Dean Koontz for teenagers

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Posted: 02 June 2006 08:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I loved (and still do) the Brambly Hedge books. Beautifully written and illustrated.

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Posted: 02 June 2006 08:23 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I remember loving “Harold and the Purple Crayon” because I had an imagination just like Harold.

“Where the Wild Things Are” for the same reason.

When I got a little older, I read Trixie Beldon and Nancy Drew.

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Posted: 02 June 2006 09:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I love the Narnia books, and the L’Engle books (Wrinkle in Time, Swiftly Tilting Planet, ETC). 
Another good one that many haven’t read that I like is “The Theif of Always”, by Clive Barker, not sure of ot qualifies for a kids book, but is a fairy tale.  “Theif Lord” is also good for Teens.
As for younger kids books, I always enjoy “Captain Underpants”.  Thats some good reading. =)

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Posted: 02 June 2006 09:32 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Where the Wild Things Are

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Posted: 02 June 2006 10:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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I loved books when I was very young…I remember my favorites were stories about animals personified…

The Little Rabbit Who Wanted Red Wings by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey

If You Give A Mouse A Cookie by Laura Numeroff (There’s a whole slew of them now - if you give a pig a pancake, a moose a muffin…etc.)

Vegetable Soup by Jeanne Modesitt

I still have most of my childhood books.  My mom has the rest - she reads them to Jocelynn.  I really enjoyed the Polar Express until it became a movie.  The movie is sort of over the top.

We had R.L. Stine for “horror” type books for young adults/kids.  There was the goosebumps series - which always had a twist ending.  The Fear Street series which was for middle school-age kids & then if you wanted more “hardcore”, there was always Christopher Pike.  I first read all the Fear Streets - and then Goosebumps came later.  So I read the Goosebumps just b/c I liked Stine…but I went through them really quickly.  The more it went on, the sillier & less scary the books became.

I read A Wrinkle In Time - always wanted to continue with the others.  My problem was that I didn’t want to read KIDS books when I was in school.  I was already seriously into adult novels.  It was hard, b/c we had some program at school called “excelerated readers” and I had to read a bunch of books for MY age group.  Then we took these computerized quizzes & got points.  At the end of the month we could trade in “points” for prizes.  Exciting stuff like pencils, notepads in the shape of hearts, erasers (the kind that smelled good were sort of cool), & candy - but not like chocolate, like crappy old Jolly Ranchers.  Woohoo, incentive.  rolleyes

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Posted: 02 June 2006 10:32 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Meagan Christopher Pike and R L Stine were some of the authors that wrote Point Thrillers!

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Posted: 02 June 2006 10:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Yeah, I read all the Point Horrors and Point Thrillers. Goosebumps and stuff were all a little silly for me, even though I was the age they were supposedly directed at.
Of course, most of the Point books culminated in discovering the murderer was either the heroine’s best friend or boyfriend…

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Posted: 02 June 2006 11:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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L’Engle always confused me as a child, which is odd because I feasted on science fiction most of my growing years.

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH is still my all-time favorite children’s book, ever.  I don’t recommend the sequels his daughter wrote, however.

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Posted: 02 June 2006 12:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Oooh…I love that.  The sequals were not so good, you’re right.

I always wondered why “they” would change Frisby to Brisby for the movie.

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Posted: 02 June 2006 12:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Nettie - 02 June 2006 02:32 PM

Meagan Christopher Pike and R L Stine were some of the authors that wrote Point Thrillers!

Is point thrillers like a series??

Edit:  I looked it up - Point is the publisher then??

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