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Favourite children’s book?
Posted: 02 June 2006 12:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Yeah Point was a collection of books all written by different authors just generally about the same thing (as Boo said the killer was always the boyfriend or best friend). Points were aimed at teens of about 14 to 15 and Goosebumps were aimed at kids about 12.

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Posted: 02 June 2006 01:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Maegan - 02 June 2006 04:35 PM

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.

I assume so as not to confuse people with Frisbee.  After all, people who watch movies tend to be a pretty stupid lot.  I liked the movie a lot, but I wish they hadn’t added in all the ‘magical’ aspects.

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Posted: 02 June 2006 03:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Did anyone else read the choose your own adventure books?

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Posted: 02 June 2006 08:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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I loved ‘The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark’ by Jill Tomlinson. I also had ‘The Aardvark Who Wasn’t Sure’ and Penguin’s Progress’. She’s written other books in the same series but I only found out about them recently.

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Posted: 02 June 2006 11:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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Hmm…books I loved as a kid/teenager included the Trixie Beldon series, Nancy Drew, Narnia, Snugglepot & Cuddlepie by May Gibbs, RL Stein’s Fear Street series, Virginia Andrews at one point, John Marsden’s “Tommorrow…” series and more.

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Posted: 03 June 2006 12:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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I didn’t have any childrens’ books of my own when growing up, so all the ones I’ve read I read when I was an adult (or as adult as I’ve ever gotten, at least).  My wife got some books suitable to really young children for my daugther, and some of those were enough to keep me entertained for five minutes or so (The Very Hungry Caterpillar for one, and some other weird one that I can’t remember the name of, but had lots of weird monsters drawn in very bright colours and had them named alphabetically. . .Zoophones or something like that).

Some of the books for older children are good for passing an afternoon, too.  I read a lot of Enid Blyton’s books, and A. A. Milne is good as well.

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Posted: 03 June 2006 12:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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I couldn’t stand the read your own adventure ones.  B/c I wanted to figure out what every possible way to choose could have been.  It went crazy trying to do it.  Okay…I’ll start with A, then go A, B, A, then go B, B, A…then go…BLAMMM!! (My head exploded.)

I got to really enjoy Graeme Base…fantastic pictures.  Also, Chris Van Allsburg.  He did the Polar Express…but the pictures & stories were just so fantastic.

I really got to enjoy children’s books when I worked at the library.  My first 6 months I shelved A-L, then the rest of the time I did M-Z.  M-Z seemed much more eclectic.

Some things I was forced to read, but later enjoyed…Bridge To Terebithia, Tuck Everlasting, Island of the Blue Dolphins, From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E Frankweiler, Peppermints in the Parlor, Wolves of Willoughby Chase. 

Two books that I check out every now & again at the library…but for some reason never purchased…Number the Stars, & Devil’s Arithmatic.  Both about young girls during WWII.  Number the stars was about a girl whose family helped their Jewish friends escape underground.  The other was strange…the girl was from present day…and instead of one night opening the door to see if the Prophet would return during passover…she opens the door & she sees a man from a field walking towards her.  She’s somehow been shoved into another time…and begins living as a girl during the war.  Her family is taken to a labor camp…then put into the “showers”.  She starts screaming that everyone is going to be gassed…but then the water comes on & they’re really showered.  She lives in the camp for weeks & then suddenly…she’s back in her family’s apartment…still holding that door waiting for the prophet.  I remember being very disturbed by it when I was young.  Another like that was Letters From Rifka.  It was sort of childish, though.

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Posted: 03 June 2006 12:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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I just looked up Devi’s arithmatic…it’s been turned into a movie.

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Posted: 03 June 2006 01:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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If we’re talking little kids books, the first book I ever read was Hop on Pop by Seuss.

I reacall the “Wheres Spot” Line of books being amusing, as well as The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

As a Teen I read a good deal of The Babysistter’s Club books, as well as many by R.L. Stein and Christopher Pike.

Even as a high school student I would steal my little brother’s Goosebumps books from time to time for amusement.

I liked The Chronicles of Narnia books, The Black Cauldron series.  There was this awesome book I read in High school called The Catswold Portal…

Recently on the kiddie line Ive read the “His Dark Secrets” trilogy, a co-worker loaned them to me.  She is also nagging me to read Eragon , and its sequel Eldest, which I may get around to someday.

Ive also read the Harry Potter books and some of the “Series of Unfortunate Events” Books, which were okay I suppose.

On Thief of Always mentioned by a previous poster, that was a good book! I actually thought about it when I was at the movies and they were showing previews for this movie about a house that eats kids…

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Posted: 03 June 2006 02:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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Does anyone rememeber a series about mice - something like “Redwall” or ....something??  Did anyone ever read those?  It would have been targeted for pre-teens…I think.

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Posted: 03 June 2006 02:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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Maegan:  http://www.redwall.org/dave/news.php.  I read a few of his books, but not all twelve million or so that are now in that series.

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