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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2004 12:13 pm 
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Sometimes kid's books are the best books in the world...
Anyone read the Narnia books by C S Lewis? They are all absolute masterpieces! Also when i was little i had a book called "billy's enchanted valley". I really loved it. It's really special to me.
I would love to know other people's favourite books from their childhood.I think they deserve a mention among all these other "grown up" books - they're special too!


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One of my favorite books that I read in middle school was the Giver by Lois Lowry. It is considered a young teen's book, but the message is one worthy of any of the greatest pieces of literature. It is an intense book even though it is written with basic language, which makes it more than just a children's book I suppose. I did read the Narnaia books a long time ago and can't rememebr alot about most of the books, but I do remember that i found most of the characters unbelievable, which pushed me to not like them, but that's just me. Also a book I enjoyed, which is also a teen book more so than a children's book, was A Ring of Endless Light by Madeleine L'Engle. This book is more for teenage girls, but I enjoyed it.

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Holes, by Louis Sachar
Shiva's Fire, by Suzanne Fisher Staples
The Wanderer, by Sharon Creech
Chasing Redbird, by Sharon Creech
Julies of the Wolves (series), by Jean Craighead George
The Lost Years of Merlin, by T. A. Barron
Fantastic Mr. Fox, by Roald Dahl
The City of Ember, by Jeanne DuPrau
The Royal Diaries, part of the Dear America series

I never really liked the A Wrinkle In Time series, personally.


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CS Lewis is marvellous- beatifully crafted and i love the imagery he creates- the allusions within the work and all....

i think i read A Wrinkle in Time and its sequel...it's been quite a while and i dont remember them too well, but i did seem to enjoy them.

i cannot remember the author, but there was one that was, i believe, called The Crystal Palace- i will have to search for the old paperback version that is somewhere around this house!

another one of my favourites is one i am currently reading and fast growing attached to- JM Barrie's Peter Pan- i had never read it before and discovered a copy of the novel in my basement while cleaning. it seems that i got it in fifth grade and never read it- its only ten years later now when i am now trying to cram reading into a busy university schedule!

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I loved to read when I was a child. I thank my mother for my avid love of books. Here are just a few and I mean just a few of the books I liked.
C.S. Lewis: 'Chronicles of Narnia'
Mitchell Sharmat: 'Gregory the Terrible Eater'
Mike Thaler: 'The Teacher from the Black Lagoon'
Shel Silverstein: 'The Giving Tree'
Christopher A. Lane: 'King Leonards Celebration'
Jane Yolen: 'Owl Moon'
James Herriot: 'Bonny's Big Day'
Then of course there were the usual fairy tales.


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I love E. Nesbit's books: Five Children and It, The Pheonix and the Carpet, The Enchanted Castle, and many others. The Chronicles of Narnia are some of my favorites, also.


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Piggins books by Jane Yolen.

Piggins is a detective butler and the books are illustrated beautifully.


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If Giver is considered a childrens book i pick that one easy. It made me think so much when i was younger. I now want to browse through it to recall it better. To me the giver is like a childrens book of 1984. It is not exactly the same on morals but it really makes you think. Giver is the best, ever.[/i]

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Stuart Little will probably always remain my favorite childrens book

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Peter Pan, still one of my favs.
The Wind in the Willows, my Mama
read that to me many times.
Cinderella, of course!
Bambi.
Just recently, I saw this book in
one of the discount centers, went
to the library and checked it out.
Just finished it, and it's so
sweet. Little Bo, by Julie Andrews
Edwards. About a little cat. I
hope even adults will read it.

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I liked the Narnia cronicals and read them all numerous times. Now I realise it is full of Christian propaganda and am a bit unsure as to wether I should encrouge the children I look after to read them.
I use to like fairy tales and in fact still do especially when you look at what the stories originally meant once you realise how much the stories have been transformed. I'm sure nobody would have thought fairy tales were for children when they were first told. After all with such underlying messages as female masterbation leads to infertility (Rumplestilkskin) its hard to see how it could be for children.

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I love Gayle Friesen's books "Losing Forever" and "Janey's Girl".
My brother really likes Eoin Colfer's books The Artemis Fowl series.
I also liked:
"Trapped In Ice" Eric Walters
"A Little Princess" Frances Hodgson Burnett
"The Balloon Tree" Phoebe Gilman
"The Two Princesses of Bamarre" Gail Carson Levine
"Ella Enchanted" Gail Carson Levine
"Cam Jansen" a series of mysteries about a young girl with an amazing photographic memory by David A. Adler
And of course the "Anne of Green Gables" series by Lucy Maud Montgomery.
I love children's books. It's fun to escape reality by entering a child's world of fantasy.
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i would have to say...robin hood
Blueberries for Sal
A Porcupine Named Fluffy
Ming Lo Moves the Mountain
Chin Chiang and the Dragon's Dance
The Mousehole Cat
Piggybook
The Minpins
Come the Terrible Tiger

roald dahl was probably my favourite author...

i love the narnia series! they are amazing.

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My favorite children's novel, which I'm surprised wasn't mentioned by anyone else, is "Charlotte's Web" by E.B. White. It's a classic.

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The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg

The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

Tuscany, Charlotte's Web is wonderful and another by White...The Trumpet of the Swan.


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