Favorite childhood books?
Paula #recommend #kids
Mine were anything by Judy Blume & The Little House series
Are You There God, It’s Me Margaret was my absolute favorite
The Secret Garden, anything by Dr Seuss
I found this on a Dr’s table while Lauren was there, got halfway through by the time she was done. Still haven’t finished yet 🙁 lol
This was the book that started it all for me. Not my original childhood one but a lovely gift from a lovely friend who knew how much his book means to me ?
Indians by Holling C. Holling, The Little House books, Indian Captive by Lois Lenski, all of Sonia Bleeker’s books about Native Americans, The Childhood of Famous Americans series, A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’Engle, The Girl with Seven Names by Irene Hunt, Benjamin West and His Cat Grimalin by Margeurite Henry, Yonnie Wondernose, and Henner’s Lydia by Maruerite deAngeli, Summer on the Salt Fork by Jessie Wiley Voils…oh, don’t get me started!
Where the Wild things are
oh sure… you HAD to bring up picture books! Soooooo many good ones! Where the Wild Things are IS brilliant..
Island of the Blue Dolphins & From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler
I LOVED Island of the Blue Dolphins!
@Vicki There’s a new edition out called “The Complete Reader Edition”. It contains the story plus leftout sections, the background story, how Scott O’Dell came to write the story & much more.
Ooooh….I must go have a looksee!
Mr Pinkwhistle’s Party. I loved this book and would read it over and over.
Love the title 🙂
The magic Faraway Tree it was my fav book and i still love reading it now. Then The Secret Seven and Famous Five books. I brought them all for my kids
The Exploits of Moominpappa is a very strong contender.
‘Carrie’s War’ by Nina Bawden, ‘When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit’ by Judith Kerr and anything by Judy Blume (my favourite was ‘Deenie’)?
Oh..the Mushroom Planet books! Those were so good.
Where The Red Fern Grows.
And The Boxcar Children
Nancy Drew books
Read ND, The Hardy Boys & Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators.
Me (out loud): Oh! I forgot all about the Hardy Boys! I used to spend all of library time in grammar school perusing their books!” My daughter: Who’s The Hardy Boys? She cannot be mine!!!!! ?????
I enjoyed the Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, and Cherry Ames..read a few of the Bobbsy Twins books too.
Little women, A winkle in Time, the secret garden, Ann of green gables, sweet valley high, baby sitters club…. And when I was in my teens the Harliquin romance novels my grams would leave hidden for me when she went back home after her visits. 😉 will always Be a happy memory. She also was responsible for my love of Nora Roberts.
Anything by C S Adler, Lois Sachar, Katharine Peterson, Sylvia Cassedy, Ursula Le Guin, Madeleine Lengle, Beverly Cleary, Jean Little.
The Little House series
Anything by Astrid Lindgren, except Pippi Longstocking.
All of Shel Silverstein’s books
I honestly did not like reading as a child. I wish I did.
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