Thread: books that you loved as a child

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    • 14 years 7 months ago
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    I also remember reading The Man Who Was Too Lazy to Fix Things. Whatever needed fixing in his house, the man always half-assed the job and just slept after that. Who else read this book?
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    I read EVERYTHING and still do. A few that stand out though are...
    Where the Wild Things Are
    Amelia Bedelia
    Sweet Valley
    Babysitters Club
    the I Can Read series (still have all of them somewhere"

    It really depends on the age, I could go on listing but there are just too many. I would say though that my absolute favs were The Westing Game, which we did in class and my partner and I figured out the answer really early and the teacher didn't believe us. I still swear to this day we did NOT read ahead, great book though The other book I LOVED was Wait Till Helen Comes. I checked that book out so many times the Librarian gave it to me one day. I think I liked the author's, Mary Downing Hahn, stuff so much because she was from around where I live and her books were based on that.
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    I managed to buy a couple of my old favourites the other day - Mr Men Annual 1984 and The Story of Uncle Travelling Matt. Plus I also got What's a Fraggle?, a Muppet Babies book about a giant, and an Alf book where he goes to summer camp. The Alf book is awful, which is sad cause the comics were awesome.
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    Quote by Azumichi

    - A book about a class that misbehaves so their teachers becomes "sick" and a "sub" comes in that is evil and like a witch, I really liked these books but can't remember what they're called!


    I think that book is called Mrs. Munson's Class or something like that I remember it was read on Reading Rainbow.
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    The Light In The Attic
    Where The Sidewalk Ends
    Falling Up

    New Kid On The Block

    Everyone Knows What a Dragon Looks Like
    East of the Sun, West of the Moon
    The Sleeping Beauty
    Beauty and The Beast

    The Polar Express
    The Wreck Of The Zephyr
    The Stranger

    The Henry Huggins Series
    The Ramona Series

    Tales of a Forth Grade Nothing
    The Fudge Series
    Freckle Juice

    Super Weasle

    If You Give A Mouse A Cookie

    The Wheres Waldo Series

    Where The Wild Things Are

    Berenstein Bears

    The King Who Rained
    A Chocolate Moose For Dinner

    my moms Norman Rockwell books

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    Oooh I just thought of another one....has anyone else read "From the Mixed of Files of Mrs Basil E. Frankweiler?" I think that's what it was called, about kids (or a kid, I don't remember) who started to live in a museum and they had to solve a mystery about a statue I think?? Anyways, I remember REALLY liking it and I think they may have even made a little movie from it.
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    all the garfield books
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    Little Golden books: Cookie Monster and the cookie tree, monster at the end of the book, rags, tawny scrawny lion.

    Other books: Donkey Donkey, the king who rained, sweet pickles books, and socks for supper


    I remember reading a book about a giant mutant goldfish that lived in the sewer, I don't remember much else about it though.

    Another book that I remember is about a bully called Mean Max, that's all I remember about that one too.
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    Early books I remember loving were "Where the Wild Things Are", and the entire Sweet Pickles line (Kidding Kangaroo, etc).

    I have fond memories of a large color Smurfs book where they build a ship to go into space. Also of a large hardcover Batman book I used to get from the library all of the time, full of black and white comic strips. There was also a Wonder Woman one I used to get.

    The first novel I ever read was "The Ghost Next Door", and other early ones were "Spirits and Spells", and "The House of Dies Drear".
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    i wans't big into reading Novels until the Animorph books came around, but i soon lost interest after about 2 or 3 years.
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    ok im back...

    any Beatrix Potter books

    Little House On The Praerie

    The "A Little Critter" series by Mercer Mayer(who also wrote and illustrated
    Everyone Knows What a Dragon Looks Like
    East of the Sun, West of the Moon
    The Sleeping Beauty
    Beauty and The Beast)

    Black and White

    The Ship's Cat

    A Birthday for Frances
    Bread and Jam for Frances

    Corduroy

    The Little Train That Could

    Esther
    Jonah

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    Daddy's Roomate is a classic.

    My favorite's as a child were the sesame street treasury books and the berenstien bears books. I also went through a Scary Stories to Tell in a Dark phase. In A Dark Dark Room was good too.
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    Back around 6th grade, I took quite a liking to some of Lloyd Alexander's books such as The Book of Three, Taran Wanderer and The High King. I first noticed The Book of Three in our school library after playing D& with some friends in a hidden corner of the building during lunch break. A few pages into it and I was hooked.
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    Quote by MattNash
    Does anyone else remember the "Lone Wolf" adventure game books. That series was great. It had a choose-your-adventure-type premise except the protagonist had hitpoints and could fight monsters and collect better weapons and stuff.


    I loved those game books.
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    I forgot about the Choose Your Own Adventure Books! Those were fantastic. My favorite was probably "The Curse of Chimney Rock". I also read the D& ones.
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    Quote by MattNash
    Does anyone else remember the "Lone Wolf" adventure game books. That series was great. It had a choose-your-adventure-type premise except the protagonist had hitpoints and could fight monsters and collect better weapons and stuff.


    I loved those game books.


    Lone Wolf rocked. I just got the d20 RPG for the Lone Wolf setting.

    And to whoever mentioned it, I loved the Westing Game as well.
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    I loved Choose your own adventure books.
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    Quote by Azumichi
    I used to love reading EVERYTHING you guys have been naming, but a few more that I can only vaguely remember are

    Tuck Everlasting
    The Clown Arounds
    But No Elephants
    - Some book were a family are driving on a road but the road is all curly and weird...as I said VERY VAGUE! lol
    - A book about a class that misbehaves so their teachers becomes "sick" and a "sub" comes in that is evil and like a witch, I really liked these books but can't remember what they're called!
    The Pen Pals series (girls at some boarding school who had boy penpals from another boarding school I THINK)

    And someone earlier mentioned Christopher Pike. I didn't ready much of his, but I stumbled upon a series called "Remember Me" when I was on vacation once and thought they were the best thing ever.


    I was referring to as Miss Nelson is Missing (Scholastic) by the exact same people who also did The Stupids.
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    American Girl
    Sweet Valley High
    The Boyfriend Club
    Little Women
    Emma by Jane Austen
    Ballet Shoes
    Captain Underpants*
    Bratz Clued In!
    Angelina Ballerina
    Generation Girl
    Zoe & Chloe on the Prowl
    Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
    Pokémon
    Magic Treehouse
    The Princess Diaries
    Maximum Ride
    Freaky Friday
    Bridge to Terabithia
    Harry Potter
    Danielle Steel
    Honus and Me
    Beginner Books
    Sabrina the Teenage Witch
    Full House
    The Ginnie series
    The Pen Pals series
    Amelia's Notebook
    Scott Pilgrim
    The Ramona series
    Little House on the Prairie
    Clueless
    The Paperbag Princess
    Little Golden Books (Barbie, DuckTales, Lady Lovely Locks, etc)
    Girl Talk

    *Similar to the aforementioned post, Captain Underpants is about two children who misbehave so they turn Me. Krupp into a underwear clad superhero. DreamWorks Animation owns the intellectual property.
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