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I Want to Know Your Favorite Book From Childhood

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    IT Wasn't the Stork!!!

    This is embarrassingly funny.In third grade my teacher asked each student to bring their favorite book from home.Everyones name would go into a drawing.one would selected, that child would read their secret story to the class.Mine I chose "how babies are made...
    akaaka akaaka 36-40 5 Responses Apr 12, 2008

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    Favsiththe

     The Lonely Doll!!! I think this is #1. I also loved Little Bear, By Else Holmelund Minarik and Maurice Sendak. I loved the Berenstein Bears series, and the Golden books and Dr. Suess of course. I loved Disney's Snow White and Scooby Doo that I had...
    BrokenDoll BrokenDoll 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 19, 2009

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    Ferdinand the Bull

    I love the pictures, especially when he was about to sit on the bee and I loved saying picadores etc out loud and I loved thinking about him still sitting there under the cork tree smelling the flowers.  I read it to my children too.
    smilingfaces smilingfaces 46-50, F 3 Responses Jul 5, 2009

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    My Favorite Childhood Book...

    Is definitely The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyyton but I also love the Sweet Valley Twins books
    justmeand11 justmeand11 22-25 1 Response Nov 10, 2013

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    A Wrinkle In Time

    Anything by Roald Dahl, Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, Beautiful Joe, Pollyanna, too many to name. What a lovely question.
    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F Aug 30, 2013

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    Paddy the Beaver

    Paddy the Beaver was my favorite book as a kid. It was a really cute story about a beaver who made his little dam and stuff. I don't remember the story that well, but I remember the way Paddy was sassy and I loved him. I read it quite a few times, more than anyother book. 
    TheBattleWithin TheBattleWithin 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 14, 2009

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    I Loved Dr. Suess!

    those were my favs-all of them- plus wheres waldo and can u find it? and clifford and the lil mermaid and mickey mouse and minny mouse..hehehe NOW my fav are romances...when i was 11-15 they were teen paranormal fiction
    lilfallenangel lilfallenangel 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 10, 2008

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    When I was younger, Enid Blyton's books always

    interested me. I read a lot, including Harry Potter, but those two are the ones that stick in my mind the most.
    themangoqueen themangoqueen 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 22

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    The Enid Blyton series were my absolute faves.

    They fascinated me so much especially the english. I grew up in the Philippines, and the english in these books were so proper I don't know lol I thought it was cool. They were all fairytales but really cool ones kinda like Alice in Wonderland freaky
    xxXxSkyxXxx xxXxSkyxXxx 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    Newbattle7 Newbattle7 51-55, M Jan 24

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    Paddington Bear

     ! I used to love Paddington Bear stories .. and I still do!
    Orangetas Orangetas 51-55, F 19 Responses Jul 10, 2008

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    Calvin And Hobbes Books

    I loved those comics. And when I look back on them now there are many things that went over my head since I was a child. So I find another reason to appreciate them more.
    CharlieCharles CharlieCharles 18-21, M Feb 12, 2013

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    Tales of a fourth grade nothing

    Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume. I remember reading that book with my brother, who is 2 years younger, when we were little kids. We would take turns reading chapters and we laughed hysterically for hours. This is one of my most cherished childhood memories.
    lauren71 lauren71 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 8, 2013

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    loveyourselfalwaysxx loveyourselfalwaysxx 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    The Wind In The Willows

    Love this book and would recommend it to anyone.
    RawRedhead RawRedhead 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 16, 2010

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    Lowly Worm Rocks!!!

    I'm not sure I can choose one single favourite book from my childhood: so many have happy memories for me for all sorts of different reasons and contributed to a lifelong love of reading. But the Richard Scarry books were fantastic. Beautifully illustrated and very "busy" books...
    bethturner bethturner 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 26, 2013

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    Sit Here For The Present

    One of my favorite series of books growing up were the Ramona Quimby books by Beverly Cleary. The stories are just so vividly real and Cleary is one of the rare grown ups who truly got kids and how they thought and felt and was one of the first writers to respect their audience...
    cutefactory cutefactory 36-40, F 7 Responses May 6, 2012

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    The Very Hungry Caterrpillar

    I Loved that book. You can now get colour your own very hungry caterpillar, its so cool! Also, The Busy World of Richard Scarry when I was really young, with the worm that drives an apple round town. Twas amazing. Then The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark. Then the generic...
    Tesse Tesse 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 3, 2008

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    My favourite stories from childhood include:

    Holly Clause, all of the Junie B. Jones books, Where the Wild Things Are, Grimms fairy tales, Pretty Women, The Little Prince, Robin Hood, and many more. As a child I was a very avid reader, just as I am today.
    InexplicableKy InexplicableKy 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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    My favorite book when I was a child believe it

    or not was the bible. I was already reading it by the age of around six or seven. I'm not sure if I understood it but I loved the stories.
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Jun 24

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    Bobbsey Twins

    When I started to read for myself, not be read to, my Nana introduced me to the Bobbsy Twin series.  I wonderful way to get a child into the habit of reading.  The stories were silly and fun and just right for a little girl.  She would hand me each new book...
    LilAnnie LilAnnie 56-60, F 1 Response May 4, 2008

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    Tuck Everlasting

    I absolutely loved the book Tuck Everlasting. I loved it so much that I wrote the author and told her how much I loved the book and she sent me a letter back. Huge highlight of my childhood. I still have the book I carried around and her letter. :)
    CreativeUsername316 CreativeUsername316 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 20, 2013

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    The Velveteen Rabbit

    This was my absolute favorite as a child, I had my parents read either this or Where the Wild Things Are every night before I went to bed. It's such a touching story.I just remember always being so worried every time my parents read it that this time, he wouldn't become a real...
    KeasbeyNights KeasbeyNights 22-25, M 7 Responses Dec 2, 2010

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    I Have to Pick Just One?

    It would probably be Peter Rabbit. I made my mother read that over and over. She even bought me some chamomile tea since that's what Peter drinks after he has eaten too much. (Hated it by the way) I also loved Where the Wild Things Are and almost anything else by Maurice Sendak...
    autumnmoon autumnmoon 41-45, F 4 Responses Apr 4, 2008

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    Love You Forever.

    A mother held her new baby and very slowly rocked him back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. And while she held him, she sang: I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always, As long as I'm living my baby you'll be. The baby grew. He grew and he grew and he grew...
    matthewsmommy matthewsmommy 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 17, 2008

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    Charlotte's Web and a Wrinkle In Time

    Definitely remember Charlotte's Web!! And a Wrinkle in Time had me totally captivated.  Being a Canadian and nature lover, I also have a little warm spot for Farley Mowat...Lost in the Barrens comes to mind.
    gammarayburst gammarayburst 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 3, 2008

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    The Soul Brothers and Sister Lou

    Author: Kristin Hunter This was a great book. I read it in elementary school, and it made a lasting impression on me.
    invisible321 invisible321 51-55, F Jan 28, 2013

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    My mother used to read to us from Shel

    Silverstein's "A Light In The Attic" as well as "Where The Sidewalk Ends". My favourite books as a kid were by Roald Dahl. I liked his autobiography Boy and Going Solo in particular.
    canichangethislater canichangethislater 26-30, M Feb 25

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    So Many to Choose From

    Chronologically: The Grinch Who Stole Christmas (Or anything else from Dr. Seuss) The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein Nancy Drew Ella Enchanted
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 8, 2008

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    The Very Hungry Caterpillar 🐛

    I simply adore this book! Much more, I enjoy passing this book on to future generations of children! I still own my first copy and I own more in my book bags for work and my daughter has her own copy too. I love giving a new copy to children as gifts with a novelty with it of...
    Munchycaterpillar Munchycaterpillar 31-35, F Sep 11, 2013

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    The giver, the watsons go to Birmingham,

    aaaand all the first 3 Harry potters.
    Motherofkings3 Motherofkings3 22-25, F May 29

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    Richard Scary's Big Nursery Rhyme Book

    I still have that book today! It has fallen apart from the binding and has torn pages but I have every page! Inside the cover my mom wrote the date she gave it to me (my 2nd Birthday) and a little message. I found the same exact book shortly after my daughter was born. The cover...
    emptyheart emptyheart 41-45, F 4 Responses May 4, 2008

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    Bony Legs

    I loved this book so much when I was kid! Anytime I mention it though no one seems to have ever heard of it, if you haven't you should find it and read it, it's the absolute best!
    klr0712 klr0712 26-30, F Oct 4, 2012

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    The Giving Tree By Shel Silverstein

    This book has always and will always be the book I love the most and hate the most. Even today I cannot read it without feeling a large range of emotions wash over me. Whenever I'd read the book or the book was read to me one line in particular always stood out. It made me want...
    OddHollow OddHollow 22-25, F Sep 27, 2013

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    The Fat Cat

    What a great book from my childhood. It's a Danish story about a cat who goes around eating everything he can, including two people. Not to worry though because at the end they cut him open and everything he has eaten comes out okay. The cat survives and has two white bandages in...
    shoreguyct shoreguyct 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 30, 2013

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    Two Childhoods

    At 10, in primary school, in the days when there were men teachers, our teacher read "The Hobbit" to us on Friday afternoons. In the days before targets, outcomes and objectives when teachers were allowed to indulge their interests. I already had a love for reading, it helps in...
    smoulder smoulder 46-50, M 5 Responses Jan 6, 2012

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    Where the Wild Things Are

    Where the Wild Things Are A movie based on the book is coming out soon.  I can't wait to see it!
    imahag imahag 46-50, F 3 Responses Mar 30, 2009

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    I grew up in a reading family

    which was odd for our situation (Old Order Amish, not usually well read) and was always surrounded by library books and book discussions. I'm no genius or anything but I was reading early middle school level when I was 5 simply because of the encouragement and guidance of my...
    CyberBulliesArePatheticCows CyberBulliesArePatheticCows 31-35, F Jan 26

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    As In Love As I Was With Winnie The Pooh

    none of the stories seem to come to me. The book i'm thinking of was given to me by my Grandmother and it was about this witch like woman who lived on a hill and she woke up to this god awful day (traditionally). Stormy, cloudy, "woke up on the wrong side of the bed", gray, very...
    randomlychandler randomlychandler 16-17, F Aug 2, 2012

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    Remember Amelia Bedelia?

    I remember, when I was little, anytime I would get sick, my mother would make a day out of it. She would take me to Fort Jackson,on the army base, to get seen by the doctor. After that we would go eat at burger king, this is when they made their own pizzas. Yum! Then we would go...
    Heaven345 Heaven345 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 7, 2012

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    My Favorite Childhood Book

    the rainbow fish! omg i swear no other kid ever got to read it at my school cus i always had it lol. and another thing... i liked the way it smelled. anybody else out their like the smell of books?
    Zephyr8 Zephyr8 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 26, 2011

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    There Were Four.

    Where the Sidewalk Ends -- I really admire Shell Silverstein, and would read this one all the time. Very creepy sometimes, by the way.Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark -- Hated these and loved them at the same time.  The artwork scared me so bad!Sideways Stories from Wayside...
    ThePlisken ThePlisken 18-21, M 1 Response May 7, 2013

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    "anne Of Green Gables."

    Has to still be my favorite book. Love all of it, but especially when she makes that fake apology to that mean old lady .... Mrs. Lind, I think? Great book for any girl who has sometimes felt like a fish out of water, as I often have.
    sarahcantstop sarahcantstop 26-30, F 7 Responses Jun 11, 2012

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    Little Blue Bird Books and Something I Can't Remember..

    It was about a little girl named Sasha and she was captured by an old woman and taken to a house that was old and run down and had chicken legs. But it had a happy ending... Can't remember the name of the book. And a book series about mice who were named after spices, my dad read...
    lovelask lovelask 22-25, F 1 Response May 6, 2008

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    The book from childhood

    which changed my life and made me want to be a writer was A Wrinkle in Time--Madeleine L'Engle
    Dustyghost Dustyghost 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 21

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    Jeff Roberts, RailroaderWell,

    it might not be the very tip-top favorite but I can't actually pick a tip-top favorite so it will do for this moment in my life.I remember reading it in seventh or eighth grade. From that reading I only remember a couple of incidents but when it was my turn, forty years later...
    CFOM CFOM 70+, M 3 Responses Dec 8, 2013

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    Hope For the Flowers

    "Hope For The Flowers" was about two caterpillars in love, Stripe & Yellow. Although they were in love, Yellow wanted more so she left to become a butterfly. Stripe searched for her & was caught up in the "caterpillar pillar" that led to nowhere. It's...
    QuixoticKidEternity QuixoticKidEternity 31 5 Responses May 5, 2008

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    Where I'd Like To Be-A ghost saved

    twelve-year-old Maddie's life when she was an infant, her Granny Lane claims, so Maddie must always remember that she is special. But it's hard to feel special when you've spent your life shuffled from one foster home to another. And now that she's at the East Tennessee Children...
    Selah94 Selah94 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 27

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    Well My Favorite Book Growing Up Was The Goosebumps Series

    as a child growing I was not into playing with other children then again it was because I was bullied so I turn to books. books were my friends my escape from all those jerks. My favorite books were always the Goosebumps books by R.L STINES. I actually still have my almost...
    blueknight1 blueknight1 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 10, 2013

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    Two Actually...

    I remember loving all the Encyclopedia Brown stuff plus a series called the Boxcar Children.
    WyldKard WyldKard 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 6, 2012

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    My Favorite As A Kid, Still My Favorite As An Adult

    The Little Prince by St Exupery.
    P245 P245 46-50, M May 24, 2013

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    Childhood Books

    Really Young: Goodnight Moon Child: Matilda
    SweetbriarPoet SweetbriarPoet 22-25, F 10 Responses Jul 10, 2008

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    The Kittens Who Lost Their Mittens

    Ahh, what a classic. Just a simple story about good behaviour = rewarding, with some fun rhyming. When I was tiny, I felt so sad when the kittens got in trouble for losing their mittens. They had those strings on 'em and everything! The mom cat seemed a little cross, but she...
    FallaciesAppease FallaciesAppease 26-30, M 15 Responses Jun 25, 2008

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