I Like It When-mary Murphy - I absolutely loved that book as a child. It was the first book that I ever learned how to read. Of course I wasn't actually reading the book, I only had memorized the entire story due to the fact that I made my mother read it to me all the time. To...
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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 4 Responses 1 Sep 8, 2008
I Still Sometimes - escape to the world of "Island of the Blue Dolphins" right before I go to sleep. When I was a kid I would spend many nights in Blue Dolphin land. I would imagine that I was alone on an island with only myself to rely on. It is written by...
apickwall 2 Responses 1 Jan 14, 2010
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 3 Responses 1 Mar 30, 2009
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...
shoreguyct 2 Responses 2 Aug 30
Richard Scarry: Best Story Book Ever - That is the title. My mom and I used to read the book together. I have many fond memories of those times. I wish I still had the book - I know I can buy a copy but I want that book from that time. Old books have character; certain marks...
skyvalley 0 Jun 24, 2012
As Usual With This Sort Of Topic - I Have Many Favorites. - Limiting childhood to eighth grade and younger all the way back and as they say: in no particular order:By Mark Twain: Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's CourtBy Herman Melville: Moby...
CFOM 0 Jun 27, 2012
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...
autumnmoon 4 Responses 1 Apr 4, 2008
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 0 Feb 12
Felix Travels Back In Time - When I was about 7 or 8, my Dad had to go out of town to work for about a month. I had grown so close to him and we only talked briefly each Sunday on the phone while he was gone. When he came back he brought me this book. "Felix Travels Back in Time...
TwoParisGirls 1 Response 2 6 days ago
Endless... - favorites when I was very little but in Sixth Grade I absolutely adored Where The Red Fern Grows.
deleted 1 Response 1 Mar 31, 2009
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...
TheBattleWithin 4 Responses 1 Aug 14, 2009
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...
Heaven345 2 Responses 3 Dec 7, 2012
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...
LilAnnie 1 Response 1 May 4, 2008
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 2 Responses 1 Apr 3, 2008
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 1 Response 1 Jul 10, 2008
My Favorite Book From Childhood............. - "Where the Wild Things Are" is my favorite book. I still have a copy with me and do at all times. I saw the movie that was based on it and was not happy but it was good that hollywood could see how great the book is even if they...
GreenRobedOne 1 Response 0 Jul 8, 2012
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 3 Responses 1 Jul 5, 2009
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...
cutefactory 4 Responses 2 May 6, 2012
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...
matthewsmommy 2 Responses 1 Jul 17, 2008
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...
OddHollow 0 Sep 27
Paddington Bear - ! I used to love Paddington Bear stories .. and I still do!
Orangetas 19 Responses 1 Jul 10, 2008
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...
Tesse 5 Responses 1 Apr 3, 2008
Phillip Pullman - The first novel I ever read was the Golden Compass by Phillup Pullman. Its a series of three, so a trilogy i suppose, and I absolutely loved every single one of the books. The story line is amazing, the writting is captivating, I wish i could forget the books...
DavesDaughter 2 Responses 1 Jun 11, 2010
My Favorite Childhood Book... - Is definitely The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyyton but I also love the Sweet Valley Twins books
justmeand11 1 Response 0 Nov 10
This Experience Group Really Takes Me Back - Animorphs and Boxcar Children. My absolute favorite books when I was a kid. Amazing stuff. R. L. Stine's Space Cadets: Jerks in Training is another fantastic one. A children's book that I didn't read til I was an adult was Bridge to...
BlueEyedGeekery 0 Aug 27
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 1 Response 0 Jan 20
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 0 Oct 4, 2012
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...
lovelask 1 Response 1 May 6, 2008
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...
akaaka 5 Responses 2 Apr 12, 2008
Nursery Rhymes - I loved my big purple book of nursery rhymes. I would sit on my big sisters lap and she would read me the different stories from the book. It was so fun and a great way for me to excape everything that was going on and be a normal child for once. I still have...
gardengirl17 0 Jul 11, 2012
Robert Munsch - I loved all his books but what I like the best was thomas's snowsuit
eeyoresmuse 1 Response 0 May 25, 2012
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...
blueknight1 0 Jul 10
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...
FallaciesAppease 15 Responses 1 Jun 25, 2008
Wrinkle In Time - The Wrinkle in Time trilogy. Even in elementary school I was a sci fi freak!
anonperson77 0 May 28, 2012
How Could I Possibly Choose? - I have loved books since I was very young, and now work with young children on a regular basis- there are so many books that I love. Strega Nona; Owl Moon; Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day; The Mitten; Caps for Sale...
freedomtolearn 1 Response 1 Apr 2, 2008
The Wind In The Willows - Love this book and would recommend it to anyone.
RawRedhead 3 Responses 2 Jun 16, 2010
Childhood Books - Really Young: Goodnight Moon Child: Matilda
SweetbriarPoet 10 Responses 1 Jul 10, 2008
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...
BrokenDoll 2 Responses 1 Apr 19, 2009
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...
KeasbeyNights 7 Responses 4 Dec 2, 2010
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 0 Aug 30
A Tree Grows In Brooklyn - I had a 1954 edition I believe -who gave THAT to a 9 year old? I read it until the cover fell off and the last part of the book fell apart.
Mujerllenadegracia 0 Jun 14, 2012
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"...
QuixoticKidEternity 5 Responses 1 May 5, 2008
Lord Of The Flies - The first book I read, scared the hell out of me at the same time the adventure seemed exciting.
Windryder 0 Jul 8, 2012
Well - I have a lot but my main two are: The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales & The True Story Of The Three Little Pigs both are by Jon Scieszka and are the funniest books I have ever read. I recommend them to any and everyone.
hardc0recandy 1 Jul 14, 2012
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...
ThePlisken 1 Response 0 May 7
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...
emptyheart 4 Responses 1 May 4, 2008
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...
Munchycaterpillar 0 Sep 11
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...
randomlychandler 0 Aug 2, 2012
Ferdinand The Bull - I loved this story as a child. Ferdinand was a bull. Bulls are very strong but he broke the stereotypical mold of a bull when he preferred to sit and sniff the flowers rather than stomp and snort and show off his strength. He personifies "strength under...
fightn4me 0 May 30, 2012
Two Actually... - I remember loving all the Encyclopedia Brown stuff plus a series called the Boxcar Children.
WyldKard 1 Response 0 Nov 6, 2012
Made Bedtime Bearable :p - I still remember falling asleep to my moms voice reading the Berenstain Bears. We had the whole collection on the bookshelf and she would tell us to each pick a book for her to read to us.. of course we usually never even made it to the end of one...
Emperador 0 Jul 25, 2012
My Favorite As A Kid, Still My Favorite As An Adult - The Little Prince by St Exupery.
P245 1 May 24
Harold and the Purple Crayon - What could be better than a child transforming their world, armed with nothing more than footie pajamas and a single purple crayon? Ah, what a terrific book!!!
hippieheart 2 Responses 2 Apr 3, 2008
My Teacher Is An Alien - By Bruce Coville. There was a series about this, and I followed it because I liked sci fi even then. I don't remember much about the book these days, but I remember checking that one out from the library all the time.
Sinaname 0 Jul 5, 2012
Black Beauty - It inspired my love for horses that has lasted a lifetime
kdvlew 1 Response 1 May 22, 2012
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...
smoulder 4 Responses 7 Jan 6, 2012
My Favorite Line In X-men: First Class - It was seriously, in my opinion, the best, well timed line in the entire movie, in all the X-Men movies for that matter, or all the Marvel movies so far, I'd even go as far to say perhaps in this guy's whole career, and it was just a...
BlueEyedGeekery 2 Nov 14
Some You May Not Have Heard Of - Duane Allman, Dickey Betts, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Trey Anastasio, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and Robbie Krieger are all great guitarists you may not have heard of. The first two were the original guitarists for The Allman Brothers Band. Duane...
MusicLover1971 1 Response 0 Nov 25