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#21 Lucybird

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 07:02 PM

Yes I was thinking that earlier. Some I remember from my childhood are The Very Hungry Caterpillar, the Day the Tiger came to tea, The Pippo books, Shirley Hughes books- especially Alfie and Annie Rose and My Naughty Little Sister. Not Now Bernard. That's just off the top of my head I'm sure there are more

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 08:07 PM

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Shirley Hughes books- especially Alfie and Annie Rose

Love the Alfie stories and the art work is brilliant.

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 08:17 PM

Yes, I would hang the artwork on my wall! I would love Alfie with his blanket!

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 06:26 AM

A favourite bed time book for my son, many many moons ago, was 'The Monster Bed' by Jeanne Willis. My son will be 24 this year, but I still know most of the story. :welcome: I wonder if he does! Mmmm

Never go down to the Withering Wood
The Goblins and ghoulies are up to no good
The gnomes are all nasty, the trolls are all hairy
And even the pixies and fairies are scary...................................:smile2:

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 09:07 AM

I read Forensic Science books as a child and books on Biology so I don't have any cute child books on my list !

I did however read all of the Point Horror books - My fav being Prom Night and the Vampires Kiss ! I also had the Chronicals of Narnia Loved em but only read them once !

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 05:17 PM

I'm a teacher and love to read aloud to my students books that are engaging:
Holes
The Chronicles of Narnia
Where the Red Fern Grows
The Witches
Gooney Bird Greene

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 05:03 PM

Jacqueline Wilson had to pick 7 all time favourite childrens books...it was a perfect opportunity for self promotion! :friends0:

I'll have to think on this because there are loads I love from my childhood that I can't quite think of right now.

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Posted 03 August 2009 - 01:46 PM

The Tale of Peter Rabbit Beatrix Potter

The Railway Children E. Nesbit

The Secret Garden Frances Hodgson Burnett

Follyfoot Monica Dickens

The Water Babies Charles Kingsley

#29 Loopyloo100

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Posted 03 August 2009 - 08:35 PM

The Enchanted Wood by Enid Blyton
Watership Down by Richard Adams
Charlotte's Web by E B White
The Lion, the witch and the wardrobe by C S Lewis
The Mouse and his child by Russell Hoban

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 11:33 AM

Matilda - Roald Dahl
The BFG - Roald Dahl
The tomorrow series - John Marsden
Brother night - Victor Kelleher
Robin Hood - Howard Pyle

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 12:42 PM

In no particular order -

The Tiger Who Came to Tea - Judith Kerr

The Witches - Roald Dahl

Matilda - Roald Dahl

Nancy Drew Series - Carolyn Keene

Charlotte's Web - EB White

#32 Janet

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 06:52 PM

I must confess that I'd forgotten about this until Mollie posted a few days ago. :D I'm currently trying to get them into some sort of order in Excel so that I can let you know how it's going!

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 09:04 AM

A personal top five:

Just William - Richmal Crompton
Coot Club - Arthur Ransome
Watership Down - Richard Adams
The House at Pooh Corner - A. A. Milne
The Otterbury Incident - C. Day Lewis

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 05:14 PM

Kasper in the Glitter - Philip Ridley
Goodnight Mister Tom - Michelle Magorian
The Ghost of Thomas Kempe - Penelope Lively
Watership Down - Richard Adams
The Snow Spider - Jenny Nimmo

All of these have stuck with me for various reasons. Kasper in the Glitter has a special place in my heart. I can still here my year 6 teacher playing out the voices of all of the different characters everytime I read it. Never was there a room full of kids more animated than when he was reading to us. And I still crease up :irked:

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 09:58 PM

My childhood favorites:

Anne of Green Gables - Lucy Maud Montgomery
Nancy Drew Series
It All Began with Jane Eyre - Sheila Greenwald
Rascal - Sterling North
Rumpelstiltskin - retold by Edith H. Tarcov and illustrated by Edward Gorey

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 12:36 AM

Mine would have to be...

Little Women
Nancy Drew series
The Hobbit
Harry Potter (present day classics)
Chronicles of Narnia

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 01:15 AM

In no particular order ~

Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
Are You There God? It's Me Margaret ~ Judy Blume
Tuck Everlasting - Natalie Babbitt
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
The Incredible Journey - Sheila Burnford

Edited by NovaLee, 31 October 2009 - 02:00 PM.
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#38 Fi

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Posted 12 September 2009 - 03:00 PM

When Marnie Was There - Joan Robinson
Anne Of Green Gables - L M Montgomery
Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
Ballet Shoes - Noel Streatfeild
What Katy Did - Susan Coolidge

I could probably add at least another 20 titles to that list - I found it really hard to narrow it down :blush:

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Posted 12 September 2009 - 07:30 PM

Swallows and Amazons-Arthur Ransome
The Tale of Peter Rabbit-Beatrix Potter
The Hungry Caterpillar-Eric Carle
Milly Molly Mandy-Joyce Lankester
Dr.Dolittle-Hugh Lofting

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 12:33 AM

The BFG - Roald Dahl
Tommorrow When The War Ends - John Marsden
So Much To Tell You - John Marsden
Half Way Across The Galaxy Turn Left (not sure of author)
Charlotte's Web

Edited by Nollaig, 12 October 2009 - 01:12 PM.
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