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#61 Janet


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Posted 21 August 2010 - 09:36 PM

I never would have thought of Jane Eyre as being a childrens book despite reading it quite young, I suppose it doesn't deal with to many complicated issues despite having elements of gothic but I would never have classed its as for children. its well worth the read though and remains one of my favourites.

I bought this today on your recommendation. :)

I bought a 'Puffin' edition - which is complete and unabridged, but has nice print - I found the Penguin versions to have very small typeface.

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 12:52 PM

My favourites from the list are

Winnie The Pooh - A.A. Milne
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
Harry Potter Series - J.K. Rowling
The Twits - Roald Dahl
The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien

I would have included the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe but as it's grouped under all the chronicles and I didn't like all of them, I didn't.

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 10:29 AM

Mine are:

'His Dark Materials Trilogy' by Philip Pullman
'The Hunger Games Trilogy' by Suzanne Collins
'Watership Down' by Richard Adams
'Chronicles Of Narnia' by CS Lewis
'Peter Pan' by J M Barrie

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 09:25 AM

Mine are:

Almost everything Enid Blyton's written - except The Secret Seven
Just William series (by Richmal Crompton) - can't get enough of them - I adore that boy!
Anne of Green Gables
Little women

#65 Gad786


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Posted 10 March 2012 - 05:21 AM

my top 5(out of order)
1.gifted hands
2.(series)his dark materials
3.journey to the center of the eartb
4.20,000 leagues under the sea
5.the adventures of captain hatteras

Edited by Gad786, 10 March 2012 - 05:22 AM.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 04:46 AM

My top 5 books

The Chronicles of Narnia - C.S. Lewis
Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
Charlotte's Web - EB White
The Little Match Girl - Hans Christian Andersen
The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 06:04 PM

Hmm this is a difficult one. But I think my choices would be:

The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Anne of Green Gables, by LM Montgomery
The Witches, by Roal Dahl
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, by C.S.Lewis

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 02:43 PM

"The Ransom of Red Chief", O'Henry in which two men kidnap a boy of ten. The boy turns out to be so bratty and obnoxious that the desperate men ultimately pay the boy's father $250 to take him back.

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#69 Jackdaw


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Posted 25 June 2012 - 07:58 PM

As a child I think my favorites were:

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis

The Adventure Series by Enid Blyton (my mum would read it to my brother and I, she'd play out all the proper voice, even Kiki the parrot ! so I can't really remember if it was any good, but it has sentimental value !)

The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge (has anybody seen the recent-ish movie? it looks terrible...)

Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones (and anything else by Diana Wynne Jones)

There are loads of other great books in the list I'd add to my top 5 children's books, but I didn't read most of them as a child. Coraline for example I only read last year.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 10:08 AM

My top 5 would definitely be:

A little princess
Chinese cinderella
The adventures of travelling piglet (discovered through my son)
Little prince (must-read!)
A series of unfortunate events

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 02:17 PM

As a child (so many to choose from!):

The Secret Garden
The Little Match Girl
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
The Tale of Peter Rabbit
Anne Of Green Gables

As a mother (my 6 year old daughter was keen to compile her own little list):

The Whale and The Snail
The Adventures of Travelling Piglet
The Gruffalo

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 02:37 PM

I loved A Little Princess, Sacred. :)

And The Gruffalo, Eleanor, as you can probably tell from my avatar! :D

I think I'll probably do a new one of these at some stage in 2013 - this one was started in 2009 and we've had some members leave and lots of new members since then - it would be interesting to see if there are many changes.

The one thing I found difficult when compiling the results was that some people picked The Chronicles of Narnia (and other series) as one choice - but really it would have been better if they could have singled out their favourite book from the series.

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 05:36 PM

Janet, loving the avatar!

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 12:02 AM

These are the ones I used to read over and over as a child:

The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett)
The Little Prince (Antoine De Saint-Exupery)
The Witches; Matilda (Roal Dahl)
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (C S Lewis)

My son's favourite among these is The Little Prince :) and of course The Gruffalo, which he pulls out of his little library shelf at least once every couple of weeks for a bedtime read.

My top 5 would definitely be:

A little princess
Chinese cinderella
The adventures of travelling piglet (discovered through my son)
Little prince (must-read!)
A series of unfortunate events

Sacred, we also started reading the ebook version of The Adventures of Travelling Piglet together, the first book, very nicely written I must say!

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 05:11 AM

1. Harry Potter

2. The Hobit

3. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

4. The Secret Garden

5. The witches; Matilda

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 06:41 PM

1. northern lights

2. the twits

3. the Chronicles of Narnia

4. peter rabbit

5. the witches

Edited by Michelle, 06 November 2013 - 06:54 PM.

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 08:43 PM

1. The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini
2. Harry Potter series by JK Rowling
3. The Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series by Michelle Paver
4. Pegasus series by Kate O'Hearn
5. Redwall series by Brian Jacques

Just my thoughts :)

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Posted 10 July 2015 - 10:54 AM

My 1st Choice: The Chronicles of Narnia by C S Lewis

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Posted 31 March 2016 - 03:06 PM

Narnia, Harry Potter, Alice's adventures in wonderland, the witches and Peter Pan

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 11:01 PM

As a kid, I would say the books I enjoyed most were-

-The Little Prince

-The Harry Potter series

-The Lord of the Rings series and the Hobbit

-All the Roald Dahl books

-Grimm's Fairy Tales

I hope this helps!

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