What books do you remember from your childhod?

@Wizzywig (7859)
July 11, 2008 11:39am CST
Every Christmas, I would get a book in my Christmas stocking. It would be one of the childrens classics and it would have cost 2/6d (pre-decimal ... equivalent to 12.5p or about $0.25). I had the Louisa M Alcott series; What Katy Did etc etc. I still have some of them on my bookshelf now.
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@Essie119 (673)
• Canada
12 Jul 08
We didn't have a television when I was growing up so I remember a lot of books. We went to the library at least once each week. I read Anne of Green Gables, Amelia Bedelia and many of the different Enid Blyton series. When I was little I loved the Little Noddy books.
@Wizzywig (7859)
12 Jul 08
I think I was probably about 8 before we had a TV and we had no library until i got to use the school library at about 10yrs old. I remember Anne of Green Gables ...in fact I may still have my copy. Do you remember Enid Blyton's 'Mr Pinkwhistle' ???
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@Essie119 (673)
• Canada
12 Jul 08
That one isn't ringing a bell. Now that I have children I'll be checking out some of those old books and hoping that the library here has some of the old classic children's literature. I have my own copy of Anne of Green Gables and just bought my daughter a copy of her own (she'll be two at the end of the month, but I figure she'll grow into it)!
@Wizzywig (7859)
12 Jul 08
Of course she will & she'll love it even more because mummy read it when SHE was a little girl =o)
@littleone3 (2065)
12 Jul 08
I also enjoyed What Katy Did as a child. I also loved books by Enid blyton. I especially liked the Famous Five books. And i also had a few Charles Dickens books that i liked to read well.
@Wizzywig (7859)
14 Jul 08
Thanks. there are just so many lovely childrens books now that i want to buy them even though my sons are grown up!
• Philippines
12 Jul 08
I read Bobsey Twins, Enid Blyton's, Hardy Boys,and Nancy Drew too. I was a regular in the school library, and the librarian would call out to me if there were new titles to lend me. These books did inspire my love for reading when I was a kid.
@Wizzywig (7859)
12 Jul 08
I must admit, I dont read much nowadays - too many other distractions I guess.
@bevvy22 (279)
• United States
11 Jul 08
Hello Wizzywig. My favorite book was Red light Green light about the dogs. But My favorite series of books was Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys series. I do not have anymore of those books though.
@Wizzywig (7859)
12 Jul 08
I've never read a Nancy Drew. I dont think they made it to England until a while after my childhood days.