childhood books

@cher913 (25890)
Canada
January 24, 2009 10:54am CST
what books did you read when you were a child? have you passed them along to your children? for me, it was 'little house on the praries', which both of my daughters have read and the great canadian classic, 'anne of green gables' which we have just finished watching the trilogy of. what a great series! (i want to go to PEI now!!!)
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@peedielyn (1210)
• United States
24 Jan 09
I just got my son into the little house books. He gets graded on reading books with the points and reading levels they are on. I found out that he liked the show and when we found out that they were based on truth, it made it more fun to read about. I loved shel silverstein books and my favorite is The Giving Tree. I've read it 10's of thousands of times to my kids and myself and I still cry. I have great memories at the time when I got the book and it takes me back to that time. I also loved the nursery rhyme(sp) books. Jack be nimble.... My daughter loves the Golden Book series and my sons love the Lemony Snicket books. We like to read in this house and I am thankful for that. Like I told my kids, you can be who you want to be in real life with hard work and determination, but you can be who the character is in the book in seconds.
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@healer (1783)
• India
24 Jan 09
Am not married and don't have kids but i remember my dad giving me some books after every grade and some of them were his childhood books. The time machine by h.g wells, journey to the centre of the earth and the treasure hunt were some of his childhood books. So, i am preserving those as something special and also as very very old books as the color of the pages are also becoming yellow.
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@aquiah (79)
• Philippines
24 Jan 09
I also like anne of green gables but I have just borrowed the book from a friend. What I was reading when I was young was the wise owl collection and sweet valley books. I have a shelf where I store my books so that anytime I want, I can still read them again. My younger brother and my nephew are the ones reading them now. But I did not give it to them, I just let them borrow because I want them to collect their own books like what I did.
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
24 Jan 09
I read another canadian classic winnie the pooh, that I passed down to my son, superman comics, canadian again, guess you can tell I am canadian lol, and of course all of hans christian anderson, esops fables, that is all that I can think of now
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@tiohwji (133)
• Philippines
24 Jan 09
does comic books count? because when i was a child, i only read comic books. my favorites are the avengers and the amazing spiderman. i don't have a child yet but i pass my comic book collections to my younger boy cousins.
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@irishidid (8703)
• United States
24 Jan 09
The Little House Books. I read those and read them to my kids. Another favorite was Baby Island by Carol Ryrie Brinks.
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@AmbiePam (49864)
• United States
24 Jan 09
Ah, Prince Edward Island. Did you see the TV movie they made from those books? One of my favorites...When I was a child I read the Amelia Bedilia books, along with classics such as Charlotte's Web and as many Nancy Drew books as I could find. It just varied depending on how old I was at the time.
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@pickwick (858)
• India
24 Jan 09
I read jack and the beans stalk, cinderella and other fairy tales.Loved Haans Christian Handersons collections.My child loves to hear me reading then for him.I keep all his story books properly maintained so that my grandchildren could read them some day!!!!
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@shymurl (2768)
• United States
24 Jan 09
when I was younger I use to read the babysitters club. I have passed this on to my daughter. she loves them. she recently did a reading project on one of the books. Got a 100 :) I also read "mrs frisby and the rats of NIMH" my son just read this book for his reading project and loved it. I'm going to introduce him to the book "of mice and men" and "the outsiders" I think he'll like those books.
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@ellie333 (21029)
24 Jan 09
Hi Cher, Mine was a collection of Winnie The Pooh Stories which I kept and read to my girls when they were younger and they in turn handed down to my youngest son recently. I make sure it is always top shelf so pages don't get torn etc and will read a couple of stories each week from it. Another series that I use to love was The Famous Five and all their adventures. Huggles. Ellie :D
@Sillychick (3279)
• United States
24 Jan 09
I love the 'Little House' books. I still have them and reread them a couple years ago. I also loved 'Sweet Valley Twins,' and 'The Babysitters' Club.' Both are series books. Most of those books were given to my nieces. I also loved Dr Seuss, and I do read those to my son. He likes them.
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@suzzy3 (8357)
24 Jan 09
I loved reading noddy ,The Famous Four,The Secret Seven Enid Blyton books some of them got handed down but many my mum threw away as we grew out of them,a shame really it would have been nice to hand these books on to my kids.
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@anneshirley (1517)
• Philippines
25 Jan 09
I was raised reading disney princesses books like cinderella, snow white and others. Personally, when I was able to read on my own, Little Women and Anne of Green Gables are the best books for me. I can totally understand the whole story because of the simple plot and I can relate to it also. By the way, I was only able to read 1 book of Anne of Green Gables, is it a trilogy? I wonder where I can find the other 2....
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
26 Jan 09
lm montegomery wrote 7 (i believe) anne books...by the way, i like your name - very anne of green gables!
• Philippines
21 Nov 09
Hi there cher913! I used to read a lot of different books when I was younger. I have enjoyed Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew books. I am not yet married neither do I have children. However, I know that one day, when I will have my own children, I will make sure that they will also have the love for books.
@PearlGrace (3172)
• United States
18 Feb 09
I read "Little Women" and the "Nancy Drew Mysteries". I also read some of the "Hardy Boys" books. Those were definitely my favorites. Little House on the Prairie came along after my childhood, so I've never read those. My nieces read them and thought they were quite good.
@bellaofchaos (11550)
• United States
27 Jan 09
I have read all kinds of books when I was younger right now my daughter is reading the babysitters club books and Nancy drew and my other have read things that go bump in the night, along with the works of Shel Silverstein. My five year old love where the sidewalk ends, Her favorite poem is Ickle me , Pickle me , Tickle me too. So I have tried to pass down my love of all kinds of literature to all my kids. :)
@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
27 Jan 09
Wow, that is such an interesting discussion, I don't remember a lot of childhood books. I do remember a book of bible stories book that I had as a youngster. It was simply more of a realistic book that I enjoyed with quite a bit of animated pictures that really illustrated the stories that they shared about the real stories that I read as an adult now. I liked it so much that I am planning to get that same book for my own kids.
@gtdonna (1740)
27 Jan 09
Enid Blyton books were my childhood favorites and unfortunately they are seemingly hard to come by now and they are not available in Italian which my daughter both speaks and writes even though she is English born. I do however have some in my library and they will stay there just in case she shows any interest in reading them in Englih
@bellis716 (4806)
• United States
26 Jan 09
My favorite childhood book must have been Black Beauty, because it was the only hard cover book that owned. I read constantly, but all the other books were from the library and had to be returned. I passed Black Beauty on to my children but don't remember their reaction.
@umart13 (841)
• Ireland
25 Jan 09
Hi cher913, when I was a child I used to read Enid Blyton books. The oldest one is the classic "Noddy Goes to Toyland". Then I used to read other books by her like The Famous Five and The Secret Seven stories. These books are still somewhere in the attic in my parents house and I would love to give them to my children someday. I took a look up in the attic last year and managed to retrieve piles of old Marvel Comics and Annuals and I have put them in a safe dry place in my room. As you know a boy always remains a boy and I still like to have them around, even if they are 30 years old... Have a good week. Umart