Children's Literature

Philippines
May 29, 2010 2:02am CST
When i was young, i don't get to read many children's book coz we don't have extra money to buy books. It was only when i got older that i learned to appreciate children's lit coz by then i could read it for free from the library. My favorites are Heidi, King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, and books written by Hans Christian Anderson. What about you? What are your favorites?
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@animemisa (131)
• Philippines
29 May 10
Same as you, I have no privilege to have books when I was still young. I like reading fairytale books. I like Heidi and books by Christian Anderson. But my favorite is the comic book Asterix and Obelix. have you read any comic books like this? I have collections of Asterix and Obelix.
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• Philippines
6 Jun 10
i haven't encountered those comic books you mentioned. But i have also read and loved Heidi and those by Christian Anderson.
@CJscott (4184)
• Canada
29 May 10
I love all books. My wife deals with Usborne Books, and United Kingdom Independent publisher, they have great illustrations and re-tellings of all sorts of wonderful stories from around the world. I am happy that so many books are in our home for my son to read. Studies have shown that the amount of books a child has access too can greatly improve their ability to study. My personal favorites are similar to yours King Arthur, and Mark Twain, as well as Harry Potter and Narnia, Hans Christian Anderson has some great ones, and don't forget Gulliver's Travels, or the poems by Homer. Sincerely and With Appreciation.
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• Philippines
29 May 10
Oh yes. I forgot Mark Twain. His books are some of my favorites too, especially The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
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@Porcospino (18385)
• Denmark
29 May 10
My mother used to take me to the library when I was a child. I really enjoyed looking at the different picture books and picking out the ones that I wanted to borrow When I got a little older I learned to read and I started reading books on my own. I loved the fairytales by Hans Christian Andersen. I grew up in the city where he was born and I have visited his museums several times. My favourite fairytales were "Little Claus and big Claus", "The princess and the pea" and "The brave tin soldier".
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• Philippines
29 May 10
when i was young,i read more compared when i grew up i loved reading a lot of classic children's books. my first love was Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. This book made me open my mind. it was my book review when i was 9 years old. i remember it still. =) then when i was in highschool, i started reading novels. and now am back to children's book: Harry Potter and Twilight Saga. =)
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@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
29 May 10
Around the world in 80 days and the 3 musketeers. I still read kids books until now. I love Narnia and Harry Potter.
• Philippines
29 May 10
I read Around the World in 80 days when i was already in high school. Narnia and Harry Potter, i haven't read them but had watched and enjoyed the movie.
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@oldchem1 (8144)
26 Jun 10
It is a long, long time since I was a child - but I simply adored reading. I started at a young age with Enid Blyton book, I can remember absolutely loving Susan Warner's The Wide, Wide World, I adored The Secret Garden, Heidi, the Katy books and oh so many more. Reading is such a joy and I do wish more children read these days as we did in my childhood!
• United States
30 May 10
I've read a few books more than once. One of them is "A Little White Horse" by Elizabeth Goudge. It was written in the 40s but was reprinted 50 years later when my dad bought a copy and gave it to me as a gift. I read it like 4 or 5 times and it's just pretty. The main character, a young girl, was made to be ahead of her time: she hates the color pink. The book was made into a movie, but I didn't like it so much. Great set design but the plot left much to be desired. Another one I've read more than once is The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. I've read the entire thing three times and each time I reach the end, I never fail to cry.
• United States
30 May 10
I personally believe that a good book is a good book no matter what age it was written for. I'm still reading loads of YA books, even though I'm rapidly outgrowing that demographic. Some of my favorite children's books are the Chronicles of Narnia series, the Secret Garden, The Babysitter's Club, and anything that has a unicorn in it. I'm hard pressed to find adult books with unicorns in them, it makes me really sad!
@dav20b (508)
• United States
30 May 10
Well a few books that I like are adladin,robin hood,green eggs and ham, and the 3 little bigs was funny.I like mostly action and fantasy books.
@dav20b (508)
• United States
30 May 10
Well a few books that I like are adladin,robin hood,green eggs and ham, and the 3 little bigs was funny.I like mostly action and fantasy books.
@dav20b (508)
• United States
30 May 10
Well a few books that I like are adladin,robin hood,green eggs and ham, and the 3 little bigs was funny.I like mostly action and fantasy books.
@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
29 May 10
Around the world in 80 days and the 3 musketeers. I still read kids books until now. I love Narnia and Harry Potter.