What was your favorite book as a child?

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Re: What was your favorite book as a child?

Post by Miriam Molina » 09 May 2017, 21:32

I cannot recall the books from when I was very young but what easily come to mind are the Nancy Drew adventures. These books awoke in me the love for the mystery and suspense genre. I envied Nancy her quick wit and adventurous spirit.

I and my classmates back then swapped books and ticked off the books we have read from a list, with everybody claiming she has read more than the others. It was a status symbol in our day. I wonder if there are still Nancy Drew books out there. I would like to have at least one to show my grandchildren and say, "Once upon a time, in a galaxy far, far away ..."

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Post by sweetpinabel » 09 May 2017, 22:06

I was really into series as a kid. So, my favorite book would have probably been a three-way tie between The Amber Spyglass by Phillip Pullman, Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix, and The Two Towers.
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Post by paulilpn59 » 10 May 2017, 12:57

I had a lot of favorite books--I learned to read when I was three. I have loved books since then. I'd have to say my all time favorite book to read as a child, was "Maggie-Now", by Betty Smith. I have most of her books in my library. Mrs. Smith's books have common theme-her characters are predominantly Irish Catholics. There are some non-Irish Catholics sprinkled in for flavor. Her books are rich in history. I highly recommend reading her books. :D

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Post by cstegmil » 11 May 2017, 10:30

I loved the Nancy Drew series and The Secret Garden..... that book stands out for me as the first book I remember not wanting to put down & was sad when I finished it
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Post by Abdullai Rogers » 15 May 2017, 10:34

My favorite book was MC HUGIUAN THE GREAT

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Post by Rebeccaej » 15 May 2017, 12:40

I really liked R.L. Stein when I was little. Then The Giver after I read it in fourth grade.
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Post by Subnavigation54 » 15 May 2017, 15:44

Ferenc Molnar, The Paul Street boys

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Post by shish_by_design » 02 Jun 2017, 15:56

captured by raiders.its a no brainer. i fell in love with this book that i used to read it during class time and even got punished for it by one of my teachers;) :lol: :D
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Post by jwalker73 » 16 Jul 2017, 06:16

Before I could read for myself my father would read me a bedtime story each night. I had a fairy-tale book full of wonderful stories and every evening I would sit with him as he would go through the list so I could choose one. He must have had a lot of patience as, without fail, my choice would always be one of two stories - Beauty and the Beast or The Wizard of Oz. Once I could read well enough my favourite books were the Milly-Molly-Mandy Stories by Joyce Lankester Brisley.

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Post by duatibashir » 16 Jul 2017, 08:07

GULLIVER'S TRAVELS was my favorite childhood book.
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Post by Nina Rose » 20 Jul 2017, 18:42

Alice in Wonderland is my favorite book as a child. My dad gave me a hard bound,colorful pop up book of this. I like how it is intriguing,interesting and magical and you wonder if the wonderland was real or just a dream.

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Post by Mallory Whitaker » 23 Jul 2017, 20:37

Harry Potter was huge for me, but I wasn't really a child anymore by the time I started reading them. I LOVED the Bailey School Kids series. The American Girl books (favorites were Samantha, Molly, and Felicity), Little House books, Goosebumps (even though they scared me half to death), Wayside School series...basically, I liked series.

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Post by violet-trey19 » 27 Jul 2017, 13:23

I like fairy tales in my childhood.

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Post by Shelf Fulfilled » 27 Jul 2017, 18:06

My favorites were the "Little House on the Prairie" books. Every few years over the summer I read them all again!

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Post by elivia05 » 16 Jun 2018, 18:48

When I was very young, I absolutely adored all of the Dr. Seuss books. I always found the funny words and rhymes to be so entertaining.

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