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Old November 20th, 2011, 07:04 PM   #1
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I'm sure I read books before the 4th grade, but none of the titles have stuck with me. When I was in 4th grade, I started reading the Doctor Doolittle books, and they just fascinated me. I read every one I could find, most of them twice.



I also read the Trick books by Scott Corbett, about a young boy who is given a chemistry set by a mysterious old lady.



I loved reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.



The Sugar Creek Gang series was a religously-based set of mystery/adventure books.



I'm sure I can think of more later. What do you all remember reading as a child?
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Old November 20th, 2011, 07:30 PM   #2
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As a young child, my favorite was Velveteen Rabbit. In elementary, I loved the chose your own adventure type books, I also liked Charlotte's Web- alot. As a preteen I feel in love with Nancy Drew and Judy Blume. As a teen I feel in love with anything by Shakespeare, Emerson, Thoreau, or Charlotte BrontŽ
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Old November 21st, 2011, 03:44 AM   #3
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When I was in 6th grade, my parents transfered me to a private Christian school,where we were required to read and take a test on a different book each month. One month we were given an abridged version of A Tale of Two Cities to read, but the test at the end of the month was a standardized test covering the unabridged version. We were able to convince the teacher to throw out a bunch of our wrong answers so we could have better grades in the grade book.



I really liked Les Miserables, but I never would have gotten past the first 100 pages if i hadn't been required to read it.



I'ved loved The Call of the Wild by Jack London since I was a kid, and I've read it at least 4 times.
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The first "real" book I read was All About the Atom. I was in second grade and had to beg the school librarian because it was in a section of the library not open to second-graders. The next one, shortly thereafter, was Tom Sawyer.
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Old November 22nd, 2011, 05:12 AM   #5
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The Chronicles of Narnia, Nancy Drew, Roald Dahl's books, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, A Wrinkle in Time, anything by Stephen King, Pippy Longstocking, Amelia Bedelia, Jonathon Livingston Seagull, Socrates (Plato), and anything related to history or mythology.
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Old November 26th, 2011, 08:55 AM   #6
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Old December 20th, 2011, 05:15 PM   #7
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The books that stuck with me from childhood are Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlotte's Web, and James and the Giant Peach. I remember reading them over and over.
 
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Childhood we used to read comics ..!! and my favorite comic were spiderman and superman ..
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Two books from my childhood that stick out...



The Phantom Tollbooth and The Mysterious Disappearance of Leon (I Mean Noel)
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As a child loved the first book of the Chronicles of Narnia Ė specifically The Magicianís Nephew. To this day it is still my favorite book out of the whole series.



I read a ton of poetry books as a child as well. I couldnít afford to buy any of them, so at the library I copied the poems I liked the most into spiral notebooks. Some of my favorite poets were Pablo Neruda, Maria Elena Cruz Varela, Robert Bly, Margaret Atwood, and Christina Rossetti.



As a teenager, I was obsessed with Frank Herbertís Dune series. I also read Robin Hobbís Assassinís Apprentice and fell in love with reading Hobbís other books and series.
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Old April 21st, 2012, 12:26 PM   #11
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Ender's Game, Speaker For The Dead, Xenocide, The Art of War, Silverwing, Sunwing, Chronicles of Narnia 1 and 2, Slam!, Hoops, The Outside Shot, The Outsiders. Lots of history on Napoleon Bonaparte, The Conquistadors 1520's to 1600, Alexander the Great, and Julius Caesor.
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When I was younger than 12 I read a lot of "tintin" and "disney" stories.



Around 13-15 I was a big fan of hitchcocks "3 detectives" and "sherlock holmes", C.S. Lewis "narnia series", Tolkiens "Lord of the rings", Michael Ende "the neverending story" and "Momo". and read a bit of Terry Brooks and many other others. I read a lot of science fiction books. I also like "the prince" and I read "the Bible" as a child as well around 13 at the first time.



Later in my late teens I liked Tolstoy and Orwell and of course "planet of the apes" by Boulle
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My favorite book as a child was "101 Dalmatians", the book by Dodie Smith, written before the movie came out.
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I read that one too, but as a disney cartoon version. I like 101 dalmatians, but I suppose that "peter pan" was my favorite disney story. I think I saw the disney movies before reading these books though.
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101 Dalmatians was the only Disney movie and paperback book I ever read. Never read any of the other books which was a Disney movie. I don't remember any other book I read as a child other than what we read in school, of course.
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My favorite book as a child was "101 Dalmatians", the book by Dodie Smith, written before the movie came out.
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I read that one too, but as a disney cartoon version. I like 101 dalmatians, but I suppose that "peter pan" was my favorite disney story. I think I saw the disney movies before reading these books though.
I hate disney, it's racist and messes up the facts a lot when it makes a story out of actual events.
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Old July 6th, 2012, 01:34 PM   #17
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My favorite book as a child was "101 Dalmatians", the book by Dodie Smith, written before the movie came out.
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I read that one too, but as a disney cartoon version. I like 101 dalmatians, but I suppose that "peter pan" was my favorite disney story. I think I saw the disney movies before reading these books though.
I hate disney, it's racist and messes up the facts a lot when it makes a story out of actual events.


Well when you are a child you are not ready to take in too much fact. We have to learn a step at the time. But racist? How and why is disney racist?
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I read that one too, but as a disney cartoon version. I like 101 dalmatians, but I suppose that "peter pan" was my favorite disney story. I think I saw the disney movies before reading these books though.
I hate disney, it's racist and messes up the facts a lot when it makes a story out of actual events.


Disney being racist? Gosh, I'd rather have my children grow up and watch Mickey Mouse, Donald, and other Disney characters rather than watching Beavis and Butthead. Bart Simpson is okay, but I guess that is for adult entertainment, more or less.
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My favorite book as a child was "101 Dalmatians", the book by Dodie Smith, written before the movie came out.
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I read that one too, but as a disney cartoon version. I like 101 dalmatians, but I suppose that "peter pan" was my favorite disney story. I think I saw the disney movies before reading these books though.
I hate disney, it's racist and messes up the facts a lot when it makes a story out of actual events.


Disney being racist? Gosh, I'd rather have my children grow up and watch Mickey Mouse, Donald, and other Disney characters rather than watching Beavis and Butthead. Bart Simpson is okay, but I guess that is for adult entertainment, more or less.

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Yes I am with you on this one. I like disney. It may not be perfect, but I agree that it is some of the better entertainment for children. I don't see it as racist.
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My favorite book as a child was "101 Dalmatians", the book by Dodie Smith, written before the movie came out.
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I read that one too, but as a disney cartoon version. I like 101 dalmatians, but I suppose that "peter pan" was my favorite disney story. I think I saw the disney movies before reading these books though.
I hate disney, it's racist and messes up the facts a lot when it makes a story out of actual events.


Disney being racist? Gosh, I'd rather have my children grow up and watch Mickey Mouse, Donald, and other Disney characters rather than watching Beavis and Butthead. Bart Simpson is okay, but I guess that is for adult entertainment, more or less.

[/quote]Get old reruns of blues clues, sesame street, etc. They are way better for children.
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