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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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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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Old November 21st, 2011, 05:50 AM   #4
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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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Green Eggs and Ham
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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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Old April 21st, 2012, 10:23 AM   #9
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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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Old April 21st, 2012, 11:05 AM   #10
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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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