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    Question Best childrens books?

    In light of the Parry Hotter thread...who do the patrons think is, in their opinion, the 'best' childrens books.....

    Anyone putting Enid Blyton down will be shipped off to the west-country and be force fed cup cakes with lashings of ginger beer!!!!

    Personally I loved the 'William' books when I was a nipper...(and they still make me laugh out loud today...30 years later )

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    Yeah, I like Just William a lot too.
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    My nine year-old is on (about) book 13 of the Series of Unfortunate Events books. She loves them. She's on the second Harry Potter as well. The Goosebumps books are good, she likes those too.

    For my part, I enjoyed Stuart Little and the Winnie the Pooh books very much.
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    my list of favourites:

    1. You Are Different and That's Bad
    2. The Boy Who Died From Eating All His Vegetables
    3. Dad's New Wife Robert
    4. Fun four-letter Words to Know and Share
    5. Hammers, Screwdrivers and Scissors: An I-Can-Do-It Book
    6. The Kids' Guide to Hitchhiking
    7. Julie Was So Bad Her Mom Stopped Loving Her
    8. Curious George and the High-Voltage Fence
    9. All Cats Go to Hell
    10. The Little Sissy Who Snitched
    11. Some Kittens Can Fly
    12. That's it, I'm Putting You Up for Adoption
    13. Grandpa Gets a Casket
    14. The Magic World Inside the Abandoned Refrigerator
    15. Garfield Gets Feline Leukemia
    16. The Pop-Up Book of Human Anatomy
    17. Strangers Have the Best Candy
    18. Whining, Kicking and Crying to Get Your Way
    19. You Were an Accident
    20. Things Rich Kids Have, But You Never Will
    21. Pop! Goes The Hamster...And Other Great Microwave Games
    22. The Man in the Moon Is Actually Satan
    23. Your Nightmares Are Real
    24. Mamma's on crack and I don't care
    25. Eggs, Toilet Paper, and Your School
    26. Why Can't Mr. Fork and Ms. Electrical Outlet Be Friends?
    27. Places Where Mommy and Daddy Hide Neat Things
    28. Daddy Drinks Because You Cry
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    Ronin that is horrible! I love it!

    What a dreaful list. Did you come up with all those or did you find them somewhere?

    My favorites when I was growing up (for non-fiction) were Brian Jacques Redwall series. Heck, I still like those.

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    The Lord of the Rings. Please make children read these books before their minds are polluted by those dreadful films.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Azi Tohak


    Ronin that is horrible! I love it!

    What a dreaful list. Did you come up with all those or did you find them somewhere?

    My favorites when I was growing up (for non-fiction) were Brian Jacques Redwall series. Heck, I still like those.

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    naw...i didnt come up with it....its an old list that was making the email circle over here some time ago
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    I used to love anything by Roald Dahl, especially the BFG.
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    Two that I can still remember despite the obscuring gray mists of time and adult life are: "Where the Wild Things Are," and "Harold and the Purple Crayon." I think both had a profound effect on developing notions of imagination and creativity for me as a youngster.

    Dr. Seuss books were a big deal when I was very young. Green Eggs and Ham, of course, was a major favorite.

    As I grew up a bit, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Chronicles of Prydain (set in fantasy "Gwynedd" which first got me interested in Wales), and all of Tolkien's Middle Earth books were favorites, which I still go back and read ccasionally as an adult.
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    A lot of the newberry honor and medal books are good. Arthur Ransome and Edith Nesbit were two of my faves when I was a kid. Can't think of the others just now.

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    Winnie the Pooh was my fave when I was real young.
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