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Old 11-27-2006, 02:00 AM   #91
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How did I not find this thread sooner? I love kid's books.

I just re-read Kit Pearson's Awake and Dreaming It's one of my all-time favourites.

Fantastic author too. I've read most of her books.
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Old 11-27-2006, 02:42 PM   #92
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Originally Posted by ShopaholicChick
my favorite books as a child that i still love to read are the bridge to terebithia
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Old 12-12-2006, 11:33 PM   #93
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any book by David Macaulay; his building books (Pyramid, Cathedral, etc.) are genious, and The Way Things Work is an all-time classic.

the Good Dog, Carl series is really cute (this is a little kids picture book, but it still brings a tear to my eye!)

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Old 12-13-2006, 01:34 AM   #94
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Carl's Birthday! And Carl Goes Shopping!! It is to weep!
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Old 01-29-2007, 10:03 PM   #95
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Peter Peter Pumpkin eater
had a wife but couldn't keep her
so he put her in a pumpkin shell
and there he kept her very well

Mother Goose...wonderful I recite weird verses in my head occasionally

Dr Suess (If you like political stuff) The Lorax, Yurdle the Turtle...there are many that singe my eyebrows with the political content.

I read the little house series just recently...can't beleive I've gotten this far in life and not read those, course when I was little my Dad read me The Ender series (Orison Scott Card)..very profound but violent for little girls
Thanks daddy...I still love Bean.
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Old 03-19-2007, 12:02 PM   #96
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"The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen" by Rudolph Erich Raspe is a longtime favorite of mine. The book was originally published in the late 1700s, so it's a public domain and you can legally find the text online for free on many sites, including Project Gutenberg.

Maybe it's not technically considered a children's book, but my mom read it to me from as early as i can remember, with a few pauses to explain what some words meant, and it's been a book I've gone back to many times over the years. It's light reading, once you get used to the flow of the language, and very funny.
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Old 03-27-2007, 11:04 AM   #97
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The Very Persistent Gappers of Fripp, by George Saunders. Gappers are these sort of burr-shaped critters that attach themselves to the goats in the tiny town of Frip, shrieking gleefully, until the goats stop giving milk. The little heroine, Capable, must pick them all off and toss them into the ocean several times a day, and then the gappers slowly make their way back onto land, and the goats. The other townspeople are predictably nasty and unhelpful, but Capable is capable. Lane Smith's illustrations are just...well...they leave me speechless.

Coraline, by Neil Gaiman. Coraline's house has a door to an alternate universe, and of course Coraline goes through. What? She was bored! Her mirror world is much more interesting, but faintly sinister. And then really sinister. Bit scary, really, but delicious.
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