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Old 08-12-2005, 01:56 PM   #76
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Coraline. A fine, fine, creepy Neil Gaiman book. Creeped me out much more than it did the ratlet.
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Old 08-13-2005, 12:11 PM   #77
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I got so sick of my students mentioning Harry Potter that I got my hands on a couple. I absolutely loved them, and they're just getting better.

If I had the complete works of Dr. Seuss on hand, I'd throw my beginner English textbooks out.

As a kid I was a huge fan of Adventures of the Great Brain. I read The Jungle Book a dozen times, along with Wind in the Willows (although I always bogged down in the middle and jumped to the end where they kicked some weasel ass), The Hobbit 9with a little help from Mom), and a big book of tales of the Knights of the Round Table.

A friend of my mother's had a coffee table book full of cartoons (graphic novel, the kids say today) called Little Nemo. This chubby kids would fall asleep and drop into this funky dream world- it was beautifully illustrated in full colour. Anyone heard of it?

And I jumped on every collection of Charlie Brown I could. started sucking in the 80's, but back in the day it was damn funny.

And what Disney's done to Winnie the Pooh! check out the promo posters: Eeyore's SMILING! they thought it would sell more stuffed animals! And no one will ever hang for it.
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Old 08-29-2005, 08:39 PM   #78
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I love guess how much I love you I read it at least 4 times a week, also the pigman I think it was by Paul Zimmerman
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Old 08-30-2005, 01:50 PM   #79
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the very hungry caterpillar - eric carle

i read recently that one has sold every single minute since it was published in 1969. also, it is aparently george w's favourite book. nice
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Old 08-30-2005, 02:02 PM   #80
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Old 12-11-2005, 12:12 PM   #81
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my favorite books as a child that i still love to read are the bridge to terebithia, the velveteen rabbit, and riki tiki tavi
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Old 12-11-2005, 01:45 PM   #82
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I Am the Cheese by Robert Cormier. Gave me the lifelong habit of putting a pat of butter in my cream of mushroom soup.
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Old 02-08-2006, 04:08 AM   #83
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my favorite books as a child that i still love to read are the bridge to terebithia
Ooh, that was a good one. I read it recently. I just don't get the ending. What did Leslie really teach him?
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Old 05-18-2006, 02:18 PM   #84
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His Dark Materials -- Phillip Pullman

Northern Lights
The Subtle Knife
The Amber Spyglass

Excellent books for kids and adults alike... couldn't put them down!
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Old 11-23-2006, 06:41 AM   #85
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His Dark Materials -- Phillip Pullman

Northern Lights
The Subtle Knife
The Amber Spyglass

Excellent books for kids and adults alike... couldn't put them down!
Hear hear!
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Old 11-23-2006, 06:44 AM   #86
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His Dark Materials -- Phillip Pullman

Northern Lights
The Subtle Knife
The Amber Spyglass

Excellent books for kids and adults alike... couldn't put them down!
I was so gutted when I finished the trilogy!
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Old 11-23-2006, 10:40 AM   #87
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me too! was sobbing by the end! took them on holiday with me and hardly spoke to anyone for the whole week

I hear that there's a film being made.. not sure how I feel about that yet... could either be really really great or really really shite
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Old 11-24-2006, 01:09 AM   #88
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His Dark Materials -- Phillip Pullman

Northern Lights
The Subtle Knife
The Amber Spyglass

Excellent books for kids and adults alike... couldn't put them down!
Loved 'em! Pullman's writing a companion, called The Book of Dust.
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Old 11-25-2006, 02:03 PM   #89
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^^^

Really? Do you mean all 3 in 1 or a follow on from the last?
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Old 11-25-2006, 10:21 PM   #90
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from what I've heard, it's a bunch of short stories following some of the minor characters in the trilogy. But he's only just started, so it'll be a while.
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