What Was Your Favorite Kids' Book as a Child?

Page 2 of This was mine. Don't really know why, but it was. Same person who wrote the "Misty of Chincoteague books. 0 0 0    ... 48 comments | 1004 Views | Go to page 1 →

  1. #16
    Bluto's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 10
    Location
    You were NOT hired for your brains, you hippopotamic land-mass!!
    Posts
    14,290

    Here are my 3 favorites from grade school:

    Name:  Rascal.jpg
Views: 68
Size:  111.9 KB

    Name:  Mad Scientists Club.jpg
Views: 71
Size:  32.0 KB

    Name:  My_Side_of_the_Mountain.jpg
Views: 69
Size:  31.3 KB
    Advertisement

  2. #17
    MentschTrachtGottLacht's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 13
    Location
    Tri-State
    Posts
    13,467

    "Watership Down"

  3. #18
    Colonels_Wear_Blue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 09
    Location
    Colonel Country
    Posts
    29,380

    Quote Originally Posted by Bluto View Post
    Name:  Mad Scientists Club.jpg
Views: 71
Size:  32.0 KB
    I LOVED this book when I was around third or fourth grade. I must have read it about a thousand times.

  4. #19
    Bluto's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 10
    Location
    You were NOT hired for your brains, you hippopotamic land-mass!!
    Posts
    14,290

    Quote Originally Posted by Colonels_Wear_Blue View Post
    I LOVED this book when I was around third or fourth grade. I must have read it about a thousand times.
    I just reread my favorite stories from it last year!!

  5. #20
    Colonels_Wear_Blue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 09
    Location
    Colonel Country
    Posts
    29,380

    My great-grandma had a copy of this book from her childhood. She was born in 1903. I really liked reading it when we'd go over to her place when I was little. Nowadays the book is pretty universally panned (as it should be) for its racial stereotypes, but I basically liked the book because everyone ate pancakes made out of tigers at the end.

    Name:  Sambo.jpg
Views: 63
Size:  28.5 KB

  6. #21
    rockmom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 02
    Location
    Louisville, KY
    Posts
    54,708

    I had an impressive collection of Nancy Drew that I turned to for fluff reading.

    I had the entire Louisa May Alcott collection

    Black Beauty was a favorite.

    But, overall, hands down, my favorite, and the book that has stayed with me in my soul was A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

  7. #22
    Colonels_Wear_Blue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 09
    Location
    Colonel Country
    Posts
    29,380

    I shared a bedroom with my younger brother growing up, and we both used to ask for this one at bedtime when we were little. Pretty much your everyday children's bedtime story about a witch who had teeth made out of iron so she could eat children...ya know, that old tale.

    Name:  1449f9792b1261bc8805e1bfe49c2076--baba-yaga-childrens-books.jpg
Views: 48
Size:  310.1 KB
    Last edited by Colonels_Wear_Blue; Jul 11, 17 at 01:11 PM.

  8. #23
    Colonels_Wear_Blue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 09
    Location
    Colonel Country
    Posts
    29,380

    I probably read this one twenty times over my childhood years, literally. A young boy stranded on a tropical island and learning to survive. Eventually inspired me later in life to take an actual survival trip with some of my good college buddies down in the Everglades.

    Name:  2022795.jpg
Views: 53
Size:  20.5 KB
    Last edited by Colonels_Wear_Blue; Jul 11, 17 at 01:12 PM.

  9. #24
    CincySportsFan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 08
    Posts
    5,986

    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Parker View Post
    The Encyclopedia Brown series.
    Same here. Did you also read The Three Investigors too? Loved both of those series.

  10. #25
    Randy Parker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 08
    Location
    In the snow, laying there like a slug
    Posts
    61,967

    Quote Originally Posted by CincySportsFan View Post
    Same here. Did you also read The Three Investigors too? Loved both of those series.
    Just Encyclopedia Brown & The Hardy Boys.

  11. #26
    afi100guy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 07
    Location
    5 Guys, not just a restaurant name anymore!!
    Posts
    2,619

    2 series that I loved as a kid.
    Name:  narnia.jpg
Views: 57
Size:  43.4 KB
    Name:  white indian.jpg
Views: 58
Size:  39.4 KB

  12. #27
    Jumper_Dad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 06
    Location
    To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible
    Posts
    42,797

    My elementary school had a large selection of C.B. Colby books that I loved. They were about ships, jets, secret service, FBI, hunting, camping...pretty much everything a boy loves. They were also heavy on pictures, diagrams and plans which I loved. I could look at blue prints or diagrams of a ship or tank for hours.

  13. #28
    Science Friction's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 13
    Location
    "Mama always told me not to look into the eyes of the Sun--- But Mama, that's where the fun is !!! "
    Posts
    7,803

    Name:  myfavcalcbook.jpg
Views: 49
Size:  12.7 KB

  14. #29
    OlDog75's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 06
    Location
    Sittin' in the stands above the 50 yard line.
    Posts
    9,133

    Curious George

    Across Five Aprils

    King Arthur and His Knights of the Roundtable

  15. #30
    Science Friction's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 13
    Location
    "Mama always told me not to look into the eyes of the Sun--- But Mama, that's where the fun is !!! "
    Posts
    7,803

    Must have read 40 or 50 of these little books when I was a kid.

    Name:  little books.JPG
Views: 43
Size:  14.9 KB

Top