What was your favorite children’s book?
Wow, this feels like a confession.
In the third grade, I fell in love with The Secret Garden. It’s really Dickon’s fault; in high school, I’d attribute it to a crush on him, but I think in reality I actually wanted to *be* Dickon. Hell, I still want to be Dickon. The kid could make anything grow and befriend wild animals; he’s awesome.
Anyway, I loved The Secret Garden so much that I could quote parts of it. My mother even took me to see the musical when they did it at CCM, even though her coworkers told her it would go over my head (it didn’t). How could it have, when I’d read the book ten times beforehand?
Of course, now the whole Colin story line is so problematic that I’m embarrassed to admit how much I loved it. It was so much easier to like things uncritically…
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- curmudgeonlaine said: It may have been Little House on the Prairie
- subliminalkim said: the giving tree <3
- andreastaubin said: Roxaboxen
- inepta said: “The BFG” by Dahl and a lot more…
- dislikethinkingofuniquenames said: My Father’s Dragon
- cessamarie said: I Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
- todolightinginneverland said: Cotton Cat and Martha Mouse!!!
- lyltif said: The Lorax, Anna Upstairs; Anna Dowstairs, Olive the Other Reindeer, Pony Pals series, and Animal Ark series. I have tons of others but these are some where i have the most memories from.
- rosethatgrewfromconcrete said: My favorite book series as a child was the Baby Sitter’s Club. My favorite book as a child was Matilda.
- charcoalveins said: Martha Speaks!
- themockingjayscurse said: Olsen’s Meat Pies
- unicornsforhire said: I Love you the Purplest or Harvey Potters Balloon Farm for sure.
- lishanico said: I always loved “Go, Dog, Go” and “Anne of Green Gables”
- chopper-two-hopper said: Tom & Pippo Do the Laundry [Ironically, I hate doing laundry.]
- doallthethingswithlove said: the giving tree!
- tiptoelightlypastmymind said: The Three Little Pigs! Also, Mother Goose.
- polymath4ever said: My favorite children’s book was a book of fairy tales published by Reader’s Digest. I have read it many times over.
- enervatedgrace said: Collier’s Classics!
- seekelslearn said: Goodnight Moon
- fewmorepages said: Harold and the Purple Crayon!
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- thatsnowsuitsound said: Oh, and A Series of Unfortunate Events. More kids should really read those. I owe some of the best words in my vocabulary to the Baudelaires!
- daisy--chained said: A Series of Unfortunate Events, as both a kid and an adult.
- radinglish said: A Hungarian poem-book - Erzsi Gazdag: Tale store (‘Mesebolt’, Budapest, 1957)
- schizophrengeek said: Any one of Enid Blyton’s books.
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- pablophonic said: I Wish That I Had Duck Feet, or Sideways Stories from Wayside School
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- msladeville said: The Chronicles of Narnia, I still read them now.
- sparkell said: I loved *Make Way for Ducklings* as a child. And then in elementary school, I was obsessed w/ the Oz series.
- thistalkingsnail said: A Little Princess - Frances Hodgson Burnett
- lilacstilettos said: If you give a mouse a cookie
- ciaokatie said: phantom tollbooth
- 15310 said: Heart (Cuore) by Edmondo De Amicis :)
- thoughtsinanutshell said: It would have to be Enid Blyton’s Famous Five along with her Adventure Series. Those books were the reason I started reading!
- crowonthepowerline said: Stellaluna or Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day. And The Boxcar Children!
- bluefactories said: Bunnicula! :D
- smells-like-rain said: I’d have to say the Famous Five collection… and anything by Enid Blyton, really! I loved her books!
- starfaerie26 said: chicken soup with rice!
- thepaisleyelf said: “Owen” by Kevin Henkes
- isaoubel said: Amos and Boris or Knuffle Bunny Free!
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