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Old 11-12-2008, 01:43 AM   #1
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What books were your favorites?

Mine: I loved and still do the Berenstain Bears. I have all 65+ of whats called 'First Time Book' series and 34 of the 'BIG Chapter book' series. I was an introverted kid and would happily sit on my bedroom floor with a stack by me reading them all day. I also loved the chapter book series 'Kids of Polk Street School' I own that whole series in first edition mint condition. My 2nd grade teacher used to read them out loud to us everyday for about a 1/2 hour.
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I have several
Berenstain Bears
Little Critter books
Owl at home
If you give a mouse a cookie
Mora's Birthday/ 50 below zero
Amelia Bedelia Series
Ramona Quimby Series
The Teacher from the Black Lagoon
I had a teacher that read a few book from the series The Boxcar Children and I got hooked on them
Also when I was about 10 or so I used to love to read Gary Paulsen books
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oh man...this thread brings back so many memories...

the bernstein bears
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amelia bedelia (i still remember one of my elementary school teachers who would read us a story once a week)
the little critter series (they were my favorite!)
nancy drew
goosebumps
babysitter's club
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oh yeah, i forgot about amelia bedilia! i always loved that series. i also like love you forever, it makes me want to cry at the end.
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Curious George-the Hospital one is the one I remember the most
Richard Scary books
Dr. Seuss books
Ramona Quimby
The Little Golden books-I had a ton of these
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Bernstein Bears, Little Critter, Babysitter's Club, Babysitter's Little Sister: Karen Brewer series and the American Girl doll books along with the Magic Attic girl books, omg I loved those!!!
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quite a few, but in particular I LOVED the American Girls series.
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Seconded on Berenstain Bears, they were my favorite books when I was in elementary. I collected all the books, even after I stopped reading them because I had an appreciation of the furry art.

I also loved Brian Jacques' Redwall series and I'm planning on finishing up my collection in the future, but I'm not a fan of the binding on the newer paperback editions, I prefer the Ace editions.

I spent hours of my childhood in my bedroom laughing my butt off at Lois Sachar's Wayside School books (Heck, there are times I still break these books out).

I fell in love with Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe series when I got to high school because the movie series was airing on A&E during that time.
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I was (and still am) a major bookworm. I loved the Berenstein Bears, Little Critter, Clifford, American Girl, Baby-Sitters Club, Sleepover Friends, Wayside School, and so many more.
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After reading your favourites, this is REALLY going to date me! But I gotta post 'em cuz they were great:

Little Women (read the series up to Jo's Boys)

Anne of Green Gables (a standard for every Canuck girl - had the entire set)

The Green Ghost (a cool paperback I got when I was in the grade 5 book club)

When I was younger:

Curious George (that monkey rocked!!)

any Dr. Suess - Green Eggs & Ham, Cat In The Hat, etc.

I never got into Winnie the Pooh - liked Tigger and Eorr (sp?) but not Winnie.

How could I ever forget Charlotte's Web? My all-time favourite as a child. Every kid should read that one! I even had a rat named Wilbur!
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The Ramona series - Beverly Cleary

Baby-Sitters Club

Girl Talk

Sleepover Friends

Nancy Drew

Amelia Bedelia

Berenstain Bears

Those are just off the top of my head!!
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Doctor Dolittle series, by Hugh Lofting
Mop Top, by Don Freeman
The Lemonade Trick / The Limerick Trick
A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeline L'Engle
Dr. Seuss books, especially "Scrambled Eggs Super," "Bartholomew and the Oobleck," "Horton Hatches the Egg," "The Lorax," and "The King's Stilts."
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Oh, I still have quite a few Little Golden books and Sesame Street books. I'm hanging on to them so I have something entertaining for my nephew whenever he visits.
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