What was your Favorite Children's Book? Why?

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  1. HeadStart.Teach

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    There are millions of childrens books out their. Can you remember your favorite children's book? What made that particular book(s) special?
     
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    "There Are Rocks in My Socks, Said the Fox to the Ox" by Patricia Thomas.

    It's out of print now, but it was my favorite book.

    Funny, rhymes, and has a (funny) life lesson.
     
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    The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. It just really shows you that you can have every material possession in the world, but it means nothing if you are alone. It's a very touching story.

    I read it to my kindergartners and they loved it! In fact, I read it twice. :)
     
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    "Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See" was my favorite book because I liked to recite the entire book.
     
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    "Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad day". I don't know why I liked it so much. I guess I related (and still do) the all the curve balls life throws at us.
     
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    Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch (am I dating myself?).

    I loved it because she named two daughters India and Africa and there was no dad around. Racy stuff when I was a tot :)

    You can read it for free at Google book search.
     
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    A Fish Out of Water (If you haven't read it to young children, please check it out! They'll LOVE it-I promise!)

    I don't know what exactly it is that I loved about it, but my mom would read it to me over and over every night. I remember losing it at one point, and my brother and I were devastated!
     
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    Sylvester and the Magic Pebble. I don't really know why I liked it so much, but I just loved it. Maybe it was the fantasy aspect of it, and I still love fantasy books even as an adult.
     
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    I liked the Ramona books. They were the first chapter books I ever read. :)

    I also liked The Velveteen Rabbit and Watership Down. Hmm....Lots of rabbits. That's sort of weird since rabbits aren't really among my favorite animals. :lol:
     
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    I loved Watership Down, but I read that when I was in middle school (multiple times. and when I was in high school. and when I was in college. and, oh, yeah, it's still on my shelf. :blush:)

    As far as children's book, I don't remember many early-childhood books except for Where the Wild Things Are. I can't really say if that was my favorite. I just remember the pictures.

    My favorite book when I was a youngster (3rd grade-ish) is also still on my shelf, and I still read it sometimes. And loan it out to very trusted friends who will return it. I'm not sure if it's in print anymore. It's Weird Henry Berg by Sarah Sargent. It's about a boy who inherits a dragon egg and hatches it. I love love love this book. :wub::wub:
     
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    the Velveteen Rabbit and for a chapter book, Diary of Anne Frank. I can't even remember how many times I have read it.
     
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    Miss Rumphius or When the Relatives Came. Both have wonderful stories and both have beautiful illustrations.
     
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    No Baths for Tabitha!

    My sister and I loved reading this book.
     
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    Velveteen Rabbit
     
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    Kermit the Hermit by Bill Peet. I love the rhyme and the message that one go from being selfish to someone who cares, and how kindness changes the hermit crab's outlook.
     
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    Velveteen Rabbit

    A Christmas Tea

    A chapter book that I read over and over and over was True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle. It's a story of a young girl who was crossing from England to colonial America, the men on her ship mutiny and she ends up becoming part of the crew. Such a kick*** chick!
     
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    Berenstein Bears..

    Babysitters club, and Boxcar kids.
     
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    Giving Tree, Missing A Piece, both by Shel Silverstein. These two stand out because when I read them, you could hear a pin drop in my room.
     
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    The Little Prince.

    It's so right for so many reasons.
     
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    I loved it! And still love it. :wub:

    When I was senior in highschool we read it in French, and it's just as amazing in French at age 17 as it was in English at age 7. :cool:
     
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    All of the 'Adventure' book by Willard Price. They kept me in my room away from the noise downstairs for hours. That was when I learned to escape into books.
     
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    I loved Corduroy. Otherwise, in all honesty, any book I could get my hands on...I loved reading! I was a huge fan of the Little House series.
     
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    My childhood favorites were "That Makes Me Mad" by Steve Kroll, "Eighteen Cousins" by Carol Hogan, and "In a People House" by Dr. Seuss. The first book just made me feel good to know it was ok to be mad. The last two had rhyming in them. I actually still have 2 of them! :)
     
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    I loved all of the Laura Ingalls Wilder books - the Little House series. I am actually on my fifth set - I read them so much when I was a kid that the books woud literally fall apart! I still have them on my shelf!
     
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    Did anyone like any of the Madeline books are Amelia Bedelia. I loved all sorts of children books. I would basically read any children's books. But Amelia Bedelia and Madeline series stick out the most. I still read children's books.
     
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    I am older than most of the books mentioned I think.

    I liked these:

    Flicka, Ricka, and Dicka series
    Harold and the Purple Crayon
    Any Dr. Suess
    Little House the Prairie Series
    Little Black Sambo
     
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    Me too. I still read them now (I'm 30...woah, side note, I just turned 30 and it's the first time I've said so LOL!!!) when I'm stressed out.
     
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    I read children's books more than adult books at this point. Although I also think my brain is still rebelling from all of the heavy reads I had in grad school :)
     
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    "I'm Terrific." I can't remember the author, but it was about a naughty, bratty bear who had covered himself with gold stars until he received his comeuppance from his friends.

    I loved that book as a kid, probably around Kindergarten, because there was something comforting about how his mother was tough yet gave him unconditional love, and eventually he was his own best problem-solver. I think that book made me feel somehow empowered and yet humble at the same time!
     

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