What's your favorite children's book?

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  1. MissFroggy

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    I was asked by a parent what my favorite book is, for an auction item. I told them The Giver, but then realized a parent in my class would be buying the book. Most of my favorites are books I have already read to the kids, or are too old.

    What's yours?
     
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    Miss Nelson is Missing. OR The Magic Faraway Tree.
     
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    The Rough-Face Girl by Rafe Martin and Fortunately by Remy Charlip
     
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    I like Lynn Plourde books.
     
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    I guess it depends on the age group. These books were my favorite books to read while I was this age, not necessarily to read to my students.

    Charlotte's Web & Sylvester and the Magic Pebble (younger children)

    Little House Series and Anne of Green Gables (middle school) Oh, a book called "Summer of Fear" that I am sure no one remembers, along with Sweet Dream" books.

    Christy (high school) - by the way, it is still one of my favorites, I read it at least once a year!
     
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    Last year I read a Series of Unfortunate Events to my kindergarten to 4th grade students they loved them. I made it through the first two books.
     
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    One of my favorite children's books is A Story for Bear by Dennis Haseley and Jim La Marche. The illustrations are so loveable and the words describe the printed page with such grace. Sorry, I wish I could answer your question exactly, but ...
     
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    My son's: The Lot at the End of the Block, by Kevin Lewis. The ideal little boy construction truck book.
     
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    It's hard because they wanted to know MY favorite book, but I know secretly, they also want an auction item that will sell.... I need something many people will know, or like, but not already have, and is gender neutral and can be read by all ages.

    I though of East of the Sun, West of the Moon, by Mercer Mayer which is one of the books I loved as a child. I think it's good for boys or girls, and most kids probably 7-10 years old, even though it's a picture book.

    The rest of my favorite books are too girly or for older kids.
     
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    Beverly Cleary's books, The Little's series, The Boxcar Children series, Roald Dahl books :D
     
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    The Giving Tree
     
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    All time favorite book - A Wrinkle in Time.

    For young children, my, there are so many. I love Maxi the Taxi Dog, Can't You Sleep Little Bear? and Mean Jean the Recess Queen. Corduroy, Oh the Places You'll Go, and Leo the Late Bloomer.
     
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    I love Robert Munsch stories. Also the David books by David Shannon!
     
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    Love You Forever is one of my very favorites!!:love:
    I cry everytime I read it though....
     
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    My favorites are The Stinky Cheese Man, Harry Potter books, and Agatha's Feather Bed: Not Just Another Wild Goose Story.
     
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    I alos love robert Munsch books, especially Stephanie's Ponytail!
     
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    The Velveteen Rabbit and The Secret Garden. It depends, though, on what they're doing with the books. When we had to name our favorite for an auction, they packaged a group of books for a certain grade. Each teacher stood up and gave a brief explanation of why they chose the particular book for their grade. I chose My Side of the Mountain which appealed to my group that year.
     
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    My favorites are the Harry Potter books. My students really like the book Dragonology. I'm not sure of the author, but they like that it has envelopes, maps, and other things tucked in the pages.
     
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    My favorite children's book is Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon. SOOOO cute and it also has a great lesson about loving yourself and accepting differences. I also like Princess Pruney Toes, Skippyjohn Jones, Stellaluna, The Kissing Hand, Bears Wants More (and all the rest of the Bear books by Karma Wilson). Stop me, I have an addiction! Seriously, I could spend my whole paycheck on kid's books. :lol:
     
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    anything by Dr. Seuss...just so much fun!!!
     
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    Because of Winn Dixie- Iread it before the movie came out and just loved it!
     
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    Andrew Clements (speaking of Frindle in another post) ;) I also love Kate DiCamillo - The Tale of Desperaux might be my all-time favorite book ever :2up:
     
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    One of my all time favorite books is Flowers for Algernon. Some that my kids really enjoy are the Bunnicula series, Harry Potter books, Spiderwick Chronicles, and anything by Andrew Clements.
     
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    Maniac Magee is a wonderful book, if you are looking for a chapter book. Picture book wise, I have so many. I guess my favorite would have to be anything by Tomie dePaola! I can't pick just one book.
     
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    Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor is my favorite book. I have lots of favorites, but Roll of Thunder tops the list.
    Homecoming by Cynthia Voigt and sequels
    Just as Long as We're Together by Judy Blume and sequel
    Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis and others by him


    Hmmm.... I'll stop. My list sounds too much like the list of Newbery Winners! LOL.
     
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    If they want it for an auction, I'd suggest picture books. My favorite is Owl Moon.

    For chapter books, I think my favorite would be Shiloh, ...no Tuck Everlasting....no Winnie the Pooh....I could go on forever.
     
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    I just love children's literature :)

    Some of my favorite picture books are
    A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon
    Suki's Kimono by Yangsook Choi (hope I spelled that correctly!)
    Animalia by Graeme Base - I think this would be a great book for an auction!
    Math Curse and Science Verse, both by Jon Scieszka

    Some of my favorite "chapter books" are
    Gregor the Overlander
    When My Name Was Keoko
    The Giver - I'm with you, this book is fabulous!
     
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    Where the Red Fern Grows, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of N.I.M.H. are top two. My favorite series is A Wrinkle in Time, et al. I also love Sounder, Bud, Not Buddy, and Number the Stars. My favorite fun books are Wayside School books. Now I want to read all of those! I wish I hadn't taken them to school. When any of these books are missing from my classroom library for too long I seriously go on the warpath until they are returned.

    I bet any teacher could list a million books
    On My Honor, The Face On the Milk Carton, The Giver, Julie of the Wolves, Witch of Blackbird Pond (my first 300 pager), Any Shel Silverstein book...
    How old are the kids the book will be auctioned to??
     
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    Butter Battle Book by Dr. Suess
     
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    Another really funny picture book is Rotten Teeth by Laura Simms.
     
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    Haroun and the Sea of Stories, by Salman Rushdie
     
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    To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee.
     
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    People, please note that Flowers for Algernon (a different poster mentioned it) is NOT for kids. It has a lot of s3xual content that is too explicit even for many adolescents.
     
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    Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing.
     
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    You are all bringing up such wonderful memories for me. When I was in third grade, the school librarian recommended The Secret Garden to me and that is when the world of reading really opened for me. I have loved libraries ever since. We didn't have too many kids' books at home, my mother didn't drive, we certainly didn't have money to buy books, but a neighbor had a basement stocked with all the Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, Cherry Ames, and Bobbsey Twins books from her own childhood. I devoured them all.
     
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    Oh man, I also liked Cherry Ames! I haven't heard anyone else mention her EVER! We had three old books (the first two and one other) and I could never find anymore...
     
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    All I remember about books when I was in elementary school was the Hardy Boys..... Do teachers still read these books to the kids.....?

    I didn't care for Nancy Drew because.......... well because she was a girl......:D:D:D
     
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    I am so glad that I'm not the only one who loved Cherry Ames!!! All the books of hers that I have I found in antique shos. LOVE them. My all time favorite books is the Little House series. Those were the first books that I devoured and i remember pulling my first all night reading session with those books. My mom was not happy to see her nine year old still reading the next morning!
     
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    Island of the Blue Dolphins is my absolute favorite. I feel so lucky that I get to teach it every year.
     
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    I love The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton. Its a Caldecott award winner. Its a really sweet story!
     

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