What's your favorite children's book?

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  1. Hoot Owl

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    The Invention of Hugo Cabret

    My new most favorite book is The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selnick, it's this year's Caldecott Winner. I just finished reading it to my class this a.m. (2nd grade) and we fell in love w/all the characters. Tis sorta a French version of Cinderalla with that kind of happy ending. It's a large book but filled with some of the most beautiful black and white drawings. I can't wait for Selnick to write another book.
     
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    I also loved Cherry Ames! Would have been a nurse, but I don't care for blood.

    I also liked a series by Streatfield (spelling?)
     
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    My boys have slowly started to discover Hardy Boys, but those books are a tough sell since they are "old" stories.
     
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    Dancing shoes, Ballet Shoes, Theater Shoes....You have the name right.
     
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    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is my absolute favorite book to read aloud!
     
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    Probably right......... old like me............:D:D:D
     
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    I've always hated both Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys. Nancy is full of the girls doing stupid, dangerous things and ending up successful and alive through sheer luck. (ever notice the police's perfect timing...) Hardy Boys are the same except replace luck with violence.
    For mysteries, I prefer Robert Arthur's Three Investigators. Much more intelligence and personality.
     
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    I tried to read a Nancy Drew book when I was in the fourth or fifth grade. I was so bored I just quit and didn't pick up another mystery until I was an adult. I think it just completely turned me off to the whole genre. Now I have certain serieses I really like, but I'm very selective. I want a clever detective, not one that just stumbles around and barely gets by. That's part of the reason I don't care for the Evonovich number books.
     
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    For the younger kids (my first graders love them) I dearly love the pigeon books by Mo Willems, "Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late", "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus", "The Pigeon Finds a Hotdog" (my favorite). They are a hoot to read, especially if you get in character. I love Mo Willems!
     
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    ;) Brigidy, Hi! I couldn't resist replying to you. One of my favorite books was "Summer of Fear". I still have my copy I bought in 7th grade from the book club.:lol: It is pretty well read. Whew, that book is getting old. Have a good one.
     
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    I have a gillion favorite books. I love to read, read, read. One of my favorite books as a child was "Betsy Tacy" and the entire series of Betsy books. I was thrilled with the idea of sitting on a cloud. :) I loved "Anne of Green Gables" and all of the Anne books. In middle school and still today one of my all-time favorites is "Wuthering Heights".
     
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    Speaking of Cherry Ames... we had some books from another old series that I used to like when I was very young... anyone familiar with "Happy Hollisters" books?
     
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    What a great post!

    Growing up I adored the Babysitters Club, even though it's not really considered timeless fiction.

    But a quick top five:
    1. The Molly and Samantha American Girl Series
    2. Just as Long as We're Together
    3. Ramona Quimby, Age 8
    4. Superfudge
    5. Anything by Ann M. Martin, I reread Your's Truly, Shirly for a children's literature classed and loved it even as an adult!
     
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    I also fell in love with Anne of Green Gables! I reread some of them over break, still amazing! My middle name is Ann and for awhile in middle school, I spelled it Anne with an E when filling out paperwork because I loved Anne so much!
     
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    I love Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Really Bad Day as well as Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type.

    I love them now as an adult teacher, and I love to read them to my kids.

    When I was growing up, I read a lot of chapter books...the Laura Ingalls Wilder books were probably my favorite. I still have the whole set someplace.
     
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    I know it's a book for the holidays, but I adore "The Polar Express" by Chris Van Allsburg.

    I also love "Runny Babbit", "Where the Sidewalk Ends", and "The Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein.
     
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    Koala Lou by Mem Fox.

    "Koala Lou, I do love you!"
     
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    One of my favorites for really young kids is The Monster at the End of This Book. I was actually a teenager when I first heard of it, but my little brother would beg and beg for anyone to read it. It is so funny and cute.
     
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    Wow, there are some great answers here. My favorite at the intermediate age was The Westing Game. I also really like Julie of the Wolves. I may have been a little older but I also remember The Cay.
     
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    Ooh, here's another loud vote for the Westing Game! Can't believe I didn't think of that one, I loved it!
     
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    In 4th grade I read The Fledgling. I loved it!
     
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    I loved Tuck Everlasting.
     
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    I didn't read Westing Game until I was in college, but I loved it!
     
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    I'm such a nerd - I loved the Chalet School series. Even as an adult - I love them! Watching my daughters read them has been a delight, finding Jo and all the others come alive... aaahhhh.....
     

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