What are your favourite childhood books?
What memories do they bring back if you see them now?
the elves are out tonight
sometimes i stand in front of the mirror and pull my ears a little longer, in fact sometimes i wish they are a little longer.......hahaha!
All of the Dr. Seuss books. Especially Horton Hears a Who!, If I Ran the Circus, and And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street! I love all of the books he wrote!
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens. I read it when I was young and it really left an impression on me. Whenever I think about it, I reminds of all the poor and suffering children in the world.
Do You Know How Much I Love You? A book my mom got me when I left home for the first time.
Treasure Island, Ivanhoe, Dandy, Beano, and Eagle annuals, Jennings, Just William...
Frankly, I don't remember being very much influenced by specific kids books, if that is what you mean by "childhood books." On the other hand, I was influenced a great deal by books from my childhood, which were not, however, childrens books.
I first started reading seriously at ten or eleven, and I started with Tarzan novels by Edgar Rice Buroughs. Of course, the television (live) show and cartoons, comic strips and comic books, and movies may have been silly presentations about the white "ape-man," or "B'wana," but the novels (as is often the case) were lenghty, comprehensive, well written and well constructed, intellectually challenging and intellectually satisfying stories of serious fantasy/action adventure literature.
Tarzan, in the novels, was a much more complex, nuanced, subtle, and therefore believable character than he was in the other methods of presentation. These books were in the "Young Adult" section of my local public library, but come to think of it, that designation "Young Adult," underrates these novels.
In my opinion, those books belong on the bookshelves with the regular adult fiction. I can also say that it was these books, from my childhood, which ignited my lifelong love of reading in general.
The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss.
Great message, and a really entertaining whimsical read.
Enid Blyton books, books about myth and legend (all cultures), most of the classics like Little Women, Treasure Island, Robin Hood, Call of the Wild...Laura Ingalls Wilder and the Little House books...and Encyclopedia Brown, the boy detective, and Sally his girl friday!
I used to love reading Emil and the detectives and Emil and the three twins by Erich Kastner. Also the Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Treasure Island, Gullivers Travels and Eagle annuals and comics.(like MickS)
Dr Seuss for sure. The Scholastic books you could buy at elementary school. Also loved the Little House on the Prairie and Enid Blyton books, as per beeeme. Plus Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys and Alfred Hitchcock mysteries. I'm sure I would have devoured the Harry Potter books (had they been around back then) with the same excitement as I did as an adult!
i remember the chronicle of narnia books being very interesting to me. i think the movies about these books are great too.
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