Question of the day

childrens booksWhat’s your favorite children’s story?

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18 Responses to Question of the day

  1. Sue says:

    Oh man. I’m going to have to think about this one. There were lots of books I liked as a kid so I’m not sure I can narrow it down.

  2. nikki says:

    We weren’t told stories or read to so I don’t know. I have many that I have read to Bailey that I love…I’ll have to think about that and get back to this one!

  3. SKL says:

    This is a tough one because there are so many!! One that always stuck with me throughout life was “My Mother is the Most Beautiful Woman in the World.” It’s a picture book of a little girl in Ukraine or Russia who gets separated from her mother during harvesting, and every time someone asks her what her mother looks like, she says the above-quoted sentence. When they finally find her mother, who is just a round, simple woman, and the two embrace, everyone agrees that this mother is the most beautiful woman in the world.

    Another memorable picture book from my childhood was “The Little House” (Edna Mae Burnam?) which tells of a pretty little house on a hill. A city is built around the little house and it basically gets choked almost out of existence, until the great-great-grandson of the original owner comes and moves it out to the countryside again, where it is happy again. It’s so well-done, it ought to be a must-read for everyone.

    I’m also very partial to Heidi . . . and Pinocchio . . . and Charlotte’s Web, and the Wizard of Oz and – oh yeah, I’m only supposed to mention one….

  4. JavaQueen says:

    THE GIVING TREE. I love this book to this day 🙂

  5. pammy wammy says:

    There are many books I loved.The Bernstien Bears all my kids loved.I have every book.But My all time favorite is “THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD”.I loved reading it to my kids and now my grandkids.I get very dramatic as I read to a child.My favorite part is “I THINK I CAN.I THINK I CAN.”

  6. megan says:

    This is really tough. I still have most of the “kids'” books I had from my youth, and I regularly pull them out to reread them. It would be impossible to pick just one. So, here are my top ten (in no particular order):

    1. The Polar Express (Chris Van Allsburg)
    2. Charlotte’s Web (E.B. White)
    3. Anything by Roald Dahl
    4. Anything by Judy Blume
    5. Anything by Beverly Cleary
    6. The Cricket in Times Square (George Selden)
    7. Island of the Blue Dolphins (Scott O’Dell)
    8. The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett)
    9. The Sign of the Beaver (Elizabeth George Speare)
    10. Sideways Stories from Wayside School (Louis Sachar)

  7. Joy says:

    I really liked The Sneeches and The Butter Battle. Both by Dr. Seuss. Anything by him I really liked.

    The Giving Tree is also right up there.

  8. Just a Mom says:

    I loved any of the Beatrix Potter stories growing up.

  9. Gary says:

    I really liked “Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing” by Judy Blume!

  10. javajunkee says:

    you can’t go wrong with Dr. Suess. I liked most fairy tales too…and adventure stories. I always made my dad read to me when I was little.

    pre teen years..

    Go Ask Alice

    poetry books when I went into my emo/goth mode. (it’s so friggin funny that kids today think they invented that genre.) Nice try kiddies but noooo we had/were goth/emo in the 70’s too!

  11. kweenmama says:

    I loved the “Little House” series when I was growing up. Now, my favorite read-aloud story is “Horton Hatches the Egg.”

    • SKL says:

      I LOVE Horton hatches the egg. I thought I’d read this a lot once I had kids. But as it turns out, my girls are adopted, so I’m not sure how it will go over with them. May just have to leave that one on the shelf.

  12. starlaschat says:

    Dr. Seuss books Secret Garden, Charlotte’s Web, and Curious George .

    Navar’s favorite books as a kid. Ferdinand the Bull by Munro Leaf Irish Red by Jim Kjelgaard

  13. joanharvest says:

    Mousekin’s Golden House by Edna Miller. It’s a
    great story with beautiful illustrations about a mouse that finds a winter home in a discarded jack-o-lantern. As the winter goes on, the jack-o-lantern “wraps around him” to keep him warm. It is actually decomposing.

    She wrote a whole series of stories about Mouskin. My kids had me reading them all the time. I loved reading them too. Some of the stories the kids liked I didn’t particularly like to read them, though I did. The Mouskin stories I always looked forward to reading.

  14. Doraz says:

    Strega Nonna

  15. Mary says:

    Charley by Joan Robinson
    Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
    The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

    Hmm. There are probably more, but those were the first to come to mind.

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