What books were you read as a child?


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Ancient Hippy Profile
Ancient Hippy answered

My dad read all of the Golden Books to me, then started Tom Swift. My mom read me a lot of kids poetry.

Maurice Korvo Profile
Maurice Korvo answered

I was read books by Enid Blyton (Noddy etc.) And Grimm's Fairy Tales (the original versions, not the Disney style). And  Biblical stories.

Rooster Cogburn Profile
Rooster Cogburn , Rooster Cogburn, answered

These old Walt Disney books. I still have this one and it has great stories ! With Br're Rabbit !

Pepper pot Profile
Pepper pot answered

At bedtime my mother red Ladybird books such as The Magic Porridge Pot, Peter and the Wolf, Heldi,  The Elves And The Shoemaker, The Old Woman And Her Pig, Chicken Licken. Also Aesops.

Jann Nikka Profile
Jann Nikka answered

As a child ....Absolutely none😔, no 📚 only saw them at school. No homework help, no after school activities, no library, 😳no words of encouragement, no help with anything, nothing absolutely nothing positive 😣.

When I was older 15, I started reading 99% of the books listed 🤗.

Didge Doo Profile
Didge Doo answered

Peppo the Pony

The Adventures of Algernon Ant

The Little Red Book of Chairman Mao

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Virginia Lou
Virginia Lou commented
Dozy...that last one? As a child?
Didge Doo
Didge Doo commented
When I was a child Chiang Kai-shek was running the show in China. Mao Zedung and his book still belonged to the future. I was just fishing to see who would bite. Congratulations on taking first prize. >:-D
PJ Stein Profile
PJ Stein answered

Dr. Seuss (i.e. Cat in the Hat, One fish Two Fish, Green Eggs and Ham)  and Little Golden Books (i.e. Pokey Little Puppy, Little Red Hen) But my favorite was Richard Scarry's Best Storybook Ever.

Virginia Lou Profile
Virginia Lou answered

Dear Roy Roy,

Again, your wonderful skill at developing beautiful questions...I enjoyed so much going through these answers...and I will add:

HEIDI, by Johanna Spyri

BLACK BEAUTY, by Anna Sewell

THE SECRET GARDEN, by Frances Hodgson Burnett

UNCLE TOM'S CABIN, by Harriet Beecher Stowe

LITTLE WOMEN, by Louisa May Alcott

GRIMM'S FAIRY TALES (from Germany's Black Forest country)

TOM SAWYER, also HUCKLEBERRY FINN the incomparable Mark Twain of course

And on and on...two of my aunts were school teachers...then I in turn read 'em with my god daughter...

Janis Haskell Profile
Janis Haskell answered

My mom read to me from Aesop's Fables, Mother Goose, classic fairy tales, and Little Golden Books.  When I was old enough to read on my own, my favorites included Little Women, Blue Willow, The Secret Garden, and The Boxcar Children.

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Danae Hitch
Danae Hitch commented
Oh, you've included some I had forgotten! They'll have to go on my list to re-read!
Janis Haskell
Janis Haskell commented
Hi Danae. I also saw several on your list and I forgot to include. Like you, I enjoy revisiting them from time to time. :)
Tris Fray Potter Profile

Roald Dahl, Dr Seuss, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Paddington Bear, Enid Blyton, Nancy Drew, Possum Magic and the Possum Creek series.  I'm sure there's more, but they're the only ones that I can think of at the moment.

Danae Hitch Profile
Danae Hitch answered

Hans Christian Anderson

Five Little Peppers


Bobbsey Twins

Anne of Green Gables

Peter and the Wolf

The Little Golden Books

The Black Stallion

Many, many others.

Abigail Connor Profile
Abigail Connor answered

I was on a higschool reading level in elementary school so I read chapter books on my own most of the time, but I still enjoyed being read simpler books.

Stellaluna (my favorite, still have it and still read it sometimes)

The velvetine rabbit

All of the dick & Jane books, my dad and I did a chapter every night on the weekends

and whatever chapter book my gram and I pulled off the library shelves to read when I stayed there Monday nights

KB Baldwin Profile
KB Baldwin answered

The only ones I can recall are Mother Goose and a book with short stories in it.  I particularity loved  "The Gingerbread Man". And would have my Grandmother read it to me over and over and over (a very patient lady).  Because she was from the south and a victim of the "education" system there (before WWI)  she was almost illiterate, so she would follow the words with her finger and sound them as she went along.  As a result, I could read by the time I entered school.  Downside was that since I learned basically by the "see and say" method, I was not at all interested when we did phonics in first grade, hence being a terrible speller to this day. 

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