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    Arm Chair Skate Fan show 42's Avatar
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    Heyang, how could I forget "Betsy, Tacy, and Tib"......I loved those books.....thanks for refreshing that memory for me......42

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    Old school Tim fan
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    Stuart Little
    The Chalk Box Kid
    Little Women
    Anne of Green Gables
    The Babysitters Club
    Pee wee Scouts
    Little Critters
    Bearstien Bears

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    Champion Skater (Vicariously)
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    I loved the sweet valley series (kids, twins and high)

    One of my professors in college did their thesis on the "papa bear phenomenon" basically she claimed that the father figures in literature and animated series were bafoons or easily duped and this had a negative impact on childrens perspectives.... it was interesting to stop and notice how many of the father roles were ridiculous... but I'm not sure I buy into that having an effect on children.

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    Nancy Drew
    Trixie Beldon series, similar to Nancy Drew
    My favorite book that I remember reading was Jane Eyre, to this day I want to strangle Mr. Brocklhurst.

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    I loved Trixie Beldon, also. I forgot to mention the Bobbsey Twins, too.

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    Barmy Jeffers and the Quasimodo Walk.

    A forgotten classic.

    (also: The Return of Barmy Jeffers and the Quasimodo Walk, and Barmy Jeffers and the Shrinking Potion.)


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    Okay, I'll play, with some qualifications

    Books I loved as a kid, and still love

    Little House on the Prairie series
    Anne of green gables series
    Chalet School books
    Green Knowe series (historical/fantasy) LM Boston
    Mantlemass series (historical) B Willard
    Charlotte's Web (hated Stuart Little, though!)
    Little Women
    Hester Burton's Historicals
    Secret Garden\Little Princess

    Books I loved as a kid, but can't stand now

    Enid Blyton's mysteries (even as a kid I found the racism/sexism annoying- as an adult it's intolerable)
    Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys (I can read some of the earlier editions- the more modern ones have really been "dumbed down")

    Kid's Books I read as an adult and I love

    Harry Potter
    Susan Cooper's Over Sea under Stone and sequels
    Madeline L'Engels books (especially Many Waters- a masterpiece!)
    Earthsea Trilogy

    Book other kids loved, but I never could get into (as a kid or an adult!)

    Anything by Judy Blume (can't stand "issues" books)
    Roald Dahl novels

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    I keep on fallin' for Kwan
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    The Berenstein Bears- This was one of my first influences of cartooning and creating a cartoon series of my own.

    Babysitter's Club- but I always thought they were sh---y.

    Sweet Valley whatever whatever. I thought those were sh---y also! But I read them. :(

    Goosebumps!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have about four Goosebumps book and I want those ones where you read at the bottom and you choose where to go and you have to turn the page. I never did get scared of the stories! *LOLZ* And plus I always thought they were sorta cheesy, even as a kid I thought that!!

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    Master Procrastinator
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    Great topic!
    When I was younger, I would read and reread these books:
    - Little House in the Prairie series
    - All the Ramona books
    - All the Judy Blume books
    - Anyone here read The Great Brain series of books? Loved these!
    - All the Beverly Cleary books for teens

    I also ate up every Peanuts comic strip books I could get my hands on.

    Has anyone seen the movie preview for The Polar Express? Wow, it looks incredible. I got goosebumps when I saw it yesterday.

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    Old school Tim fan
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    OMG! I'm totally forgot about Goosebumps! Loved 'em!

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