27 May 2010

The Books that Changed Your Little World?

So, I was on my way to the library a few weeks back, to look for some good kid books. While needing a little inspiration, I put a call out to my Facebook buddies: "Jackie is wondering what books changed your little lives when you were 6, 7 or 8?" These are the results of my wee, informal study.

· Danny, The Champion of the World, Roald Dahl.

· The BFG, Roald Dahl.

· And all things Roald Dahl. Check out his site. Cute!

· Pippi Longstocking, Astrid Lindgren.

· Encyclopedia Brown, Donald J. Sobol.

· The Chronicles of Narnia, C. S. Lewis.

· Superfudge Series, Judy Blume.

· And all things Judy Blume

· The Hobbit, J. R. R. Tolkien.

· A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine l'Engle.

· Ramona Quimby books, Beverly Cleary.

· Little House on the Prairie, Laura Ingalls Wilder.

· Anne of Green Gables, Lucy Maud Montgomery.

· Jacob Two Two Meets the Hooded Fang, Mordecai Richler.

· The Little Engine that Could, Watty Piper.

· Where the Red Fern Grows, Wilson Rawls.

· The Cay, Theodore Taylor.

· The Bunjee Venture, Stan McMurtry.

· Nancy Drew Series, Carolyn Keene.

· Bobbsey Twins Series, Laura Lee Hope.

All images: amazon.com

Feel free to add more in the comments!

I've recently discovered Common Sense Media which gives objective reviews of kids books and helps me decide what is appropriate for Spud's age [it's great for movie reviews too].


Rileigh said...

Danny Champion of the world was very important to me. I think of it every time I give my kids raisins. Good list of books.

Jackie said...

Another vote for Danny ... You know, I've never read it. And it's officially at the top of my list now.

: )

Kiley said...

Oh, good question! I'm probably not much help as Spud's likely read these already, but I loved the opportunity to reminisce. Some of these are outside the 6-8 year range, but still classics.

Antroba Ant Goes Into Action
Watership Down
The Velveteen Rabbit
Where the Sidewalk Ends
The Giving Tree
Richard Scarry's Best Word Book
The Tale of Peter Rabbit
Charlotte's Web
The Little Engine that Could
Scuffy the Tugboat
The Trumpet of the Swan
ALL books from:
Roald Dahl
Dr Seuss
plus Curious George and Archie Comics!

Jackie said...

Kiley, I LOVE lists! As much as I LOVE books. We've got most of those goodies on ours but these are new and will be going on ours right now!

Scuffy the Tugboat
The Trumpet of the Swan
Antroba Ant Goes Into Action

And I totally forgot about Watership Down!

Thank you!
: )

Related Posts with Thumbnails