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Childhood books

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by fatty1, 12 Jul 2006.

  1. fatty1


    Joined: 28 Mar 2006

    Posts: 485

    Ok I am starting this thread because I didn't know what a poo stick was as many people were read or read winnie the pooh as a child I was at a disadvantage :(

    As a child I read Enid Blyton books like
    Mr pinkwhistle
    The magic faraway tree
    The three golliwogs
    The naughtiest girl
    The wishing chair
    Brer rabbit
    I also read Dr Seuss books when I was realy young
  2. Kell_ee001


    Joined: 19 Oct 2004

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    Location: Jesmond

    Are you asking what other people read as children or just letting us know? :p

    Personally, I loved Brer Rabbit :D Still have the book too!
  3. Stringy


    Joined: 2 Aug 2004

    Posts: 4,286

    Location: The moon

    I mostly read:
    Roger Red Hat
    Johnny & Jennifer Yellow Hat
    Billy Blue Hat
  4. Grandmaster Fap!


    Joined: 10 Jan 2004

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    Location: Poland

    I grew up on the Narnia books and famous 5
  5. Gilly

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 95,526

    Location: I'm back baby!

    You never played Poohsticks??

    I read The Hobbit and LOTR and Eddings and Farmer Giles of Ham and Blyton and Roald Dahl and CS Lewis...
  6. loopstah


    Joined: 10 Nov 2004

    Posts: 2,878

    Location: My secret mountain base!

    When I was la kid I read:

    Nancy Drew
    Hardy Boys
    Famous Five
    Secret Seven
    Chronicles of Narnia
    Worst Witch
    Just William
    Roald Dahl books

    EDIT: Oh and a really good set of books about mice in london or something and there was this giant cat demon thing but I can never remember the name. :(
    Last edited: 12 Jul 2006
  7. fatty1


    Joined: 28 Mar 2006

    Posts: 485

    I was read the hobbit when i was like 8 and fell asleep :(
  8. knip


    Joined: 28 Jun 2006

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    Location: Somewhere in Bristol

    Charlottes web
    Mallory Towers (the series)
    Little house on the prairie series
  9. basmic


    Joined: 10 Apr 2004

    Posts: 13,144

    Location: Darlington, County Durham

    Most of Famous Five and Secret Seven, several times over. :o

    The Railway Children, and The Bastables - both by Edit Nesbit.
  10. DannyDan


    Joined: 6 Jun 2005

    Posts: 2,669

    Location: Wirral, UK

    Me too :D

    /has memories of giggling when reading about Aunt Fanny
  11. ~J~


    Joined: 20 Oct 2003

    Posts: 7,558

    Location: London

    Hungry catapillar and Meg and Mog, best books ever made.*

    * apart from Mr. Men
  12. knip


    Joined: 28 Jun 2006

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    Location: Somewhere in Bristol

    And Dick, dont forget Dick.
  13. LawfordLass


    Joined: 28 Jan 2003

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    Location: Colchester, Essex

    I used to be addicted to the Chalet School books. Also used to love the Bobbsey Twin books too.

    Used to like any book that centred around boarding schools really. Still do, could be why I'm so into Harry Potter.

    Also loved the Brian Jacques stories about Redwall.

  14. rmuir

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Mar 2006

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    Bumpy, Wind in the Willows, Narnia, Famous Five/Secret Seven, sure there are more but i can't recall them at the mo.... off to rack my brains :)
  15. Wryel

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 26 Mar 2005

    Posts: 1,663

    Most of the above, but my favourite has to be Burglar Bill!

  16. Overload


    Joined: 14 Sep 2003

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    Location: The City of Dis

    The Magic Porridge Pot and many Snugglepot and Cuddlepie stories, aswell as some mentioned above.
  17. KotFM


    Joined: 26 Jan 2005

    Posts: 327

    Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

    The ones I remember most are:
    The Famous Five by Enid Blyton (not the crap books published later by other authors).
    The Three Investigators by Alfred Hitchcock.
    The Machine Gunners by Robert Westall. I first read this around the time it was dramatized as a tv series (where're you going now?;)).
    The Hobbit/Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien.
    The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett (not a children's book as such, but I was only 13 or so when I first read it).

    I'd forgotten about those. The only one I remember involved a haunted castle.
  18. hsp70


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    I read quite a lot of enid blyton when i was young too. Hand me downs from my older sisters, but out of all authors Roald Dahl > all
  19. Tru


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    Location: OcUK Peoples Champion

    The Saga of Erik the Viking by Terry Jones (yes that one) is the best kids book ever written - FACT.
  20. DailyGeek


    Joined: 7 Mar 2005

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    Location: Arkham