Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Thursday Thirteen - 102 - 13 of My Favorite Books When I Was a Kid

I was inspired to do this T13 by Shelley Munro's previous list of her favorite childhood books.

1 - Anatole

2 - Blaze Finds the Trail

3 - Come Back, Amelia Bedelia

4 - Dorrie and the Amazing Magic Elixer

5 - Go, Dog. Go!

6 - Gypsy Girl's Best Shoes

7 - Madeline

8 - Miss Suzy

9 - Scuttle the Stowaway Mouse

10 - The Little Red Hen

11 - The Magic Carousel

12 - The Owl and the Pussycat

13 - The story of live dolls: Being an account by Josephine Scribner Gates of how, on a certain June morning, all of the dolls in the village of Cloverdale came alive

Gattina says My childhood books were all German ones, I don't know yours, :-)

Thomma Lyn says Oh, I loved Madeline. I also remember Blaze and Amelia Bedelia -- also favorites of mine!

Nicholas says You can't beat The Owl & The Pussycat!


Gattina said...

My childhood books were all German once, I don't know yours, :-)

☆Willa☆ said...

I love reading Madeline, and now my boys enjoy the old time fav Go Dog Go!!
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Thorne said...

1 and 5, and Madelaine rings a bell but I think for my daughter. Happy TT. I'm up with Recycled Art Mosaic Materials

Thomma Lyn said...

Oh, I loved Madeline. I also remember Blaze and Amelia Bedelia -- also favorites of mine!

Adelle Laudan said...

I loved Madeline as well, and Dr Seuss would definitely be on the list. I still love reading them to my grandbaby.
Happy T13!

david mcmahon said...

I have great memories from reading three of the books on your list to my kids.

Shelley Munro said...

The only one I know is Madeline. I love reading kid's books even now. The covers of the books you've posted make me want to read them. :)

Nicholas said...

You can't beat The Owl & The Pussycat!

anthonynorth said...

I neglected reading when I was young, but caught up in adulthood.

Hootin' Anni said...

When I was a kid, we didn't have the wonderful choices that kids today have...I'm jealous.

My 13 is posted....all flowers in our yard, done in a collage for you. Drop by if you can find time. Happy Thursday.

Daisy said...

I loved Amelia Bedelia and The Little Red Hen! Great list! Happy Thrusday

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Annette Gallant said...

I missed out on reading most of these, except Amelia Bedelia and Go Dog Go.

My favourites were the Little House books and the All-of-a-Kind Family series. Read both series over and over. And thanks to ebay, I was able to buy the whole collection of the latter, which are really hard to find.

Kristi said...

Oh, Amelia Bedelia ... we had such adventures when I was a kiddo!

Great list!!! Happy TT!!

I am Harriet said...

Great list. I loved Madeline. I even read them to my daughter when she was small.

Kristi said...

We are all about the Amelia Bedelia books in our house right now. It is funny how my hubby and I laugh at the funny jokes, and then we have to turn around and explain each of them to our first grader. He still likes them though and he can read them himself, which makes him proud.

Brenda ND said...

Oh, wow. I loved Go Dogs Go! Don't know why, but I still grin when I see the cover. Happy TT!

samulli said...

Awww, I love childrens books. Sadly, I can't really remember anymore which ones I used to love as a child. Damn Alzheimer'S - I am really getting old. ;-)

Sarah said...

Wow!! I only knew ONE book on that list. I don't know if that's good or bad, LOL.

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Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I'm surprised we didn't overlap more in our favorites, my friend! I have a lot of my old books, and my kids are reading them. I can't decide if it's cool or embarrassing when they see my own childish scrawl in the covers...

Janet said...

Oh, I love the art in The Owl and The Pussycat!

All Rileyed Up said...

I LOVE Amelia Bedelia! I think my kids are now ready to start reading her and I look forward to the reunion!

Amy Ruttan said...

Go Dog Go!! Sumo loves that book.

Julia Smith said...

Gattina - wish I could see some of your German books!

Willa - don't you love sharing stories that you loved and still love?

Thorne - My husband special-ordered an Anatole book for me when he worked at a book store as a surpise for me. I couldn't believe that he'd remembered me telling him how much I'd loved those books when I was kid.

Thomma Lyn - that Blaze one in particular, finding a trail home in the forest - sometimes animal paths in the woods make me think back to that book.

Adelle - Dr. Seuss is definitely worthy of his own list for me!

David - now I wonder which three they are...?

Shelley - I love kids books now, too!

Nicholas - 'They dined on mince, and slices of quince,
Which they ate with a runcible spoon' - what are the chances that these lines make me love my quince shrub so passionately?

Anthony - what on earth were you doing? Playing?

Hootin' Annie - yet some of the best books are the oldies-but-goodies.

Daisy - every single time I see a cream puff, I think of Amelia Bedelia.

Annette - I'll be doing another T13 on the older kids' books I loved (the chapter books.) Little House will make that list.

Kristi - Amelia has many admirers in this bunch!

Harriet - I read them to the girl whom I looked after, as her nanny. She loved them, too!

Kristi - the books deliver to the early reader and to the adult, which is quite a feat.

Brenda - whenever I see a certain type of pruned tree, I think to myself 'the Go, Dog. Go!' tree!'

Samulli - start from scratch - read some kids books and choose your favorites now!

Sarah - quite a few of these were ordered by my mom from a book club offer. I don't know how easy they were to get, otherwise.

Janet - those doll or puppet books were my favorites! My sister had a Cinderella one, and I had a Red Riding Hood one, but my cousin had the Owl and the Pussycat one.

All Rileyed Up - reunion is a perfect way to describe it.

Amy - Sumo has exquisite taste.

My {S.T.U.F.F.} :: said...

"Amelia Bedelia", "Madeline"...two of my favorites too!

the rest go on the summer reading list {and that list is getting incredibly long}:^)

Anonymous said...

The Little Red Hen was my FAVORITE book as a toddler. A visiting relative thought I could read at two because I'd had the story read to me so many times I could recite it word for word while looking at the pictures.

My grandmother still talks about it over thirty years after reading it every day in my toddlerhood.

Thanks for bringing the memory back.

Happy TT


Heather said...

Very Cute . I remember some of the same ones.

Julia Smith said...

My Stuff - You might find most of these hard to get. Try used book finder sites.

Xakara - Hey! So glad to 'see' you! My mom still talks about a dinosaur book I insisted she read to me every single night when I was also a toddler. She used to try to skip stuff to get through it quicker, but I would always catch her up. Hey - get back there - you missed a part...

Heather - two of these were actually Julianne's books, the Miss Suzy squirrel one and the Owl and the Pussycat one. I read them over at Auntie's.

Dorte H said...

Oh, you are so good at these thematic displays. I really enjoyed this one, and I have even read two of them :D

Travis said...

I remember Dr Seuss and Hardy Boys and Winnie the Pooh. I remember Bobbsey Twins. I even rememeber reading my sister's Trixie Belden books.

Then there were the children's classics like Robinson Crusoe and Robin Hood, Treasure Island and Kidnapped.

I also had a set of Disney encyclopedias that I absolutely loved. Reading was definitely fun!

Julia Smith said...

Dorte - Which two? Which two?

Travis - Winnie the Pooh! I loved those, too - especially the ones with the original drawings by Ernest Shepard. In two weeks I'll be listing my favorite books for older children. More in line with the books you've mentioned.

Dorte H said...

Madeline and The Little Red Hen.
But not in English as this is from a time when I could barely read Danish :D

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