Question of the Week: April 15th, 2014

What’s your favorite children’s book of all time?

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6 Responses to Question of the Week: April 15th, 2014

  1. luvtheheaven says:

    This is very difficult, as I loved so many books as a child…

    Does a “Young Adult” book, like for 11-year-olds, count? Because I adored “The House of the Scorpion” by Nancy Farmer. It dealt with intense moral issues surrounding cloning. Lol. http://www.amazon.com/The-House-Scorpion-Nancy-Farmer/dp/0689852231

    For people a little younger, “Mick Harte Was Here” is a wonderful, heartbreaking and very memorable introduction to… grief that third graders (8-year-olds) can fully appreciate.
    http://www.amazon.com/Mick-Harte-Here-Barbara-Park/dp/0679882030

    And for very little kids… I think my favorite when I was young was always “The Velveteen Rabbit” by Margery Williams:
    http://www.amazon.com/Velveteen-Rabbit-Margery-Williams/dp/0762429356

    It’s been a long time since I’ve read any of them, but I’d highly recommend them to anyone.

  2. Mxtrmeike13 says:

    “Digby and Kate” by Barbara Baker. I always liked how two people (or a male dog and female cat, in this case) could be best friends without eventually falling in love. Guess even as a wee little lad I was a rampant asexual….

  3. Carmilla DeWinter says:

    Hmm. I think my preferences pre-teen were equally split between the “Jim Knopf” novels and “Der satanarchäolügenialkohöllische Wunschpunsch” (“Night of Wishes”), both by Michael Ende. They’re both rather fantasy-themed, highly inventive, and have unlikely friendships as their focal points.
    I’ve stuck with the fantasy preference over the years.

  4. I was about to comment when I realised that pretty much *all* of my favourite books are children’s books. The Hobbit. The Amazing Maurice, by Terry Pratchett (and a special mention to the Tiffany Aching series). The Mortal Engines/Hungry Cities series by Phillip Reeve.

  5. queenieofaces says:

    I’m in the same boat as slightlymetaphysical. The Bartimaeus Trilogy is probably my favorite set of books and it’s technically marketed to children (although it’s probably better categorized as YA). I would actually be hard pressed to find a favorite non-children/YA book.

  6. Hollis says:

    Yeah, all of my favorite books are YA books. Everything written by Tamora Pierce is fantastic, though my favorite is the Protector of the Small quartet.

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