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My list is lost!

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MGgirl Thu 22-Nov-12 06:51:58

Mrs Pepperpot
Gerald Durrell

MacaroniAndWalnut Tue 20-Nov-12 11:57:58

Yes! That list is great Rolf, lots on there I'd had on my list but not been able to think if again

Lljkk we do take a totally random approach, reading anything that crosses our path, but you know those books that 'made' your childhood. It was those I'd been recording, because so many get forgotten. And yes lots are shite but I loved them once and I'm a sentimental fool

Arithmeticulous Tue 20-Nov-12 11:54:44

Dig Dig Digging
Dear Zoo
Mog the Forgetful Cat
The Elephant and the Bad Baby

MacaroniAndWalnut Tue 20-Nov-12 11:52:49


lljkk Tue 20-Nov-12 10:32:56

I think you should take a more spontaneous approach to the favourites/best/classics for children. I've been impressed when I re-read my childhood favourites how many are pants. Rose-tinted glasses, and all.

CaptainBarnaclesDaddyman Tue 20-Nov-12 10:14:43

Willy and Hugh!

CaptainBarnaclesDaddyman Tue 20-Nov-12 10:13:55

Anything by Julia Donaldson, oliver Jeffers
Penguin by Polly Dunbar

Rolf Tue 20-Nov-12 10:10:35

Is this any help? It's Lucy Mangan's list from her Children's Corner column.

scentednappyhag Tue 20-Nov-12 10:08:52

A Wrinkle in Time,
Dr. Xargle's Book of Earthlets,
A Dream of Sadler's Wells,
The Greatest Show Off Earth,
The Water Babies.

MacaroniAndWalnut Tue 20-Nov-12 10:04:50


I've just added (inluding for when they're older)
The borrowers
Little house on the prairies
Gobbolino the witches cat
The worst witch
Alan garner books

What is that Debbie gillori (sp?) one?

Meg and mog

I buy most of our books from charity shops so it helps to remember what to watch out for

TeaJunky Tue 20-Nov-12 09:16:59

Oh no op! My deepest sympathies sad

These are some books dd and I enjoy (and are off my list):

The tiger who came to tea
Each peach pear plum
Burgler bill
Adventures of The little wooden rocking horse
The magic faraway tree
Tatty ratty
The baby catalogue

DalekInAFestiveJumper Tue 20-Nov-12 08:42:37

Where the Wild Things Are
The Little Prince
Sarah Plain and Tall
And Me, Miguel
Bridge to Terebithia
Runaway Ralph
Green Eggs and Ham

MacaroniAndWalnut Tue 20-Nov-12 08:16:55

shock [wail] [despair]
Since I first knew I was having a baby 4 years ago I've been compiling a list, jotting down when I remember my favorite childhood books, other people's recommendations, all the things I'll read to my babies

I was building the best children's library in the world. The one I always wanted

And now it's gone. My hard drive failed and of the 1099744 things I've lost it's this one I'm most sad about

Please can you tell me your all time favourite children's books, for any age, and i can start rebuilding my list?

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