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if you were a child in the 80's, what was your favourite book?

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IamAnIAMSgirl Sat 21-May-16 22:13:04

Hello all
I have been reserving library books to read to DS that I enjoyed as a child.

I was wondering if you would be so kind to re-jog my memory of more book by letting me know your favourite stories if you were a primary school child in this era.

Many thanks!

ColdAsIceCubes Sat 21-May-16 22:20:12

My dh says Tim and the hidden people series, mine were Black Beauty and The Railway Children.

Lightbulbon Sat 21-May-16 22:21:18

The worst witch.

CantStickCabbage Sat 21-May-16 22:22:24

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

treaclesoda Sat 21-May-16 22:22:30

Charlotte's Web.

And there was one I loved called The Ghost and Bertie Boggin, about a boy who had a ghost living in his coal shed. But it's out of print now.

vickibee Sat 21-May-16 22:23:16

Charlottes web

shouldwestayorshouldwego Sat 21-May-16 22:23:28

Enid Blyton - famous five etc
Magic Tollbooth
Charlotte's web
Secret Garden
Those books which you could choose the next bit of the story.

harryhausen Sat 21-May-16 22:23:34

The Belgariad by David Eddings. 5 books. My first dip into fantasy but I was obsessed with them.

JaneAustinAllegro Sat 21-May-16 22:24:00

The Ruby Ferguson Jill pony books, Sue Barton nurse books and Enid Blyton school stories (which one of mine now adores too)

Zhx3 Sat 21-May-16 22:25:23

Harry's Mad!

WellTidy Sat 21-May-16 22:25:36

St Clare's and Malory towers, famous five etc

Sweet valley high

Sweet dreams romances

Anything by July Blume

DifficultLemonDifficult Sat 21-May-16 22:26:41

The Children of Green Knowe
My Best Fiend
The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe
101 Dalmations
The Worst Witch

HopperBusTicket Sat 21-May-16 22:27:29

Danny Champion of the World
Marianne Dreams

notmaryberry Sat 21-May-16 22:27:47

We made my Mum read us The Hobbit over and over again. I loved anything Roald Dahl or Enid Blyton.

MeMySonAndl Sat 21-May-16 22:28:01

At the beginning of the 80's my favourite book was Jonathan Livingstone Seagull, but I was also a big fan of Herman Hesse, Cervantes' short stories and Shakespeare (I know I wasn't a very normal 10 -11 year old so better to ignore my suggestions blush)

Potcallingkettle Sat 21-May-16 22:29:14

Children of Green Knowe
Linnets and Valerians

idontlikealdi Sat 21-May-16 22:53:50

I loved little house on the prairie and black beauty.

idontlikealdi Sat 21-May-16 22:54:43

Oh and the Babysitters Club and and anything Judy Blume but that was probably more early 90s.

glorfindel Sat 21-May-16 22:58:53

The Dark is rising. Wonderful book.

Chorltonswheelies422 Sat 21-May-16 22:59:52

Anything by Enid Blyton and Roald Dahl - loved them all with a passion

Foofoobum Sat 21-May-16 23:07:40

The silver crown
The little prince and
water ship down
I also read the world according to carp and porterhouse blue but they're not so appropriate for kids

RedOnHerHedd Sat 21-May-16 23:08:00

Chicken Lickin! I bloody loved that story!

Trying to remember all their names. Chicken Licken, Henny Penny, Turkey Lurky, Goosey Loosey, Foxy Loxy. I'm sure there were a few more...

500internalerror Sat 21-May-16 23:10:26

Mrs Frisby and the rats of Nimh

sooperdooper Sat 21-May-16 23:11:05

All of the Narnia books, the Magic faraway tree and the Famous five

500internalerror Sat 21-May-16 23:11:19

The l shaped room
Are you there God? It's me, Margaret

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