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Old Mar 6th 2014, 7:46 am
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Today is World Book Day, as anyone with children will no doubt know as it's a big thing in schools. Anything that encourages a love of books is to be welcomed, but what books did you love most as a child?

I was a bookworm and my list included:

All the Nancy Drew stories
The Lion, the Witch & The Wardrobe
Charlie & the Chocolate Factory
Anything by Dr Seuss as I read them to my younger brother
What Katy did
Anne of Green Gables
All the Doctor Doolittle books


What books did you love?
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Today is World Book Day, as anyone with children will no doubt know as it's a big thing in schools. Anything that encourages a love of books is to be welcomed, but what books did you love most as a child?

I was a bookworm and my list included:

All the Nancy Drew stories
The Lion, the Witch & The Wardrobe
Charlie & the Chocolate Factory
Anything by Dr Seuss as I read them to my younger brother
What Katy did
Anne of Green Gables
All the Doctor Doolittle books


What books did you love?
All the Roald Dahl books, although 'Boy' was one of my favourites.

I also like the 'Choose your own adventure' series.
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All the Narnia stories, not just the Lion, the witch and the wardrobe (the first book in the series, the Magician's Nephew, is always unfairly neglected in my opinion), a few Roald Dahl, obviously including the Willy Wonka stories, Danny the Champion of the World, James and the Giant Peach etc. Mr Men when I was much younger and the Richard Scarry (?) busy town stories/picture books.
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I only discovered reading about a year or so ago. Hated it as a kid, could barely read too.

Lovely to hear Mini-millhouse put on his bedroom light after bedtime so he can do some more reading each night.
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Swallows and Amazons, Roald Dahl, Enid Blighted and The Hardy Boys are ones I can remember off hand. Usual stuff, I suppose for many.
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The usual stuff but the most profound book that I read as a kid was 'The Giving Tree'. Should be required reading for every college grad, lol.
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As well as all the Asterix & Tintin books, I also read the Dr Doolittle & Chronicles of narnia loads of times when I was growing up. Still got them on my shelf somewhere years later, waiting to be passed on to my nephew when he's old enough.
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Today is World Book Day, as anyone with children will no doubt know as it's a big thing in schools. Anything that encourages a love of books is to be welcomed, but what books did you love most as a child?

I was a bookworm and my list included:

All the Nancy Drew stories
The Lion, the Witch & The Wardrobe
Charlie & the Chocolate Factory
Anything by Dr Seuss as I read them to my younger brother
What Katy did
Anne of Green Gables
All the Doctor Doolittle books


What books did you love?
You could be me. I loved all those books.

When I was growing up my parents used to take my sisters and one of my brothers to my aunt and uncle's cottage. Our treat was that we each got to buy one comic book to take. I always got a Betty & Veronica, my sisters got Archie and my brother always got a Batman or Superman comic. By the end of the weekend we would have all read them all dozens of times.

My daughter was and still is a voracious reader. My son never really liked reading much but did like the Captain Underpants books when he was little.
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Nancy Drew was my favourite, and the Famous 5
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