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Children's Literature Favorites and Discussion


Children's Literature Favorites and Discussion

This is a place to discuss favorite literature for children, and also any attempts you're making at writing for children.

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Comment by Maryrose Orlans on September 2, 2011 at 11:07am
Yes, the wild horses are still there and they still do the pony round up!  The book is based a true events, which true me in even more!!  Would love to go there!!!
Comment by wiffledust on September 2, 2011 at 10:47am
oh i've always wanted to go they still have the wild horses???
Comment by Elle MacNeil on September 2, 2011 at 10:13am
It makes for the impetus for a cool field trip, too, MR!!!!  Chincoteague (and Assateague) - a lovely area!  The ponies are so cute and if you go when they do the pony round up and swim (second week of July, I think?) it would be even better!!  We camped there before our daughter was born and was sorry we never made it back.
Comment by Maryrose Orlans on September 1, 2011 at 11:47pm

My daughter will be starting 'Misty of Chincoteague' as her first novel of the new school year.  I read it this summer for the first time, and I just fell in the love with it!!  Originally written in 1947, this a beautiful, timeless classic about a brother and sister and their love of a horse on the island of Chincoteague.  It's sweet and moving, and I can't wait for my daughter to experience it :-)

Comment by margaret kraft on September 1, 2011 at 11:28pm

Childhood favorites--Pippi Longstocking, Harriet the Spy

Current favorites--Hunger Games, Where the Wild Things Are (yes, I know it's not exactly current, but it is a current fave)

Comment by Maryrose Orlans on January 17, 2011 at 4:52pm
Fitting for MLK, Jr. holiday today is 'Sit-In How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down' By Andrea Davis Pinkney & Illustrated by Brian Pinkney.  This book is a wonderful telling of Greensboro, NC Woolworth Sit-In by 4 young black college students inspired by the words of Dr. King--"We hate with love".  The text and the drawings work so well together in weaving this true tale from our history!  A wonderful way to teach any child about the Civil Rights Movement.
Comment by Maryrose Orlans on January 12, 2011 at 12:49pm
Last night my daughter & I read White Snow Bright Snow by Alvin Tresselt  Illustrations by Roger Duvoisin.  Published in 1947, this book hasn't missed a beat--except for the mustard plaster!!  A lovely story of how a snowfall affects those in a lovely small town (both men lived in New Jersey at the time).  The words and pictures paint a lovely picture, that has stood the test of time!
Comment by Maryrose Orlans on January 10, 2011 at 4:27pm
Wanted to mention one book my daughter (8) and I really love.  'The Wolves Are Back' by Jean Craighead George  Paintings by Wendell Minor  Describes how returning the wolves to Yellowstone restore the ecosystem to it's former greatness.  A wonderful lesson on how all lives depend on each other for survival.  Beautiful artwork!
Comment by Gini Steele on December 7, 2010 at 12:50pm
Was a big fan of Nancy Drew...through and through.
Comment by Elle MacNeil on December 7, 2010 at 12:41pm
Ooooo, Sandra Boynton for the little ones. They never fail to make my grandsons (3 1/2 and almost 5) - and me - laugh. The "David" series (I can never remember the authors name - he wrote No, David). But my all time favorite, more story than picture, although the artwork is pretty funny, is The Stinky Cheeseman and other fairly stupid tales, by Jon Scieszka. It even made a mention in one of James Patterson's Alex Cross books (Alex was reading it to his kids)! But foreknowledge of the story of the Little Gingerbread Man is needed to appreciate the humor.

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