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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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Latest Activity: Apr 22, 2014

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Comment by Darla Walker on December 7, 2010 at 9:31am
I love humorous children's picture books--like those by Rosemary Wells, the Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus books, etc. They're as much fun to read as to share. They make storytime much more enjoyable.
Comment by wiffledust on September 1, 2010 at 9:10pm
i just wanted to say how much i enjoy sarah plain and tall....spunky lady. fun relationship......i didn't read it growing up. but i have enjoyed what glenn close and co. did with the movie....
Comment by wiffledust on June 30, 2010 at 7:39pm
you write young adult lit? that is so cool! i would love to read some of it! oh i remember johnny tremaine. i loved it. i think we need more books like that. and i think tom sawyer should be considered kids' lit even though it's such a treat for adults. great choice. same with to kill a mockingbird. i think we often forget older kids' lit. and how can they love literature if there isn't enough of it?
Comment by wiffledust on June 15, 2010 at 10:31pm
oh i know carol crichfield! yes, WONDERFUL!!!! the illustrations in children's works are SO important! and not as easy as so many people think!
Comment by Ruthie Snow Cruce on June 15, 2010 at 10:30pm
I have two antique books of children's stories. Carolyn Sherwin Bailey compilations. One is For The Children's Hour ( 1943) the other is Stories Children Need ( 1916) Unusual stories in both. My favorite antique book I actually read as a child Read Another Story by Pratt& Meighen illustrated by Carol Critchfield, a wonderful illustrator. I have her illustrations embedded in my heart.
Comment by wiffledust on June 15, 2010 at 10:27pm
you're a piggle wiggle lover too? she's my fave. she absolutely cracks me up, and she's my hero! ha ha! and i , too, love anne. she's so spunky and hopeful. and romantic. she sees the most incredible in the mundane. all girls should read her! nice to have you here, ruthie!
Comment by Ruthie Snow Cruce on June 15, 2010 at 10:21pm
I love that picture of Anne of Green Gables, I just fell in love with her character.. any reason why my hair is red? hmm. I loved the Beverly Clearly books, Piggle Wiggles magic.
Comment by Elle MacNeil on May 23, 2010 at 11:02am
I didn't even know it WAS a book!! Here I thought she was the brain-child of Disney. I may have to investigate this.
Comment by wiffledust on May 23, 2010 at 10:57am
I forgot to say how much I love Mary Poppins...I love the movie, of course. But it all started with the written word. Mary was even wilder in the books! Do kids read that anymore?
Comment by wiffledust on May 16, 2010 at 2:06am
THE LITTLE PRINCE!!!! OOOOOOOO how i love that!!!!!!! guess what? a lovely wiffle person wants me to paint a tray with the theme of the little prince!
 

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