2 of 7
2
Children’s books you love.
Posted: 06 April 2008 01:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
Five Star Member
Avatar
RankRankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  7356
Joined  2005-06-23
Crafty Dragon - 05 April 2008 09:36 PM

Currently I’m enjoying The Secrets of Dripping Fang Forest, the Peter Pan books by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, and The Spiderwick Chronicles.  The Narnia books are always good, also.  One of these days I’d like to read the Redwall series.

Peter Pan by Dave Barry? JM Barrie surely?

And who’s Ridley Pearson?

 Signature 

“We look to Scotland for all our ideas of civilisation.”
- Voltaire

Profile
 
 
Posted: 06 April 2008 02:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
Administrator
Avatar
RankRankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  10733
Joined  2008-02-21
Crafty Dragon - 06 April 2008 04:01 AM

*ahem* Dave, just because you *read* the Gor novels at 11 or 12, doesn’t make them *kids* books!  hmmm

Sorry. I had a very twisted childhood…  zipper

 Signature 

“Always, I Do What Is Necessary” - Rissa Kerguelen
Go to my Blog. It’s lonely.

I Am Still The Black Swan Of Trespass On Alien Waters
To the believer no proof is required; to the skeptic no proof is sufficient.

Profile
 
 
Posted: 06 April 2008 02:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
Administrator
Avatar
RankRankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  9103
Joined  2008-03-02
Renquist - 06 April 2008 05:15 AM
Crafty Dragon - 05 April 2008 09:36 PM

Currently I’m enjoying The Secrets of Dripping Fang Forest, the Peter Pan books by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, and The Spiderwick Chronicles.  The Narnia books are always good, also.  One of these days I’d like to read the Redwall series.

Peter Pan by Dave Barry? JM Barrie surely?

And who’s Ridley Pearson?

Okay, it’s not strictly Peter Pan.  It’s a trilogy of books about the beginnings of Peter Pan…in order they are Peter and the Starcatchers , Peter and the Shadow Thieves, and Peter and the Secret of Rundoon.  I’ve read the first one, am partway through the second, and am waiting for the third to come out in paperback.

Dave Barry is a humor columnist who has also written books, and Ridley Pearson is a novelist, apparently of detective fiction.  At least, according to the book, he was the first American to be awarded the Raymond Chandler/Fulbright Fellowship in Detective Fiction at Oxford University.

I would like to read the original Peter Pan, though.

Oh, and the best thing about book 2 is that Peter meets a James Barrie…who somehow knows about Tink… smile

 Signature 

“Like a crazed Nigerian wearing LifeWave Energy Patches” (Nettie, on the night she “banned” me from the MoH!)

“What fools these mortals be…”—Smaug (according to Robert Asprin)

Visit here to help my dragons grow! Thanks!

Dum vivimus, vivamus!

And oh, yeah—my blog.

Profile
 
 
Posted: 06 April 2008 07:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
Administrator
Avatar
RankRankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  11903
Joined  2006-12-02
Accipiter - 06 April 2008 02:19 AM

Oh, and I was Paddington Bear in a play for some kids about ten years ago. . .does that count?


Pictures, please! LOL

I kept preschool book out of my original list, but if we are listing those too….

Heck, I’ll list them later, I need coffee right now smile

 Signature 

There is no theory of evolution. Just a list of animals Chuck Norris allows to live.

Profile
 
 
Posted: 06 April 2008 07:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
Administrator
Avatar
RankRankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  11903
Joined  2006-12-02
DavePrime - 06 April 2008 06:46 AM
Crafty Dragon - 06 April 2008 04:01 AM

*ahem* Dave, just because you *read* the Gor novels at 11 or 12, doesn’t make them *kids* books!  hmmm

Sorry. I had a very twisted childhood…  zipper


Meh. Gor books are really just romance books for men.

Yes boys, if you read Gor, you are no different than the housewives that stock up on the Harlequins at the grocery store.

ETA: Oh, and I agree, they are not for children.

 Signature 

There is no theory of evolution. Just a list of animals Chuck Norris allows to live.

Profile
 
 
Posted: 06 April 2008 02:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
Five Star Member
Avatar
RankRankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  61098
Joined  2005-04-14
MadCarlotta - 06 April 2008 11:46 AM
Accipiter - 06 April 2008 02:19 AM

Oh, and I was Paddington Bear in a play for some kids about ten years ago. . .does that count?


Pictures, please! LOL

Errrr. . .none exist.  Or ever existed.  And I burned all the negatives, too.  Which never existed, either.

 Signature 

“If any man wish to write in a clear style, let him be first clear in his thoughts.”

Profile
 
 
Posted: 06 April 2008 07:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
Senior Member
Avatar
RankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  421
Joined  2006-05-29

Books from Roald Dahl, read them all as a kid and still like the stories.
Anthony Horowitz: the power of five, the diamond brothers and recently the Alex Rider books. His works are among the most humorous books I’ve ever read, nearly died of laughter at times.
And of course the Narnia series.

 Signature 

-Paranoid amnesiac: I keep forgetting they’re after me-
Vanquished Illusions and Desire wear Techno-Organic Wings

Profile
 
 
Posted: 07 April 2008 10:20 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
Administrator
Avatar
RankRankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  26042
Joined  2004-11-08

Carlotta is the only other person I’ve known who read the Three Investigators.  They were mostly good, though certain authors seem to have been better than others.  I’m disappointed that nobody has mentioned Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH.  It’s still my favoritest children’s book of all time.  If you haven’t read it then I chastise you and urge you to do so now.

Skip the ‘sequels’.

 Signature 

Heaven must be really boring, if you think about it logically.
All the angels must be snoring.  Who could stand perfection for eternity?

Not me. - George Hrab

Profile
 
 
Posted: 07 April 2008 10:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
Administrator
Avatar
RankRankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  11903
Joined  2006-12-02

And now you are the only other person I’ve ever met who has even heard of the Three Investigators Chary! smile

I forgot about NIMH, but I don’t think I’ve read Mrs. Frisby.

 Signature 

There is no theory of evolution. Just a list of animals Chuck Norris allows to live.

Profile
 
 
Posted: 07 April 2008 10:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
Administrator
Avatar
RankRankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  56862
Joined  2005-02-10

The Three Investigators books were great. I always wanted my own secret headquarters in the midst of a junkyard.
smile

And I liked Pete the best, even though he was somewhat dim.

 Signature 

2-15-15 9-19 1 19-16-15-18-11 7-15-4-4-5-19-19 15-6 13-9-7-8-20
Turnip Boris Yeltsin frog juggling doormat termite lizard

“Herbal medicine’s been around for thousands of years! Indeed it has. And then we tested it all, and the stuff that worked became medicine. And the rest of it’s just a nice bowl of soup and some pot pourri.” - Dara O’Briain

Profile
 
 
Posted: 07 April 2008 10:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
Administrator
Avatar
RankRankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  26042
Joined  2004-11-08

While that helps me bond with you, Carlotta, I’m afraid we can’t move this relationship forward any farther until you read NIMH.  It just wouldn’t work out until you do.  The movie was great, but the book was wonderful.  And it didn’t have any of that mystical nonsense, either.

 Signature 

Heaven must be really boring, if you think about it logically.
All the angels must be snoring.  Who could stand perfection for eternity?

Not me. - George Hrab

Profile
 
 
   
2 of 7
2