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Great visual list there. I also read Little House.
I don;t think any of those are on my list :( *sobs*
You are so creative! I LOVED the Baby-Sitters club, I used to try so hard to be like Claudia.
Good choices. I was just recommending Calvin and Hobbes to one of the kids I babysit for who is into Garfield comics right now.
Miss Nelson Is Missing! Little House on the Prairie!! The Monster at the End of This Book! YES! Sorry for all the exclamation points. Excellent choices. (!)
I have never heard of this Grover book!!
Miss Nelson is Missing!! I loved that book. I think I've read it a million times, though not recently--which I should do something about.
MANY WATERS! I LOVED THAT BOOK!!!!!!!!!!! And Sally J Freedman. I thought that was one of those books no one else had ever read!! Also re: your comment on my blog. knowing Claud's number is hardly my biggest feat. I can tell you the names and ages of basically every kid in Stoneybrook, which school they go to, if they aged in the series... I'm a walking encyclopaedia and I often wish eight-year-old me had been interested in, say, code or web design. Something that might have been profitable!.
Oh, Madeleine L'Engle was one of my favorites. I loved sci-fi/fantasy books, like the My Teacher is an Alien series, or the Prydain Chronicles.But I remember devouring all the BSC and SVH books as soon as they came out, and I was a huge Beverly Cleary and Judy Blume fan. Such good books!
I totally forgot about Miss Nelson is missing!
Tiki Tiki Tembo No Sarembo Chari Bari Ruchi Pip Peri Pembo FTW!(Also yay for Mixed Up Files, Little House, Secret Garden, and many more faves!)
OMG! THE HEADLESS CUPID! I loved everything Zilpha Keatley Snyder wrote. This post is nostalgia overload for me and I love it.
Ooh, I *loved* The Monster at the End of This Book! Great collage!
I loved Tikki Tikki Tambo too!
Here's another vote for Many Waters - I'd forgotten that one, but I think it was the first book I ever read with Nephillim as a character class.And, sadly, I just found my old copy of The Monster at the End of This Book a few weeks ago. It had been completely destroyed by too much time in storage in the garage.:-(
Loved From the Mixed Up Files...I haven't read that in ages, now I want to go check it out from the library!
How could I not have included Little House on the Prairie?!?!?! Yeesh.
Miss Nelson Is Missing is awesome! I loved it as a kiddo and it's one of Nat's favs, too. In fact, the copy she has used to be mine!
The Rats of Nimh! Miss Nelson is Missing! The Trumpet Swan!!! CALVIN & HOBBES. omg. I love those books and I love you.
Oh I loved The Babysitters Club, those books made me long to be a) a babysitter and b) american :)
The Secret Garden is still one of my favorites; have to go back and read it every once in a while.
The Mixed-up Files of Ms. Basil E. Finkwater! I totally forgot about that one. Aw.
Ooh, I loved Miss Nelson is Missing! I think I used to read that everyday--it's totally coming back to me now. :)
What a fantastic collage! Loved most of those, too--though the one that stands out for me is Many Waters. So glad you loved that book, too! I reread it ever so often. Those twins are just so freaking cool!
Oh, From The Mixed Up Files is just one of the best books ever. I re-read it a few years ago and it was still just as good.
I love Calvin and Hobbs!!! And of course, Grover! So many fabulous books!
I forgot about Calvin and Hobbes. The horror!
I won't lie: I *totally* thought the twins were dreamy on the Many Waters cover.
You have some great choices! I'd forgotten all about The Secret Garden, but yes, absolutely loved it growing up.
I can't believe how many you have on here that I forgot about! Dang it. Now I want to go to the library and spend all day rereading some of those.
Miss Nelson is Missing. I feel like I know that one! So many awesome picks.
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