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Re: Favourite Childhood Books
« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2017, 08:32:10 pm »
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I LOVED 'The Witches' by Roald Dahl!
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Re: Favourite Childhood Books
« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2017, 08:38:35 pm »
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Another few childhood favourites:
The Mallory Towers series by Enid Blyton
The Chronicles of Narnia- CS Lewis. :)
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Re: Favourite Childhood Books
« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2017, 08:41:53 pm »
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Cherub and Selby come to mind :P

Talking dogs and child spies? eh, sounds like your average childhood dreams :P
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Re: Favourite Childhood Books
« Reply #18 on: December 04, 2017, 08:44:07 pm »
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Cherub and Selby come to mind :P

Talking dogs and child spies? eh, sounds like your average childhood dreams :P
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Re: Favourite Childhood Books
« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2017, 08:54:26 pm »
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The impact that the Chronicles of Narnia had on me as a child is unmeasurable. I have them to thank for leading me to the Lord of the Rings, and for that I love them. Also the 'Series of Unfortunate Events' was always a favourite, I expect for its sheer morbidity and mystery.
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Re: Favourite Childhood Books
« Reply #20 on: December 04, 2017, 10:23:12 pm »
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Some other people have said but to me the main ones were:
-Anything by Rohl Dahl
-Deltora quest
-Anything by Enid Blyton (particularly famous five and Mallory towers)
-Cherub
-warriors (a many book, multi series stories about cats with human emotions that I grew out of before they stopped writing - sometime during the 3rd series, I read the 1st several times)
-Inheritance cycle by Christopher Paolini (better known as Eragon)
-Pern series by Anne McAffrey (late primary school you would never see me without one of these books). It's targeted at older teens. I reread every now and again, still love them.
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Re: Favourite Childhood Books
« Reply #21 on: December 06, 2017, 07:17:58 am »
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Re: Favourite Childhood Books
« Reply #22 on: May 20, 2018, 08:24:10 pm »
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Bumping because I have a few that come to mind:
- Esio Trot, James and the Giant Peach and Matilda by Roald Dahl <3
- Captain Underpants by Dave Pilkey (I thought it was hilarious at the time)
- Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events- Read this religiously throughout year 6. ;D
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Re: Favourite Childhood Books
« Reply #23 on: June 28, 2018, 10:30:01 pm »
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Books that literally shaped my childhood:
  - The Famous Five / Secret Seven
  - Deltora Quest
  - Selby / Emily Eyefinger
  - Anything written by Roald Dahl
  - Kevin the Troll (not as well known, but I remember reading this book as if it was a bible)
  - Harry Potter

And also, please tell me I wasn't the only kid who spent hours on I SPY books...
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Re: Favourite Childhood Books
« Reply #24 on: June 29, 2018, 07:41:59 am »
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Hmmmm.......

I read a lot of nonfiction in primary school - any science in the school library (particularly a book called Oxygen which I kept coming back to because I couldn't get a grip on redox reactions), some space stuff and LOTS of marine biology and turtle focused texts.

My favourite fiction texts were probably:
- Harry Potter (J K Rowling)
- Deltora Quest ( Emily Rodda)
- Ranger's Apprentice ( John Flanagan)
- The Inheritance Cycle (Christopher Paolini)
- the Riftwar Saga (Raymond E Fiest)

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Re: Favourite Childhood Books
« Reply #25 on: June 29, 2018, 08:32:47 am »
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LOTS of marine biology and turtle focused texts.

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