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A highly biased and self-indulgent poll about books. 
16th-Apr-2010 05:43 pm
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Poll #1552061 Children's Literature

Which books have you read?

Black Beauty
5(6.3%)
Blue Willow
0(0.0%)
Calico Bush
0(0.0%)
Catwings
1(1.3%)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
5(6.3%)
Charlotte's Web
7(8.9%)
Five Little Peppers and How They Grew
0(0.0%)
Gentle Ben
0(0.0%)
A Girl Named Disaster
0(0.0%)
Gone-Away Lake
0(0.0%)

moving along in alphabetical order here...

The Hatchet
3(4.3%)
Hitty, Her First Hundred Years
0(0.0%)
Incident at Hawk's Hill
0(0.0%)
The Incredible Journey
1(1.4%)
Island of the Blue Dolphins
4(5.8%)
It's Like This, Cat
0(0.0%)
Julie of the Wolves
1(1.4%)
Little House on the Prairie
2(2.9%)
Little Women
10(14.5%)
Misty of Chincoteague
0(0.0%)

and so on

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle (any)
1(1.8%)
Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch
0(0.0%)
My Father's Dragon
0(0.0%)
Number the Stars
0(0.0%)
Shiloh
0(0.0%)
Sideways Stories from Wayside School
5(9.1%)
The Sign of the Beaver
0(0.0%)
Sounder
0(0.0%)
Tuck Everlasting
3(5.5%)
The Witch of Blackbird Pond
4(7.3%)

Bonus! Which series did/do you like?

Animorphs
2(3.0%)
Babysitter's Club
6(9.0%)
Bobbsey Twins
0(0.0%)
Boxcar Children
1(1.5%)
Dear America
0(0.0%)
Goosebumps
3(4.5%)
Hank the Cowdog
0(0.0%)
Saddle Club
0(0.0%)
Sweet Valley
2(3.0%)
Trixie Belden
0(0.0%)

Are you a parent/guardian?

Yes
13(14.3%)
No
77(84.6%)
Other
1(1.1%)

Do you still have books from your childhood?

Of course
45(50.0%)
Maybe a few
32(35.6%)
Nope
13(14.4%)

Comments 
16th-Apr-2010 10:46 pm (UTC)
I loved The Babysitter's Club so much that the school librarian would tell me ASAP whenever a new one came in. :D
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16th-Apr-2010 10:54 pm (UTC)
That book was depressing. :(
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16th-Apr-2010 10:55 pm (UTC)
My favourite children'/YA author is still Gordon Korman (okay, so he's tied with JK Rowling now). I absolutely adored his Bruno and Boots series, and sadly I can't find his books that I love. I say sadly because all my copies are falling apart.
17th-Apr-2010 01:37 pm (UTC)
his books are so hilarious. i only recently was able to purge my shelves of his books because i thought re-reading them 10325238 times was enough. plus i'm 28 now.
16th-Apr-2010 11:11 pm (UTC)
ANIMORPHS!!!

Also, there were a couple books here that I know I started but I'm not sure if I finished. Those include Five Little Peppers and How They Grew, Number the Stars, and Julie of the Wolves.
17th-Apr-2010 04:34 am (UTC)
It goes without saying that I love all of those, but I really wish more people had Five Little Peppers under their belt. It's always included on those lists of other classics in the back of books, but where all the other classics still seem prevalent, it's like FLP has vanished from conversation. I was actually surprised to find it's still in print.
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16th-Apr-2010 11:26 pm (UTC)
I've always wanted to go to Assateague and Chincoteague! Maybe someday.
16th-Apr-2010 11:18 pm (UTC)
HELL FUCKING YES MRS. PIGGLE WIGGLE!



I miss those stories :( I forgot about them for years!

Also, Boxcar Children readers: Did any of you guys ever notice how much Gertrude Chandler Warner wrote "cried Benny" ? My mom and I used to keep tally. It was a LOT.
17th-Apr-2010 05:17 am (UTC)
INDEED. She was the best thing to happen to magic until Harry Potter. (Oh, who am I kidding, she might still be the best - the lack of war and rampant death in her world is refreshing.)

I've never noticed that about the Boxcar books, but now I'm going to have to go back and look! That's funny.
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18th-Apr-2010 05:18 am (UTC)
Teehee Series of Unfortunate Events.
17th-Apr-2010 01:34 am (UTC)
I don't have ALL the books from my childhood, but I do have about 2 boxes full. (My collection of 200 Babysitter's club books were sold a while ago.) But I do have a copy of my favorites for sharing and passing along to my children and/or nieces and nephews someday!
17th-Apr-2010 03:38 am (UTC)
To this day I absolutely love Roald Dahl. In fourth grade we listened to audio books of "Sideways Stories from Wayside School". I looked forward to it everyday!
17th-Apr-2010 05:23 am (UTC)
Dahl is definitely one of my all-time favorite authors -- I never met a book of his I didn't love. By the way, have you ever read The Mysterious Benedict Society? It's pretty recent, but a very similar writing style.
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17th-Apr-2010 05:25 am (UTC)
Heh, I forgot they had a TV show. I wanted it to be so much better than it was.

Ouch, basement flood. :( One of my nightmares.
17th-Apr-2010 08:30 am (UTC)
I used to love the Boxcar Children and Goosebump books.
17th-Apr-2010 10:16 pm (UTC)
Havent read any of your list, but I read a lot of Enid blyton though. and collections of short stories of German authors. and other kids and teen books by German authors.
18th-Apr-2010 11:50 pm (UTC)
I've never read Enid Blyton, but her name's been coming up a lot on best-of lists. Now I'm curious enough to see if I can find one secondhand or at the library.
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19th-Apr-2010 12:58 pm (UTC)
Many of these probably weren't published in the Uk, so are unknown to me...
20th-Apr-2010 03:23 am (UTC)
Never heard of most of these. I've only read two: "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and "The Hatchet". I have fond memories of Dad reading me the former as a bedtime story, but my memories of the latter are just of me despising every word of it when we studied it in English class. Blech.
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