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    Books you would make your children read

    Not necessarily for enjoyment. More for character and understanding morality.

    "Little Prince" St. Exupery

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    Re: Books you would make your children read

    I am David. Can't remember who wrote it but about a boy who escapes from a prisoner of war camp. Inspiring

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    Re: Books you would make your children read

    "I Am David" was an awesome book. I read it many times as a kid. I think it was Ann Holme or Holmes.

    I've never heard or talked to anyone else about this book Peelierion-glad to hear you mention it.
    "What the wise do in the beginning fools do in the end."

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    Re: Books you would make your children read

    I am David: I remember reading this. About a Polish kid during WWII, isn't it?
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    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
    Last edited by Milo; 15th July 2007 at 18:43. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Re: Books you would make your children read

    Yes. I think it was also published under the title "North to Freedom".

    I liked how he travelled after the guard helped him get out of the camp (I always wondered if the guard was really his father)-just a water bottle and loaves of bread.

    I also read the "Hardy Boys" series and "Tom Swift"; kind of the forerunner of Harry Potter today. Different stories that you collected.

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    Re: Books you would make your children read

    I remember a book called 'Machine Gunners' i really enjoyed that.
    There was also a book about football but, i can't remember the name.

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    Re: Books you would make your children read

    Charlie and the chocolate factory
    James and the giant peach

    in fact, any Roald Dahl

    The hobbit
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    Re: Books you would make your children read

    Books by Dr. Suess.
    Too long in Exile, too long not singing my song.
    Too long like a rolling stone, Too long in exile
    Too long in Exile, baby you just arent my friend.
    Too long in Exile my friend, Baby you can never go home again.

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    Re: Books you would make your children read

    ^ Same as dat and the Dahl ones. Especially the Revolting Fair Tale ones he did.

    Enid B....Magic Faraway Tree et al.

    Willard Price used to do wicked books...African Adventure, Artic Adventure etc. Great stuff.

    The Three Investigators were also superb (or was when I was young)!!!

    Also really used to enjoy the Lone Wolf adventure books!


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    Re: Books you would make your children read

    Enid B....Magic Faraway Tree et al.
    Faraway tree was fab when I was a kid and the wishing chair I think.

    Wasn't the faraway tree a series of books?

    Famous 5; Secret 7

    There were some other older style stuff which I enjoyed too

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    Re: Books you would make your children read

    The Wishing Tree by Shel Silverstien is also really great book.

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    Re: Books you would make your children read

    Quote Originally Posted by haltest
    in fact, any Roald Dahl
    Deffo.

    Quote Originally Posted by kenkannif
    Willard Price used to do wicked books
    Yeah, I kind of remember them too.

    Quote Originally Posted by kenkannif
    Also really used to enjoy the Lone Wolf adventure books!
    Me too, but there was never enough scorecards in the books and photocopiers weren't common-place. Had to do them in pencil and then try and rub them out all the while (or shell out for the next installment I guess!)

    Quote Originally Posted by Milo
    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
    Another good choice.

    How about Wind in the Willows too?
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    And Watership Down.
    Last edited by defender; 16th July 2007 at 10:35. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Re: Books you would make your children read

    Aah from the depth of memory

    Books by Alan Garner and Susan King which were quite dark from what I recall.

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    Re: Books you would make your children read

    Charlotte's Web was a good, so was Mrs Frisby and the Rats of Nimh.

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    Re: Books you would make your children read

    Quote Originally Posted by haltest
    in fact, any Roald Dahl
    The BFG.

    Quote Originally Posted by aging one
    Shel Silverstien
    Where the Sidewalk Ends.

    Quote Originally Posted by defender
    Watership Down
    Quote Originally Posted by defender
    Rats of Nimh
    (older) Tolkien and Eddings. And Isaac Asimov.

    (younger) Need a House? Call Ms. Mouse!
    (not really a morals book, but kind of maybe!...)

    Tin Tin

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