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    i am a huge fan of hairy mclairy. but for xmas we bought our daughter the book called ' there is a monster under my bed who farts" the funniest book ever!


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    the beast in the bathtub.

    the Yowie

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    My love of Enid Blyton has been squashed after I saw the movie of her life. She was horrible to her own children and never even made time to read them any of her books while she went out and read them to strangers children regularly. Shipped them off to boarding school and out of her hair at a very young age. Made me sad someone could write such tales of wonderful childhood adventures while her own children were having miserable childhoods.

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    I never knew that about Enid Blyton, how sad. I adored her books

    My kids love all the classics already mentioned (possum magic and all Mem Fox books especially) but also Julia Donaldson books 'what the ladybird heard' and 'the princess and the wizard'. They can recite both from memory. And 'dear zoo' is a definite fave as well.

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    The first book s I bought when I found out I was pg was a box set of Roald Dahl.
    I adore him and although he is a bit young to have them read to him, ds loves any of his movies.
    Enid Blyton, Mr Men, Hairy Mc Clary are also faves too.

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    My new favourite is "I grow in Grandad's Garden". I heard Brian Andrew (the author) speak a few months ago and he is so inspiring. And the book is just gorgeous - and so is the story behind it. If you haven't heard of it, I highly recommend it.

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    The Gruffalo
    Hairy Maclary
    The Something-o-saur
    The Very Itchy Bear (or cranky, or hungry. They like them all)
    The Snail and the Whale
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    The Magic Faraway Tree. I had The Enchanted Wood and kept it all these years, so its the original version, unspoilt by political correctness. I'd love to get my hands on earlier, non-PC versions of the other two for my DD.

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    Hungry Caterpillar,
    Whistle Up The Chimney (Nan Hunt)
    Crusher is coming, Let's get a pup, oscar's half birthday - bob graham
    The jolly postman
    Wombat divine, possum magic - mem fox
    Marmaduke duck and the marmalade jam
    The way I feel/act - Janan Cain


    Sorry for the lack of appropriate capitalization... It's late and I can't be bothered!

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    Just bought 3 boxes of my books down from the roof - DD1's choice of book for the next couple of nights "Black Beauty"

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    The poky little puppy.

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    I'm a big reader but TBH most children's books give me the absolute irrits.

    I bought DD1 an awesome book for Christmas though and I love reading all these stories:

    The Railway Children (she loved it so much we got the movie too)
    Secret Garden
    Black Beauty
    Heidi
    Little Women

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    Heidi was my favourite growing up.
    Now we are all enjoying,
    Where's god?
    The very cranky bear
    Any of the paddington books
    Teddy bear, piglet, christmas and me
    Race to bed

    We seem to have moved past mem fox and Pamela allen books now and I could never read dr seuss myself lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fionas View Post
    I'm a big reader but TBH most children's books give me the absolute irrits.

    I bought DD1 an awesome book for Christmas though and I love reading all these stories:

    The Railway Children (she loved it so much we got the movie too)
    Secret Garden
    Black Beauty
    Heidi
    Little Women
    I just found all of these in the 3 boxes I had in the roof

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    Anything Enid blyton. Loved the school girl series, also the Brer Rabbit ones

    I also loved The silver brumby <3

    Harry potter,however I didn't read them til I was 25 lol.

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    The Velveteen Rabbit

    Chronicles of Narnia

    and my favourite that I bought when I FINALLY fell pregnant was *Who's In The Loo* ... tehehe it always makes me giggle, and, er ... I don't need the book as I know it off by heart now

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    Rebecca's World by Terry Nation (creator of the daleks)

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    Where the wild things are
    Koala Lou
    Possum Magic
    The Magic Faraway Tree
    The Lost Thing
    Captain Finn and The Pirate Dinosaurs

    This thread has made me realise how much I miss reading picture books to my kids

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