Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Thursday Thirteen - My first one!

Thirteen Kids Books That Shaunie Loves

I'm obviously defining "Kid" as a pretty long time period (I might still be in it, not sure!)

1. Richard Scarry books where I could search for Gold Bug! I think the one I had was Cars and Trucks and Things that Go because I remember the rabbit in the alligator car. I think it's even still at my grandmother's house (makes mental note to find it next time visiting)

2. The Mrs. Piggle Wiggle Series by Betty McDonald. I had no idea there was a musical or a television show, will have to search them out!

3. Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I never did made it all the way through the series (still hope to some day) but I read this one many times.

4. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien. I could have sworn the copy I had from the school library said Mrs. Brisby, long before the movie existed, but we'll go with Frisby since that seems the most common! I did like the movie too, and was very excited when my parents took me to see it back then! Once again, didn't know there were more books that his daughter wrote, will have to look for them!

5. Peppermints in the Parlor by Barbara Brooks Wallace. I think it was the first kind of scary book I ever read. I was lucky enough to come across a sale copy the other day. Haven't decided if it'll go in the PC or if I might share it through Bookcrossing. Another one I read over and over!

6. Catwings by Ursula K Le Guin, this is a recent find, but I know I would have loved it when I was little, I love cats, and the wings would have been awesome! *giggle* See I told ya I might still be a kid!

7. Revenge of the Rainbow Dragons by Rose Estes, a choose your own adventure, woohoo! Anything with rainbows on it was the best, and dragons, well that was even better!

8. Stuart Little and Charlotte's Web by E B White. I put these together since they're by the same author. I confess I still have not seen the movie of Charlotte's Web because I think it will be too sad and I'll cry! *blush*

9. The Black Stallion Series by Walter Farley. Duh, big black horse, need I say more? (probably not after the rainbow comment! teehee!)

10. Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry, Once again, horses, I think it speaks for itself! ;)

11. Johnny Tremaine by Esther Forbes, I think this may have been one of my first historical fiction forays, an the rest is... well... history! (yes, you may groan, I would!)

12. The Trixie Belden Series by Julie Campbell. I did read a few Nancy Drew's and some Hardy Boys, but I liked Trixie more!

13. And for my finale... The Muppet Show Book! by Jim Henson. It has basic scripts of a lot of the more well known episodes, so yes... I would act them out! *hides* Usually by myself, but I LOVED the muppets (still do) and watched it faithfully every week (have bought season 1 so far, must get more)

Thanks for sticking with me on the my first TT!

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  1. Thank heavens you did your first TT. I am so glad someone has a few children's books on their list that I read: Trixie Belden of course anything Laura Ingalls Wilder I could put my hands on.

    The Pink Flamingo
    P. S. Welcome

  2. I haven't read any of those but I have heard of some of them. Welcome to TT!

  3. This was a great list! Welcome to Thursday Thirteen!

    My kids loved Richard Scarry, especially Car and Trucks and Things that Go. I remember them (and me) hunting for Goldbug. We also loved his book called Busy, Busy World.

  4. I do love Ursula Le Guin. I am a huge fan of her Earth Sea series. And Trixie Beldon... gosh I haven't thought about her in decades!

    Happy TT!

  5. Until this post, I had no idea anybody but I had read Trixie Belden! She rocks, rocks, rocks. I share your love for these books.

  6. You sound like a kid at heart. I guess it's true when they say it takes one to know one.

    I remember one of my grade school teachers read us "Charlotte's Web". Your list reminded me of another book from my childhood... "The Trumpeter Swan".

  7. My fault... I got the title wrong. It was "The Trumpet of the Swan". Turns out it was by E.B. White too.

    By the way, welcome to the Thursday Thirteen!

  8. Great list, great memories, reminded me of books I want to read to my granddaughter.
    Until I got to the muppet book.
    I never quite trusted those furry little creeps. LOL

  9. Thank you for the welcomes everyone! It was fun to do this list, I had to really think about it for awhile, I hadn't looked at some of these books for years, but they were truly favorites for me!

    I'm afraid I might be addicted after one go, I've been sitting here all evening trying to decide what I could do for future 13's! LOL!

  10. Woohoo! Great first TT.

    It is Cars and Trucks and Things That Go. I still have my copy and now I read with my kids!

    You've listed a number of my old favorites too. You should get through the Little House books some day. My favorite though still is the first one.

    I LOVED Trixie Belden as a kid. I was also a huge Hardy Boys fan. I never really got into Nancy Drew which is really funny since they were all written by the same women just under different pseudonyms.

    Happy TT.

  11. Great list! On my list I'd have to add Matilda, The Chronicles of Narnia, and the Prydain series. Great books, though.

  12. I really enjoy many of these books. When I was in second grade, my teacher used to read us the Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle books. I just loved them! :)

    I've been reading Little House in the Big Woods aloud to my family at night for about a week. We're a little over half way through it now, and my boys (our daughter is too little) and my husband are all REALLY enjoying it.

  13. Not only did I love my Muppet Show book, I actually saved it for my son! Unfortunately he didn't love the muppets as much as I did (must get that from his dad ;)

  14. I remember a few of those from my childhood. Great choices!

  15. See? Told you people would love you. But the muppets giving someone the creeps? Were you around when I took someone to task for saying something like that over at the old relay site?

  16. Great first outing! I will have to make my own list and post it to my book blog one of these days.

    This week's list (I've been neglecting these for a while) is over here:

  17. Just checking back... where'd everyone go?

  18. I've been workin' I haven't been able to go visit more peeps and return visits yet! I hope to do that tonight! :)

  19. It's all about Lowly the Worm, and that monkey with all of the watches.

    Okay...and E. B. White.

    Happy TT!

  20. welcome to TT! Great debut!

  21. I LOVED Mrs. Piggle Wiggle. I must have read her books at least 5x each. And the Little house books were a favorite of mine too. I was quite the reader as a child! Happy TT :)

  22. I cried when my class watched the Charlotte's Web movie after we read the book. All my classmates made fun of me :\ Whatevs!! HAPPY TT!!!

  23. I love Rats on Nimh too! Actually, I think they live under my yard... LOL!


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