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Top 5 Fave Books from Childhood

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Everyone has that one book they read over and over again when they were kids, dog-eared pages, candy bar fingerprints and all. Momlogic moms go back in time to share their favorite kid reads.

julie_face_wbook.jpg Julie, mother of 2

From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
 I absolutely LOVED this book when I was a kid, and I just recently read it to my 7-year-old son. He loved it, too. It's about kids who run away and hide out in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The story inspired me to move to NYC when I was old enough!
diana_face_wbook.jpg Diana, mother of 1

Tales of Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
Sure, Judy Blume has all those great coming-of-age girls books, but I just love this book about the 9-year-old boy who has to deal with his annoying little brother, Fudge. Laugh-out-loud funny if you're 9 or an immature adult.
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The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary
 Sometimes the hand-me-down books from my brothers were the best things!
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Any book in the "Nancy Drew" series
 I remember being totally immersed in the crazy mysteries...but also obsessed by how fearless, independent and brilliantly (almost anally) organized she was! Interestingly, both my daughters have voraciously read this series as well...truly timeless classics!
andrea_face_wbook.jpg Andrea, mother of 1

Tell Me Why Series A kind of encyclopedia that answered all kids questions about how stuff worked. I had the whole series. It answered pressing questions like: Why does soap clean? And what are freckles? The book is now pretty much obsolete-- it's been replaced by a little thing called the Internet.

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Natascha, mother of 1 December 17, 2008, 11:17 PM

My favorite book as a child was The Monster at the End of the Book with lovable old Gover. I bought it for my now 21 month old daughter.

melinda haynes December 20, 2008, 9:57 AM

My favorite book was Boxes are Wishes. My father gave it to me before he left for New Orleans Theological Seminary.

Marla Rosenberger December 28, 2008, 11:28 PM

As a child I loved Beezus and Ramona and all the Beverly Cleary books. When old enough to buy my own books (I saved my allowance) I walked to the store and bought one Trixie Belden mystery every week. I read The Five Little Peppers, The Bobbsey Twins, and Pollyanna series. Today I love reading Dr. Seuss books and Amelia Bedelia to my grandchildren.

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