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View Poll Results: Which book series was your favorite growing up?
Hardy Boys
20
38.46%
Nancy Drew
2
3.85%
Bobsey Twins
1
1.92%
Three Investigators
7
13.46%
Power Boys
0
0%
Trixie Belden
2
3.85%
Tom Swift
0
0%
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38.46%
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What did you read growing up?

Old 06-04-02, 09:43 AM
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Roald Dahl
Tintin
Hardy Boys
Three Investigators
C.S. Lewis
There's another series with a whole lot of "Adventure titles" (ie. Safari Adventure, Volcano Adventure, Gorilla Adventure, etc) that were really really great back then -- the two sons go around capturing rare animals for their Dad's company -- sells to circuses/zoos -- probably not the most politically correct now ;p

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Originally posted by Charlie Goose
I read "The Amityville Horror" when I was 9 or 10 and it scared me to pieces.
I had the same experience! It frightened me that so many could be taken in by such an obvious hoax.
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I Read the Hardy Boys a lot when I was younger, along with books by Matt Christopher...I also remember Shell Silverstien (?) being around the house along with Roald Dahl...I moved on to Tom Clancy and Robert Ludlum in junior high because my dad wanted me to stick with one book for more than a couple of days and I still am hooked on espionage novels.
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When I was little I had all of Stephen Cosgrove's "Serendipity" books. I remember them as being my favorites. Each story was done in such a way as to have some lesson by the end (like sharing, cleaning up, etc.) and the characters were never the same from book to book. I had about 20 in all. Then I moved onto the Little House on the Prairie series, the Secret Seven series, Judy Blume, and CS Lewis.
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CS Lewis and Madeline L'Engle, which surprises me that no one else has seemed to mention.
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Boxcar children
encyclopedia brown
ronald dahl
beverly clearly
these sports books by this one author i forgot he wrote sport stories
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L. Frank Baum (Wizard of Oz and the rest of the series), Judy Blume, Narnia, Baby-Sitters Club (I don't know why, I didn't like baby-sitting ), and a lot of stuff I can't think of right now
I read a lot when I was little-- I even remember reading while waiting in lines at Disney World.
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Originally posted by Charlie Goose


Encyclopedia Brown - Darn that Bugs Meany!
The Three Investigators - This is with Jupiter Jones, correct?
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Honk!
My holy trinity, wow! I also got into some adult level SF early on, boy did I learn a few things!
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Winnie the Pooh by Milne
Oz series by Baum

I loved the classics kids stories
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Originally posted by fallow
CS Lewis and Madeline L'Engle, which surprises me that no one else has seemed to mention.
yeah - wrinkle in time was awesome.
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Hardy Boys.
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Treasure Island
Swiss Family Robinson
Gulliver's Travels

lots of stuff like that.
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Originally posted by Surf Monkey
Edgar Rice Burroughs' John Carter of Mars. Excellent series and yes, I still have the books. Someone shoud make big screen versions of these.
I still have them too. I also have the Venus series, the Pellucidar series, some other misc. Burroughs titles (Cave Girl, Moon Maid, I Am A Barbarian, etc.). I read Arthur C. Clarke & Isaac Asimov back in school too. I think I read more of Asimov's non-fiction than his fiction though. Cosmos was (at least to me) a big deal back then. Thinking farther back, I'd say Dr. Suess' books are the most memorable (especially Green Eggs and Ham!).
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Berenstein Bears all the way.
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Originally posted by JustinS
[Lloyd Alexander's Chronicles of Prydain
Bertrand R. Brinley's The Mad Scientist's Club series [/B]
Whew, glad I'm not the only one. I'd still like to see a live action version of Chronicles, maybe as a mini series. Disney's The Black Cauldron was too condensed and not nearly dark enough. I've still got my Mad Sceintist's Club books.
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Steven King and H.P Lovecraft. Explains a lot!
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Hardy Boys
Choose your own Adventure
Encyclopedia Brown
Einstein Anderson
The Chronicles of Narnia

And many, many more. I was quite a bookworm when I was a kid. Still am
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WHen i was young, my parents bought a set of called "The Happy McCalastors (sp). They were a family that went on vacations and solved crimes. I thought that they were pretty good and enjoyed reading them. I also read "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" about 20 times during grade school.

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