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Postby ConEdison » Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:38 am

Oh, I love this one Which Witch? by Eva Ibbotson.
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Postby Alrik Fassbauer » Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:05 am

Many years ago, I had read to my younger sister the "Herdmans" book, which has the real name of "The best Christmas pageant ever !" and was written by one Barbara Robinson.

This is a true classic.

And it makes one think. In a similar way than Pterry's "Maurice and his educated Rodents" book.
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:46 am

Alrik Fassbauer wrote:Many years ago, I had read to my younger sister the "Herdmans" book, which has the real name of "The best Christmas pageant ever !" and was written by one Barbara Robinson.

This is a true classic.

And it makes one think. In a similar way than Pterry's "Maurice and his educated Rodents" book.
I love that book! :D It's one of Sharlene's favourites and she got me a copy.
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Postby Alrik Fassbauer » Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:04 pm

Yes, I love it, too. ;)

Only a few years ago I found out that there are a few more books with them ! :)
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:51 pm

George McDonald wrote quite a few children's stories,from the early 1900's and Tolkien was said to have been inspired by him.
The Golden Key
The Wise Woman
The Light Princess
The Gray Wolf
Princess and the Goblin
Princess and Curdie
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Postby AuntyVague » Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:25 am

I will have to look out for some of the stories by George McDonald.
In fact, I'll cut and paste a lot of this thread due to having a voracious young reader in the house and always being on the look out for new reading suggestions.

We've just discovered Eva Ibbotson via Journey to the River Sea and I have tucked away a couple more by her for Christmas. She tried the Owl Service by Alan Garner, but found the blend with mythology a bit hard to grasp just yet (I enjoyed re-reading it though :) )

She has also really enjoyed the Tiffany books, although I haven't handed over the last one just yet. Which probably just means that she has read it while I wasn't looking :roll:
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sun Nov 20, 2011 2:18 pm

Two of his Fantasy adult books are Phantastes, Lilith. :)
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Little Doll Lost

Postby snowwhite » Fri Dec 02, 2011 2:36 pm

I just finished reading a great children's book called Little Doll Lost. It is a perfect fantasy novel and reminded me a lot of Alice in Wonderland. It is the first book in a trilogy so I'm looking froward to the next edition. I bought it as an ebook on Amazon. Highly recommend! :D
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Re: Little Doll Lost

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Dec 02, 2011 2:52 pm

snowwhite wrote:I just finished reading a great children's book called Little Doll Lost. It is a perfect fantasy novel and reminded me a lot of Alice in Wonderland. It is the first book in a trilogy so I'm looking froward to the next edition. I bought it as an ebook on Amazon. Highly recommend! :D

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Re: Good children's books...

Postby Antiq » Sat Dec 03, 2011 10:40 pm

The Winnie the Witch series is awesome for younger kids :D
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Re: Good children's books...

Postby Tris » Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:49 pm

Two good books for... maybe 10 years and up?

Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper

How to Survive Middle School by Donna Gephart
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Re: Good children's books...

Postby hattie » Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:41 am

I just found a new little book series called "Joy of Spooking" by PJ Bracegirdle :-)
I loved them and have thought about maybe asking if I could translte them into German...
It's like a toned down Ghost/ scary story for children and I thought it was really well written!! :-)
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Re: Good children's books...

Postby Tris » Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:08 pm

2 good YA books for maybe 12 years and up:

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
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Re: Good children's books...

Postby Catch-up » Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:33 pm

I'm reading The Girl Who Could Fly to the girls. It's really good so far!
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Re: Good children's books...

Postby konnichiwa » Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:51 pm

Narnia
Moomin (Tove Jansson)
H. C. Anderssens books
Astrid Lingrens books
Books from Mauri Kunnas (he's finnish childrens books author but his books have been translated to many languages, he has these pictures and his style of drawing is one of a kind hence one would always know it's his work)
Winnie the Pooh

and then there're lots of others also ^^
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