Friday, April 12, 2019

Your Turn

Beverly Clearly is 103 today. Who is a children's author you love from your childhood?

51 comments:

Derp said...

Philip Roth. Portnoys Complaint

sandybrook said...

I read all the Hardy Boys books when I was a kid but Franklyn W Dixon doesn't exist. So another set was called Chip Hilton a superstar high school and later college athlete and they were written by an ex basketball coach named Clair Bee and he was a real person, so by default.

Zebra Seasoning said...

Marguerite Henry. Such lovely horse books.

akbar johnson said...

Shel Silverstein

Jennifer said...

Judy Blume and Beverly Clearly

sandybrook said...

I read a Judy Blume book but it sure wasn't for kids👍

Jennifer said...

C.S Lewis.
My daughter just bought me a really nice edition of The Chronicles of Narnia, because I loved it when I was a kis, and she just finished my old paperbacks recently.

sandybrook said...

But I know that was a drastic change for her and her career.

Jennifer said...

@Sandy Wifey??

Jon said...

Paul Zindel, Donald J Sobel, and Jackie Collins.

Brayson87 said...

Aesop

Derp said...

Hollywood wives! A Roman a clef?

Vita said...

Happy Birthday, Beverly Cleary! 💓Millions of hugs to you!💓 She was my absolute favorite, and was a favorite of so many of my past students. I really struggled with reading independently until I found her books and wanted to stick with the characters enough to keep going. Also loved 101 Dalmatians and Wind in the Willows.

Do Tell said...

Beverley, of course, but also L. Frank Baum.

Wendy22 said...

It’s Cleary.....

Meredith said...

Roald Dahl

Jennifer said...

I thought it was Cleary, but autocorrect didn't agree with me...

Simon said...

Laura ingalls wilder

Jennifer said...

Yes!! Dahl was great too!!

EricM said...

Edward Packard, because he let me choose my own adventure.

Jennifer said...

Those Choose Your Own Adventure books were a hot commodity in elementary! The kids couldn't wait to get their hands on them!

Alexis said...

Anne M. Martin

sandybrook said...

Wifey it was @Jennifer but I think she did more like that afterwards..

BayAreaGirl said...

Theodor Seuss Geisel

Gator said...

Carolyn Keene

Natalie said...

Judy Blume - Im old

Unknown said...

Dr. Seuss 100%

cat said...

Encyclopedia Brown

cebii said...

Beverly Cleary
Anne McCaffrey

Brayson87 said...

Encyclopedia Brown was a young John Shaft, a bad mother oh wait. I just got it why they called him Shaft, "the black private dick," I thought it was just because he shafted the bad guys. Damn that really was some blaxpoitation sh!t 🤔

Boots said...

judy blume, all Nancy Drew/ HB, Louise Fitzhugh of Harriet the Spy

lintmag said...

Eleanor Estes - loved all the Moffat books.

NancyFromNebraska said...

V.C. Andrews

Snuggz Bear said...

From the same era as Beverly Cleary was Walter R. Brooks who wrote 26 wonderful books about Freddy the pig. One of my favorites was "Freddy and the Baseball Team from Mars" The books were fun to read and so well written. Walter R. Brooks also wrote short stories about the famous Mr. Ed the talking horse.

Em and 'im said...

Judith Kerr, now well into her 90s, for her many great children’s books but especially for “When Hitler stole Pink Rabbit”

E said...

I absolutely loved "The Mouse and the Motorcycle". Out of all the kids books I ever read that's the only one I remember really well

molly said...

Laura Ingalls Wilder, Nancy Drew books and as an adult lover of children's books ..Margery Williams....The Velveteen Rabbit.

AbbyRock said...

Julie Campbell Tatham and other authors who wrote Trixie Belden.

Louisa Mae Alcott

Pretty much it for children's authors - after these, I started reading books from my Mom's bookcase.

Harlita said...

Judy Blume, Shel SiIverstein

Sagan said...

Judy Blume, Gertrude Chandler Warner (creator of "The Boxcar Children" series), Erich von Daniken and Isaac Asimov and, of course, Carl Sagan.

JRS said...

Kenneth Grahame "Wind in the Willows"

Nick Rivers said...

Beverly Cleary, Judy Blume, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and S.E. Hinton. #staygold #doitforjohnny

OKay said...

Everybody Nick said except for S.E. Hinton. Subbing in Carolyn Keene (Nancy Drew Mysteries!) for that one.

Kansa said...

Laura Ingalls Wilder, Madeleine L'Engle (read A Wrinkle in Time when I was 8 and I still love that story!), and Margery Williams. The Velveteen Rabbit is also one of my all time favorite books.

Ann said...

L. Frank Baum. Louisa May Alcott.

HK Georgia said...

Holly Beth Walker, author of the Meg Mysteries series. Also Madeleine L'Engle.

fairylights said...

Walter Farley, C.S. Lewis, Eleanor Cameron's Mushroom Planet series, and Marguerite Henry.

lightgirl said...

Lucy Maud Montgomery, C.S. Lewis, Louisa May Alcott.

rabbit said...

Scott O'Dell.

Substance D said...

Little know fact: Cleary wrote pornographic parodies of her work, the first fan fic and it was by the actual author. The tale of Ribsy and Ramona's puppies is better than anything you see in the KS genre, even with aliens.

James Howlett said...

I ate up all of Palahniuk's books. Survivor was a book I read cover to cover and could not believe lightning struck that man's pen twice, let alone several times. As for when I was a young I think it was R L Stein, yeah Scholastic book faires were pretty much the best.

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