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Subject: Books from about 1950's.....
Date Posted: 7/22/2008 4:17 PM ET
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I am going to try to build up my collection of favorite books from my childhood. When we sold our big house last year, most of my kids's books were split between all my kids.

Now.... I would like to have them back!! My kids don't want to part with them though, so I thought I would start on here. I want to find all the books that I used to love to read, but can't remember them all. I would say they were probably mostly books that were published in the 40's, 50's and 60's.

Here's what I have so far:

Bobbsey Twins

Trixie Belden

Horton books(Dr. Seuss)



Who wants to add to the list for me?


Date Posted: 7/22/2008 5:51 PM ET
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Uncle Wiggly? I just read the Wiki thing..I didn't realize these were from 1910!!  What About Briar Rabbit? Huh..that's turn of the century too..wow...

I just received some Betsy-Tacy books for DD..I'm going to read them first.

Date Posted: 7/22/2008 6:07 PM ET
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That sounds vaguely familiar, I'll check it out, thanks!

Actually, it reminded me of the Beatrix Potter books. About 15 years ago, I somehow got ahold of a set of her small books, I can't remember how now, but those I have still in my possesion! My oldest daughter begged me for them, but I didn't cave!!!!

Date Posted: 7/28/2008 6:46 PM ET
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Anyone else?

Date Posted: 7/29/2008 2:48 PM ET
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little black sambo

The runaway pancake


Date Posted: 7/29/2008 3:31 PM ET
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My favorite childhood books are

The Blueberry Pie Elf (1961) by Jane Thayer  I was thrilled to find the Reprint here at PBS!!

Mr. Angelo (1960) by Marjory Schwalje and Abner Braboff

Date Posted: 7/31/2008 12:37 PM ET
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The Betsy-Tacy books were published moslty in the 40's but there are a few published in the 50's.

You can go to www.betsy-tacysociety.org to find out more about the author and the books.   Let me know what you think, I havent' read them yet.

I had some Uncle Wiggly books...he was a rabbit....

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Subject: Well there is always
Date Posted: 8/1/2008 9:13 PM ET
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Old Yeller, Sounder, Andre Norton's early books were almost all child or young adult Sci Fi and Fantasy. Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, Tom Swift.

Date Posted: 8/8/2008 9:57 PM ET
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Judy Bolton series

Cherry Ames series