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message 1: by Renee, Mistress of the Mini-Challenge (new)

Renee M | 4728 comments Mod
Beatrix Potter's birthday was July 28 and Roald Dahl's will be September 13, so let's celebrate by reading a few children's books between their birthdays.

Level 1 - The Nursery - 2 books
Level 2 - First Years - 4 books
Level 3 - Graduates - 8 books

There is no set page limit. It you choose to reminisce with easy reads, then enjoy yourself. Just let us know here what you are reading so we can enjoy the stroll down memory lane.


message 2: by Allison, Quest Hound (last edited Sep 04, 2016 09:22PM) (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) | 1298 comments Mod
This is a great excuse to re-read some old favorites. I'm thinking of doing at least level 1, and focusing on Roald Dahl. The previews for the recent release of the BFG have made me nostalgic and I want to re-read the book before I watch it! And then probably a couple of others too.

Level 1 - The Nursery - 2 books
1. The BFG
2. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Level 2 - First Years - 4 books
3. The Twits
4. Matilda


message 3: by Veronique (new)

Veronique Totally in for this. I love children's books :0)


message 4: by Renee, Mistress of the Mini-Challenge (new)

Renee M | 4728 comments Mod
Great! I haven't decided yet what I'm gonna do for this. It may depend on what's available at my library. Plus maybe a few from my kid lit shelf at home.


message 5: by Jenny, Certified Bookworm (new)

Jenny Clark | 1543 comments Mod
I think I have the beatrix potter collection, as well as a few fair tale collections... I may join in!


message 6: by Sam F (last edited Dec 08, 2016 02:59PM) (new)

Sam F | 198 comments Sounds fun! I was already thinking of re-reading a few classics.

Level 1 - The Nursery - 2 books
1. Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
2. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Level 2 - First Years - 4 books
3. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
4. The Red Pony by John Steinbeck

Level 3 - Graduates - 8 books

5. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling
6. The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
7. The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks


message 7: by Veronique (last edited Aug 28, 2016 09:15AM) (new)

Veronique Level 1 - Nursery
1. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child 4.5* (couldn't resist)


message 8: by Renee, Mistress of the Mini-Challenge (new)

Renee M | 4728 comments Mod
Hahaha! Whoop Whoop! Great first choice, Verinique! Your work is done here. ;-)


message 9: by Allison, Quest Hound (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) | 1298 comments Mod
I can't wait to hear what you think, Vero!


message 10: by Lynnette (new)

Lynnette | 166 comments I would recommend for your children reading The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo. Wonderful children's book. They made a movie, remember? A tale of a courageous mouse who had the nerve to be brave against all odds.


message 11: by Jenny, Certified Bookworm (new)

Jenny Clark | 1543 comments Mod
Lynnette, I completly forgot about that book! But yes it was good!


message 12: by Veronique (new)

Veronique Allison wrote: "I can't wait to hear what you think, Vero!"

:0) review (no spoilers)

Lynnette wrote: "I would recommend for your children reading The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo. Wonderful children's book. They made a movie, remember? A tale of a courageous mouse who had the nerve to be br..."

That sounds great.


message 13: by Lynnette (new)

Lynnette | 166 comments To be brave in spite of everything is crucial these days.


message 14: by Clare (last edited Aug 10, 2016 07:55AM) (new)

Clare (-clare-) | 98 comments My Goal: Level 1

Level 1 - The Nursery - 2 books
1. The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl 05/08
2. The Little Prince 10/08


message 15: by Cindy (new)

Cindy (bkind2books) | 915 comments Level 1 - The Nursery - 2 books
1. The Prisoner of Cell 25
2. Fair Coin
Level 2 - First Years - 4 books
Level 3 - Graduates - 8 books


message 16: by Margie (last edited Aug 29, 2016 05:36PM) (new)

Margie Fun challenge. Given all that's going on in the world, a few children's books are just the thing.

My Goal: Level 1

Level 1 - The Nursery - 2 books
1. A Wrinkle in Time 8/29/16
2. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler


message 17: by Lynnette (new)

Lynnette | 166 comments A Wrinkle in Time / forgot that one. Thx for sharing that. On my list.


message 18: by Stella (new)

Stella (stellarreads) | 46 comments im only going for level 1. i dont really read childrens strories but id like to try..

Level 1 - The Nursery (2 books)
1. Shirley Link & The Safe Case
2.


message 20: by Susan (new)

Susan Budd (susanbudd) | 42 comments I recently discovered Randall Jarrell's The Bat-Poet.
It was doubly beautiful thanks to Maurice Sendak's illustrations.


message 21: by Mindy (new)

Mindy Jones (mindyrecycles) Welcome, Stella! There are some beautiful children's books waiting to be read. If you haven't read Wonder by Palacio, I highly recommend it. I could recommend a zillion more of course, but that was a recent read so it's on my mind.


message 22: by Camille (new)

Camille (camillesbookishadventures) | 812 comments Finished the challenge! :-)
I have to admit it wasn't too difficult with a little one at home, and I love children's books. I would definitely recommend Dogs and Max's Wagon for small children.


message 23: by Veronique (new)

Veronique Congrats Camille!
Lots of great titles from everyone :0)


message 24: by Renee, Mistress of the Mini-Challenge (new)

Renee M | 4728 comments Mod
There's still plenty of time to get in a little KidLit!


message 25: by Veronique (new)

Veronique Level 1 - Nursery
1. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child 4.5* (couldn't resist)
2. The Crooked Sixpence 4.5* - what a GREAT book!!!! review


message 26: by Allison, Quest Hound (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) | 1298 comments Mod
The Crooked Sixpence sounds intriguing!


message 27: by Veronique (new)

Veronique Level 2 First Years
3. Coraline 4* creepy and fascinating (review)
4. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone 5* got ropped into re-reading it and still lovely. Stephen Fry does a stellar job of course

I think I shall be reading another waterstones children's book next - Cogheart


message 28: by Allison, Quest Hound (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) | 1298 comments Mod
I finished Level 2, and that's as far as I plan to go. I read four Roald Dahl books. It was great fun to revisit some childhood favs!


message 29: by Veronique (new)

Veronique Allison wrote: "I finished Level 2, and that's as far as I plan to go. I read four Roald Dahl books. It was great fun to revisit some childhood favs!"

Nicely done. Dahl is great and Matilda is a favourite :0)


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