Saturday, February 11, 2006

children's books Meme

"Books are humanity in print" ...Barbara Tuchman

Shelly's Bookshelf posted the following meme, and I am borrowing it. She also has one of my favorite quotes at the top of her blog: "Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested." Francis Bacon

1. Name your 3 favorite children's series.
2. Name your 3 favorite non-series children's books.
3. Name 3 favorite children's books characters.

I couldn't narrow them down...

Anne of Green Gables (Especially Anne of Windy Poplars)
The Gilbreth books (Cheaper by the Dozen, Bells on Their Toes)
The Borrowers
Pippi Longstocking

The Wind in the Willows
The Pooh books
Little Men & Jo's Boys (Alcott)

The Little Prince
The Secret Garden
Robinson Crusoe
The Egypt Game
Where the Sidewalk Ends

Jo from Little Women, Little Men, Jo's Boys
Montgomery's Anne

This was hard. If you respond on your blog, please leave me a line in your comment so I can check and see what I've left out.

To make this quilt related, here and here are some wonderful quilts by Jeanne Meyer.


  1. I'll play, but it'll be a few days before I post it. Stay tuned...

  2. yes yes....all of these and madeleine l'engle....and cs lewis...and rudyard kipling.....and frank l baum....oooh I'll have to see what funny that I have been thinking of this since I posted about the SSL something red subject last week....I havn't thought about Pippi in ages....and I have always wanted to be Mrs. Whatsit when I am old ( whenever that is ) thanks for encouraging this lovely pathway...Gingerwrrljtk

  3. oh look the secret word got added to me...wonder what kind of a day I will have...I read that word as "whirly-gig" Ginger do you "read" the secret word???

  4. This was a great idea.Thanks Jen for posting it. I have done my rendition on my blog.

  5. My mother read Lucy Maud Montgomery books as a child and always wanted a redheaded daughter. Lucky her got two - me and my youngest sister. I love the Anne series and think Rilla of Ingleside is a poignant tale of a young woman st home during WWI.

  6. It wasn't easy for me to narrow it down, either. I'm glad you enjoyed the meme. Thanks for playing. :)

  7. That was really a hard one, but I did it!

  8. It is hard, Julie, and I couldn't narrow mine down to three.


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