@BonnieAdamson: TOPIC: For Valentine's Day, let's talk about books we love...

and books we wish would get more love. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:00 am

@WendyMartinArt: @BonnieAdamson We had our romantic evening on Saturday. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:00 am

@SheviStories: RT @BonnieAdamson: TOPIC: For Valentine's Day, let's talk about books we love... and books we wish would get more love. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:01 am

@SheviStories: #KidLitChat on books we love starting now!
February 15, 2012, 2:01 am

@LiaKeyes: RT @BonnieAdamson: TOPIC: For Valentines Day, lets talk about books we love... and books we wish would get more love. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:02 am

@gregpincus: Ooops. Late to #kidlitchat!
February 15, 2012, 2:02 am

@SheviStories: So...who's going to get the conversation started? #KidLitChat
February 15, 2012, 2:04 am

@delzey: okay, a book that deserves more love (and turns 50 this year) farley mowat's OWLS IN THE FAMILY. fun & holds up well #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:05 am

@kamikinard: I'm just here for a few minutes, but I love Cornelia Funke's wordsmithing in Inkheart. Anyone else? #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:06 am

@BonnieAdamson: @SheviStories I'm just listening tonight. :-) #KidLitChat
February 15, 2012, 2:06 am

@delzey: totally ignored, but i love gregory maguire's take on russian folk tales THE DREAM STEALER. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:07 am

@SheviStories: @kamikinard If you like Inkheart, you'd probably like my YA fantasy, Toren the Teller's Tale. It's about magical storytelling. #KidLitChat
February 15, 2012, 2:07 am

@kamikinard: It's quiet out there.. Hmmm more books we love... I hated the way it made me feel, but I loved Tangerine. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:07 am

@kellybarnhill: #Kidlitchat OOO! I'll play! THE MARVELOUS LAND OF OZ by L. Frank Baum - my favorite of the Oz books. Elegantly told and hilarious.
February 15, 2012, 2:07 am

@kamikinard: @SheviStories Oh thanks! I love fantasy, I'll check it out. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:07 am

@kellybarnhill: @kamikinard Oh, YES! Me too. #kidlitchat.
February 15, 2012, 2:08 am

@kamikinard: @delzey I haven't heard of the titles you are mentioning. Not sure what that says about me... need to read up on them! #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:08 am

@LaurelSnyder: Seriously? Can I just begin listmaking? Books I wish got more love: Everything by Ruth M Arthur. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:09 am

@delzey: and then there's eric sanvoisan's INK DRINKER series. a vamp that drinks the ink out of books! #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:09 am

@RebeccaTaylor__: Hello! What's the topic tonight?? #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:09 am

@kellybarnhill: #kidlitchat Another that I find myself giving to kids A LOT is BUD, NOT BUDDY. Hysterical and heartbreaking by turns.
February 15, 2012, 2:09 am

@ixtumea: What's the topic tonight? #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:09 am

@EgmontUSA: Sorry! Sorry! I'm here. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:10 am

@RosanneParry: In general I'd like to see author's second books get a little more love. So easy to ignore book 2 #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:10 am

@kamikinard: I'm not sure which books are getting ignored... this I find hard to say...how do you know? #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:10 am

@LaurelSnyder: Picture books to LOVE: Rain Makes Applesauce, When the Sky is Like Lace, Wedding Procession of the rag Doll and the Broom handle #kidlitchat

February 15, 2012, 2:10 am

@kellybarnhill: @delzey I have not read that, but I clearly must! *adds to list* #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:10 am

@kamikinard: RT @BonnieAdamson: TOPIC: For Valentine's Day, let's talk about books we love... and books we wish would get more love. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:10 am

@ixtumea: Hmmm, I do agree that second books should be given some loving but sometimes it's kind of hard. Do you think it might be #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:10 am

@ixtumea: because of the high hopes? Not sure why some sequels fall flat for me. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:11 am

@delzey: you know what's no longer in print (& that should be a crime)? THE HAPPY HOCKY FAMILY! #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:11 am

@maggiedana: @LaurelSnyder More PBs to love: Elephant and Piggy, and all of Kevin Henkes' books. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:11 am

@ixtumea: Though right now reading DEMONGLASS by Rachel Hawkins and it does a great job on the second bk. Weaving in backstory #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:11 am

@RebeccaTaylor__: @ixtumea I wonder if sometimes that second book gets rushed...n #kidlitchat

February 15, 2012, 2:12 am

@Seagulley: @kamikinard I just read your book!!! Loved that. Lol #Kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:12 am

@EgmontUSA: Kate le Vann's THINGS I KNOW ABOUT LOVE deserves so much more love. Honest portrayal of whirlwind summer love. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:12 am

@Seagulley: Hi all. #Kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:12 am

@mswinchell: Book I love and wish would get more love: NIGHTMARE ACADEMY series by @deanlorey. I've said that many times. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:12 am

@ixtumea: Without either being too boring or getting lost. Love the voice too. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:12 am

@kamikinard: @delzey another title I don't know! Are these from your childhood? #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:12 am

@NeelySSimpson: Anne of Green Gables! I know. I know. But it had to be said. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:12 am

@kamikinard: @Seagulley Hi! #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:12 am

@LiaKeyes: I love @annenesbet's CABINET OF EARTHS, a magical book set in Paris. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:12 am

@kellybarnhill: Another favorite of mine is NOBODY'S FAMILY IS GOING TO CHANGE, by Louise Fitzhugh. Devastating. Brutally honest and hysterical. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:12 am

@stevenmalk: The Westing Game is well-loved but I still think it's a bit underappreciated given how brilliant and unique it is. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:12 am

@ixtumea: Some little known titles from small press too sometimes get 'overlooked' by the bigger titles. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:12 am

@danieller: Books we love: Totally Joe, Book Thief, anything by E. Lockhart, Georgia Nicolson series, Anna and the French Kiss #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:12 am

@kamikinard: @LiaKeyes So looking forward to reading that one! #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:13 am

@EgmontUSA: RT @NeelySSimpson: Anne of Green Gables! I know. I know. But it had to be said. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:13 am

@BonnieAdamson: @NeelySSimpson Thank you--I was determined not to be the one to mention AoGG tonight. :-D #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:13 am

@kellybarnhill: #kidlitchat Another PB we love over here is THERE'S NOTHING TO DO ON MARS by Chris Gall. Or anything by Chris Gall.

February 15, 2012, 2:13 am

@LaurelSnyder: Everything by James Thurber, Beaux (Evan Commager), King Matt the First #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:13 am

@kamikinard: @BonnieAdamson :) I feel lik I need to read it again. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:13 am

@SheviStories: @danieller I love those too, but they're not exactly under-appreciated. #KidLitChat
February 15, 2012, 2:13 am

@ixtumea: Or some books that are judged just by the cover and then you find out they are amazing reads. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:13 am

@sbarwood: Hi everybody! :) #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:14 am

@kellybarnhill: @NeelySSimpson OH ME TOO! #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:14 am

@RebeccaTaylor__: Books we love: Chime (I always say that!) #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:14 am

@delzey: how about margaret bloy graham's BE NICE TO SPIDERS? yeah, that's an oldie, but i still like it #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:14 am

@Seagulley: @stevenmalk Westing game is one of my all time faces. And anything by

Scott O' Dell #Kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:14 am

@danieller: ...Thirteen Reasons Why, Before I Fall, Story of a Girl, Speak (my fave), Curious George, Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Corduroy #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:14 am

@mswinchell: Another book I love is Ben Mikaelsen's TOUCHING SPIRIT BEAR. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:14 am

@LaurelSnyder: And hey-- do people read Lois Duncan these days? Or remember JANE EMILY? #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:14 am

@RosanneParry: @RebeccaTaylor__ @ixtumea I think it depends. If its a series, big rush, but for my stand alones I've been given plenty of time #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:14 am

@ixtumea: Or judge a book just because you didn't care for one with a similar take. For me this is books with animals as protagonists. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:14 am

@delzey: @kamikinard actually, most of these are from my bookselling days. finding hidden gems would make my day. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:14 am

@SheviStories: @danieller You think Harry Potter and The Hunger Games don't get enough love? #KidLitChat
February 15, 2012, 2:15 am

@DreamingReviews: RT @EgmontUSA: Kate le Vann's THINGS I KNOW ABOUT LOVE deserves so much more love. Honest portrayal of whirlwind summer love.

#kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:15 am

@NeelySSimpson: Rilla of Ingleside was my favorite. Read it when I was in 5th grade & it was the most epic romance I had ever read. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:15 am

@sbarwood: Ooh, my most-loved under-appreciated book is JOLLY MON by Jimmy Buffet (yep, that Jimmy Buffet). Such a heartfelt fable. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:15 am

@maggiedana: RT @delzey: how about margaret bloy grahams BE NICE TO SPIDERS? // Well, there goes my peaceful evening! Will now be on edge. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:15 am

@ixtumea: And when I did read this one book with a cat and a mouse in it? OMG. OMG. I totally LOVED IT. I loved it so much...#kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:15 am

@EgmontUSA: Oh also Kat Weatherill's BARKBELLY. A gorgeous middle grade quest. Needs some love. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:15 am

@sbarwood: I remember that book! RT @mswinchell: Another book I love is Ben Mikaelsens TOUCHING SPIRIT BEAR. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:15 am

@ixtumea: I hugged book to my chest and couldn't stop smiling. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:15 am

@kellybarnhill: @LaurelSnyder YES! My son and I just finished THE WONDERFUL O. So, so, so brilliant. #kidlitchat

February 15, 2012, 2:15 am

@stevenmalk: So many books that deserve a longer look. I'd start w/anything by Ruth Krauss, Charlotte Zolotow, Barbara Cooney & Arnold Lobel. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:16 am

@mswinchell: Rodman Philbrick's FREAK THE MIGHTY is always a favorite too. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:16 am

@danieller: @SheviStories True - but we're talking about ones we love & ones that don't get enough love, so thought I would throw them in.:) #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:16 am

@LiaKeyes: Kevin Crossley-Holland's ARTHUR trilogy, anything by David Almond, and Susan Cooper's DARK IS RISING sequence are huge favs here #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:16 am

@LaurelSnyder: @kellybarnhill We did that as readaloud here. SO GOOD. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:17 am

@kamikinard: @delzey very cool! #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:17 am

@jodyfeldman: So true @stevenmalk I rarely reread anything, but I come back to The Westing Game every couple years #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:17 am

@sbarwood: Another one I loved as a kid was THE GOATS by Brock Cole. Weird premise, but a good preteen love story. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:17 am

@SheviStories: Georgia Byng's Molly Moon books don't get enough love in the US. They're great. #KidLitChat
February 15, 2012, 2:17 am

@EgmontUSA: @LiaKeyes Yes! Anything by David Almond. And Susan Cooper! #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:17 am

@ixtumea: Seriously, some books with not so great covers have the best stories. Or ones that are too 'girly' might have great tales 2. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:17 am

@kamikinard: @kellybarnhill :) you were talking about tangerine? #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:18 am

@EgmontUSA: Oh, Philip Pullman's Sally Lockhart series. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:18 am

@BonnieAdamson: OK, I have to mention the book that changed my life--a perfect amalgam of kid/adult: TH White's THE ONCE & FUTURE KING #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:18 am

@RebeccaTaylor__: @kamikinard It's a dangerous book for a writer because you think, "Crap, I can't do that!" Still, so much LOVE. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:18 am

@RosanneParry: @LaurelSnyder @kellybarnhill Ooo, always looking for a good read aloud! Terry Pratchet's Wee Free Men is a fav at my house. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:19 am

@kamikinard: @NeelySSimpson :) And the journey cake one! #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:19 am

@nardinisisters: sorry, late. what's the topic tonight? #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:19 am

@ixtumea: Trying to think of titles of some books. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:19 am

@kellybarnhill: And don't forget Ms. Nesbitt: both FIVE CHILDREN AND IT and THE ENCHANTED CASTLE kid of defined my childhood. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:19 am

@LiaKeyes: @BonnieAdamson Hell, yeah. I'm so with you on that one! (ONCE AND FUTURE KING) #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:19 am

@BonnieAdamson: @nardinisisters Books you love and/or need a little love #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:19 am

@SheviStories: @nardinisisters Books that should be loved more than they are. #KidLitChat
February 15, 2012, 2:19 am

@kellybarnhill: Those and THE BORROWERS, which I loved and loved to pieces. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:19 am

@ixtumea: I loved HARMONIC FEEDBACK. But some said they couldn't get into it. It's an amazing read by an equally amazing author. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:19 am

@kamikinard: @RebeccaTaylor__ I've lost track... but a lot of books are dangerous in that way! #kidlitchat

February 15, 2012, 2:19 am

@lkstrohecker: I loved @AndreaDavisPink's BIRD IN A BOX last year; definitely wanted more attention for that wonderful book. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:20 am

@delzey: i thought david almond's MY DAD IS A BIRDMAN was like a lost book by roald dahl, but sweeter than dahl could have managed #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:20 am

@LiaKeyes: @EgmontUSA You know I'm a total Pullman fangirl, right? #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:20 am

@LaurelSnyder: Gone Away Lake. Basically anything by Enright. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:20 am

@trkravtin: RT @BonnieAdamson: @nardinisisters Books you love and/or need a little love #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:20 am

@sbarwood: I'm also not sure why BEHIND THE ATTIC WALL isn't ridiculously popular/famous. One of my all-time favorites. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:20 am

@kellybarnhill: Another underappreciated genius in children's books is Wanda Gag. MILLIONS OF CATS is still read, but others are out of print. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:20 am

@rj_anderson: E. Wein's books definitely deserve more love. She's a fantastic writer and I hope CODE NAME VERITY will be her breakout hit. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:20 am

@nardinisisters: Likey, likey. Anyone mention Wilson Rawls. Where the Red Fern Grows or Summer of the Monkeys. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:20 am

@PBWorkshop: @RosanneParry Wee Free Men is one fewer kids know if- and they should! #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:20 am

@kamikinard: @BonnieAdamson So, I'm listing books I love, not those that need love... is that on topic, or am I detouring? #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:21 am

@RebeccaTaylor__: First book love: Where the Red Fern Grows (also first sobbing fest in the backseat of my parents Datsun on cross croutry trip) #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:21 am

@EgmontUSA: Mary Poppins - I feel like people don't appreciate the books as they once did. They're so wonderful. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:21 am

@delzey: THE SEVERAL LIVES OF ORDINARY JACK by sarah ellis. beginning reader perfection #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:21 am

@ixtumea: Wow, my mind is coming up blank right now. Must have been those edits I did today. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:21 am

@kellybarnhill: @RosanneParry @LaurelSnyder That whole series is amazing - HAT FULL OF SKY is my favorite #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:21 am

@BonnieAdamson: @kamikinard The topic is both--books you love/books that need

some love. You're fine. :-) #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:21 am

@ixtumea: SCONES AND SENSIBILITY is another book I loved. So did the girls in our homeschooling group. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:22 am

@trkravtin: .@delzey: david almonds MY DAD IS A BIRDMAN was like a lost book by roald dahl, but sweeter than dahl could have managed. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:22 am

@RebeccaTaylor__: @sbarwood Behind Attic--Huge for me as a kid. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:22 am

@EgmontUSA: RT @ixtumea: SCONES AND SENSIBILITY is another book I loved. So did the girls in our homeschooling group. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:22 am

@kamikinard: @BonnieAdamson Good! Otherwise I'm a party crasher in the wrong attire! #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:22 am

@sbarwood: @EgmontUSA You're right. I've always wanted to but never have read Mary Poppins. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:22 am

@EgmontUSA: @ixtumea You make me giddy! Linday's hard at work on her next book. I'll let you know as we get closer. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:22 am

@ixtumea: Oh, the homeschooling teens want more books like SCONES AND SENSIBILITY. Hint, hint...#kidlitchat

February 15, 2012, 2:23 am

@TLT16: Oh yeah - waiting to read Code Name Verity. Looks good. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:23 am

@RosanneParry: @PBWorkshop British humor can be tricky. I liked Larklight a lot but some kids just don't quite get it #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:23 am

@CeeMo61: RT @ixtumea: SCONES AND SENSIBILITY is another book I loved. So did the girls in our homeschooling group. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:23 am

@lkstrohecker: I also discovered @deborahwiles's backlist last year. I adored LOVE, RUBY LAVENDER. That one feels a bit underappreciated to me. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:23 am

@kamikinard: @RosanneParry But I love love love Brittish humor! #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:23 am

@Magnet4Books: @EgmontUSA how is it possible that Ive lived my entire life and didnt know Mary Poppins was based on a book? OMG. Life. Changed. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:23 am

@ixtumea: @EgmontUSA Ooh, will tell the girls! They'll be very excited! #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:23 am

@BonnieAdamson: @kamikinard lol! I REALLY enjoyed BOY PROJECT, btw--have been recommending it! #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:23 am

@SheviStories: My daughter loves David Lubar's TRUE TALENTS series. She definitely feels that doesn't get enough love. #KidLitChat
February 15, 2012, 2:23 am

@kellybarnhill: @sbarwood ME TOO! I've never met anyone else who has read that book! #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:23 am

@TLT16: I am excited about the Wrinkle in Time anniversary push. Everyone should read it - still. Love it. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:23 am

@nardinisisters: Needs love. The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken. First book to take me on a journey in my mind. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:24 am

@EgmontUSA: @Magnet4Books A whole series, actually. Books VERY different from the movie. Be warned. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:24 am

@kamikinard: @BonnieAdamson Oh, thanks so much Bonnie! Fun to write, so I'm glad it was fun to read. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:24 am

@sbarwood: Technically this one is YA, but I read it as a young child: WHIRLIGIG by Fleischman. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:24 am

@Seagulley: I agree. British humor is great #Kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:24 am

@RosanneParry: @kellybarnhill @LaurelSnyder Avid fans here at Casa Parry. When my kids cook, they order each other around in Nac Mac Feagle :-) #kidlitchat

February 15, 2012, 2:24 am

@EgmontUSA: @ixtumea It's different from SCONES. Way different. But very good. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:24 am

@ixtumea: Another author's books I love are from @lindajsinglet Can't wait for her bk BURIED which has my fav character Thorn. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:24 am

@ixtumea: @EgmontUSA Ooh....#kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:24 am

@kamikinard: In recent reads, I really loved Origami Yoda. Made me smile. It felt fresh. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:25 am

@amylovestrees: Ian McEwan's The Daydreamer gets almost no love, but it was my son's favorite book. May not've been marketed to kids in the US #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:25 am

@word_working: 'Look Through My Window' by Jean Little is one of my all-time favorites; I wanted to be part of that family /live in that house. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:25 am

@sbarwood: @nardinisisters Wolves of Willoughby Chase! OMG! That was one of my go-to books as a kid! #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:25 am

@EgmontUSA: Vordak. Vordak is very undervalued. And he doesn't like it one bit. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:25 am

@SheviStories: Yes, Darth Paper is also great. RT @kamikinard: In recent reads, I really loved Origami Yoda. Made me smile. It felt fresh. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:25 am

@ixtumea: Ooh, yes, VORDAK. Can't forget him! #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:25 am

@trkravtin: RT @kamikinard: In recent reads, I really loved Origami Yoda. Made me smile. It felt fresh. @Amuletbooks #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:25 am

@nardinisisters: RT @CeeMo61: RT @ixtumea: SCONES AND SENSIBILITY is another book I loved. So did the girls in our homeschooling group. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:26 am

@kamikinard: @SheviStories I agree. Read Darth this weekend. Loved it. I do think he really "gets" kids. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:26 am

@NeelySSimpson: #kidlitchat The Gray King by Susan Cooper is another of my most beloved childhood books.
February 15, 2012, 2:26 am

@trkravtin: HA! @EgmontUSA: Vordak. Vordak is very undervalued. And he doesnt like it one bit. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:26 am

@TLT16: I am doing mother/daughter book discussion on Thursday and we are doing From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basel E. Frankweiler. <3 #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:26 am

@sbarwood: @kellybarnhill I also only know one person who's read Wizard of Oz. Sad. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:26 am

@word_working: Also 'The Golden Name Day' by Jennie D. Lindquist; just recently found out it was one in a trilogy (out of print, I believe), #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:26 am

@delzey: keep coming back to TIM, DEFENDER OF THE EARTH. totally over the top sci-fi madness with nanobots, a t-rex & a kraken! #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:26 am

@nardinisisters: @sbarwood I know! Didn't realize there was anything outside of the Ozarks until I read that book in elementary school. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:26 am

@sbarwood: @NeelySSimpson Me, too. It's not under appreciated, but it absolutely changed me as a person and a writer. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:27 am

@Koppelmom: PB Halloweiner deserves more love. Hilarious and brilliant. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:27 am

@SheviStories: @TLT16 That's a great book. My daughter had it in middle school. We visited the Met, so it made it even cooler. #KidLitChat
February 15, 2012, 2:27 am

@TLT16: Origami Yoda is great and just voted by kids as the Texas Bluebonnet Award winner #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:28 am

@nardinisisters: RT @Koppelmom: PB Halloweiner deserves more love. Hilarious and brilliant. #kidlitchat

February 15, 2012, 2:28 am

@trkravtin: RT @kamikinard @SheviStories Read Darth this weekend. Loved it. I do think he really "gets" kids. #kidlitchat @OrigamiYoda #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:28 am

@kamikinard: @ixtumea the best kind of surprises. I agree! #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:28 am

@sbarwood: RE @koppelmom's "Hilarious and brilliant": BUNNICULA. I laughed so freaking hard as a kid. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:29 am

@SheviStories: @ixtumea I hope you'll read mine. Toren can tell some amazing tales. I think you'd like it. #KidLitChat
February 15, 2012, 2:29 am

@delzey: pinkwater #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:29 am

@trkravtin: Woot! @TLT16: @Origami Yoda is great and just voted by kids as the Texas Bluebonnet Award winner! #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:29 am

@kamikinard: @trkravtin Kudos to yoda! #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:29 am

@Seagulley: @sbarwood Oh! I love Bunnicula. It was sweet karma when my daughter brought it home with a smile!!! #Kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:30 am

@debbieduncan: I hope kids are still reading Nancy Farmer books. THE HOUSE OF THE SCORPION is brilliant. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:30 am

@nardinisisters: Another fav of mine as a child were all the Encyclopedia Brown Books. Couldn't get enough of them. Are they still popular? #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:30 am

@kamikinard: Goodnight #kidlitchat. I got to saty longer than I thought I would and left with some great titles to read. Thanks! #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:31 am

@BonnieAdamson: Hey, was looking up a bygone favorite and found this site--nice resource! http://t.co/Qhz65ltI #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:31 am

@hipchique: RT @sbarwood: RE @koppelmom's "Hilarious and brilliant": BUNNICULA. I laughed so freaking hard as a kid. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:31 am

@EgmontUSA: Want an undervalued picture book I LOVED? MAUDIE AND BEAR. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:31 am

@nardinisisters: RT @trkravtin: Woot! @TLT16: @Origami Yoda is great and just voted by kids as the Texas Bluebonnet Award winner! #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:31 am

@SheviStories: @nardinisisters Sort of. There's Cam Jansen now, and those are like Encyclopedia Brown but updated and with a girl protag. #KidLitChat
February 15, 2012, 2:31 am

@Seagulley: How about the Bobbsey Twins! #Kidlitchat

February 15, 2012, 2:31 am

@trkravtin: A fave of mine, too! @nardinisisters: Encyclopedia Brown Books. Couldnt get enough of them. Are they still popular? #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:31 am

@kellybarnhill: @debbieduncan My daughter's seventh grade class read that in their utopia/dystopia unit. GREAT book! #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:32 am

@delzey: THE ADVENTURES OF JACK LIME soft-boiled detective fiction for the emerging YA set #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:32 am

@lkstrohecker: Do kids still read Wilder's Little House books? I devoured that whole series as a kid, but it's a tougher sell to my students... #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:32 am

@sbarwood: Everybody knows HATCHET by Gary Paulsen, but I thought his BRIAN'S WINTER was a really under-appreciated book. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:32 am

@nardinisisters: @SheviStories Didn't know, thanks. Will put on my reading list! #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:32 am

@BonnieAdamson: @delzey The Blue Moose! #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:32 am

@SheviStories: @lkstrohecker I bought the entire Little House series, and my daughter wouldn't read it. #KidLitChat
February 15, 2012, 2:33 am

@debbieduncan: @kellybarnhill Excellent! There may be a sequel. Nancy has moved back to Arizona. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:33 am

@NeelySSimpson: #kidlitchat Maniac Magee. Hmmm, can't remember the author, but I think it was a Newberry Award winner.
February 15, 2012, 2:33 am

@SheviStories: @NeelySSimpson Jerry Spinelli. #KidLitChat
February 15, 2012, 2:33 am

@delzey: @BonnieAdamson THE DEVIL IN THE DRAIN! #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:33 am

@TLT16: I love Encyclopedia Brown - and so does my little one!! #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:33 am

@ixtumea: My favorite books as a child included SARA CREW, LITTLE MEN, ISLAND OF THE BLUE DOLPHIN, and LITTLE HOUSE. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:34 am

@sbarwood: I don;t know Encyclopedia Brown, but I used to love those DK Eyewitness books to death. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:34 am

@nielsenwriter: @nardinisisters This was the favorite book of my childhood. Still remains one of my favorites. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:34 am

@TLT16: @lkstrohecker My girl likes them a lot. They are on the AR list. #kidlitchat

February 15, 2012, 2:34 am

@BonnieAdamson: @delzey Toothgnasher Superflash! #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:34 am

@sbarwood: Omigosh, Maniac Magee was my FAVORITE. I think that's my all-time reread book. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:34 am

@Seagulley: Black Pearl and Zoya #Kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:34 am

@coachhays64: True! RT@sbarwood Everybody knows HATCHET by Gary Paulsen, but I thought his BRIAN'S WINTER was a really under-appreciated book. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:34 am

@EgmontUSA: CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS before the movie. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:34 am

@ixtumea: Plus any Ronald Dahl books. Loved JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:34 am

@trkravtin: The Black Stallion and The Black Stallion Returns. Childhood fave. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:35 am

@ixtumea: RT @EgmontUSA: CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS before the movie. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:35 am

@rj_anderson: As a kid I loved the Kim Aldrich books by J. McDonnell, pubbed by Whitman in the 70's. Found one recently. They're still great. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:35 am

@nardinisisters: @ixtumea ooh, I forgot about Island of the Blue Dolphin. Loved it. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:35 am

@trkravtin: Dr. Doolittle, too. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:35 am

@sbarwood: YESH. RT @ixtumea: My favorite books as a child included...ISLAND OF THE BLUE DOLPHIN. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:35 am

@ixtumea: @EgmontUSA I read that book in both Spanish and English to my first graders. Loved, loved it. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:35 am

@kateillustrate: @egmontusa #kidlitchat I love the PB called Garmann's Summer by Stian Hole.
February 15, 2012, 2:35 am

@sbarwood: ALSO YESH. RT @trkravtin: The Black Stallion and The Black Stallion Returns. Childhood fave. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:35 am

@sbarwood: Also The Polar Express before the horrible movie. RT @EgmontUSA: CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS before the movie. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:36 am

@ixtumea: My first graders loved any poetry books from Shel Silverstein. #kidlitchat

February 15, 2012, 2:36 am

@SheviStories: Faves when I was young: Enid Blyton's Famous Five and Adventure series, Astrix and Tintin comics, The Last Unicorn, and LOTR. #KidLitChat
February 15, 2012, 2:36 am

@ixtumea: And I can't forget Junie B. Jones. I read one chapter a day to my first graders. Loved them all. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:36 am

@debbieduncan: I'll read anything by Christopher Paul Curtis, but his first, THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM - 1963 is my fave. Hilarious! #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:36 am

@bookclubgirl: RT @LaurelSnyder: And hey-- do people read Lois Duncan these days? Or remember JANE EMILY? #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:36 am

@TLT16: Here is the breakdown of the Texas Bluenonnet voting for 2012 http://t.co/ICqyykoe #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:36 am

@sylvie_shaffer: @trkravtin @nardinisisters they totally circ w/my 6th graders. have a whole shelf and there are always a few checked out #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:36 am

@NeelySSimpson: @lkstrohecker The Little House books are another of my all time favorite series. My dad used to read them to me before bed #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:37 am

@ixtumea: RT @EgmontUSA: Vordak. Vordak is very undervalued. And he doesn't like it one bit. #kidlitchat

February 15, 2012, 2:37 am

@kheryncasey: The Animorphs series! #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:37 am

@bookclubgirl: Yes!! RT @LaurelSnyder: And hey-- do people read Lois Duncan these days? Or remember JANE EMILY? #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:37 am

@delzey: @BonnieAdamson THE HOBOKEN CHICKEN EMERGENCY #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:37 am

@sbarwood: @SheviStories THE LAST UNICORN is quite possibly my favorite book of all time. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:37 am

@ixtumea: @EgmontUSA Tell Vordak we love him here in our household. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:37 am

@word_working: @SheviStories Was just trying to remember Enid Blyton's name -thanks. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:37 am

@trkravtin: Agree @coachhays64 True! @sbarwood Everybody knows HATCHET by Gary Paulsen, BRIANS WINTER is a really under-appreciated book. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:37 am

@Seagulley: @ixtumea Favorites in our house. Both my girls received a Shel S. book for their fifth birthday #Kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:37 am

@susanjsteward: Childhood favorites being discussed in #kidlitchat? I choose MANDY by Julie Andrews Edwards. I wanted to live in that book.
February 15, 2012, 2:37 am

@nardinisisters: Our 4th grade teacher read us A Taste of Blackberries by Doris Buchanan Smith. So long ago but will forever remember it. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:38 am

@SheviStories: My fave when I was 16. RT @sbarwood: @SheviStories THE LAST UNICORN is quite possibly my favorite book of all time. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:38 am

@EgmontUSA: @ixtumea I'll tell him. Maybe he'll write another book. Maybe. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:38 am

@TLT16: Yes! They still read Lois Duncan. She did horror/thrillers so well. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:38 am

@ixtumea: @EgmontUSA No! He isn't going to write another book? Say it isn't so! #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:38 am

@nardinisisters: RT @ixtumea: And I cant forget Junie B. Jones. I read one chapter a day to my first graders. Loved them all. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:38 am

@lkstrohecker: I also loved TRUE CONFESSIONS OF CHARLOTTE DOYLE, which only leaves the shelves in my library after I show kids my book trailer. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:38 am

@EgmontUSA: @ixtumea I said maybe he will. If he stops sulking because he's undervalued. #kidlitchat

February 15, 2012, 2:39 am

@lkstrohecker: And I still remember reading ROLL OF THUNDER HEAR MY CRY in elementary school; it's still one of my favorite books. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:39 am

@teamsheltie: RT @EgmontUSA: Kate le Vann's THINGS I KNOW ABOUT LOVE deserves so much more love. Honest portrayal of whirlwind summer love. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:39 am

@word_working: Mrs Coverlet's Magicians ~ little brother ('Toad') sends off for a magic kit from a comic book so he can control the babysitter.#kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:40 am

@ixtumea: @EgmontUSA Boo on sulking. We need to say more about the fab Vordak. Will do. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:40 am

@sbarwood: I read a Lois Duncan in school, and I really like it. Can't remember the title, though. @TLT16 #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:40 am

@NeelySSimpson: @sbarwood @EgmontUSA awe I love the Polar Express movie. Love the book too. That's the 1st book my almost 3yo fell in love with #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:40 am

@Seagulley: Of course E.B. White...Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little! Trumpeter and the Swan #Kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:40 am

@ixtumea: I loved any book by Judy Blume. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:40 am

@kheryncasey: Oh, and I really loved the American Girl series, and that other series that told stories of princesses from around the world #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:40 am

@SheviStories: Also loved HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY when I was 16, but back then it was just a radio serial. #KidLitChat
February 15, 2012, 2:40 am

@EgmontUSA: RT @Seagulley: Of course E.B. White...Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little! Trumpeter and the Swan #Kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:40 am

@sbarwood: Oh, of course Shel. I love that he's on the top banned books list. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:40 am

@PaulWHankins: @ixtumea @EgmontUSA You want me to talk to @Vordak? He has a soft spot in his heart for Mr. Hankins. And it is Valentine's Day. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:41 am

@ixtumea: I admit I loved reading DUNE as a teen. It was so trippy and surreal. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:41 am

@EgmontUSA: @PaulWHankins I fear for your life. #Kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:41 am

@NikiOhsBarnes: @lkstrohecker I am reading Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry and I just adore that book. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:41 am

@TLT16: For younger readers: my faves were Ira Sleeps Over and Alexander and the

Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:41 am

@ixtumea: @PaulWHankins Yes, do! #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:41 am

@delzey: @SheviStories and that radio serial was BRILLIANT. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:41 am

@BonnieAdamson: @delzey The Neddiad! (And that one was kinda underappreciated, don't you think?) #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:41 am

@NeelySSimpson: @lkstrohecker loved, loved, loved that book. True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:42 am

@SheviStories: It was! Do you know he was just 19 when he wrote it? RT @delzey: @SheviStories and that radio serial was BRILLIANT. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:42 am

@sylvie_shaffer: @TLT16 @LaurelSnyder My Lois Duncan fans are also really into Carolyn Cooney...even w/the totally dated paperback covers! #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:42 am

@sbarwood: Yes! The ones with gold on page edges RT @kheryncasey: I really loved...that other series that told stories of princesses #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:42 am

@LiaKeyes: Love THE GREAT BRAIN series by John D. Fitzgerald and Mercer Mayer - a silver-tongued genius with a knack for turning a profit. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:42 am

@sbarwood: I loved Just Juice as a kid. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:42 am

@TLT16: @SheviStories I will always love The Hitchhikers Guide #kidlitchat #42
February 15, 2012, 2:42 am

@BonnieAdamson: @delzey @SheviStories I have the tapes of the radio serial! Listened to them on every family trip. :-) #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:43 am

@delzey: @BonnieAdamson know what i think is unappreciated? pinkwater named one of his (brill) satires on the genre YOUNG ADULT NOVEL! #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:43 am

@sbarwood: @TLT16Definitely Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day! #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:43 am

@EgmontUSA: RT @sbarwood: @TLT16Definitely Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day! #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:43 am

@susanjsteward: @LiaKeyes I loved The Great Brain, too. Met someone from Utah who wasn't so crazy about those books! #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:43 am

@lkstrohecker: Yes! I LOVED Alexander. MT @TLT16: For younger readers: Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:44 am

@SheviStories: @LiaKeyes Funny, there's an out-of-print Mercer Meyer book I wanted to mention: How the Trollusk Got HIs Hat. #KidLitChat

February 15, 2012, 2:44 am

@NeelySSimpson: The Island of the Blue Dolphins #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:44 am

@BonnieAdamson: @delzey I just went ot his site & realized I have a lot of catching up to do, lol! last one from me: WUGGIE NORPLE! #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:44 am

@coachhays64: Jack London's short story To Build a Fire recruited me into the reader's world. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:44 am

@EgmontUSA: RT @SheviStories: @LiaKeyes Funny, there's an out-of-print Mercer Meyer book I wanted to mention: How the Trollusk Got HIs Hat. #KidLitChat
February 15, 2012, 2:44 am

@Seagulley: Classic!!! My daughters read and reread RT @EgmontUSA: RT @sbarwood: @TLT16Definitely Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day! #Kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:44 am

@sbarwood: @TLT16 Read that series when I was in middle school. Favorite. A series of proof that Douglas Adams was certifiably insane. :3 #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:44 am

@TLT16: Let us not forget the lovely Beverly Clearl and How to Eat Fried Worms (2 separate thoughts there) #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:44 am

@debbieduncan: @TLT16 I'm with you on IRA and ALEXANDER. My daughter's K teacher was named Ira. When I see him I say, "Ira!" as in the book. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:45 am

@NeelySSimpson: Number the Stars #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:45 am

@nardinisisters: Don't know if this post made it on the chat or not. Any read A Taste of Blackberries? #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:45 am

@SheviStories: @sbarwood Douglas Adams was a mad genius. A comedy genius. #KidLitChat
February 15, 2012, 2:45 am

@debbieduncan: @NeelySSimpson Yep. Number the Stars is a perfect book. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:45 am

@LiaKeyes: @sbarwood Well, Adams almost certainly had a bad case of ADHD. His publisher had to lock him in hotel rm to finish mss #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:45 am

@TLT16: If I was a kid today - I would be all about Judy Moody (and my little one is). She also wants you to know she likes Fudge books. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:46 am

@BonnieAdamson: @SheviStories Am a big Dirk genty #KidLitChat
February 15, 2012, 2:46 am

@TLT16: My favorite Paulsen was always The Island #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:47 am

@sbarwood: Agreed. So much love for his brain. :) RT @SheviStories: @sbarwood Douglas Adams was a mad genius. A comedy genius. #kidlitchat

February 15, 2012, 2:47 am

@lkstrohecker: I don't think ANNE OF GREEN GABLES gets as much love as it deserves anymore, either. That was my happy-place book as a kid. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:47 am

@SheviStories: How the Trollusk Got His Hat is my favorite Mercer Meyer books, because it has so many stories within the illustrations. #KidLitChat
February 15, 2012, 2:47 am

@BonnieAdamson: @SheviStories Make that Dirk GENTLY . . . fan #KidLitChat
February 15, 2012, 2:47 am

@Koppelmom: RT @sbarwood: @TLT16Definitely Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day! #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:47 am

@TLT16: @debbieduncan Ha - love it! #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:47 am

@nardinisisters: RT @TLT16: Let us not forget the lovely Beverly Clearl and How to Eat Fried Worms (2 separate thoughts there) #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:48 am

@NeelySSimpson: @kheryncasey I really liked the American Girl series too. They were the 1st chap books I read by myself. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:48 am

@delzey: remy charlip #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:49 am

@TLT16: @BonnieAdamson @SheviStories Dirk was also great fun, 'tis true #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:49 am

@pj_hoover: DUNE was awesome! RT @ixtumea: I admit I loved reading DUNE as a teen. It was so trippy and surreal. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:49 am

@sbarwood: Slightly random, but I also read The Hunchback of Notre Dame in middle school and it changed my life. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:49 am

@delzey: "and he walked around the world on his four fur feet, and never made a soundo!" #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:49 am

@trkravtin: RT @TLT16: If I was a kid today - I would be all about Judy Moody. She also wants you to know she likes Fudge books. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:50 am

@nardinisisters: Loved it! RT @NeelySSimpson: Number the Stars #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:50 am

@TLT16: @lkstrohecker I loved loved loved Anne when I was in the MGs. So wanted to be her. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:50 am

@SheviStories: Ursula LeGuin's The Left Hand of Darkness had me seeing the world through new eyes when I was a teen. #KidLitChat
February 15, 2012, 2:50 am

@shanacorey: @judyblume's The Pain and the Great One series is fabulous. My kids love them almost as much as Fudge. #kidlitchat

February 15, 2012, 2:50 am

@LiaKeyes: Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfield (also Skating Shoes) were huge for me growing up - sports aspiration for girls = win #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:50 am

@EgmontUSA: @lkstrohecker I ran around PEI trying to find the perfect Anne doll. She had to be perfect because the books were so perfect. #KidLitChat
February 15, 2012, 2:51 am

@SheviStories: @trkravtin My daughter loved the Judy Moody books when she was little, but is embarrassed to admit it now. #KidLitChat
February 15, 2012, 2:51 am

@sbarwood: I wish I knew the name, but I loved a book about a girl who meets a talking dog escaped from a lab. Also had easter eggs in it. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:51 am

@shanacorey: @LiaKeyes Love those. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:51 am

@debbieduncan: @TLT16 Ira is usually running, but I picture him coming down the stairs wrapped in a (green?) blanket. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:51 am

@LiaKeyes: Especially because I loved the eccentric, hard-up family that pulled together to make dreams happen. #balletshoes #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:52 am

@EgmontUSA: @LiaKeyes I came to the shoe books after Meg Ryan shouted them out in You've Got Mail. But she was so right! #KidLitChat
February 15, 2012, 2:52 am

@TLT16: I can not tell a lie - I went through my Nancy Drew stage. Please tell me I am not alone. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:52 am

@trkravtin: @SheviStories That's typical, don't you think? #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:52 am

@sbarwood: Prince and the Pauper was one of the first books I remember. Samuel Clemens fan for life. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:52 am

@EgmontUSA: @TLT16 I will confess, I've entered a Nancy Drew phase long after I should have read them. #KidLitChat
February 15, 2012, 2:52 am

@TLT16: And I make everyone read The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin. I read it every year. Love it! Who doesn't love Turtle? #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:53 am

@LiaKeyes: @EgmontUSA Weren't they lovable? A great lesson in how to make family dynamics feel real and honest. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:53 am

@EgmontUSA: The Whipping Boy! And Johnny Tremain! #KidLitChat
February 15, 2012, 2:53 am

@delzey: maybe not under-appreciated in this crowd, but i am always surprised by the number of adults w kids who don't know ruth krauss #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:54 am

@NeelySSimpson: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe was the first book that really

pushed me out of my own worldview. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:54 am

@EgmontUSA: @TLT16 Love The Westing Game! #KidLitChat
February 15, 2012, 2:54 am

@SheviStories: @trkravtin Yes, teens refuse to admit they ever liked children's books. Unless they're funny. She still loves Happy Bunny. #KidLitChat
February 15, 2012, 2:54 am

@sbarwood: Smart Dog by Vivian Vande Velde! That's it. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:54 am

@love8rockets: My son loved the Judy Moody books in third and forth grade. And Fudge too. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:54 am

@heatherpynne: @NeelySSimpson #kidlitchat Spinelli wrote Maniac Magee
February 15, 2012, 2:54 am

@LiaKeyes: @sbarwood The Prince and the Pauper stayed with me, too. :) #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:54 am

@sbarwood: Definitely. RT @EgmontUSA: @TLT16 Love The Westing Game! #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:54 am

@nardinisisters: Contemporary mg books I love right now are Stink Moody Books, Dork Diaries, Sweet Fart series and Hank Zipzer series. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:54 am

@shanacorey: Do kids still read The Divorce Express/There's a Bat in Bunk Five? Loved those. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:55 am

@ticklingthemuse: My fave book for a long time was Watership Down. I read it over and over, driving my parents crazy. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:55 am

@trkravtin: @SheviStories She'll come around. It may not be until she's a mother, though. :-> My son is kinda the same way. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:55 am

@TLT16: @SheviStories @trkravtin 1) How can u not love Judy Moody? 2) Why wouldu ever be embarrased? She should have Judy Moody pride! #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:55 am

@sbarwood: Julie of the Wolves was good, but its sequel Julie is so under-represented. One of my favorites. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:55 am

@nardinisisters: RT @SheviStories: @trkravtin My daughter loved the Judy Moody books when she was little, but is embarrassed to admit it now. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:56 am

@sbarwood: Did I mention Jean Craighead George yet? My Side of the Mountain, all the way. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:56 am

@ewillse: @TLT16 YESS the Westing Game!!!! I read it every year too! October? #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:56 am

@NeelySSimpson: @EgmontUSA I love Johnny Tremain. That was my dad's favorite

childhood book, so he read it to me. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:56 am

@LiaKeyes: @ticklingthemuse Oh, that was an incredible tome! I devoured it. #watershipdown #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:56 am

@shanacorey: @LiaKeyes @EgmontUSA There's also Children of the Top Floor (exactly the same dynamic, w/o shoes in the title). Fabulous. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:56 am

@ticklingthemuse: I also was a huge fan of The Westing Game. It was required reading in my 8th grade AP lit class. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:56 am

@trkravtin: @TLT16 Chronicle had a Nancy Drew renaissance recently with cover art from the books as journals & notebooks. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:57 am

@delzey: paulson's LAWN BOY i don't think gets enough attention. haven't read the sequel tho #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:57 am

@GabrielleSaraP: #kidlitchat I wish UNWIND by @nealshusterman would get more love. It dystopes The Hunger Games right out of the arena
February 15, 2012, 2:57 am

@delzey: @ticklingthemuse 8th grade AP? #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:57 am

@SheviStories: @delzey My son and husband read LAWN BOY together, and they enjoyed it. #KidLitChat

February 15, 2012, 2:57 am

@sbarwood: Mrs. Frisby. Also Number the Stars and Dust. Not under-appreciated, but still. Freaking loved. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:57 am

@TLT16: I swear to you my brother's fave book was William Has a Doll. Am I making that up? I never have seen/heard about it since. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:58 am

@nardinisisters: @shanacorey Loved Paula Danzinger! The Cat Ate My Gymsuit, classic. Let's not forget Amber Brown! #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:58 am

@coachhays64: Almost forgot about this one! RT@TLT16 And I make everyone read The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin. I read it every year. Love it! #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:58 am

@littlefluffycat: #kidlitchat The Melendy books! And Gone-Away Lake. And Return of the Twelves.
February 15, 2012, 2:58 am

@TLT16: @ewillse Shall we met then? Love it!! #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:59 am

@SheviStories: @TLT16 William's Doll: http://t.co/WsjsUifX #KidLitChat
February 15, 2012, 2:59 am

@kheryncasey: @EgmontUSA *GASP* The Whipping Boy! I reread that book so many times my mother had to take it away bc I destroyed the spine #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:59 am

@sbarwood: I always liked Paulsen's Tracker, too. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:59 am

@amberlough: Has anyone read Michael Ende's #Momo? Awesomeness. Changed mynLife. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:59 am

@trkravtin: What about The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley? #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:59 am

@LiaKeyes: @shanacorey Will have to check that out. Thanks for the rec. :) #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 2:59 am

@SheviStories: My kids loved The Seven Silly Eaters when they were little. It's probably out of print now. #KidLitChat
February 15, 2012, 3:00 am

@kheryncasey: @sbarwood Exactly. What was that series called? It's going to drive me crazy. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 3:00 am

@ticklingthemuse: I loved The Once & Future King. Loved anything King Arthur. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 3:00 am

@ewillse: @trkravtin I do not think of Mists of Avalon as Kidlit. Teen yes, kid not so much #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 3:01 am

@BonnieAdamson: Wow--this is gonna be one rockin' transcript! Thanks for the memories and the suggestions, everybody! #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 3:01 am

@nardinisisters: @nardinisisters Make that Paula Danziger. Sorry to misspell her name. Typing too fast. oops. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 3:01 am

@delzey: author i wished was writing when i was a boy: @davidluber the CAMPFIRE WEENIES series would have ruled my world #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 3:02 am

@trkravtin: @ewillse Well, it was worth a shot. :-> #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 3:02 am

@SheviStories: @amberlough Unfortunately, #Momo in English is long out-of-print. Old editions are expensive. #KidLitChat
February 15, 2012, 3:02 am

@NeelySSimpson: Does anyone remember the book Megan's Island? It was MG in the 80s. Loved that book, too. #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 3:03 am

@delzey: crud, i meant @davidlubar RT @delzey: author i wished was writing when i was a boy: @davidluber the CAMPFIRE WEENIES series #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 3:03 am

@sbarwood: @kheryncasey Found them on GoodReads: The Royal Diaries. http://t.co/JO1R0lbz They also had not-royal diaries, too, remember? #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 3:03 am

@TLT16: So much fun. Thanks for the fond memories all. Have to go read bedtime stories to amazing little girls! #kidlitchat
February 15, 2012, 3:04 am

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