Meme by way of rainbow
To put this in social context, the timeframe is the mid-1950s:The World We Live In
- (a large, beautifully illustrated book put out by Life Magazine based on a series they'd published in the magazine). The Golden Book of AstronomyThe Golden Book of ScienceThe Golden Book of Chemistry Experiments
-- So ok. I didn't really *have* this one, but I found it while searching for the others and found out it was banned from libraries. So I downloaded a PDF of it immediately (available at the above link). I'm not intending to try any of it - I just want to own a banned kid's book.The first five Noddy books
by Enid Blyton - a series of stories about a wooden doll who comes to life and lives in Toyland. The Secret Garden
by Frances Burnett - the story of how a secret garden transformed the lives of three people.Little Women
by Louisa May Alcott - the story of Jo the original tomboy and her three sisters.The Jungle Book
by Rudyard Kipling - The story of a boy raised by wolves, a bear, a panther, and a snake. Mary Mouse by Enid Blyton
(all of them) - The story of a mouse who is nanny to three spoiled rotten children. She always got the whole family (including the parents) to behave themselves, somehow.Everything by Beatrix Potter
that I could get my hands on - Stories whose main characters were mice and rabbits, cats and dogs, frogs and toads, squirrels and foxes...The Little Pond in the Woods
Tales of King Arthur -- I have not been able to find this book. I wish I could. It was a large book with an ornate cover, and color plates of knights and ladies, kings and queens, wizards and goblins and the ladies of the lake. It was gorgeous...
Everybody's Favorite Songs -- No clue who published it. All I remember is that it was a falling-apart, large green softback sheet music book circa 1959.
Water Birds - a children's book on various types of water birds. Beautiful illustrations. Have no idea who wrote it or who published it.The little engine that could
.A wrinkle in time
by Madeleine L'Engle (the edition at this link was the one I first read) - the story of a girl and her brother and their travels through spacetime to rescue their father.
Including comics here too:All the Casper the Friendly Ghost comics
- Casper was the best. He could walk through walls (still practicing - haven't quite gotten it yet).All the Wendy the Good little Witch comics
. She knew all about spells and what plants did what...All the Nancy comics that had Oona Goosepimple in them
-- Oona Goosepimple
lived in the haunted house down the street. There was an armchair who smoked cigars, and a fireplace that went into another realm...Spooky the Tuff little Ghost
- the tough counterpart of Casper from the wrong side of the tracks.
(Can you see a pattern here?)