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Friday, March 20, 2009

Top 20 Classic Children's Books


Read Aloud: adj. A book that can be read outloud with animation to capture the attention of a child.




Our Classic Top Read Aloud Books
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16. Richard Scarry's Best First Book Ever!
Favorite Scarry animal characters introduce simple learning concepts and over 700 words. "Kids will enjoy the surprises as Scarry teaches the alphabet, numbers, and vocabulary".--The New York Times.

17. Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
A modern classic that no child should miss. Since it was first published in 1939, Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel have delighted generations of children. Mike and his trusty steam shovel, Mary Anne, dig deep canals for boats to travel through, cut mountain passes for trains, and hollow out cellars for city skyscrapers -- the very symbol of industrial America.

18. 65 Years of Little Golden Books
This beautiful boxed set includes the six most popular Little Golden Books of all time: "The Poky Little Puppy, Tootle, The Saggy Baggy Elephant, Tawny Scrawny Lion, Scuffy the Tugboat," and "The Shy Little Kitten." A bonus blank Little Golden Book with the official gold foil spine lets children create their very own classic.

19. Amos & Boris
A tender yet comical story of friendship between Amos a mouse and Boris a whale. First published in 1971, two winning heroes are brought to life and deliver a message of courage, love and friendship. Personalize this book with a special message for your friend and give a timeless keepsake.

20. Harry The Dirty Dog
A classic since its first publication in 1956. A charming story about a dog with spots. Now available with a splash of color.

Two Giveaways : Your Chance to Win One of our top 20 Classic Children's Books

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1) First Classic Children's Book FREE with Purchase -

The first person to make a purchase of any item at AClassicTale, note one of our top 20 Children's Books listed on our blog at checkout, will receive their book of choice free.

Curious George Treasury it is...shipping free to Aura from NY. Congrats Congrats!

2)To Enter: Drawing March 27th, 5pm
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Yeah!!! Another lucky winner.....Lauren S from New York selected the adorable classic, Corduroy!

43 comments:

Anonymous said...

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was my favorite as a kid. And hey, it's on your list.
Lauren S sent email

Anonymous said...

Corduroy would be my favorite on the list
Lauren sent my email

Amber said...

Wow, its been so long since I heard some of those book titles! I love books, I collect them, and I have so many favs from childhood. My fav classic from the 20: The Runaway Bunny, Goodnight Moon, The Giving Tree. I couldn't pick just one!

Thanks for the giveaway and for inspiring young children to read!

shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

Amber said...

My other favorite childhood book that isn't listed here: Pippi Longstocking.

shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

Amie W. said...

I love teh book Harry teh dirty dog. One of my favorites from your list.


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Amie W. said...

My favorite book from childhood was probably The Pokey Little Puppy. A classic golden book.



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Jennifer from Ohio said...

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is my favorite book from your classics list.

My favorite book as a child was A Mouse To Be Free, but I don't have any idea why I liked it so much as it seems very sad now that I read it as an adult and I try and stay away from all sad books and movies!

I am also a subscriber:

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martha molina said...

My fav was the 65 golden years book. I grew up with those books as a lil girl.
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Chris said...

My fave of your classiv books has to be The Giving Tree (I have read it often to my children!)

kissyjensen at gmail dot com

Chris said...

As a child I remember loving the Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel book. ( I even had a pediatrician once who's name was Mike Mulligan and I thought that was so cool...LOL)

kissyjensen at gmail dot com

judybrittle said...

I really love The Complete Adventures of Curious George. Thank you!

judybrittle said...

My favorite book as a child was The Pokey Little Puppy.

Jill said...

I would luv to have a Huge collection.. 65 Years of Little Golden Books :)

Thanks for a Very Nice Giveaway!

Jill said...

As a child, I was a big fan of "Harry The Dirty Dog"

My daughter wants me to add her favorite too.. "A Blessing from Above" :)

Thanks for such a Sweet Giveaway!

Jill said...

I'm a New Subscriber :)

ecky said...

charlie and the chocolate factory! roald dahl rocks!!

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ecky said...

i loved eloise as a child!!!

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Wehaf said...

My favorite is Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel.

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Carolyn said...

Mr. Popper's Penguins is the best! Great for a variety of ages. One of my all time favorites! carolyngoul@gmail.com

MJ said...

My favorite was The Tale of Peter Rabbit!

MJ said...

My favorite from the store is Goodnight Moon!!

Anonymous said...

my favorite from the list is Corduroy.
TB emailed you

Anonymous said...

My favorite book from childhood? That' a tough one: there were so many,
and different ones at different ages. The one that pops to mind first is
Pippi Longstocking, and I'll put the Oz series at a close second.
TB emailed you

trisha too said...

I never read Amos and Boris as a child, but all my children laughed themselves silly over all the Amos and Boris books!

So that is definitely a favorite!
:)
sandtneal at mfire dot com

trisha too said...

I have so many childhood favorites, but one that's on the list is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I pretty much like all of Roald Dahl's books.

:)
sandtneal at mfire dot com

LauraF said...

Corduroy is my favorite book [from my childhood]... since it's on the list I'm going to pick another too, and re-submit that as my 'list pick'

laurawins@live.ca

LauraF said...

Guess how much I love you is my favorite list pick

laurawins@live.ca

LauraF said...

I'm a subscriber!

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Starryphate said...

I like Alice in Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass that is on your list.

Starryphate said...

My favorite book as a child would have been curious George!

Jessica said...

On the classics list I always like any that is illustrated by Paul Galdone - Henny Penny is one that is a favorite in our house! (We also like 3 Billy Goats and The Gingerbread Boy also by him). When I think of these stories I always think of his version!

Jessica said...

As a child my parents read to us every night - from your list I clearly remember Mike Muligan's Steam Shovel as an all time favorite!

Aura said...

We are big fans of Goodnight Moon and just ordered it in Hebrew for my son. Toot and Puddle and Chicken Little are two current favorites and he has always loved curious george.

Aura said...

My favorite book as a child was The Indian in the Cupboard

Aura said...

I subscribe

Aura said...

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Anonymous said...

I liked Mike Mulligan and the Steam Shovel
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Stacy said...

Wow I don't know where to begin. Strolling through your selection is like a trip down memory lane. I think my favorite item in your shop would be either "the giving tree" or one of the Richard Scarry books. Though the Velveteen rabbit is soooo good!

Stacy said...

My favorite book from childhood... when I was really little it was "good night moon" and when I was a little older it was "Mr. Poppers Penguins".

Stacy said...

I follow on Twitter (srham)

Stacy said...

I tweeted :-) http://twitter.com/srham/status/1400696998

Stacy said...

I subscribed!

Anonymous said...

I checked out your Classics and my favorite has to be The Giving Tree! I
love the unconditional love shown by the tree!

I am also following you on twitter. Can't remember what else I am supposed
to do so I guess I'll email you again if I do any other ways to enter.

Thank you!
KF emailed you