As seen originally on Big A little a and Chicken Spaghetti. I'm trying to answer as I would have when I was a kid (bonus: as a teen).
What were your three favorite children's series?
1. The Dark is Rising
3. Little House on the Prairie
Hon. Mention: The Great Brain books.
YA Bonus: The Pern books.
What were your three favorite non-series children's books?
1. Master Skylark
2. Harriet the Spy
3. A Proud Taste For Scarlet And Miniver
Hon. Mention: City Underground
YA Bonus: Norma Johnston books.
What were your three favorite children's book characters?
1. Will Stanton.
2. Anne Shirley. Not in either of the above categories, in that when I was a kid I loved the first Anne book and the others bored me; I didn't like them until I was in my teens.
YA Bonus: Ford Prefect. Cause he's the hoopiest frood.
Bonus Round #1:
Q. Who wrote your least favorite childhood books?
A. Um...um... what did I read that I didn't like? I know I read stuff I didn't like but it's bad memories that have been obliterated from my mind. I never could read anything by Dickens other than A Christmas Carol, but that's more YAish than childhood.
Bonus Round #2
Q. What was the saddest moment in your childhood reading?
A. Master Skylark, when Nick wanted to go home and couldn't. I LOVED this book and cannot bring myself to reread it for fear of it letting me down.
Bonus Round #3
Q. Which adult book scared the bejeezus out of you?
A. Now I'm trying to remember WHEN I read certain books. Darn, this is hard. There was a book of ghost stories in about 4th grade that I bought from the scholastic book club, so was a kids book, that had a story about a man killing and dismembering his wife (I know! In a scholastic book club! It was the 70s, what can I say.) Anyway, there was this picture in pen and ink that freaked me out so badly I buried it in the trash. I think it was the woman with blood and.... OK I have to stop. The book was so bad I had to get it the hell out of my house. But it wasn't an adult book.
An adult book? Let's go with Burnt Offerings.
I'm totally with you on the Pern books and Norma Johnston - and you bought a horrible book from school in 4th grade. I always had my doubts about that school.
I've always loved the Keeping Days series.
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