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Book Doctors: Children's Literature

Books that left a lasting impression from our childhood.By Walt Bodine Show, Nov 2, 2009


Once upon a time?

Whether you've been transported to the land where wild things are or battling a band of Snozzwangers or Vermicious Knids, books we've read during our childhood still hold a special place in our hearts. The Book Doctors join us to talk about childhood literature that might have left a lasting impression on you and your children.

Kaite Stover, Kansas City Public Library
Mark Luce, Barstow School
Jeffrey Ann Goudie, freelance writer and reviewer

The Book Doctors Recommendations

Mark Luce:

The Crossing by Cormac McCarthy
Danny, the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl
Busy Day, Busy People by Tibor Gergely
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
Curious George by H.A. and Margaret Rey

Jeffrey Ann Goudie:

Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
Scat by Carl Hiaasen

Kaite Mediatore Stover:

The Blue Shoe by Roderick Townley
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg
The Sleep Book by Dr. Seuss

Listener's Recommendations

The Tao of Pooh and The Te of Piglet both by Benjamin Hoff
David and the Phoenix by Edward Ormondroyd
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne
Ramona the Brave by Beverly Cleary
The Box Car Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
Hank the Cowdog by John R. Erikson
Dr. Doolittle by Hugh Lofting
Alone: The Classic Polar Adventure by Richard E. Byrd
The Sneetches by Dr. Seuss
Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

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