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The Extra Jumbo List of Kids Books to Spark Your Nostalgia

I try not to drown in nostalgia so much. Doesn’t everyone always say you can’t relive the past? However, relishing in it here and there can’t be that bad. I often find myself thinking back to the good old days when I’d get home from elementary school to watch PBS, Nickelodeon, or, dare I say…Supermarket Sweep with my mom! Life was simple, snacks were fun (and maybe unhealthy), and the books were just top notch.  

 

Our classes would live for the thirty minutes we’d spend at the Scholastic book fair every time it paid us a glorious visit. I recall hungrily circling over the tables set up with book covers looking like a mosh of complimentary colors. Some had familiar character faces, others were new releases. Whether they ended up in my backpack or in the library, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on them. Now, I seem to be drowning in nostalgia all over again because I’ve found thirty-one children’s books that will bring back memories of school days and simple times. I will say this: this isn’t nearly all of the kids books that hold a special place in my heart. That list is endless. But I’m sure these will get your memory going.

 

 

1. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

 

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2. The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

 

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3. Paddington Bear by Michael Bond and R.W. Alley

 

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4. Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss

 

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5. Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann

 

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6. Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

 

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7. Goosebumps: The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb by R. L. Stine

 

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8. Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

 

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9. Hurry Up, Franklin! by Paulette Bourgeois and Brenda Clark

 

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10. The Magic School Bus Inside the Human Body by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen

 

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11. Thank You, Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish and Barbara Siebel Thomas

 

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12. Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne and Ernest H. Shepard

 

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13. The Berenstain Bears and the Messy Room by Stan Berenstain and Jan Berenstain

 

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14. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd

 

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15. Love You Forever by Robert Munsch and Sheila McGraw

 

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16. Kat Kong by Dav Pilkey

 

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17. Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan

 

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18. Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans

 

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19. The Story of Babar: The Little Elephant by Jean De Brunhoff

 

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20. A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein

 

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21. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

 

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22. Corduroy by Don Freeman

 

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23. Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White and Garth Williams

 

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24. Just Me and My Little Brother by Mercer Mayer

 

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25. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

 

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26. Hallo-Wiener by Dav Pilkey

 

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27. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle

 

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29. The Tale of Peter Rabbit Story Board Book by Beatrix Potter

 

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30. Are You My Mother? by P. D. Eastman

 

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31. The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams and William Nicholson

 

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32. Arthur’s Birthday by Marc Brown

 

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Enjoy yesteryear my friends. 

 

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EB White's farmhouse in Maine

Home Where ‘Charlotte’s Web’ Written Up For Sale

 

The 44-acre Maine farm where E.B. White wrote beloved children’s classic ‘Charlotte’s Web’ is reportedly now up for sale.

 

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Though the farm has been around since the 1700’s, White and his wife Katherine bought the property in 1933. White lived there till his death in 1985, writing both ‘Charlotte’s Web’ and ‘Stuart Little’ during his residence.

 

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The home is currently selling for $3.7 million, though it remains to be seen if well-read spiders and plucky pigs will be part of the deal.

 

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E.B. White's house that inspired 'Charlotte's Web'

Charming House That Inspired “Charlotte’s Web” Hits the Market

Spiders aren’t usually a selling point for houses, but that might be a little different for E.B. White’s house which inspired the beloved children’s book “Charlotte’s Web.’ The house, which includes the barn where Charlotte and Wilbur supposedly lived, is being offered for $3.7 million by current owners Robert and Mary Gallant.

 

The 44-acre property is situated in North Brooklin, Maine, with views of Acadia National Park. Some unique features of the house include six working fireplaces, a wood stove, and 19th century stenciling, according to “Yankee Magazine.” The Gallants have also maintained the gardens that White’s wife, Katherine, cared for during her lifetime.

 

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The house, which the Whites purchased in 1933, is any book lover’s dream. E.B. White’s office and the rope swing that Fern and her brother swung from are major selling points for “Charlotte’s Web” fans. But the biggest highlight of the property is the barn where the White’s housed their animals. The barn inspired the friendship between Wilbur, Charlotte, the elaborate spiderwebs, and everything in between.

 

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Mary Gallant told “Yankee Magazine” that a teacher used to bring her class to visit the barn. “They sit on hay bales in the barn, and we play the recording of Mr. White reading ‘Charlotte’s Web.’ They swing on the same rope swing that they knew Fern had; they sit on the milking stool where Fern sat,” she says. 

 

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Although there may not be any magnificent spider webs hanging in the barn door, the house is definitely a reminder of a childhood story we all loved.

 

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