Please help me identify this comical children's adventure story book from the 80s... [more inside]
posted by kumonoi
on May 8, 2009 -
What are the cleverest, wittiest picture books you know? I'm looking for something you might recommend to a very smart kid who is still young enough to prefer picture books to chapter books. Another way of putting is, I'm looking for the picture book equivalent of McSweeney's. [more inside]
posted by yankeefog
on Apr 21, 2009 -
What is the name of this children's novel that includes time travel, Ben Franklin, some kids and a professor, and two versions of the same character, one of which is from several days in the future? [more inside]
posted by Tin Man
on Mar 28, 2009 -
I'm looking for bilingual children's book recommendations for a toddler being raised to speak English and Italian.
posted by azure_swing
on Dec 4, 2008 -
Trying to find the name of a book I read as a kid. A Roman Legion soldier was sent north past Hadrian's Wall into the wilds of Scotland on an espionage mission to pacify the local Celtic/Pictish(?) tribes. He was mistaken for a figure from legend, and ended up having great influence over the tribes. Spoiler for the ending after the jump. [more inside]
posted by seasparrow
on Oct 14, 2008 -
Is this true, and if so where can I find information about it? German Children's Books and World War II [more inside]
posted by drezdn
on Mar 21, 2008 -
Book-rec-filter time! Looking for sci-fi themed books for a young child. Can you suggest any? [more inside]
posted by Janta
on Mar 18, 2008 -
Lotsa book recommendations please. Know of any good children's books (2nd grade level) that deal with family history? I'm also looking for books that compare and/or contrast daily life today with how a child's parent or grandparent lived. [more inside]
posted by HotPatatta
on Mar 9, 2008 -
What are some great classic children's books geared toward boys? (Excluding sci-fi). I'm working on a project for which I need a long list of children's books for both boys and girls. Being a gal myself, I've got that covered; the boys' list is harder.
posted by pipti
on Jan 30, 2008 -
Trying to find a children's series, but I can't remember the titles or the protagonist's name. I can remember salient details however... [more inside]
posted by dejah420
on Dec 7, 2007 -
i am looking for a children's book that my friend read when she was in elementary school (5-10 years ago.) the book is about a boy and a girl who go on an adventure through a magical world and save the people from a monster. then, the girl dies, and the boy has to boil her in a pot to bring her back to life. [more inside]
posted by comfortinsound
on Apr 2, 2007 -
Childhood book; can anyone help me figure this one out? I'm trying to find the name of a little remembered book, probably from the late '70s. About a child who wished all his food would turn to candy. It did, and at first he enjoys candy green beans, etc., but by the end he decides it's not such a great thing.
posted by moonlite
on Jan 12, 2007 -
What are the best childrens' books about Dr. King? Ages 4-14 or so.
posted by Mayor Curley
on Nov 16, 2006 -
What is this children's book I read twenty years ago? Basic plot and scant specifics inside. [more inside]
posted by Tuwa
on Sep 17, 2006 -
Can you recommend a good children's story or poem which could be adapted into an illustrated book? [more inside]
posted by Nedroid
on Aug 18, 2006 -
Here's a twist - I know the title of the book (Shaggy Fur Face), can you tell me what it's about? [more inside]
posted by nanojath
on Aug 16, 2006 -
How do PBS shows like Reading Rainbow
or Between the Lions
animate existing children's books? [more inside]
posted by Nedroid
on Jul 10, 2006 -
[LongLostChildhoodMemoriesFilter] I am looking for a book that I had as a wee-one, involving a night-time adventure through the city via a boy's imagination and a shoebox diorama. [more inside]
posted by elr
on Apr 23, 2006 -
I read a children's / adults book several times as a kid, but remember almost nothing. Here are the only clues. It was science-fiction. A young boy had some involvement with television-like creatures on spindly legs, perhaps they were three-legged. I think the boy found them within a tree where they were either constructing a base or hiding. The book was illustrated in black and white line drawings.
posted by kingfisher, his musclebound cat
on Aug 12, 2005 -
Another childhood (let's say, oh, 1980) book memory: there's a bevy of creatures (fairies? woodland animals?); one of them (a bluebird?) lays an egg which gets stolen (by a witch?); the egg hatches at the end having contained someone (something?) wonderful and magical. Illustrations were in a realistic style and quite creepy. Anybody?
posted by skryche
on Jan 1, 2005 -
I am looking for two children's books by the same author. One is about a carved wooden indian in a canoe that makes an amazing journey. The other is about a hermit crab as it makes its way through various new shells. My 3rd grade teacher read them to us, and I loved them, but I can't remember anything useful like author or title. Thanks!
posted by omphale27
on Dec 31, 2004 -
Children's Books: Earlier this year, my wife bought our toddler this book
. Our son (22 months) loves this book right now and is alway getting one of us to read it to him.
Now my wife is feeling a twinge of jealousy over him being a such a daddy's boy. As her birthday is coming up, I'd like to find a similar book geared towards mothers. Any suggestions?
posted by smcniven
on Dec 16, 2004 -
My wife went to India for work a few months ago and brought back some neat little trinkets--marble elephants, jewelry, etc--to give to my nieces and nephews (aged 7 to 12) for Christmas. I'd like to include a book, movie, or other gift to give them an idea of India's history and culture. (My nieces and nephews live in small towns, and I hope this can expand their horizons a bit.) Aside from Kipling, can you suggest any specific authors or age-appropriate titles I should consider?
posted by arco
on Dec 10, 2004 -