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She thought her period was because she ate strawberries

I've been trying to find a book I read as a kid, way back in the mid-to-late-seventies. My memories are sketchy, but this is what I've got: About a girl growing up in a small community, maybe in the mountains, or maybe just very rural. She had an extended family which included two unmarried aunts and a grandfather. It took place over a summer. She thought her first period was the result of eating a large amount of strawberries. It was written in first-person perspective, I think. [more inside]
posted by Brody's chum on Jan 15, 2013 - 2 answers

"You find yourself in a dingy office, wondering about books from your youth. Do you ask the internet?..."

NameThatKid'sBookFilter, Take 20,896: trying to recall the name of an unusually funny choose-your-own-adventure-type book I read back in the proverbial day. Here's all the info I can recall: [more inside]
posted by julthumbscrew on May 4, 2012 - 2 answers

Help me identify an old picture book.

I'm trying to identify a book I was very fond of as a young child. [more inside]
posted by anaximander on Jul 10, 2011 - 3 answers

Where to get a joey for Joey?

Librarian/KidsBookFilter: I want to get a friend's imminent arrival a very specific species of stuffed animal with a related story book for 4-year-old big sister... Oz-tastic teeny tiny little snowflake details to follow... [more inside]
posted by OneMonkeysUncle on Jul 8, 2011 - 8 answers

Book it!

I need book suggestions for an autistic 7 year old. [more inside]
posted by pdb on Nov 26, 2010 - 19 answers

Help me remember this kid's book about WWII

What book is this? Kid's fiction set in WWII Britain, featuring a crashed german plane and a salvaged machine gun. [more inside]
posted by werkzeuger on May 22, 2010 - 9 answers

Kid's book, chicken brain, early 80's.

Book filter: Kid's sci-fi, boy has to read to chicken brain in jar to make it smarter. Of course, it becomes evil. [more inside]
posted by cosmicbandito on Nov 29, 2009 - 2 answers

Picture Books For A Super-Smart Kid

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 - 57 answers

What book introduced me to Sherlock Holmes as a kid?

ChristmasNostalgiaFilter: Help me find the book that introduced me to Sherlock Holmes as a kid. [more inside]
posted by rwhe on Dec 23, 2008 - 7 answers

Photoshop filters

I'm creating a book for a nephew's upcoming 5th birthday. I want to use photos I have of him and his family as the illustrations, altered in Photoshop to look more like illustrations (like a normal kids' book) than photos, but I'm not so good with the filters... [more inside]
posted by donnagirl on Jul 8, 2005 - 7 answers

What's this horror/comedy/fantasy-themed series I read when I was a kid?

HeyLookIt'sAnotherChildren'sBookFilter! Way back when during a John Bellairs kick I read a horror/comedy/fantasy-themed series about a town that the Devil frequently visited (or perhaps set up) and the adventures of its townspeople. [More vague details inside] [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Jan 19, 2005 - 3 answers

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