Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Wednesday Blogging Challenge ~ My Childhood Collection ~ 1/20/2021


This week's topic is:  Something I Collected As A Child

My love of reading started at an early age.  I remember even in Primary School my favorite class was library!  So my "something I collected as a child" should be no surprise:  BOOKS!

Two of my very favorite things were the Bookmobile and Book Fairs :)

I thought I would share some of the books I collected that are now packed away but still loved:

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Eleven year old Rebecca Rowena Randall travels to Riverboro, Maine, to live with her spinster aunts, Jane and Miranda Sawyer. Her father has been dead for three years and her mother is unable to cope with her brood of seven growing children. Rebecca is being sent to her aunts' farm to try to improve her prospects in life and also ease the family's burden. The aunts had actually wanted her older and more placid sister, Hannah, who is more handy round the house to be sent, but Rebecca's mother sends the dreamy, more imaginative Rebecca instead.

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This beloved book by E. B. White, author of Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan, is a classic of children's literature that is "just about perfect." This high-quality paperback features vibrant illustrations colorized by Rosemary Wells!

Some Pig. Humble. Radiant. These are the words in Charlotte's Web, high up in Zuckerman's barn. Charlotte's spiderweb tells of her feelings for a little pig named Wilbur, who simply wants a friend. They also express the love of a girl named Fern, who saved Wilbur's life when he was born the runt of his litter.

E. B. White's Newbery Honor Book is a tender novel of friendship, love, life, and death that will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come. This edition contains newly color illustrations by Garth Williams, the acclaimed illustrator of E. B. White's Stuart Little and Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House series, among many other books.

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The books in this collection tell the stories of six American girls who lived long ago:
Felicity, a spunky, spritely colonial girl, full of energy and independence Josefina, an Hispanic girl whose heart and hopes are as big as the New Mexico sky Kirsten, a pioneer girl of strength and spirit who settles on the frontier Addy, a courageous girl determined to be free in the midst of the Civil War Samantha, a bright Victorian beauty, an orphan raised by her wealthy grandmother Molly, who schemes and dreams on the home front during World War Two

You can share their worlds - their friends and families, their struggles and successes, their sad times and celebrations, their secrets and adventures. You'll see that some things about growing up have changed, while others - like families, friendships, and feelings - haven't changed at all. These are the important things that American girls will always share. They come alive for you in the American Girls Collection.

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Generations of readers young and old, male and female, have fallen in love with the March sisters of Louisa May Alcott’s most popular and enduring novel, Little Women. Here are talented tomboy and author-to-be Jo, tragically frail Beth, beautiful Meg, and romantic, spoiled Amy, united in their devotion to each other and their struggles to survive in New England during the Civil War.

It is no secret that Alcott based Little Women on her own early life. While her father, the freethinking reformer and abolitionist Bronson Alcott, hobnobbed with such eminent male authors as Emerson, Thoreau, and Hawthorne, Louisa supported herself and her sisters with "woman’s work,” including sewing, doing laundry, and acting as a domestic servant. But she soon discovered she could make more money writing. Little Women brought her lasting fame and fortune, and far from being the "girl’s book” her publisher requested, it explores such timeless themes as love and death, war and peace, the conflict between personal ambition and family responsibilities, and the clash of cultures between Europe and America.

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When Rose Campbell, a shy orphan, arrives at "The Aunt Hill" to live with her six aunts and seven boisterous male cousins, she is quite overwhelmed. How could such a delicate young lady, used to the quiet hallways of a girls' boarding school, exist in such a spirited home? It is the arrival of Uncle Alec that changes everything. Much to the horror of her aunts, Rose's forward-thinking uncle insists that the child get out of the parlor and into the sunshine. And with a little courage and lots of adventures with her mischievous but loving cousins, Rose begins to bloom.

Written by the beloved author of Little WomenEight Cousins is a masterpiece of children's literature. This endearing novel offers readers of all ages an inspiring story about growing up, making friends, and facing life with strength and kindness.

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What a lovely trip down Memory Lane :)


So, what is something you collected as a child?  


Colletta


P.S. I love for you to stop by MY SHOP and give it some love!

24 comments:

  1. I loved books as well. I was able to find copies of the first book I ever remember reading on my own and gifted my granddaughters with them. It was fun. My post is here if you want to come by: http://jhthomas.blogspot.com/2021/01/wednesday-weekly-blogging-challenge_20.html

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    1. Awe...That is so sweet! I wonder what the book was??? I'll be by to visit.

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  2. I collected books growing up, too!

    My <a href="lydiaschoch.com/wednesday-weekly-blogging-challenge-something-i-collected-as-a-child/”>post</a>.

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    1. I stopped by and saw that you also collected earth worms! lol Your story was so cute :)

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  3. Cool collection! I didn’t collect books as a kid, but I do still have a few of my childhood favorites sitting around.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  4. I so love your collection, Colletta! I see many favorites of mine, too. Great post!

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  5. I also mainly collected books and have read a few from your list either myself or later with my children.

    Thanks for the memory.

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  6. Great books you've collected. https://pmprescott.blogspot.com/2021/01/the-good-goddess.html

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  7. OH my word...in school, my absolute FAVORITE thing was the Scholastic book sales flyer, because my mom would always let me pick one thing. I'm betting many of my choices were books you have listed here. Awesome! Thanks for visiting earlier :-)

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  8. Here is a link to the book I gave my three granddaughters... https://www.amazon.com/Pollys-Animal-School-Wonder-Readers/dp/B000FKICTQ/ref=sr_1_1

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  9. What a wonderful trip down memory lane of childhood books. I lost myself in reading as a child. I didn't collect them but still have my mother's collection which includes the Bobsey Twins, Nancy Drew and Honey Bunch.

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    1. All I did the complete summer was read with I was a kid!

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  10. School book fairs. That brings back such happy memories!

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    1. I still love to go to the book fairs with my daughter.

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  11. I think we all just about collected books. I love it!

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  12. Oh, yes. Love those selections! (And yes, I was a huge fan of school book fairs.) I went a bit off-prompt today, but my list of books is here.

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  13. Oh, I loved the bookmobile. I remember rushing to the stop during the summer early to I could get the book I wanted before someone else. Loved books! Still do! As I got a bit older, friends would meet at the bookmobile get books and visit. LOL Thanks for sharing. Here's mine. https://www.tenastetler.com/something-i-collected-as-a-child-lsr-blogging-challenge/

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  14. I also loved books - still do. I should have tried Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, I think I'd have liked it.

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