Thursday, October 05, 2017

I've read a lot of them

15 Children's Books No One Reads Now 

7 comments:

Jeff Meyerson said...

Well, I've read Dick and Jane and The Hardy Boys.

Rick Robinson said...

I’ve read many of them.

Don Coffin said...

Unusually, for me, with lists like this...I've read 8 of them (although the Hardy Boys is many, many books (I only counted that as 1, though).

Rick said...

“No more Goodie Two Shoes?” (*salutes Adam Ant*)

I’ve read most of the Hardy Boys published before 1960, as a matter of fact.
Always preferred the Rick Brants though. Spindrift forever!
(Rick Libott)

Darren Mitchell said...

Caddie Woodlawn (still remember the prairie fire) and several Hardy Boys' mysteries.

Unknown said...

Dick and Jane were de rigeur for grammar school when I went. 1956 and up. Most of my home reading was books that my grandfather and father had from their childhood. So, mostly written in the WW1 and WW2 era, also decidedly not PC now. I have fond memories of the Miss Minerva and William Green Hill series. Pretty sure no one reads THOSE now! I was just wondering the other day if kids now even know about Mother Goose!

Mike Stamm said...

I read Dick and Jane, Raggedy Ann (well, one of 'em, anyway, my mother's copy) and at least one of the Pooh books,though it might not have been WHEN WE WERE VERY YOUNG. And the Hardy Boys, one in the original 1930s series and a dozen or more in the '60s updates. Interesting to see that a book published in 1744 mentions "base-ball," although from the illustration it doesn't look a lot like our version. The absence of Hardy Gramatky's LITTLE TOOT books is a bit surprising, though; and what about the innumerable Happy Hollisters books?