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Episode 042 - Childhood Favourites

By Book Club for Masochists

We’re going back in time this episode as we talk about our Childhood Favourites! (Or childhood favorites for the Americans.) We talk about problematic faves, Matthew drones on about X-Men comics, and we can’t figure out a book we’ve all read and enjoyed. Plus: Mysterious clunking noises and sloppy editing! You can download the podcast directly, find it on Libsyn, or get it through iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play or your favourite podcast delivery system. In this episode Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray | Jessica F Books and Other Media The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson Garfield by Jim Davis Cul de Sac by Richard Thompson Alfie Gets in First by Shirley Hughes Stellaluna by Janell Cannon Princess Prunella and the Purple Peanut by Margaret Atwood, illustrated by Maryann Kovalski The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde, adapted by Jane Ray The Twelve Dancing Princesses by Marianna Mayer, illustrated by Kinuko Y. Craft Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business by Esphyr Slobodkina The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey Angelina Ballerina by Katharine Holabird, illustrated by Helen Craig Rabbit and Skunk and Spooks by by Carla Stevens, illustrated by Robert Kraus Halloween 2017 Google Doodle Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar, illustrated by Adam McCauley Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey Magic Tree House by Mary Pope Osborne Mrs. Piggle Wiggle by Betty MacDonald Mud Puddle by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Sami Suomalainen Thomas' Snowsuit by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko Goosebumps by R.L. Stine The Beano The UK Dennis the Menace Dennis the Menace to stop bullying ‘gay’ Walter (article) The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner Young Indiana Jones The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (based on the TV show) Sweet Valley High  by Francine Pascal Baby-sitters Club  by Ann M. Martin The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novels adaptations by Raina Telgemeier Heidi by Johanna Spyri The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce Trickster’s Choice by Tamora Pierce Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks Redwall by Brian Jacques A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake Excalibur The Dandy The Topper The Beezer Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles Age of Apocalypse Neon Genesis Evangelion Dragon Ball Z Dorothée Magazine (French Wikipedia) Sailor Moon Ranma ½ The Adventures of Tintin by  Hergé Lucky Luke Asterix and Obelix by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo Babar the Elephant by Jean de Brunhoff The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton The Giver by Lois Lowry The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman The Book of Dust is a prequel, published in October 2017, to the His Dark Materials trilogy The Ruins of Ambrai by Melanie Rawn Perdido Street Station by China Miéville Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl The BFG by Roald Dahl Matilda by Roald Dahl Links, Articles, and Things Matthew tried searching for something about locks in the UK, but ended up finding websites talking about canals The nostalgic beauty of the Scholastic book fairs Bandes dessinées The Halloween episode of our podcast Questions What are your childhood favourites? How problematic are they looking back? Do you still have copies of any of them? Why or why not? Isn’t the list of titles this month way too long? Check out our Pinterest boards and Tumblr posts, follow us on Twitter, join our Facebook Group, or send us an email! Join us again on  Tuesday, December 19th when we’ll be discussing the “genre” of Books Turned into Movies and TV Shows! Then come back on January 2nd, for our Super Special Best of 2017 episode!

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