[bksvol-discuss] Re: Nancy Drew, Bobbsey Twins, Hardy Boys and some other

  • From: Barbara <barbarab65@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2007 18:10:55 -0800 (PST)

I checked the Hardy Boy book: The Mystery of the Flying Express, out of my 
public library. Since it isn't in the Bookshare collection, I am planning to 
scan it if anyone is interested in validating it. Does anyone want to validate 
it? Let me know, okay?

Grandma Cindy <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
  The originals are pretty old, I guess. I read Nancy
Drew and every Bobbsey Twins that there was. George,
did you read the Hardy Boys? Also, The Five Little
Peppers and How They Grew, which is in the
collection. I wish the sequels were. Those of you who
like good wholesome family-oriented books and would
like your children to read them, download that--and
perhaps scan the sequels, which I'd be happy to
validate unless other people want to.

I understand the Nancy Drew and Bobbsey Twins are
republished in modernized versions, i.e., the language
is updated and apparently some themes or ideas that
are considered not politically correct are changed. I
had to read Nancy Drew at friends' house for some
reason I don't understand; I think my mom was afraid
that they'd make me afraid, but of course they didn't.
I read every Bobbsey Twins book and I don't remember
anything that would be offensive today, and I did not
come out of childhood with any bigotry or any ideas
that people were different in any way, but...whatever
helps kids to enjoy the books uncorrupted today is

--- Sharon wrote:

> On a side note, how did the Hardy Boys and Nancy
> Drew ever get together if
> written by different authors? Also, how old are
> these books? The same with
> the Boxcar series. Somehow, I thought they are
> really old, but perhaps not.
> Where can one get these?
> Sharon
> -----Original Message-----
> From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On
> Behalf Of Carrie Karnos
> Sent: Sunday, December 30, 2007 11:12 AM
> To: Bookshare Vol Group
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] children's chapter books
> in series
> Hi gang,
> One of the mandates we have received lately is to
> try to finish up all the
> books in children's chapter series. Obviously we'll
> never get ALL of them
> done, but we can at least make a valiant effort at
> it. I would encourage
> anyone who's interested in this to scan and validate
> these books to help
> out! If you're wondering what books I'm talking
> about, here's a partial list
> of children's chapter books in series:
> Amber Brown, by Paula Danziger
> Amelia Bedelia, by Herman Parish
> American Girl, by various authors
> Animorphs, by K. A. Applegate
> Arthur, by Marc Brown
> Baby-sitter's Club and Baby-sitter's Little
> Sister, by Ann M. Martin
> Bailey School Kids, by Debbie Dadey and Marcia
> Thornton Jones
> Beatrix Potter
> Berenstain Bears, by Stan and Jan Berenstain
> Boxcar Children, by Gertrude Chandler Warner
> Cam Jansen, by David Adler
> Clue, Jr., by Parker C. Hinter
> Commander Toad, by Jane Yolen
> Curious George, by Margret and H. A. Rey
> Dr. Seuss
> Encyclopedia Brown, by Donald Sobol
> Everworld, by Katherine Applegate
> Hardy Boys, by Franklin W. Dixon
> Harry Potter, by J. K. Rowling (DONE!)
> How Do Dinosaurs, by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague
> Junie B. Jones, by Barbara Park
> Lemony Snicket
> Leven Thumps, by Obert Skye
> Little House, by Laura Ingalls Wilder
> Magic Tree House, by Mary Pope Osborne
> Misty of Chincoteague, by Marguerite Henry
> Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, by Betty MacDonald
> Nancy Drew, by Carolyn Keene
> Nate the Great, by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
> Polk Street School, by Patricia Reilly Giff
> Ramona, by Beverly Cleary
> Secret World of Alex Mack, by various authors
> Time Warp Trio, by Jon Scieszka
> Trixie Belden, by Julie Campbell
> Winnie the Pooh, by A. A. Milne
> Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum
> I'm sure there are some childrens' series I've
> missed, but feel free to
> scan and validate those books too. Some people (like
> Mayrie) have been
> diligent in submitting these books, and I thank them
> very much! (And of
> course, if you're not interested in this, never
> mind...)
> Thanks in advance for your help! Carrie
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