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Poll: Best writer for kids?
  • 8.7% - E.B. White! 100
  • 22.6% - Roald Dahl 260
  • 3.7% - Margaret Wise Brown 42
  • 20.4% - C.S Lewis 234
  • 20.9% - J. K. Rowling 240
  • 9.5% - Ayn Rand 109
  • 14.3% - My favorite isn’t listed! I’ll add ‘em in the comments. 164
1149 votes

Well, how do you fare compared to the Zeitgeist? Chat up your fellow wooters and let us know how lame this poll was or what obvious choices we missed. For example: Was this poll a) STUPID, b) DUMB, c) POINTLESS or d) ALL OF THE ABOVE?

rprebel


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Rand is for children, but not for kids.

krazyme62


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My two favorites are Stan and Jan Berenstain and Gertrude Chandler Warner because the Berenstain Bears and the Boxcar Children books were my favorites as a kid! My current favorite (which was not written when I was young) is Night Monkey Day Monkey by Julia Donaldson (although I realize it's not a classic - at least not yet!).

krazyme62


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Also, I would say E) this poll was good, however the choices were not the greatest...

foobarski


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A.A. Milne. Winnie-the-Pooh, FTW.

"Is there anything a man don't stand to lose, when the devil wants to take it all away?
Cherish well your thoughts, and keep a tight grip on your booze.
Cause thinkin' and drinkin' are all I have today."
-- John Perry Barlow / Bob Weir ("Mexicali Blues")

thebull55


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Dr. Suess!!

jnelson203


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foobarski wrote:A.A. Milne. Winnie-the-Pooh, FTW.



Two for A.A. Milne

prttymf8


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Shel Silverstein

Dwergmal


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Oscar Wilde and Jack Zipes' Don't Bet on the Prince

curtisuxor


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thebull55 wrote:Dr. Suess!!
prttymf8 wrote:Shel Silverstein


Agree for both. The Giving Tree still brings me to tears.


Madeline L'Engle's A Wrinkle In Time series was my favorite between 8-15.

However, this is the undisputed finest children's book:

gholt121


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Stephen King FTW!!!



Proud Woot!er since 2005.

laumaki


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Shel Silverstein with Dr. Suess as a close 2nd!

merd919


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Either P.D. Eastman or Edward Gorey

mdkopper


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Bill O'Reilly

jackiecromwell


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Judy Blume. Enough said.

pisces42


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Shel Silverstein

twstrchk


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Shel Silverstein, Dr Seuss, Richard Scary....

bethy2002


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Dr. Seuss!!!

mav76baboo


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Madeline L'engle

roadlizard7


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Dr. Seuss.

Geniekid


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Ayn Rand made me lol. Congratulations pool writer, you've done it again.

skinnychick810


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Shel Silverstein or Dr. Suess

ckaris


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Robert Munsch

deadeye37


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George R.R. Martin. Let them know the facts of life early

HomerTime


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Theodor Geisel

TeknoKid


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Philip Pullman - His Dark Materials (The Golden Compass; The Subtle Knife; The Amber Spyglass)

mvsanchez


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My son loves Eric Carle books and my daughter loved Dr. Seuss when she was little. Now she's into Hunger Games and mystery/suspense books.

alisongraser


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Dr. Suess!!

Alison Graser

dnlkolender


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Suess,PHD!

dnlkolender


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pisces42 wrote:Shel Silverstein



Ahhh, Shel too! Indeed...

randcottle


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nobody said Rick Riordan

ken10hcky


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A. A. Milne anyone?

AudioFreq


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thebull55 wrote:Dr. Suess!!



Yup!

AudioFreq

leekaihe


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Maurice Sendak

k8ybug


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thebull55 wrote:Dr. Suess!!



absolutely 100% agree

jsnarwhal


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prttymf8 wrote:Shel Silverstein



This! I loved Where the Sidewalk Ends as a kid and still have the cassette today and play it for my kid!

living2live


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I'm highly amused that the top 3 right now are NOT American. Authors from across the pond are so much more imaginative. I voted for Lewis -- I spent hours of my childhood hiding out in my parents' armoire and reliving his tales.

kathillmom


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hands down: shel silverstein.

baileykj2


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Dr. Suess! Come on now woot???!

mishmash5


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How on earth is Dr. Suess not an option?