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post #21 of 183
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Originally Posted by mommyswenn View Post
Here's another one for you:

In the late 70's/early 80's I watched a TV show about a bear named Jeremy. He had this suitcase that could turn into all sorts of different things -- a car, a bike, a windsurfer, etc.

I distinctly remember that he fell through a hole in the ice and spent several TV weeks swimming around under water trying to get out so he could go home.

I can't remember what the show was called, have never been able to find information about it and no one else I talk to ever seems to remember it. I know it was real, though!

this maybe?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colargol
post #22 of 183
I have one!

It's a children's book about a little girl who was a witch. I loved the book but all I remember is the name of the girl in the book: Weenie Witch. I've looked for it but can't find it anywhere. I think this was the title of the book too, but I'm not 100% sure of that.

ETA: Weenie Witch was a child witch and I remember there were some cobwebs or something that she (?) got caught in. There were lots of other witches in the book too. I don't remember the story much but it was my favorite book when I was very little.
post #23 of 183
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Originally Posted by Periwinkle View Post
I have one!

It's a children's book about a little girl who was a witch. I loved the book but all I remember is the name of the girl in the book: Weenie Witch. I've looked for it but can't find it anywhere. I think this was the title of the book too, but I'm not 100% sure of that.

ETA: Weenie Witch was a child witch and I remember there were some cobwebs or something that she (?) got caught in. There were lots of other witches in the book too. I don't remember the story much but it was my favorite book when I was very little.
Is this it? The Witch Family
post #24 of 183
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Originally Posted by funshine View Post
Same palette for the illustrations, but I don't think it's the same story. I wish I remembered more of it! All I have are these three-year-old's mental snapshots!
Ok so I did a search for the illustrator, since that seemed familiar and came up with Two Hundred Rabbits. Does that sound more familiar?
post #25 of 183
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Originally Posted by HoosierDiaperinMama View Post
Is this it? The Witch Family
Sadly, no. I'm sure the book I'm looking for was published a long time ago... I was reading it early 70's so the latest publishing date is probably like 1974.

Thanks for trying though!
post #26 of 183
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Originally Posted by HoosierDiaperinMama View Post
Is this it? The Witch Family
That's the one I was thinking of for the OP about the bunnies painting easter eggs.

Also, Periwinkle, that's a reprint, the original date was 1960.

ETA: I mean, the Amazon link is to a reprint.
post #27 of 183
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Originally Posted by Periwinkle View Post
I have one!

It's a children's book about a little girl who was a witch. I loved the book but all I remember is the name of the girl in the book: Weenie Witch. I've looked for it but can't find it anywhere. I think this was the title of the book too, but I'm not 100% sure of that.

ETA: Weenie Witch was a child witch and I remember there were some cobwebs or something that she (?) got caught in. There were lots of other witches in the book too. I don't remember the story much but it was my favorite book when I was very little.
I LOVED witch stories in 4th grade. I read every witch book I could get my hands on, and I had a little stuffed witch that I'd carry around in my back pocket.

I'll think about this one; Weenie Witch sounds familiar.


In the meantime, I have my own case:

There was a record album that I used to take out of the library all the time. It was the 70s, early 80s. I *think* the album was a double-album. It was dark blue, with a yellow submarine on the cover. It may have been a special-issue Beatles album, but I haven't been able to find it. It had, of course, Yellow Submarine, John Jacob Jingle-heimer Smith, Puff the Magic Dragon...It's not a typical BEatles album that I've ever seen in used record shops.
post #28 of 183
Here are some from puberty:

I read a book (I'm sure it was pubbed in the 70s or early 80s) about a girl who has a crush on another girl. The scene that stuck with me is when they're at the park watching fireworks, and are both lying on a blanket, and hook fingers together. I could have thought it was about a character named Al, but I have since looked at that briefly and don't think that's it. (I Googled and found a paper about a book called Annie on My Mind. Perhaps that was it? I recall only that one scene.)

I read a book (surely pubbed in the early- to mid 80s) about the nuclear holocaust in the US. The story centers on a young boy who was (if I recall correctly) in a bomb shelter coincidentally when the bomb goes off. Various things happen, but I recall he was looking for his father/parents.
post #29 of 183
Ok detectives, I have something that I would like to find for my kids..if posible. When I was a little girl we had these plastic blocks. They were sort of large, about the size of my palm as an 8 year old. They came in colors such as pink, yellow, orange/peach, a light blue, and I think red. They had two prongs on top that were rounded . We used them to build my little pony and strawberry shortcake houses. I have No Idea who even made these, but they were Great blocks. If I could find someon ebay I would love to buy them..

Does anyone know what I am talking about ?
post #30 of 183
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Originally Posted by Ravin View Post
I want to find a couple of young adult fantasy series I red as a preteen. One was set in a post-nuclear holocaust England about the return of King Arthur. The other was about a girl who switches places with her bookish brother and goes to court disguised as a boy and becomes a big hero.
The first is The Winter Of Magic's Return by Pamela Service (OMG I can't believe I remembered that!).

And I agree that the second one is probably Alanna: The First Adventure.
post #31 of 183
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Originally Posted by 4evermom View Post
I don't have answers to your question but I hope you don't mind my adding a question of my own .

I've been wonderering what the name/author of a children's book. It was about a boy who bought a goldfish and was cautioned to feed it only a pinch of food and no more. The boy overfed the fish which grew to an enormous size. It had to be transferred to bigger containers, then the bathtub and eventually the swimming pool. Finally, they called the fish doctor who made a house call. He entered the pool with snorkling equipment and emerged with the fish returned to his original size. The boy was again cautioned to only feed the fish a pinch. I had this book in the 70's.

I remember that one!!! I don't know what it was called, though.

ETA: I think the witch one is this book here! There's a "weeny witch" character in it.
post #32 of 183
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Originally Posted by teacup View Post
Here are some from puberty:

I read a book (I'm sure it was pubbed in the 70s or early 80s) about a girl who has a crush on another girl. The scene that stuck with me is when they're at the park watching fireworks, and are both lying on a blanket, and hook fingers together. I could have thought it was about a character named Al, but I have since looked at that briefly and don't think that's it. (I Googled and found a paper about a book called Annie on My Mind. Perhaps that was it? I recall only that one scene.)
That sounds right, but it's been years since I read it. It would be my guess, since there aren't a whole lot of teen lesbian books from that era. Did it take place in New York City?

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I read a book (surely pubbed in the early- to mid 80s) about the nuclear holocaust in the US. The story centers on a young boy who was (if I recall correctly) in a bomb shelter coincidentally when the bomb goes off. Various things happen, but I recall he was looking for his father/parents.
After The Bomb by Gloria Miklowitz. It had a sequel, too. The mother was in the house, but he was looking for his father, who was in Pasadena at the time that the bomb hit in Burbank (if I remember right).
post #33 of 183
The author is Nancy Garden, if memory serves, and I think it *is* Annie on My Mind.

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Originally Posted by teacup View Post
Here are some from puberty:

I read a book (I'm sure it was pubbed in the 70s or early 80s) about a girl who has a crush on another girl. The scene that stuck with me is when they're at the park watching fireworks, and are both lying on a blanket, and hook fingers together. I could have thought it was about a character named Al, but I have since looked at that briefly and don't think that's it. (I Googled and found a paper about a book called Annie on My Mind. Perhaps that was it? I recall only that one scene.)

I read a book (surely pubbed in the early- to mid 80s) about the nuclear holocaust in the US. The story centers on a young boy who was (if I recall correctly) in a bomb shelter coincidentally when the bomb goes off. Various things happen, but I recall he was looking for his father/parents.
post #34 of 183


My google ad for the bottom of the thread is about computer filters with Christian values. Maybe because we're discussing "books" and "witches" and "kid"?
post #35 of 183
, entirely possible.

I've got one...

It's about a kid who eventually realizes he has telekinetic powers as well as telepathy. He has a mentor who teaches him how to use it and all sorts of weird and mysterious ways. He had a dog he loved. One of the "sessions" had the boy get into a 98.6 degree room with water at exactly 98.6 degrees. I loved it as a 12 year old and I can't remember the darn book. I want to get it for my son.
post #36 of 183
I have one:

I'm looking for a book that was for kids on how to make a cloth doll family. I think the doll's family names were Charles and Sarah and their children were Jonathan and Elizabeth. The story of the family was included along with the patterns for the dolls and doll clothes. I can't remember the name of the author or the book.
post #37 of 183
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Originally Posted by teacup View Post
Here are some from puberty:


I read a book (surely pubbed in the early- to mid 80s) about the nuclear holocaust in the US. The story centers on a young boy who was (if I recall correctly) in a bomb shelter coincidentally when the bomb goes off. Various things happen, but I recall he was looking for his father/parents.
Was this a children's book or adult? I remember reading "Einstein's Monsters" by Martin Amis about the aftermath of nuclear bomb in America.
post #38 of 183
Here's something I would just LOVE to find - I practically had it memorized as a kid, but my parents can't find it.

It's a version of the Nutcracker that was narrrated and had lyrics to the songs, like Dance of the Flowers was "See how the flowers dance, joyfully waltzing together..." or something like that. Let's see, can I remember any of the other songs.. "Something sweet just goes with coffee, coffee by itself just doesn't taste right..." And the Arabian song was about a lonely little girl and had the refrain "Dreams were meant to be shared." I heard this in the 70's and I don't think it was new then. It was on an LP.

As far as the above goes, the only on that sounds vaguely familiar is:

It's about a kid who eventually realizes he has telekinetic powers as well as telepathy.

I remember a book called "The Girl with the Silver Eyes" about a bunch of kids who have special talents, including telekinesis, and they all end up banding together. The main character is a girl, but there are boys in the group too...

Here, I found it on Amazon.
post #39 of 183
This is a fun one!
I will love whoever could figure out this song,
it is an r&b song from the 80s, a man singing in a higher type voice, "don't stop ever loving me" "with your love" (something like that) it seems like that keeps going over and over for the chorus that is all I remember for it,

there is another I guess slow rock song from the 80s, a man sings "she's only 17 (some teen age) it has some chimey sounding music and a guitar. Not much info but worth a shot.
post #40 of 183
I've been curious to find one I read in an English class 15 years ago. It was a short young adult novel (I think) and the cover art was outdated & looked to be from the 70s. It was about a community where all the adults died from some disease but the children all survived. There was looting and kid gangs formed; a group of kids all lived together.....

ETA: It's The Girl Who Owned a City. Thanks, kaspirant and ananas!
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