It’s Children’s Book Week, “the annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading. Established in 1919, Children’s Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Every year, commemorative events are held nationwide at schools, libraries, bookstores, homes–wherever young readers and books connect!”
Do you remember the first book you ever read and loved?
My son, who is 6-years-old, just discovered the Curious George book I had tucked away in my own shelf when he was too young to read (like, when he was four), and now it’s his favorite book. Before Curious George, his favorite was (if you ask him right now, he’ll say, “I don’t know,”) was Arthur Goes To New York, and before that, it was a slew of Thomas and Friends books.
My personal favorite has always been The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery and his dedication is one of my all-time favorites as well.
In my last newsletter, I asked you what your favorite books were and a few of you answered (thank you so much to those who responded!) with your faves. Michelle loves anything by Judy Blume and Beverly Clearly, as well as the books Usborne carries (I’m actually not familiar with Usborne but I love that you can even sell their books through your very own store, even in the US!).
Here, in no particular order, are the rest of your favorites:
- Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White and Garth Williams
- Horton Hears A Who by Dr. Seuss
- Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
- Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Erik Carle
- The Hungry Caterpillar by Erik Carle
- How to Babysit A Grandpa by Jean Reagan and Lee Wildish
- Berenstain Bears by Stan and Jan Berenstain (I just realized it’s spelled with an “a” not “e”)
- Anything by Mercer Meyer
- Immortal by Tamora Pierce
- Song of Lioness Quarters by Tamora Pierce
- Pellinor Series by Alison Croggon
- A Dog for Leo by Kandi M. Siegel
According to Kerry, both Tamara Pierce and Alison Croggon “write strong characters who fight for what they love…I often spent time imagining I lived with these characters!” I couldn’t agree more!
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