I did a survey with several family members and asked them what their favorite childhood book was. Here is what they said:
Me- A Day No Pigs Would Die, by Robert Newton Peck
Madison- Little Red Riding Hood
Tom- The Giving Tree, by Shel Silverstein
Mom- The Velveteen Rabbit
Dad- Childrens’ Mysteries (a series). He couldn’t remember the title of them.
Kacey- The Velveteen Rabbit
Caroline- I Love You, Stinky Face
Jeanie- The Trumpet of the Swan, by E.B. White
Craig- Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Reegan- Jolly Barnyard
The ages here range from 3 years old to 70 years old. It was interesting to see what books were still available today and the variety of books people have enjoyed. Thank you to everyone that participated.
Do you have a favorite childhood book or books you’d like to share? We’d love to hear what it is.
Jen here, chiming in with some thoughts of my own.
Have you ever tried to share your favorite books from childhood with today’s kids? How’d that go?
If, like Mo’s dad, you recall a book you loved as a kid, but you can’t remember the title or author, and you’d like to try to track it down, give me a shout. That kind of problem is right up my sister-in-law’s alley. She’s a bookseller and may be able to help. She’s also great at helping to find and select books for gifts. One of these days, I hope she’ll offer her book-finding services online—maybe here!
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