When I started this blog, I said to myself, “Oh I will be good at up keeping this blog. It doesn’t matter that already have another blog, a TPT store, crafts to do, books to read.” You get the picture. I have been working my tail off to get my store off the ground. More on that soon…I hope. I am actually stealing todays post…from myself. Yes I actually wrote this post for my lifestyle blog, but considering it’s about children’s books, I figured I could have it double duty while I am working hard on a product. 🙂
I apparently learned to read at the age of four. While I don’t remember my first book exactly, I do remember reading my dads Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader books…in the bathroom of course. To do this day I love books. I still remember that feeling when I got the Scholastic Book Flyer as a kid. When I was teaching, I was the first one to read them even before the kids! While I now use e-books for the most part, I have boxes and boxes of children’s books for any future kiddos. I got most of my books as a teacher, but have some from my own childhood that I can’t wait to share with my kids.
These are my top favorite books I read as kid/young teen.
The Napping House
Walk Two Moons
Need I say more? If you were a girl growing up in the 90’s you had to have come across at least one of these books. I have hundreds of them, along with Baby-Sitters Little Sister which were my first chapter books I read. I loved Karen!
The Boxcar Children
Wayside School Series
Ramona Quimby Series
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Superfudge, Fudge-a-Mania
Shel Silverstein Books
Ok, I admit my sisters and I were pretty spoiled. We each had an American doll…or three. I loved the books though. My favorite was Samantha. I have saved my old stuff for my daughter…or gay son, because that shit is expensive…and nicer than most of the furniture in my own house.
Harold and the Purple Crayon
Each Peach Pear Plum
The Face on the Milk Carton
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
What was your favorite book as a kid?