My Mom tells me that when I saw my first book, I went absolutely nuts, arms flailing and all. So today I decided to write about my favorite kids books, both as a child and as an adult. And yes, I still own many of them.
Childhood to Sixth Grade
The Thingamajig Book Of Manners– I always thought this book was hilarious. Thingamajigs are quite a motley group and have absolutely no manners. This book teaches your child about manners in a fun way.
BahKoo-This book is about BahKoo, who is a hybrid of several animals. He wanders away from home and gets lost. Two children find him and welcome him into their home. Although he is different looking, he is very cute and cuddly. But he has a secret, he fights bad dreams. I still love this story and find it very unique.
The Babysitters Club-I was absolutely obsessed with these books and so were several of my friends. I don’t remember if I ever read all of them but I did read a lot of them.
I will say that I am disappointed that the print copies are ‘out of print’ and that they have revived them in graphix form. I don’t understand the point, when they are illustrated, they are meant to be read. However, I’m glad to see that you can download the classics via e-book.
The Nancy Drew Files-If I wasn’t reading the BSC, I was reading The Nancy Drew Files. They were always full of suspense and kept you guessing.
My Favorite Kids Books as an Adult
Once I started teaching in day care, I came across all kinds of children’s books that I absolutely loved. Here are a few.
If You Give A Mouse A Cookie-I love everything about this book. I love the story and the illustrations are just adorable. It is one of my favorites in my library.
The Tortoise And The Hare-This book is a favorite because it has a lesson for kids and adults alike. One of my favorite authors once talked to a billionaire who had this book in his office.
It reminded him that as long as he worked slowly, steadily and diligently, in his business and every project he touched, he would win the race. I read this book from time to time when I feel like I’m not even close to my goals. It keeps my mindset in perspective.
Llama Llama Red Pajama-I fell in love with the story on the spot and I love how it rhymes. The illustrations are also just too cute. I still have to add this one to my library.
So those are some of my favorite kids books, although there are many, many more. What are some of your favorite books from your childhood? I’m interested to know so please feel free to leave a message in the comments.