International Children’s Book Day has us thinking about our favorite books from our own childhoods. Hopefully, we help you remember some of your own favorites as well!
J. Mackenzie’s Go-to Childhood Reads
The list could go on and on. Basically, I loved any book that my parents read to me while I was sitting on their laps, but here are some that are still on my shelves.
While I loved all things Eric Carle as a kid, the poetry from Leo Lionni (similar illustration style) has stuck with me longer. I specifically remember the adventures of a mouse named Fredrick, who sat around staring at things all summer while his friends gathered food. In the depths of winter, when they’d depleted their food supplies, some said that he’d wasted his time. But then he shared his memories of summer and helped them pass their time until Spring. Just a lovely story.
Both good stand-ins for when I was in a crabby mood.
This book was banned by my elementary school, so my parents bought it to see why. It’s the illustrated story of frogs that fly at midnight. It’s a trip.
The title should say it all. A great bedtime read.
When I got a little older…
The Bailey School Kids always got into some kind of scrape with an allegedly mythical adult figure. I related to these kids, in the same way, I related to the Recess gang.
Easily a classic. Such a silly little bear! I still may read it on occasion to lift my spirits. Orange marmalade, anyone?
Amber’s Favorite Childhood Books
I always loved Goodnight Moon.
The first book I read: Green Eggs and Ham
When I got older, I read the Baby-Sitters Club books.
What are your favorites? Share with us in the comments!