Saturday, June 25, 2011

Favorite Kids' Books

I've been revisiting childhood as I read to Cimorene some of my favorite kids' books. While she may not yet appreciate the matter-of-fact style of the bizarre-yet-fun "Counting on Frank," or understand just what's so funny about "A Porcupine Named Fluffy," she certainly enjoyed the pictures in the book I got my dad for Father's Day a couple years ago, "Mary Had a Little Jam." Someday she'll even understand the wonderful absurdity of "A Little Pigeon Toad." And it won't be long before she'll join the many other little kids (and adults) who have cried and then smiled with the triumphantly simple book "Hug."

I also want to read her every "Little Critter" book ever written, as well as "Berenstein Bears," "Amelia Bedelia," "Magic School Bus," and so many others.

What are your favorite kids' books? I feel like sometimes I'm so in love with my old favorites that I'll miss the chance to find new favorites, so I'd love to hear some of yours.


  1. Llama, Llama; Skippyjon Jones; Anything by Sandra Boynton

  2. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day


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