Writing Wednesdays: Favorite children’s books?

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My son is finally old enough to have begun developing preferences for particular books; his current favorites are Eric Carle’s classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and (to the great delight of his father), Z is for Zamboni, a very cute hockey-themed alphabet book.

It makes me think back to my own childhood favorites, and while I can’t remember what I liked best at age 2, the memory of how much I enjoyed Green Eggs and Ham as a slightly older child helps me overcome the tedium of reading my son these titles again and again and again.

What were your childhood favorites? I greedily devoured Dr. Seuss and D’Aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths. As a still older child, I remember being obsessed with The Phantom Tollbooth and Madeleine L’Engle. And, of course, Sherlock Holmes.

3 thoughts on “Writing Wednesdays: Favorite children’s books?

  1. I used to love to read Jane Yolen’s book Owl Moon to my niece. She also liked the Rotten Ralph books.
    I loved The Boxcar Children when I was little, and I must have read Little Men and parts of it almost every other week.

  2. My kids loved the Where’s Spot books, and Dora the Explorer. When they were a little older they loved reading the Piggie and Ellie books. Now they are into Harry Potter. My oldest has read all the books and my youngest is on book 4. I have read all the books and they are excellent! I’m definitely a fan.

  3. My son loved the Pidgeon books:Don’t Let the Pidgeon Drive the Bus, Don’t Let the Pidgeon Stay Up Late. Also:My Car and the Chicka chicka boom books.

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