Friday, May 5, 2017

Childhood Favorites: Books

It’s Children’s Book Week! Started in 1919, the week celebrates and promotes reading for children and teens. You can find out more about the event here.

Many of the books that shaped my love of reading as a child remain favorites to this day! There’s nothing quite like picking up a well-worn copy of a familiar story full of beloved characters. Here are a few of my favorites:

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
This is one of the first books I can recall almost making me cry. Despite being written well over a century before I was born, the March sisters and their adventures and struggles were easy for me to relate to. (And Teddy was totally my first bookish crush. *swoon*)

The Ramona Series by Beverly Cleary
I’ve written a bit about Beverly Cleary’s books before on TFI, and the Ramona books are special favorites. It’s easy to relate to Ramona’s wishes, even if her plans often go awry, making her a character who remains as beloved today as when she first appeared over sixty years ago.

Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
Much like Ramona Quimby, Anne Shirley longs for adventure and acceptance, though her ideas rarely work out as she wants them to. But it’s fun to see the potential of the world through Anne’s imaginative point of view.

The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis
The heroes and heroines of Narnia all face different struggles in their adventures, but they grow because of them. I also love the sense of imagination and wonder that fills this series, especially in The Magician’s Nephew and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.

What are your favorite children’s books?

1 comment:

  1. oh my, Little Women anD TEDDY. (I still swoon over Professor Bhaer...)
    I distinctly remember having to put down the book because my heart was just about to burst because I adored him way to much and I honestly envied Jo for a bit there. XD I'm over it, he was perfect for Jo, but in my 13-year old mind, he was the epitome of perfection and I was quite distraught; First full on fangirl moment, I guess? lol