One of my favorite pastimes is reading. I know, big surprise. 🙂 But seriously, I love books. And I love to read, to myself and to my kids. It’s the best way I know to pass on my passion for books.
The best part? It works.
Here’s Thumper reading George and Martha by James Marshall. I loved his books when I was little, and I’ve read them to each of my kids. This particular book is an omnibus edition of all the George and Martha stories, which I’d never seen before. Our last trip to the library yielded not only this treasure, but also James Marshall’s retelling of The Three Bears and a stack of Tomie dePaola books, another author I loved as a kid.
What were some of your favorite childhood books? Favorite authors? Share ’em down below!
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Some of the first books I remember checking out of the library were the Madeline books and some of the longer Dr. Seuss books: Bartholomew Cubbins and the 500 Hats was a favorite. Eventually, I found the Boxcar Children and the Laura Ingalls Wilder books 🙂
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I had two copies of the first Madeline book and absolutely loved it. I also loved Dr. Seuss, but my dad hated his books with a passion, so trying to get him to read them to me was a chore and a half. I read them to my kids, though, and they just love them – Cricket used to walk around quoting Fox in Socks, and when we acquired a kitten named Socks over the summer, Thumper insisted that her name was Fox in Socks for the longest time. It was terribly cute. 🙂
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I used to love the books of Richmal Crompton (Just William series) and everything by Enid Blyton.
(The Five find outers – and dog) Happy days.
I’ve heard of Enid Blyton, but only in the last few years. I don’t think I’ve ever run across any of her books here, though. And the Just William series is a new one to me – I’ll have to check it out! 🙂
Enid Blyton is probably the most read author over here – not of this generation but the last. Just William is really for boys as it’s full of pranks, but I loved it when I was about twelve.
That sounds like something my boys would love. I’ll have to see if I can find it. 🙂