This week is Children’s Book Week. I know it’s a little late to bring it up on the blog, but I only found out on Tuesday. Over the last two days I’ve been asking my readers what their favorite children’s books are. That’s what I’ll be sharing with you today. It seemed like the best way to celebrate a week dedicated to books for younger readers. Plus, I don’t have enough recommendations to fill the post up myself.
There aren’t many books from my childhood that stuck with me into adulthood. Because of that, a few of the books in the following list will have been read when I was an adult. There’s nothing wrong with adults reading “non-adult” books. Maybe it makes the list a bit more interesting, too. So here are a few that I’d recommend. And I’ll follow that up with some favorites from readers who took the time to share their favorite books.
My Top 5
Bear Allen’s favorite book is
and be sure to check out her blog Black White and Read Books…if you are a fan of Gilmore Girls (like I am) definitely head over!
Here are some favorites from the folks over at The Sarcastic Palmtree!
Other household favorites:
Author Anya Breton has a retelling of a Brothers Grimm tale as her favorite…
and you can find more on Anya on her site.
A reader from the Facebook page, Danean, shared her favorites as a child,
The Little House on the Prairie books, by Laura Ingalls Wilder
and mysteries like
Encyclopedia Brown, by Donald J. Sobol
Nancy Drew, by Carolyn Keen
The Hardy Boys, by Frank W. Dixon
Danean’s son is a big fan of
Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter books, especially