If I knew no one would notice it was missing, I would definitely steal that book from my family. That said, my mom would definitely notice it was missing, if no one else would. That book was part of a long list of books and stories that formed me into the person I am today. It's full of stories that helped shape my young mind. Some of my favorite stories from that book are:
1. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault, Illustrated by Lois Ehlert
2. Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig
3. The Tub People by Pam Conrad
In my mind, that book will always be connected to my mom who read it to me, which she did with many books. We liked to read series together, not just her and me, but all of my siblings. When my dad worked nights, my mom would read to us, once we were in bed. One of the series we all especially loved was the Boys Against the Girls books as we called them. There are 12 books in all and we spent many nights listening to my mom read about the Hatford boys and the Malloy girls pranking each other back and forth. This series was written by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, made famous by her Shiloh books. If you're looking for something to read with your kids or just want to reconnect to your inner child, these are the books to read. For a list of these books go here.
What were some of your favorite books from your childhood? What books have continued to affect you today? Please comment below.
Keep on Reading,
K. A. Jairl
K. A. Jairl
My name is Kim and I'm glad you stopped by. This is where I post my triumphs and my downfalls as I fight the good fight of being a writer mom everyday.