I discovered today that it is Children's Book Week. (It is also Food Allergy Awareness week but Missy is handling that topic far better than I could). I am a big fan of literature in general but kids books are a favorite of mine. I routinely pick up children's books for my own personal enjoyment with the Chronicles of Narnia, Madeleine L'Engle's Time Quartet and the Harry Potter series being top on the list.
And those are the chapter books, I'm just as fond of picture books too. I'm sure we all have our favorites from our own childhood and I'm really looking forward to introducing baby goat to my favorites and to find new favorites as well.
As the daughter of a children's book author (see one her books here under a pen name) I know that a LOT of work goes into making a good children's book. Many people think "I could write a picture book" and sadly the editors of publishing houses have to go through many many bad books to find some good ones. Knowing the process it makes the good books out there all the more precious.
It is no doubt to me that the roots of my reading began and continue with kid's books. From Reading Rainbow, to the Pizza Hut Book-It program my childhood was filled with books. I only hope to provide the same love to my son.
So reminisce with me: What are your favorite kids books? What books do you love to read to your children? What books do you remember from your childhood?
And then go visit the library and read a good kid's book for me!