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Children’s Book Day – What Was Your Favorite?

Tuesday, 4/2/13, was Children’s Book Day.  We posted this picture of Clive showing our favorite Childrens Books on our Facebook page (come on over and like us, all the cool kids are), Twitter and Instagram.

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Along with the picture of our favorite childrens books, we asked the obviuos question, what is your favorite childrens book?  We loved reading the responses and most made us think “oh, I forgot that one!” but there were also a couple we hadn’t heard of giving us something new to look for the next time we are in the bookstore.

The more popular responses found on all our media outlets were:

A Little Princess by Francis Hodgson Burnett – this links to a used copy of the version we read as kids with illustrations by Tasha Tudor

The Bridge To Terebithia by Katherine Patterson

Are You My Mother? By P D Eastman

Thornton W Burgess Animal Stories –  We are not familiar with these, so we’re looking forward to finding them and trying them out.

Stuart Little by E. B. White

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

So? What was your favorite book to read when you were growing up?


The Littlest Owl and Other Books About Owls

This week’s book choices are all about owls.

First we start off with our favorite owl of all time, good old “wol” from The World of Pooh by A. A. Milne

The Littlest Owl by Caroline Pitcher, Tina McNaughton

Deep inside a willow tree, three newly hatched owlets curiously examine the fourth, quiet egg. Is there an owl in there, they wonder. When at last the fourth owlet struggles free, he doesn’t look much like the others.

The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark by Jill Tomlinson, Paul Howard

Plop, the Baby Barn Owl, is like every Barn Owl there ever was, except for one thing—he is afraid of the dark. “Dark is nasty” he says and so he won’t go hunting with his parents.

The Little White Owl by Tracey Corderoy, Jane Chapman

From bestselling illustrator, Jane Chapman, comes a touching story that celebrates the differences and the beauty inside each of us.

Little Hoot by Amy Crouse Rosenthal, Jen Corace

It’s not fair! All Little Owl wants is to go to bed at a reasonable hour, like his friends do. But no . . . Mama and Papa say little owls have to stay up late and play.

We will end with the most beautifully illustrated edition of The Owl & The Pussycat by Edward Lear Illustrated by Jan Brett.  When we were growing up my grandmother would give us a penny a line for each poem we memorized and recited to her.  The Owl and The Pussycat was the very first poem I recited to her.

Owl sets out to woo Pussycat in a boat laden with fruit and with a guitar at his side, ready for serenading.

Did we forget your favorite owl book?  If so, leave the title in the comments.  We love to discover new books.