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.
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?
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Every week we change the quote on our sidewalk sandwich board at the store. This week, Clive* chose a quote from a book he’s reading – Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier.
This is a great chapter book to read aloud, it reminds me of just the kind of book our parents would read to us when we were younger. It encourages us to leave reason behind. Sir Tope , Peter’s sidekick, is a knight who is a combination of horse and cat, thanks to a cranky hag.
Clive says leave reason behind and open your mind to all the possibilities!
*Clive, our store mascot, is a Jellycat Cordy Roy Aardvark and can be found at Fragile Earth in 15″ and 10″ sizes.