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dawn-meier's picture
Apr.15.2010
Call me a dweeb, a nerd, a geek, or whatever--the books I most fondly remember from my childhood are my school textbooks Fun with Dick and Jane series.  Not too many will remember their school textbooks fondly, but I loved the stories about Dick, Jane, and their dog, Spot. Today, more than likely,...
len-boswell's picture
Apr.15.2010
The attic of my childhood is filled with books big and small, from counting and alphabet books, to a sluice of books by Seuss, to little books about each president, to books about ducks and bears and little golden-haired girls who shouldn’t have but did and lived to rue the consequences, to books...
sezin-koehler's picture
Apr.15.2010
This is the copy of Maurice Sendak's Where The Wild Things Are I've had since I was 4 years old. It has gone all over the world with me, a fact that Max would surely love. Like The Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland, Where The Wild Things Are is one of the fundamental tenets of my...
tracy-sestili's picture
Apr.14.2010
I spent a lot of time in the doctor's office when I was a kid due to my asthma and allergies. Finding a new Highlights Magazine where the "Hidden Pictures"  section hadn't been circled was always considered a jackpot sighting. But since I went every week I needed something else to...
grant-hayter-menzies's picture
Apr.14.2010
To single out one book, any more than a whole library’s worth of them, as being of most influence on one’s development is like having to list your favorite kisses from an unforgettable lover. I can simplify the process by counting on one hand the books which, read before the age of eighteen,...
a-c-witkavitch's picture
Apr.14.2010
Among my many favorite children's books is From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. Not only did the main characters live in the region where I grew up in Connecticut, I fell in love with the idea of running away to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. When I was young, we would go into NYC...
barbara-audet's picture
Apr.14.2010
She drove a blue roadster. Solved serious mysteries. Had two best-forever friends. A charming boyfriend. Never seemed to have a major worry. And I wanted to be just like her. Nancy Drew, girl detective. Looking back at childhood, it is not just one book then for me, but a series of books, ...
alma-alexander's picture
Apr.14.2010
When I was just a little girl, my mother used to read to me. Perhaps this was not entirely unexpected or unusual - lots of little girls have their parents read to them when they're about to tuck them in for the night. Stories are so much a foundation on which our childhoods were built,  which whole...
lisa-brown's picture
Apr.14.2010
  My favorite children's book? Well that's an impossible question. Children's books are often grouped en masse into their own genre, shoving picture books, early readers, middle grade novels and teen fiction willy-nilly into a great big undifferentiated pile. I mean, really, how does one...