March 13, 2009

For the Love of Reading

Yesterday some of my co-workers and I went to go read to/with a kindergarden class at a local school. We did this last year, and it was a ton of fun - not to mention illuminating. Kids these days have amazing reading skills; it makes me so happy.

I loved this picture on the wall of the classroom.

After I sat with about five different kids individually and listened to then read to me, I read for the class as a whole. I read this book.

All this got me thinking about kids' books. I had a lot of favorites growing up, but this one was always a frontrunner. The illustrations are amazing, even after all these years.

What were your favorite books as a child? Let me know - I may just order them for Charlie.


tootie said...

What a fun and rewarding experience!

My favorite books were as a kid: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie..., The Hungry Caterpillar, The Giving Tree (which makes a great book/gift for adults, too!), and anything Dr. Seuss.

phairhead said...

Beatrix Potter series, The Giving Tree, The Pokey Little Puppy, Mr. Men/Little Miss series, Cloudy w/ a Chance of Meatballs, Pickles to Pittsburgh

Anonymous said...

angelia ballerina was a favorite of mine as well! i also had the angelina ballerina stuffed animal to play with as i read the books. i also like the berenstain bears, if you give a mouse a cookie, and the magic school bus series (best science books for kids ever!)

dapotato said...

the hungry caterpillar. where the wild things are. beatrix potter books. a.a. milne's winnie the pooh books. thel ittle engine that could, berenstein bears, the jolly postman: or other people's letters, the list goes on.

Angie Eats Peace said...

Of course I love Angelina Ballerina, but my faves also included, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, The Giving Tree and Where the Sidewalk Ends.

Growing Up Cameron said...

The Bernstain Bears! I loved them all. Junk Food, The Gimmies, The Truth. They got me thruogh some tough time. ;)

amber said...

some of these are already listed, but here goes:

clifford the big red dog, bernstein bears, cloudy with a chance of meatballs (this one is a must!!), beatrix potter, anything dr. seuss, velveteen rabbit.

for chapter books, i loved:

island of the blue dolphins, mixed up files of mrs. basil e. frankweiler, james and the giant peach, the indian in the cupboard series.

can you tell i loved books as a kid? ;)