Do you remember your favorite books from childhood? The ones you begged your parents to read to you over and over, just like your toddler does with their favorites now?
At the end of the school year my daughter got to choose two books to bring home with her. She chose Charlotte’s Web, because we had borrowed it from the library and she loved reading it; we’ve already read through it twice this summer.
The second book she chose sparked my memory, because it was a book I had read often as a child, Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain. The author lived in my hometown, and I remember her reading this book, and some of her other books, at library story time.
Thinking about this book that I read (or really, had read to me) when I was Kaelyn’s age, got me thinking about some of my other favorite childhood books that I want my kids to know and love too.
After some searching around online to help jog my memory, I made my list of books. We already own several of these books and they are well loved by my kids, but some of them my kids had yet to experience. So off we headed to the library to find those books, bring them home, and read them ourselves.
My kids are so intrigued that these are books that mommy read (and liked) when she was little. And I’m sure we’ll be adding some of their favorites to our collection once these copies have to be returned to the library.
Some of these books might be a little long for toddlers, but many of them are classic stories, and they are the books that I remember loving, so I want my kids to know these stories and love them, and maybe one day pass them down to their own children.
My Favorite Childhood Books that I Want My Kids to Love:
What favorite books from your childhood do you want your kids to know and love?
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