Friday, October 22, 2010

Favorites from Childhood

I have ALWAYS been a reader. As a little child, my books were my favorite "toy." I would cart them around in a little shopping cart. I would even tuck them in with me at night. As I got a little older, my books went everywhere with me ... to the ball fields to watch my brother play, to football games with my parents, in the car, to church, to school, on the bus, everywhere. My mom would send me outside to read just so I would get some fresh air! I walked around the halls at home, reading a book, trying not to bump into anyone or anything.

I started thinking back to some of my favorites today ... and this is the list I came up with. What were your favorites growing up?

The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
This was one of my all-time favorites! My original copy is so tattered, but still in a box in the attic. I also loved the others in her series ... those cute little green books.

The Berenstain Bears by Stan and Jan Berenstain
I LOVED these books! My favorite was The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Birthday. Strangely, I didn't have this book. But one of my best friends did. I think I read it every time I went to her house.

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
Well, pretty much any Dr. Seuss, but this was my favorite. I even started memorizing it in 9th grade. :)

Nursery Rhymes
I know tons of nursery rhymes! And I love them all. I had several different books with nursery rhymes in them. Those are probably the first books I ever read myself.

Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parrish
What funny stories! They still make me laugh out loud!

The World's Best Fairy Tales: A Reader's Digest Anthology
I think there were two of these. My parents read out of these at bedtime for years. They probably hated them because the stories were so long, but I loved the stories!

Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne
Classics!!! Piglet was my favorite character.

The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
This one still makes me cry.

Disney Record Books
I had TONS of these. Snow White, The Fox and the Hound, Bambi, The Wizard of Oz ... oh these were so great! We had to have "rest time" every day, and I was allowed to listen to these in my room instead of taking a nap when I got older. I love that little chime sound! :)

Curious George by Margaret and H.A. Rey
My fave is the one when Curious George goes to the hospital. My grandparents had this book at their house and it was read often!

Well ... this list got longer than I intended. So, we'll continue later. I've enjoyed the reminiscing!

1 comment:

  1. Brooke.....what do you do with your free books when you are done? Would you like to donate them to the church library project?? Hint...hint....



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