Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Image via WikipediaNow that I'm at an age where friends are beginning to have children, I've decided that I'm going to be that family friend -- for good or ill -- and try to give the gift of a love of reading.
I'm collecting a list of beloved children's books, from board books through first readers into YA and teen-friendly adult books. The current list spans from Where's Spot through East of Eden, if you're looking for a range. I'm especially hoping for books I remember loving as a kid, but have forgotten (but there's a handful of people whom I'll let vouch for a book, if I've never read it).
So your mission is to let me know which books you read until the covers fell off when you were a kid.
Note: if it's a series, no problem, but ideally I'll just pass along the first book unless/until the child expresses an interest in it. See: The Baby-Sitters Club (#1 Kristy's Great Idea); Animorphs (#1 The Invasion); Goosebumps (#1 Welcome to Dead House).
And don't worry -- if I give your child a book she already owns, I encourage you to pass it along to a friend or a charity. Spread the words!