Do you remember some of your favorite books as a kid? I absolutely do. There were a few that I read over and over again and checked out more than a few times. These are the books I want to find again and share with my children.
#1 - 3 -- Shel Silverstein books. Enough said. Where The Sidewalk Ends, A Light In the Attic, and The Giving Tree are beloved classics. I especially liked Silverstein's silly poetry.
#4 -- Miss Nelson Is Missing. I may have first seen this book on the TV show Reading Rainbow. It is the top-of-mind funny school mystery that I will always remember.
#5 - Tiki Tiki Tembo. Kids enjoy big words, and few words are bigger than this boy's name: Tikki Tikki Tembo-no Sa Rembo-chari Bari Ruchi-pip Peri Pembo. The story is a Chinese myth and incredibly fun to read aloud!
#6 - Oh The Thinks You Can Think. All Dr. Seuss books are worthy of reading for generations to come, but this one was my favorite. Maybe not quite as well-known as titles like The Cat in The Hat or Green Eggs and Ham, but this one is full of creatures and inventions that could only come from such a creative genius as Dr. Seuss.
#7 - Caps For Sale. Another one that has been around for a long time, over fifty years. There's just something about those mischievous monkeys!
#8 - Make Way For Ducklings. Timeless and lovely illustrations. I wanted to cuddle those sweet baby ducks (Jack, Kack, Lack, Nack, Ouack, Pack, and Quack) so badly!