Not Just for Bedtime

Today is International Children's Book Day, traditionally held on or around the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen's birthday, April 2nd. International Children's Book Day is celebrated to inspire a love of reading and to call attention to children's books. Below is a short list of children's books that I have fond memories of reading, and occasionally re-read them even as an adult (not in any particular order):
What are some books from your childhood?

The Little PrinceThe LoraxWhere the Wild Things AreAlice in WonderlandThrough the Looking GlassCharlotte's WebWinnie-the-PoohThe Jungle BookWhere the Wild Things Are

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Anonymous Jamie Sullivan

I remember getting Dr Seuss books in the mail, I think it was 1 book a month. By the time I was 13, I had the whole collection. My favorite book was "Green Eggs & Ham"

- Jamie Sullivan

Anonymous Sally Weeks

I love the Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys books. I remember staying up very late reading under the blanket; did anyone else do that?
- Sally Weeks

Blogger Love Hurts

I never read many books when i was younger but i can say that i really do enjoy it now especially curled up wrapped in a fleecy blanket with a cuppa. By the way you're pretty cute in your picture!

Anonymous Jenny Davis

My kids are reading all the books you listed. I'm also getting the older ones to read:
* A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L'Engle
* The Last Unicorn, by Peter Beagle
* The Princess Bride, by William Goldman
* Earthsea Trilogy, by Ursula Le Guin

I don't want my kids to see the tv/movie version of these before reading them.

- Jenny D.

Anonymous Michelle & Dave

My twins are reading the Harry Potter series; We're just starting on the first book!
- Michelle and Dave

Anonymous rice mountain

I loved "The Bobbsey Twins at the Seashore" all the Nancy Drew series. I used to twist the bulb of my night light just so, so that when I heard my mom upstairs moving toward her window to look out and see if my light was on, all I had to do was turn the lamp shade ever so slightly and out was the light and mom was happy and I could turn it on again and read as long as i wanted.
I also loved a very gory Catholic book - The Lives of the Saints - lots of gruesome tales - I actually spent some time sleeping with rocks in my bed to make up for the lightbulb trick. Amazing what Catholicism can do to one.

Blogger Mizez Slocombe

Goodnight room
Goodnight moon
Goodnight cow jumping over the moon
Goodnight light and the red balloon
Goodnight bears
Goodnight chairs

Goodnight kittens
And goodnight mittens
Goodnight clocks and goodnight socks
Goodnight little house and goodnight mouse
Goodnight comb and goodnight brush
Goodnight nobody, goodnight mush
And goodnight to the old lady whispering "hush"

Goonight stars
Goodnight air
Goodnight noises everywhere .....

Blogger Nam LaMore

What a beautiful poem .. unfortunately, even in sleep there is too much noise in my dreams to make sleeping enjoyable. But that only started recently .. I'll have to remember to talk about that in therapy.

Blogger Jozee

Hi Nam,

The Diary of Anne Frank
Miss Hickory
Little Women
Everything you've listed and
All the biographies and autobiographies I could get my hands on in fourth grade.
Thanks for stoppin' by my blog and likin' my work.

Take care! Josie

P.S. I pierced my own nose in 19 seventy- something. Had purple panic crazy color in eighty-somethin' and here I am now. You go!

Blogger Nam LaMore

JOZEE .. I made an effort at putting together an 'adult' book list via the profile, but that's inadequate .. I'll have to put together a reading list not made for a 10 year old (I'm not saying these bedtime stories are just for kids)! I do love biographies, and, when I had TV a few years ago, it was tuned to cable stations A&E and History to watch the various biographies.

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