Children’s Books

The Common Room has a poste on reading and re-reading children’s books.

I was very interested. So I went to look at it. I read the comments as well.

We didn’t have much money, so we went to the library a lot. And I didn’t re-read books much then because we were always moving and the new library had so many new books. (In NC, my brother got to pick what books the librarians should order because he read so much there and was there so often.)

I don’t know what age the “children” were. But here are some books I loved.

Wrinkle in Time– I was introduced to it by my teachers in fourth grade. I have no idea how often I read it, but I have read it aloud to my boys.
The Five Little Peppers–I loved this book in fifth grade. Of course, I was also reading all my mother’s romance novels, too, but…
anything by Zane Grey–I started reading him in third grade and didn’t quit until I was about 30.
anything by Louis L’Amour– I think I started reading him when I was in sixth grade, maybe seventh, and I haven’t quit yet.

One set of books which I wish I had read when I was a child is the Narnia Chronicles. I read them for the first time when I was twenty. That same week I finished reading them for the fifth time. Needless to say, my kids have already been introduced to them.