Thank you for taking time out of your beautiful spring day, to read my suggestions for some Kids’ Books to Remember. I sincerely hope these titles will help you find some new favorites on your next library visit. Please let us know what your kids like best in the comments below!
Last week was National Library Week. In celebration of this annual event, I thought I would share a photo of the place where my love of books and reading began. This is the Marion Public Library, in Marion, Indiana, which is one of the Carnegie Libraries, built in 1902. My dad would take me there every week to check out books, beginning when I was very young. He was an avid reader, so he needed to visit frequently, because he, the same as I am now, never wanted to be without a book to read! I loved those special trips each week and loved to surprise my mother with the books we would find. Some of the books I’m sharing with you in Kids’ Books to Remember this week might have been on those library shelves many years ago and will still encourage a love of reading in your kids, as they did with me. I hope you find some new favorites!
kids’ books to remember: read aloud
8 Class Pets + 1 Squirrel + 1 Dog = Chaos by Vivian Vande Velde
Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary
Cricket in Times Square by George Selden
KIDS’ BOOKS TO REMEMBER: picture books
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig
The Swing by Joe Cepeda
Lyle, Lyle Crocodile by Bernard Waber
KiDS’ BOOKS TO REMEMBER: chapter books
Sarah Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan
Regarding the Fountain by Kate Klise
Henry and Ribsy by Beverly Cleary