Hello there everyone!
Occasionally I get into conversations with my students about books. Actually, it happens often, and I love it when it does. Today, a student asked me the following:
Miss Tennant? When you were little, what were your favorite books?
First of all, I loved the fact that she asked me about my favorite books rather than my favorite book, but this question always gives me hives. For as long as I can remember, I have been a reader. As a child, when people would ask me what I was or what I wanted to be, I’d say a reader. But I can’t remember what I read or why I read it…or even what the first book was that I read all on my own.
Today was different, however. Suddenly, at least a dozen titles came swirling into my brain and it made me so happy I almost cried. My favorite books were as follows:
1. the stories of forest animals by Beatrix Potter – I had a collection of them and loved to have them read to me, to read them myself, or to read to others.
2. The Lorax by Dr. Seuss – It was a combination of the drawings, the colors, and the story. I was always very opinionated and liked a good cause.
3. The Nutcracker – As a ballerina, I liked to listen to this story, but I distinctly remember hating to read it by myself.
4. Charlotte’s Web – This was my favorite in kindergarten and well into 3rd grade.
5. The Harry Potter series – When I was in 4th grade, I discovered the magical world of Harry Potter and was infatuated (and still am).
So I guess my question is this:
What were your favorite books as children?