First up, if you haven’t yet entered your funny scene in the Jacob Wonderbar Funny Writing Contest Spectacular Happening Event, please do so! You have until tomorrow! Do it do it!
Meanwhile, this question has not yet been asked on this blog:
Which book do you think is the best children’s book of all time?
I know what a difficult question this is. So many incredible books to choose from.
I’m going to close my eyes and choose…………….. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
What about you?
Kathy Podgers says
My favorite, read to me, and then read by me, many times. Filled with hard lessons, and the beauty of life.
"The first place that I can well remember was a large pleasant meadow with a pond of clear water in it. Some shady trees leaned over it, and rushes and water-lilies grew at the deep end. Over the hedge on one side we looked into a plowed field, and on the other we looked over a gate at our master's house, which stood by the roadside; at the top of the meadow was a grove of fir trees, and at the bottom a running brook overhung by a steep bank.
While I was young I lived upon my mother's milk, as I could not eat grass. In the daytime I ran by her side, and at night I lay down close by her. When it was hot we used to stand by the pond in the shade of the trees, and when it was cold we had a nice warm shed near the grove.
As soon as I was old enough to eat grass my mother used to go out to work in the daytime, and come back in the evening."
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
I'm astonished that no one has yet mentioned The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare! I loved that book and have given it to all my nieces.
I was also astonished that someone remembered The Pink Motel by Carol Ryrie Brink and have resolved to reread that one as soon as i can get it. Also appreciate the reminder about Half-Magic by Eager. Although I still have about 50 of my childhood favorites, many of the others disappeared over the years and I'm glad that you mentioned them. Thank you!
Honorable mentions to Island of the Blue Dolphins, Julie of the Wolves, and My Side of the Mountain. And when I go upstairs I'm going to pull my copy of The Wolves of Willoughby Chase from my daughter's bookshelf and start rereading it tonight!