Our Reading Rainbow
Books, books everywhere!
My mom retired in 2009 after 21 years as a teacher. She spent the last 19 years as a reading specialist and then 5th grade reading teacher. It’s no wonder she’s accumulated such an amazing book collection. Last weekend the treasure was passed on to my brother and I so that we can share it with our children and instill a love of reading in them as well.
Even before this family treasure was passed down Alex had started herself a pretty good library. Many individuals gifted us books even before she was born. I love the gift of books. Both these from my mom and the ones we received as baby gifts. A number of people passed on books they had loved reading with their children or that they had loved as kids. These are my favorites. Receiving a book as a gift is like being given the gift of time with your children. Looks like our family has been given countless hours of time together already.
What is/was your favorite children’s book? Dave loved “Danny and the Dinosaur.” I truthfully can’t remember a favorite from my childhood but my favorite right now is “The Giving Tree.” I definitely remember my favorites from my tween years: The Babysitters Club series, Ramona Quimby series, and the Laura Ingalls Wilder series. How about you? Any books you think are mandatory for our collection?