Our Childhood Book Experiences
We often reminisce about old movies and television shows, but what about our first experiences with books.
My earliest memory of books is my mother reading me the Three Little Puppies, and of course the Dick and Jane series that helped many of us learn to read.
I also remember the standards like 'The Three Little Pigs', 'The Little Engine That Could', and 'Green Eggs and Ham'
I remember my third grade teacher having all of us sit on the floor in the back of the classroom while she sat in a chair in front of us and read 'Charlotte's Web'
Each day she would read us another chapter, and I think that was the first time I realized the real power of books.
A recent survey asked people to name their favorite book from their childhood.
Here are the top ten childhood books, see if yours is on the list
- "The Cat in the Hat" by Dr. Seuss.
- "Green Eggs and Ham" by Dr. Seuss.
- "Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak.
- "Nancy Drew" mysteries.
- The Bible, or stories from the Bible.
- "Charlotte's Web" by E.B. White.
- "Goodnight Moon" by Margaret Wise Brown.
- "Curious George" by Hans Augusto Rey and Margret Rey.
- "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott.
- "The Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein.