Today is a great day because it’s Book Lovers Day! On top of that, local libraries in my town are holding book drives to promote education and reading. Every year, I try to participate and bring in old books that aren’t particularly my favorite. While going through which books to donate, I decided to share some of my favorite children’s books of all time. The books featured in the photos are actually books I’ve had since I was a kid and cannot part with. These are some of my favorite stories and I hope to share them with my future children. For now, I’ll reminisce with all of you!
5 Favorite Children’s Books of all Time
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1) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
Of course, the whole Harry Potter series is my favorite but I had to share the first book because that’s how it all started. I remember in the 3rd or 4th grade when the book came out, we had a “read and eat day” where all we literally did in class was read and eat. Everyone in the class, including myself, was reading Harry Potter. I also remember when Prisoner of Azkaban came out, that’s all I wanted for Christmas. Yeah, I was that kid who asked for books for Christmas. But this series will stick with me for the rest of my life. The last book came out when I was in high school and I felt like I grew up with the characters and actors who were in the film adaptations.
2) Wayside School is Falling Down by Louis Sachar
Second, Louis Sachar is also the author of Holes but Wayside School is Falling Down is hands down my favorite book by him. In the 2nd grade, my teacher would sit and read this book to the whole class. I remember she’d read with so much animation and enthusiasm, the whole class would be cracking up at the characters’ perks.
3) Ramona Forever by Beverly Cleary
Another one of my favorite children’s book authors is Beverly Cleary. As a kid, I loved the Ramona books. Ramona Forever is another funny book about a quirky kid who gets into a lot of trouble. Not to mention, the other Ramona books are just as great and entertaining.
4) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
In addition, Roald Dahl is another favorite author of mine. And I’m pretty sure I’ve read most of his books. From James and the Giant Peach to Matilda and The Witches. Regardless, they’re all great classics! I’ve listed Charlie and the Chocolate Factory because it’s a book and film that can be enjoyed by both adults and children.
5) Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
Lastly, Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White was one of my favorite childhood books. How can you not love the friendship between Wilbur and Charlotte?
Those were five of my favorite books as a kid. As I said, I hope I can share these stories with my children in the future.
Tell me what your favorite children’s books are!
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