Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Nostalgic For Children's Books












All this talk of books plus the start of fall is making me nostalgic. I'm missing the days when my kids used to crawl up in my lap to read. I'm missing the days when book order forms came home from the school and it was not uncommon for me to spend $50 on new books for the kids. It's been long enough now that I'm even missing the books that were read so often I didn't even need to look at the words any more. We liked to take our favorite books and use them for projects--right down to once mixing paint colors with our foot just like the mice in "Mouse Paint!" I always knew I could count on any book written or illustrated by Eric Carle, Ellen Stoll Walsh, Bill Martin Jr. and Lois Ehlert. One of the most beloved book in my house when my children were very little was "The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything" by Linda Williams, illustrated by Megan Lloyd. Even as toddlers, my kids liked to act it out. With Halloween creeping up on us, I think it's time to bring this one back out for old time sake!


Todays post for BBAW is a meme about books. I think I pretty much covered these questions here a while back. Let's just say that I treat my books pretty carefully these days; must better than I used to when I was more prone to think of paperbacks as disposable.
To get the book cover pics for the recommendations, I went to the site for Scholastic Books and was excited to see that their bloggers are also participating in BBAW! Here are their responses to todays meme.

8 comments:

  1. I love it when the book order forms come home from school. I am working the school book fair this year and cannot wait! My daughter will be "working" with me but she will probably spend the entire time shopping. Like her mama...

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  2. Thanks for bringing back my own memories of when my boys were little and they would do the same thing!!

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  3. I bought Mouse Paint for my boys at a used book sale recently. They love it! And so do I!

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  4. I LOVED Chicka Chicka Boom Boom!! What a great book - I used to read it to my nephew a lot :o)


    BTW, I mailed your letter yesterday - sorry it took so long! :o(

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  5. Yeah, I didn't find it too confusing at all. If you get a chance, definitely go see it soon! Maybe it'll boost it's way up your TBR list!

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  6. Oh gosh, I love all those books. Did you ever get that book catalog for kids...what was it called? She would review each book so thoroughly that I'd want to order each one of them. I think it might be what made me become a teacher!

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  7. Teri, I never say that catalog--thank heavens! Despite gifting an enormous part of the books my kids had when they were young back to the elementary school, I still have shelves and shelves of books I just can't part with!

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