My favorite book ever? Here's a little hint: ""Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird." You can read all about my favorite book ever here.
Reading with children? Yes. Every day for the past 17 years. Read this post for some thoughts on that. And don't miss this post for some great links on where to find great books for your kids. Here's a little excerpt:
"I like this list of 100 Best Books, but I like the age-by-age breakdown here even better. And if 100 isn't enough (of course it isn't!), here is a list of 1000 Good Books for preschool-grade 12.
Paula's Archives is another great place for reading lists, such as
* Easy chapter books
* Literature to supplement history and
* Living books for science
What about books for babies through preschoolers? I think this is a great list from the NY Public Library. Scanning these titles, I feel a tremendous nostalgia for the days of Bread and Jam for Frances, The Carrot Seed, and Mike Mulligan. (On a side note, my 7 and 11-year-olds still like for me to read picture books to them. A few times a week I'll pull out an old favorite to read to them, and they love them just as much as they did when they were preschoolers.)"
Click on this link, though, to read it all.
And last, but certainly not least, here are some of my own childhood favorites.
I could go on and on about books. If you are looking for something to read, check out the link for "Reading Picks" at the top of the page. These are my Top Ten lists from the past few years.
And I'll end with one of my favorite quotes:
I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.
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