National Children’s Day with Book Guru, Grandma Judy
It’s believed that the most formative books you will read in your lifetime are either read to you or by you in your childhood. Thinking back to my youth, which was a long time ago, it’s easy to list five books that influenced me, and each one has remained a classic.
A definition of a classic book would be, books that have remained popular over the years. These books are the ones discussed with your parents and grandparents over the years. Here are a few of my picks.
Classic Children’s Books
- Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
- Heidi by Johanna Spyri (Read to me by my beloved teacher while attending school)
- Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
- Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
- Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
I also love Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain, and can we leave out Peter Pan by James Matthew Barrie? Or, The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum? Or Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. I love them all! It’s so difficult to narrow them down to just a few of my favorites.
Books for young readers most loved and remembered, To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street, by Dr. Seuss. Additional picks include:
Modern Children’s Classic Books
- Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney
- Pink and Say by Patricia Polacco
- Are You My Mother by P. D. Eastman
- Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
- Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig (However, some States have banned the book because, although though the story takes place in the animal kingdom, the policemen have been depicted as pigs).
Older Youth Classic Books
- Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
- Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling
- Holes by Louis Sachar
- Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
- Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
There are so many more wonderful children’s books! It is difficult to choose! I hope this helps give you a Reason to Celebrate National Children’s Day! Read your favorite children’s book with your favorite grand-kiddos and make a memory! – Grandma Judy
The second Sunday in June is known as National Children’s Day in the United States. A day to honor the children in our lives, National Children’s Day is a time to slow down our fast-paced lives, turn off the tech and refocus on the important things. Taking one day may not be enough, but using it as an opportunity to redirect our family’s lives may be an important step in a child’s life.www.NationalCalendar.com
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