Monday, March 3, 2008
Read Across America Day
Today is Read Across America Day. I have a small confession...this day is designated national reading day because yesterday was the birthday of Dr. Seuss. My confession is that I'm not all that fond of Seuss books. So I thought I would share some of my favorite children's books/authors.
My all-time favorite book is The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo. I absolutely LOVE this story. I'm also partial to her Mercy Watson series.
My second favorite is The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams.
Third on my list is The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The last two aren't books but authors...
Jan Brett. I adore her illustrations.
Tasha Tudor. Again, the illustrations are so wonderfully detailed and imaginative. And her stories speak to a time when family was the center of the universe.