Staff Favorites

November 16, 2006

It’s Children’s Book Week as you know so I asked the Staff to tell me what their two all-time favorite children’s books were. Generally, the selections came with brief annecdotes about what made them favorites. The reasons varied but, more often than not, the particular book had created warm memories when read to their children or it was fondly remembered as a consistent “tearjerker.” I have noted, where appropriate, which books may require tissues. Interestingly, Charlotte’s Web made the list for three of us, so if you haven’t already shared that delight with your kids, it’s high time. Whichever you choose to read with your family, it might become one of their all-time favorites too. Here is the list in alphabetical order by librarian:

Anita: Couldn’t choose just 2. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett; anything by Beatrix Potter; The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl; The Silver Pencil by Alice Dalgliesh; and The Story of Holly and Ivy (tissue worthy) by Rumer Godden.

Ann: Also felt unbound by the limit of 2. Charlotte’s Web by E.B.White; If I Ran The Circus by Dr. Seuss and Love You Forever (tissue worthy) by Robert Munsch.

Bridget: James and The Giant Peach by Roald Dahl and Anne Of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery.

Cathy: Little Women (tissue worthy) by Louisa May Alcott and Black Beauty by Anna Sewell.

Diane: Another Charlotte’s Web fan and The Boy of Steel by Ray Negron.

Jenny: Another Charlotte’s Web booster and Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain.

Sue: The Giving Tree (tissue worthy) by Shel Silverstein and Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss (ask Sue if she can still recite this by heart!)