I love books. From the time I was old enough to read on my own, I always, ALWAYS had a book in my hand, or rather, my face in a book, whenever I went or we went as a family. Here I am, at age 7, reading to my grandpa. We would go swimming at the pond? I had a towel and a book. We would go on long car trips? I would read the entire trip, no car sickness for me. I have favorite books I remember well, likely I read them over and over again… Miss Hickory by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey, The Borrowers by Mary Norton, The Cricket in Times Square and anything and everything by Marguerite Henry, Misty of Chincoteague topping the list. Miss Hickory was so resourceful, I wanted to grow up to be just like her. She had a very hard head. In fact, the theme of resourcefulness ran through all these books. Who is more resourceful than a Borrower? They re-purposed postage stamps into wall hangings and a cork made a very fine chair.
Kids! What books are you planning to read this summer? Parents (grown-ups!) Which books do you remember from your childhood?