Children’s Books

February 15, 2006

I love children’s books. Hopefully, I have used them to instill in my children a love for reading. I copied this meme from Bayou Quilts. Thanks, Jen.

1. Name your 3 favorite children’s series.

Mercer Mayer’s series on fear and nightmares; There’s an Alligator Under My Bed, There’s Something in the Attic, and There’s a Nightmare in My Closet.

Beverly Cleary’s series on Henry Huggins, a kind hearted boy and his lovable friends in the late 50’s Mid-West.

Shirley Hughes’s series on Alfie and his baby sister, Annie Rose.

2.Name your 3 favorite non-series children’s books.

Roald Dahl’s Going Solo; a biography of his participation in World War II. ( Mr Dahl wrote a lot of great books, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach.)

Irene Hunt’s Across Five Aprils; Young Jethro Creighton grows from a boy to a man when he is left to take care of the family farm in Illinois during the difficult years of the Civil War.

Margaret Rostkowski’s After the Dancing Days; A girl comes to terms with the effects of war as she ministers to a soldier just returned from World War I.

3. Name 3 favorite children’s books characters:

Hank the Cowdog by John Erickson

Johnny Tremain by Ester Forbes

Stuart Little by E. B. White



  1. Oh, some new ones! Jotting down more titles… Love the pictures of the covers, Deb. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Deb, I love the Hank the Cow Dog series – as much fun for adults as they are for kids. One of my best friends and I took her grandson on vacation with us one summer and I read Hank books aloud to keep him entertained. Sandy and I enjoyed it every bit as much as Stephen did!

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