Earlier this month was International Children’s Book Day and I missed it! I knew it was in April, but I forgot about it just in time to miss posting on the actual day—but fear not, I’m still posting about my favorite children’s books in honor of the day. I have many, many books from my childhood that I think of fondly but I’m only sharing a select few today, otherwise it’d be a never ending post.
Auntie Claus by Elise Primavera
This was a fun book that I loved when I was small. I read it all year round, I couldn’t get enough.
Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish
I was obsessed with these books! I wish I could go back to being small and pull them from my little bookcase to sit on the floor and read them again.
Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman
This is one of my favorite children’s books ever and one that I have some of the best memories of. I’ve always loved Halloween and this feels like the Halloween of my very young self.
Skeleton Hiccups by Margery Cuyler
Another Halloween favorite!
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams
Even looking at this cover takes me back to October afternoons and counting down the days to trick or treating.
The Soup Bone by Tony Johnston
Oh, this book was something else. I absolutely adored it—and yes, it’s another Halloween book. I didn’t realize how many I loved as a kid.
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
I think I’ve mentioned this before but this is one of the most nostalgic books from my childhood. I loved the story, I loved the illustrations. It feels like something important from my childhood reading—something that stood out and was impactful but I don’t really know why. There was a mural of Max and the wild things outside my classroom in elementary school and they felt like a part of my everyday life that I loved.
Thinking of these books and seeing their illustrations brings back many happy memories and makes me wish I was a kid again. These books were some of the stories that made me love reading and turned me into the reader and writer I am today. I’m feeling a bit emotional now. I still love them so much.
I’d love to hear what your favorite childhood books were. Tell me some of them in the comments!
Thanks for reading,