Thursday, November 22, 2012

Books I'm Thankful For

Happy Thanksgiving to our U.S. readers!
My apologies to all U.S. turkeys!
And happy Thursday to all other readers!
Following in the tradition of thanksgiving on this day, I wanted to share the books top 20 books that I am most thankful for (not in importance order, but from childhood favorites until now): 

"B" Is for Betsy My mother would read Betsy books to my sister and I before bed.
King Bidgood's in the Bathtub We had a musical version of this book and I still cannot read it without singing.
The BFG My favorite book from Roald Dahl (my favorite author until I found The Giver).
Ramona the Brave My sister and I both love Ramona.
Kristy's Great Idea (The Baby-Sitters Club, #1) Baby-sitter's Club #1- need I say more? (And it connected me with Jen!!)
 My favorite book since I was 12. Changed my life.
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn My first "big girl" book when I was in middle school. My mom's favorite book.
The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear Both my brother's and husband's favorite picture book.
The Lorax Promoting environmental protection for 31 years now!
Stormbreaker (Alex Rider Series #1) Reminded me how much fun reading can be.
Among the Hidden (Shadow Children, #1) Read the series and discussed it with my brother.
Hurt Go Happy Gave me a new passion and introduced me to Ginny Rorby.
Love That Dog For making poetry so accessible for kids.
Looking for Alaska My first John Green book.
The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child Changed the way I think about teaching.
We are in a Book!So clever! Reignited my love of picture books.
The Dot Bring creativity back!
Airborn (Matt Cruse, #1) For being unique, introducing me to Kenneth Oppel and full-cast audio
Shine The first award winner from my first book award committee.

What books are you thankful for? 

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