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Every kid has a favorite children’s book that they enjoyed being read to them over and over again. Even as an adult you still remember those books . Some of my favorite books current and pass are “ Duck for President “. This is my all time favorite because it teaches kids about politics in a gentile way. Second up is “ A little Chicken “ by author Tammi Sauer. My third choice is “The Very Hungry Caterpillar “ which is an old time classic. My fourth choice is “Good Night Moon” which is another classic. My all time favorite is “Flying With Kindness “ which teaches children about showing kindness to others. http://www.flyingwithkindness.com.



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The poetry of the narrative in "Owl Moon" made it a favorite for parent read-aloud, and the mystery of it made it almost as popular with the kids. Their favorite was "King Bidgood's in the Bathtub" (or whatever the proper name was) because it captured the situation of childhood in such a delightful way. Honorable mention for "The Mountain that Loved a Bird" (illustrated by Hungry Caterpillar's Eric Carle) for making me cry nearly every single one of the 30 or 40 times I read it to them.



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For sheer, almost mind-blowing impact, I'd say my fav was Dr. Seuss's "McElligot's Pool," (which all these years I have thought was titled "McGillicut's Pool, until I just looked it up). That's the one where the kid dangles his worm in a dinky pool and is mocked by an adult for thinking he can catch fish there. But the kid speculates about the subterranean connections the adult can't imagine, and by the end Seuss has a monster fish about to chomp on the kid's worm. Wish I could say a more profound book moved me the most, but no.

For reading to a kid, I'd pick "Tacky the Penguin" and "Patrick Eats His Peas," the latter because it became the favorite "secret" of our younger daughter to whisper in our ears, "green balls of mushy poison."



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I will admit it's been a very long time since I was a child, heck, it's been quite a while since my children were children. But some books cannot be forgotten. I humbly submit the following (mostly for younger kids, not teens).

"The Wind in the Willows" by Kenneth Grahame
"Old Mother West Wind" (series) by Thornton W. Burgess
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Bambi by Felix Salten.



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The Giving Tree
Dr Seuss' books
Alice in Wonderland
The Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery



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This is interesting because children's books end up freighted with expectation; there is a sense that they are somehow a window to the adult psyche. I don't think there is any truth in that but it is certainly true that out of all the drivel we read and enjoy as children, some books stay forever in the consciousness. This seems to me to be different to the concept of a favourite book because what is engaged is the imagination, which is vivid in children, rather than emotion, which is not much developed beyond the simplistic responses of crying or laughing. A good exercise is to go back and read again those books that stay with you from childhood.

The book that stays with me is 'Treasure Island' and each time I read it there is more darkness and danger in it than I ever saw as a child; but as a child I was enthralled by it.



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