I read a lot as a kid.  Big shocker, right?  Books were always a way for me to experience other worlds, and to procrastinate doing my homework, of course.  There were so many books I loved as a kid.  Different books at different ages: Thee Hannah was one that stuck with me, and I still love Go, Dog. Go!, don’t you?

But if I had to pick just one, I’d have to go with A Little Princess by Frances Hodges Burnett.  Maybe it was my age when I read it and my active imagination, but I could picture Sara’s attic room so perfectly and spent hours imagining what it would be like to be her.  I think the story of hope and perseverance and inner strength somehow became a part of me.

What was your favorite book growing up?

— Dana Barrett, Editor