What was your favorite book as a kid?

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

By | 2011-01-11T12:20:50+00:00 January 11th, 2011|Books, Buzz|5 Comments


  1. Lauren January 11, 2011 at 12:27 pm - Reply

    When I was very little, I loved the book “Make Way for Ducklings,” which is about a Mother Duck and her babies marching through the streets of Boston. I also loved the Harry Potter series, even though I started reading it because a boy in my 3rd grade class told me “girls can’t read the Harry Potter books!”

    • C indy Dehner January 11, 2011 at 12:33 pm - Reply

      Hermione (sp?) would kick that little boy’s behind!

  2. C indy Dehner January 11, 2011 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    I can’t believe your is Little Princess! That was my initial answer but I was hesitant to list it. I do LOVE that book and Secret Garden by FHB. My second favorite was The Black Stallion series. I started reading those in 3rd grade and they certainly contributed to my love of reading.

  3. Georgette Thaler January 11, 2011 at 3:41 pm - Reply

    Georgette Thaler: I can totally relate. I got my start with just one Nancy Drew..maybe that is why I went into research-love discovering what motivates people.

  4. Cindy January 12, 2011 at 7:20 pm - Reply

    I loved Go, Dog Go! too. I couldn’t wait to buy it for my kids and start reading it to them when they were little.

    The book that has stayed with me the longest is Drake, The Man They Called a Pirate by Jean Lee Latham. It combined so many things I loved: history, adventure, and exotic places. It’s out of print now so you can only buy it used, which I did and read to my daughter when she was 10. I was so happy when she loved it too and reread it on her own several times.

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