Featuring colorist Ronda Francis

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Favorite Children's Books

This isn' going to be a long post, just wanted to share that I recently took a poll and asked what people loved to read when they were children.

They told me about their favorite books, series, and comics.

Although I was not surprised by the likes of Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak, or Charlotte's Web by E.B. White, and A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle, I did get some answers that threw me for a loop. 

For instance, many people said they loved Edgar Allen Poe, even as a child. Now I was raised watching Frankenstein and Dracula so that was not a big deal for ME, but I had no idea that it was so commonplace across the board. 

A few other faves were Winnie the Pooh, The Giving Tree, anything by Roald Dahl, and the Bunnicula series. 

Here are some other's that were mentioned:

~ Nate the Great
~ Babar
~ The Diary of Anne Frank
~ Harold and the Purple Crayon
~ Pat the Bunny
~ Narnia
~ Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys
~ Stuart Little

There were plenty more, but rather than list them all, I'd rather hear what YOU loved as a child, and why.

Looking forward to hearing!! xo


  1. A book that really stuck with me in childhood was a book on Greek mythology by Ingri D'Aulaire. It was written for children, with quite fanciful illustrations, and it appealed to me. I've read it since as an adult, and still enjoy it.

    There are childrens books I've read as an adult that I wished I'd read when I was a kid, like The Secret Garden or Watership Down.

  2. Thanks William! I'll have to look that up. I am so into illustration--and kid's books have some of the best. I'll let you know what I think. :) :)

  3. I believe it's a husband and wife team- I can't recall the other name, but they also did other books, including one on Norse mythology.

    1. Ah ok!! Found it! Thank you-- http://www.amazon.com/DAulaires-Greek-Myths-Ingri-dAulaire/dp/0440406943