Friday, April 3, 2015

Children's Book Day--My Favorite Stories as a Kid

Yesterday was Children's Book Day, and I had a request to share my favorite bedtime stories as a kid on the blog. I know there are many more than I'm listing here, but these are the ones that stand out in my mind:

The Poky Little Puppy. There were a lot of Little Golden Books that I read/had read to me as a child
(like The Saggy Baggy Elephant or The Fuzzy Duckling), but this one stands out to me the most. It's one I now read to my little girl!

Roger's Upside-Down Day. This one is a little more obscure, but my sister and I adored it. I actually memorized it for a poetry reading in elementary school. The entire book is about how Roger Poger goes upside-down for a day.

Clue series. Based off the popular board game. I ate these up. Which is funny, because I'm not much of a mystery reader anymore.

The American Girl books. I got into these in sixth grade and adored them, even though I didn't own any of the dolls. The stories I remember most are the ones about Addy.

What were your favorite books as a kid?


  1. Mine was: The King, the Mice and the Cheese. I liked the story's progression and the pictures.

  2. I love The Pokey Little Puppy! Also on my list: "Make Way for Ducklings" and "Pickle Chiffon Pie".

  3. Definitely had a collection of Golden Books at home. The only thing I really remember about the pokey puppy is that he nosed around a delicious-looking strawberry.

    Kristin was my favorite American Girl. They didn't release Addy until I'd already picked Kristin, but I'll admit that Kristin was blonde like me, so that probably had something to do with it.