Posted by: Burlington Public Library (WA) | July 12, 2011

blueberries, baking and books

Continuing on with our “food” theme, did you know that July is National Blueberry Month? Thinking of baking a blueberry pie sent me on a wave of reminiscence into children’s literature. I thought of Blueberries for Sal, the classic children’s book by Robert McCloskey and the 1949 Caldecott Award winner. That’s sixty years worth of children having grown up with that book!

Other books that bring back great memories of childhood reading for me are Harold and His Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson, and the Beezus and Ramona series by Beverly Cleary. (I was Beezus. My big sister was Ramona.)

My two sons were fans of Katy and the Big Snow by Virginia Lee Burton, Big Rigs by Hope Irvin Marston, and The Sneeches and other Stories by Dr. Seuss.


What about you? Do you remember books that you read as child? (If not, go read some of these!) Do you have favorites that you read to your own children, or grandchildren? Write a comment below and share some of your favorite children’s book titles. 


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