Books I’m Thankful For



Tomorrow is Thanksgiving here in the U.S., so I wanted to celebrate by sharing books from throughout my life that I am thankful for: 

"B" Is for Betsy
My mother would read Betsy books to my sister and I before bed.

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We had a musical version of this book and I still cannot read it without singing.

My favorite book from Roald Dahl (my favorite author until I found The Giver).

Ramona the Brave
My sister and I both love Ramona.

Kristy's Great Idea (The Baby-Sitters Club, #1)
Baby-sitter’s Club #1- need I say more?

My favorite book since I was 12. Changed my life.

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
My first “big girl” book when I was in middle school. My mom’s favorite book.

The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear
Both my brother’s, husband’s, and best friend’s favorite picture book.

The Lorax
Promoting environmental protection for 31 years now!

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Author love I found during my lit degree.

Stormbreaker (Alex Rider Series #1)
Reminded me how much fun reading can be.

Among the Hidden (Shadow Children, #1)
Read the series and discussed it with my brother.

Hurt Go Happy
Gave me a new passion and a book that I love sharing with students.

For adding to the passion and for being another book I couldn’t wait to share with kids.

Love That Dog
For making poetry so accessible for kids.

Looking for Alaska
My first John Green book.

The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child
Changed the way I think about teaching.

We are in a Book!
So clever! Reignited my love of picture books.

The Dot
Bring creativity back!

Airborn (Matt Cruse, #1)
For being unique, introducing me to Kenneth Oppel and full-cast audio

The first award winner from my first book award committee.


The second award winner from my time on the Walden Award committee.


What books are you thankful for? 


1 thought on “Books I’m Thankful For”

  1. Ahh the books of my childhood! Every single one of these that I read, I definitely loved. And The BFG is definitely my favourite Roald Dahl as well! I loved Matilda as much as the next girl, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was fun, but The BFG is where it’s at.


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