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:
My mother would read Betsy books to my sister and I before bed.
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).
My sister and I both love Ramona.
Baby-sitter’s Club #1- need I say more?
My favorite book since I was 12. Changed my life.
My first “big girl” book when I was in middle school. My mom’s favorite book.
Both my brother’s, husband’s, and best friend’s favorite picture book.
Promoting environmental protection for 31 years now!
Author love I found during my lit degree.
Reminded me how much fun reading can be.
Read the series and discussed it with my brother.
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.
For making poetry so accessible for kids.
My first John Green book.
Changed the way I think about teaching.
So clever! Reignited my love of picture books.
Bring creativity back!
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?