Let’s take a trip down Memory Lane, shall we? If you’re anything like me, I bet the memories of your childhood years are colored with some of your favorite books.
I have distinct memories of my elementary school teachers taking my class to the school library for half an hour so that we could find books to take out for silent reading time. This was one of my favorite times of the day (actually any time that I can just relax and browse in a library still is, but that’s besides the point).
There were always books that my classmates would fight over and others were each kid’s personal secrets. These books have stayed with me and are ingrained in my mind as a memory that evokes those warm and fuzzy feelings. And let us not forget those magical Scholastic book sale catalogs!
I might just be a nostalgic bibliophile, but I believe that all children, at some point in their life, love books. They gather up their favorites and hold them dear to their heart. When people talk about their favorite childhood books, I often hear the same excitement and sentimentality that I hear when they talk about their favorite ’90s Nickelodeon shows.
I know that I have a box full of kids books in my attic that I just can’t let go of. Every once in a while, I’ll go check out the box and read the stories with a smile and the hope that one day I can pass on my favorites to my own children so that they can also foster a love of reading.
Check out the gallery for some of my favorite childhood classics! And click here for an even longer list if you want to extend your nostalgia for a little bit longer — I won’t judge!
What were some of your favorite books as a child?