As the Half Pint Library book drive draws to a close, we are reminded once again of the importance reading plays in a child's development. It is a fact that children who live in a print-rich environment are much more likely to learn how to read on schedule and have a bigger and better vocabulary.
Did you know that children's books actually contain 50% more rare words than primetime television (or even college students' conversations)? As essential as early literacy is, the wealth of children's literature that we have available to choose from can be overwhelming. So we consulted with our HPB Bibliomaniacs and asked: What do you consider to be some of the best children's books ever written? And without further ado, here are 40 Books Every Child Should Read:
Does anyone else have the unquenchable desire to raid the children's section of your local Half Price
Books for The Poky Little Puppy, Where the Sidewalk Ends and There's a Monster at the End of
this Book?! I sure do.
Remember, the 2012 Half Pint Library book drive ends on Saturday, March 31. Please donate a new or
gently used kids book, and help share the love of reading with children in need.
How many of these books do you remember reading? What's your childhood favorite?