Party Talk!


It’s that time again – we asked our writers a question and brought their answers here to share with you. This week, we asked, ” What is your favorite childhood book?”

Gail Martin: From my own childhood, How the Grinch Stole Christmas. From my kids’ childhoods, Piggy Pie

Edmund Schubert: Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators. If you’re not familiar with it, imagine the Hardy Boys meets Scooby Doo) (I was a huge fan of these as a kid! mm)

Melissa Gilbert: How far back in childhood are we talking here? When I was really little, it was The Little Red Hen. When I was a bit older, Nancy Drew.

John Hartness: A Wrinkle In Time

Misty Massey: When I was little, I loved “Where the Wild Things Are”. When I was old enough to read my own chapter books, I became a fan of Nancy Drew and the Marguerite Henry horse books. Currently my favorite children’s book is “Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day”, because even though I’m 53, I still need the reminder that some days are just like that. Even in Australia.

R S Belcher: “Guess How Much I Love You” by Sam McBratney. My kids LOVED this book and I did too!

Tamsin Silver: Childhood? How young are you talking? My father read to me from five to 15 I think. If you mean very young, it would be the Madeline books. If you’re talking a bit older, it would be the C.S. Lewis NARNIA Chronicles series…specifically, “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader”.

Diana Pharoah Francis: The Monster at the End of This Book (Aww, I love Grover! mm)


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