Not long after I found out I was pregnant, I started compiling a list of all the books me and my future daughter would read together someday. I know, typical librarian. Although she won’t be old enough for many of my favorite books for years to come, that hasn’t stopped me from daydreaming about long summer days of reading in the park or in a quiet corner of the library. I can already imagining how those little pieces of sweet stories might someday become beloved memories. So baby girl, I hope you're a bookworm like me because I can’t wait to share these stories and so many more with you!
WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE
A naughty little boy, sent to bed without his supper, sails to the land of the wild things where he becomes their king. When we read this book together someday, we'll yell “Let the wild rumpus begin!” and run around the room, just like I used to do as a child.
After she falls headfirst into a bird's nest, a baby bat is raised like a bird until she is reunited with her mother. I think it was probably the enchanting illustrations that made me love this book as a child; I hope my daughter will too.
RAMONA THE PEST
Ramona Quimby is excited to start kindergarten. No longer does she have to watch her older sister, Beezus, ride the bus to school with all the big kids. She's finally old enough to do it too! Every morning before elementary school, I used to eat breakfast while my mother would read the Ramona Quimby books to me. I’ve got quite a wait until I can do that with my daughter, but I hope she’ll cherish those moments just as much as I know I will.
The adventures of the three Darling children in Never-Never Land with Peter Pan, the boy who would not grow up. This has always been one of my favorite stories because it is filled with pirates, mermaids, and children soaring through the air. There is just so much excitement packed into this one little book, and reading it with my daughter sounds like an awfully big adventure!
In this story about the perils of popularity, the courage of nonconformity, and the thrill of first love, an eccentric student named Stargirl changes Mica High School forever. I read this book for the first time in middle school and it had quite an effect on me. Since then I’ve read it countless times, and I hope I get to read it many more with my own little Stargirl.