Musings of a Voracious Reader: Children’s Authors
Do you remember when you opened the door to reading? When all those dark squiggles on the page made sense as they revealed themselves as words which you slowly understood when connected with other words formed entire ideas known as sentences leading into paragraphs filling the entire page? The bumbling, stumbling, tumbling of phonetics to get it all to connect. Then suddenly it became less work and it seamlessly flowed until it happened without you realizing it how the true joy of opening a book and falling in love with the story within suddenly filled your days. You had become a reader.
As you discovered reading, you found certain books appealed to you for some reason. Those first authors, those books of our childhood, are the ones we tend to remember forever. Who doesn’t always remember his or her first love? Below are some of my favorite children’s authors, a mixture of classics and newly established. I hope you will add your own.
Whew! That’s barely a thimble full of books and children’s authors that have left an impression on me as a reader. While I could fill pages upon pages of children’s authors musings, I must give credit for where it all started:
So, Book Boosters and other voracious readers–what books do you remember from your childhood?
A few contributing suggestions:
- remembering childhood: an introduction (rememberingchildhood.wordpress.com)