12/10/07 Kid’s Books


Does anyone remember this book, “Owl At Home?”  I remember a lot of great books from my childhood, but this one has really stuck with me for some reason.  I picked it up again a few years ago, and was struck by how emotionally evocative it was.  Arnold Lobel, also the creator of the Frog and Toad books, is a genius.

What are your favorite kid’s books?  We had great response from our kid’s books show a year ago, so we’re bringing back the same guests today at 1pm for another round.


Useful links:

Enoch Pratt Free Library

Children’s Bookstore in Roland Park

Red Canoe Bookstore and Cafe

2 Responses

  1. Some of my favorites, which I cannot wait to start giving to my niece who will be born any day now!

    The Velveteen Rabbit (and I still sort of believe it).
    The Little Matchstick Girl.
    Angelina Ballerina
    Amelia Bedilia
    Anything by Madeline L’Engle
    The Little Princess
    The Secret Garden
    Charlottes Web
    Caddie Woodlawn
    The Great Brain Series
    Bridge to Terebithia
    Where the Red Fern Grows
    From the mixed up files of Mrs., Basil E Frankweiler
    Everything by Roald Dahl
    Julie of the Wolves
    Island of the Blue Dolphins
    Jacob have I loved


  2. Alan and Naomi (Myron Levoy) – 1944 New York, Holocaust
    The Giver/Gathering Blue (Lois Lowry) – Science Fiction
    Just Ella (Margaret Peterson Haddix) – Alternate Cinderella Story
    Habibi (Naomi Shihab Nye) – Palestinian/American girl moves from St. Louis to the West Bank
    The Ear, the Eye and the Arm (Nancy Farmer) – Science Fiction set in Zimbabwe, 2194
    Holes (Louis Sacher) – Juvenile detention facility in Texas
    Manic Magee(Jerry Spinelli) – racism in Pittsburg
    Stargirl (Jerry Spinelli) – homeschool girl goes to High school in Arizona

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