Thursday, October 01, 2009

Outing To The Children's Library

I ventured into the children's section of the library yesterday afternoon. I wasn't sure what I was looking for --- nothing in particular --- but with the feeling of autumn well upon us, the cool blustery day with leaves a-flyin', it all reminded me of school days as a child.

How exciting it had been to move from grade to grade every September, anticipating not only the exciting new readers and boxes of crayons, but the library books housed at the back of the class. That, truly, was the best part. I couldn't wait for the teacher to say we were allowed to check one out and take it home to read! Oh my, what a joy!

So, wandering the aisles, I felt a little nostalgic as I browsed through books all crinkly in their plastic coverings. I checked out two children's books: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle and Babe, The Gallant Pig by Dick King-Smith. I've never read either.

Plus, I bumped into DVD's of the wonderful award-winning series from the legendary Cosgrove Hall Productions of Kenneth Graham's Wind in the Willows. The kid in me loves watching Badger and Mole, Ratty and Toad, not to mention the rascally Weasels (who are always up to no good).

It was a delightful way to spend a little time this week!

Sending you happy thoughts,


  1. This may sound silly, but, I love to not only wander around a book store, but am always drawn to the children's section also...and if my grands are with me to sit on the benches and look at the stacks they have picked much variety and fun, fun, fun! My favorite at the moment is Fancy Nancy Books! ;D But, a close second is Amelia Bedelia!

  2. one of the joys of grandkids is sharing with them your favorite books from your childhood. you can do that with nieces and nephews too. I read some Shel Silverstein poems to my grand daughters and we laughed together at his creative imagination.

  3. Oh I do love Amelia Bedelia. Been through at lot with the grands. That is why I started reading Harry Potter. Read some of them twice and have them all. One of the grands will get those some day. I started reading so GS thousands and I miles away from each other could talk about them. Fell in love with them.

  4. What a great way to spend some time. It would be fun to wander through a bookstore with you and share the delight.


  5. Loved how you spent your day, I have done this often and my favorite time with children is reading to them.
    It has turned cold hasn't it, I too woke to frost and am now sitting by the fireplace. Time to nest my friend......:-) Hugs


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