Thursday, October 01, 2009

An Outing to the Children's Library

"The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more you learn, the more places you'll go."
DR. SEUSS, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut! 

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 upon us, the cool blustery day with leaves a-flyin' reminded me of my school days as a child.

How exciting it had been to move from grade to grade each September, anticipating not only the exciting new readers, scribblers, and boxes of crayons, but the 'library' books housed on shelves at the back of the classroom. Our school didn't have a central library, so each classroom had its own set of age-appropriate books for students to take home. That, in my estimation, was the very best part of school. I couldn't wait for our teacher to announce that we could browse the shelves and take our treasure home to read. After filling in the check out card on the inside cover.

I felt a little nostalgic yesterday browsing books all crinkly in their plastic coverings just the way they used to be in my school days. I checked out two: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle; and Babe, The Gallant Pig by Dick King-Smith. Plus, I bumped into DVDs of the wonderful award-winning series from the legendary Cosgrove Hall Productions of Kenneth Graham's Wind in the Willows. The kid in me still loves to watch Badger and Mole, Ratty and Toad, not to mention the rascally Weasels, who are always up to no good. 

Such a delightful way to spend a little time this week. Do you still like to read children's books?

Sending you bookish 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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