As I mentioned yesterday, last night's book for book club was Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. A lively discussion ensued around kidlit in general, which I took great delight in, being a total kidlit junkie (check out my favorite book list in my profile if you don't believe me).
It really got me thinking about the books I enjoyed growing up and still enjoy now. I read the Chronicles of Narnia and Wrinkle in Time series countless times. I adored Judy Blume and Beverly Cleary. Charlotte's Web made me (me!) cry over a spider.
One of the awesome things about being a parent is having the opportunity to share the books that I loved so much with the kids and get introduced to the new ones (Spiderwick Chronicles and Percy Jackson anybody??).
My friend Nikki bought me a copy of 1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up. Essentially a to-do list for me! Even the little beginner books we have for Maddie have meaning to me: Goodnight Moon, the lovely Eric Carle books, Madeline (of course!). I still get choked up reading The Lorax.
After the discussion last night I have a sneaking suspicion a lot more children's literature is going to find its way on to our reading list.
And I'm kind of okay with that.
So 'fess up. Are you a closet kidlit junkie? What are your favorites?