During one of my most recent trips visiting my mom, I had the pleasure of going through an old box of books.
It felt like reuniting with old friends!
These were just some of the familiar faces I saw. I wanted to hug them.
Perhaps my favorite discovery was the very first book I'd ever read on my own (besides picture books and early readers): Ramona the Brave by Beverly Cleary
I remember sitting at my desk in first grade and opening this book for the first time. My teacher (one of the best teachers I'd ever had) praised me for challenging myself and reading above grade level. She pointed out that I was the only one in my class who wasn't reading a picture book during silent reading time.
This beloved book has my name on the inside cover AND includes little check marks next to each chapter title in the table of contents. It must have been quite a task to finish my very first non-picture book!
Which books were special to you when you were little? Did you happen to keep any books from your childhood?
(Please note that this is a scheduled post. I'm not around today to visit blogs, but I'll see you guys as soon as I can.)