Authors reflect on their favorite childhood books

The authors that write our children’s books talk about the ones they loved most.  You can read the entire article about Anita Silvey’s  Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Children’s Book, but below are some of the highlights.  How many have you read?  What did you love as a child?

Peter Sis – The Little Prince , by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Jean Craighead George – The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
Leonard Marcus – Profiles in Courage (Young Readers Edition), by John F. Kennedy
Sherman Alexie – The Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats
Maurice Sendak – Harold and the Purple Crayon, by Crockett Johnson
Beverly Cleary – The Tailor of Gloucester , by Beatrix Potter
Wendell Minor – Treasure Island , by Robert Louis Stevenson
Thacher Hurd – The Wind in the Willows , by Kenneth Grahame
Eric Rohmann – Charlotte’s Web , by E.B. White
Marc Brown – Where the Wild Things Are , by Maurice Sendak
Eden Ross Lipson – Little House on the Prairie , by Laura Ingalls Wilder


3 Responses to Authors reflect on their favorite childhood books

  1. I enjoyed reading this list of authors and their favorites. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Jeff says:

    Am I the only person in the world who hasn’t read the Little Prince? I need to remedy this situation.

  3. Ali says:

    The Little Prince is amazing. Cute list.

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