Children’s Book Week has been celebrated every May since 1919. It is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country and the objective is to connect young readers with great books.
I’ve been asking people all week what their favorite book was when they were children. Inevitably, when asked, most people start with a slow smile as they reach back in time to retrieve from their memory the book or books that thrilled and delighted them as children.
The Children’s Department at Carnegie offers many programs to promote literacy and our biggest program of the year is the Summer Reading Program, which starts Wednesday, June 1. More information on our summer reading program for all ages, including adults, will be coming out in the next few weeks. Join us on our Carnegie Public Library Facebook page and tell us about your favorite children’s book! Stop by the Children’s Department to see our display on staff picks for favorite children’s books!
Carnegie Public Library and the Jeffersonville Library staff’s favorite picks for children’s book are:
Linda Bair: “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” by Robert Southey
Kelley Blair: “Little House in the Big Woods” by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Linda Brown: “Around the Year” by Tasha Tudor
Susan Davis: “Hop on Pop” by Dr. Seuss
Noel Lesniak: “The Secret Garden” by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Susan Maurer: “Go, Dog. Go!” by P.D. Eastman
Belinda Michael: “Corduroy” by Don Freeman
Jeanne Miller: “Love You Forever” by Robert Munsch
Sarah Nichols: “Island of the Blue Dolphins” by Scott O’Dell
Jodi Noel: “Miss Rumphius” by Barbara Cooney
Kay Oughterson: “So Dear to My Heart” by Sterling North
Tim Penwell: “The Boxcar Children” by Gertrude Chandler Warner
Anne Quinn: “Just So Stories” by Rudyard Kipling
Cindy Reeves: “Stone Soup” by Marcia Brown
Bonnie Rinehart: “Just In Case You Ever Wonder” by Max Lucado
Aaron Teter: “Mr. Shaw’s Shipshape Shoeshop” by Eve Titus
Laura Weade: “The Jolly Postman” by Allan Ahlberg
Dan Wells: “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” by Beatrix Potter
Maria Wilburn: “McBroom’s Zoo” by Sid Fleischman