When I was a little girl, our bedtime routine consisted of story time with Mom and Dad and a cup of milk. The books were a wonderful part of the routine; however, when my mother realized that giving us milk could have given us cavities, she regretted that part of the routine. At the time, she thought she was helping us to have strong teeth and bones, and she was right — we just should have brushed our teeth after drinking the milk!
My parents valued books and reading so much that when I was in Kindergarten, they took me to a book store and had me pick out a book to give to my class. Thank you to two readers yesterday, Lunch Buckets and Bex, who discovered the title of this book for me! I remember loving this book, and reading it over and over when I went to school. I was so proud that I had given this book to our classroom for my classmates to read as well.
This book was also at my school, and I pulled it off the shelf time and time again to read. In this book a mother rabbit, much to the surprise of the bigger jackrabbits, has enough courage and heart to become the Easter Bunny. I just loved this story about the mother rabbit and her cute little baby bunnies!
It’s funny that some of my favorite books as a child were books that we didn’t even own. We didn’t have a public library in our small town, and many of the books I read we had on our bookshelves at home. As I was growing up, my parents made sure that our personal library grew as well. My sister and I received books as gifts; we were thrilled to receive books from two different series we loved reading. We collected all the Little House on the Prairie Books. My parents also bought us — one at a time — all the books in the Nancy Drew series.
What were some of your favorite books you read when you were younger? Reply in the comments or write a post about your favorite childhood books and link up below!