i have a confession, guys.
i haven’t been reading as much as i wish. ironically enough, working at a bookstore only grows your books-to-read list exponentially rather than make a dent in it. but i will admit one thing i have been reading quite voraciously; children’s literature.
you see, i work in the children’s section of a bookstore that i love very much. i get to read picture books that i loved as a wee little mackenzie to little girls and boys each week. and read new ones that make my coworkers and i laugh so hard we have to wipe our eyes of the tears of laughter. i’m slowly becoming a very elitist children’s literature enthusiast (can there be such a thing?)
so, without further ado…
the little prince by antoine de saint-exupery.
pure magic every time i read it. and i’ve read it 5 times.
i want my hat back by jonathan klassen
okay, so this was the book that made me laugh so hard i made a scene in the bookstore. i’m all about honesty, guys.
a sick day for amos mcgee by philip c. stead.
the most precious book you will ever read. it is more precious than baby puppies in wicker baskets. yes, i went there.
–library lion by michelle knudsen
um, when i work at a library i certainly am going to ask for a lion to help me shelve books. it’s going to happen, i know it.
happy pig day by mo willems
okay, so i have a total author crush on mo willems. he used to work for sesame street and i adore all of his elephant and piggie books so much that i may or may not have bought this shirt last week. this one in particular was released 3 days ago and i’ve read it (and silently giggled along to it) more times than i’m ready to admit.*
what were your favorite children’s books as children? i’m getting a bit obsessed with re-reading (and re-watching) madeline, elephant and piggie, and any books about libraries and animals that live inside of them (there aremore than you might think).