Can you remember the first books you read as a child, the ones which have remained firmly planted in your memory while what you did yesterday is long gone? I can, and now most are considered classics: Caps For Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina, Millions of Cats by Wanda Gag, Caddie Woodlawn and Family Sabbatical by Carol Ryrie Brink. These were engaging books, books that set my mind wandering and because of them (in addition to a very astute school librarian) I haven’t stopped reading since.
So many books, so little time you may say, which is exactly why we at L.A. Parent decided to launch this blog. We know how busy you are and want to simplify your life as well as your bookstore experience, especially if you have little ones in tow. Now you can check here first before heading out to the store, making your shopping trip less overwhelming as you view shelf upon shelf of kids’ books.
Not only am I passionate about reading, I am a children’s book author wannabe. Every time I find a great children’s book I think to myself, “Wow, I wish I’d written that!” But since that great idea just hasn’t dawned on me yet, I continue to remain satisfied with all the great stories by new and not so new writers I read here daily. And if you’re like me, you’ll agree there’s nothing like sitting down with a hot cup of tea, stretching out your legs on the ottoman and settling back for a good read with gorgeous illustrations that jump off the page and transport you to another time and place.