Did I tell you that one of the most treasured things that Lauren and her family lost in the tornado last week was her collection of books? Books that she has had since she was very young. Jeff and I were young, too, and our taste in children's books has since been refined. Lauren's collection consisted mainly of the classic Little Golden Books, Berenstein Bears and Sesame Street Books. In fact, we had packed up the Berenstein Bears and Sesame Street books years ago as we didn't want to share them with the younger children. She also lost her complete collection of Elsie Dinsmore books and many, many others.
Over the next few months I thought I would search out the Goodwill bookstore, the libary book sale and other resources to start a new library for my grandchildren. Some of my favorite children's authors are C.W. Anderson, Charlotte Zolotow, Robert McClosky, Eric Carle and Alvin Tressalt. I am busy helping to watch after the grandchildren for a couple of more days and don't have time right now to do a complete search, but wanted to ask you all for a favorite book or author that you think I should look for. I am not limiting my search to the preschool years, but will be purchasing for the future as well.
Please leave me comment with one or more of your favorites. I'll be doing post on some of my favorites soon. Thanks for your help!!