Which books helped you live your childhood more fully? For me, one was definitely Scott O’Dell’s Island of the Blue Dolphins. I must have read it at least a dozen times before high school.
Looking for ways to encourage your children to turn off the TV and crack open the books this summer? Try signing them up for programs that will reward them for time spent reading. You’ll find a nationwide list of options by clicking here: Reading Incentives for Kids
Just thinking about all the precious friends I’ve met within the pages of the books I’ve read makes me want to go back and visit them again… and to introduce them to my children.
Some of my dearest friends from childhood were Laura Ingalls Wilder, Fern Arable, Josephine March, and Karana (as introduced to me by Scott O’Dell in THE ISLAND OF THE BLUE DOLPHINS). Who were yours? Wouldn’t Library Lovers’ Month be a great time to get reacquainted?