Pam Webb

a writer's journey as a reader

Musings of a Voracious Reader: Children’s Authors

Do you remember when you opened the door to reading?  When all those dark squiggles on the page made sense as they revealed themselves as words which you slowly understood when connected with other words formed entire ideas known as sentences leading into paragraphs filling the entire page? The bumbling, stumbling, tumbling of phonetics to get it all to connect. Then suddenly it became less work and it seamlessly flowed until it happened without you realizing it how the true joy of opening a book and falling in love with the story within suddenly filled your days.  You had become a reader.

As you discovered reading, you found certain books appealed to you for some reason. Those first authors, those books of our childhood, are the ones we tend to remember forever.  Who doesn’t always remember his or her first love?  Below are some of my favorite children’s authors, a mixture of classics and newly established. I hope you will add your own.

Beezus and Ramona

Where the Wild Things Are
(all further images from goodreads)

Green Eggs and Ham

Charlotte's Web

Goodnight Moon

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Winnie-the-PoohHarold and the Purple Crayon

A Little PrincessAlice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

The Story of FerdinandThe Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Oz, #1)Pippi Longstocking

Black Beauty The Story about Ping

Doctor Dolittle and the Green CanaryMary Poppins

Whew! That’s barely a thimble full of books and children’s authors that have left an impression on me as a reader.  While I could fill pages upon pages of children’s authors musings, I must give credit for where it all started:

So, Book Boosters and other voracious readers–what books do you remember from your childhood?

A few contributing suggestions:

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10 thoughts on “Musings of a Voracious Reader: Children’s Authors

  1. I loved Ferdinand the Bull. That title just leaped out of my mind instantly!

  2. I loved Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle! Also, Pippi Longstocking, A Little Princess, Charlie Bucket and Wilbur. But may I also include the Laura Ingalls Wilder series, too?

  3. My mom got me some historical biographies that I just plowed through. I learned about Margaret Mead, Nellie Bly, and Elaenor Roosevelt. I loved those books.

  4. Golden Look Look books, Scott O’Dell’s Island of the Blue Dolphins. I don’t remember what got read to me younger than when I could read myself.

  5. When I was quite young there were not many books in my parents house – I remember there being 3 or 4 Maggie Muggins books and my reading those stories for myself and to my younger sister.

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