The Wizard of Oz will always be my favorite and I read most of the series with my daughter ( some of the Oz books were pretty scary and I had to skip a few parts) My kids all loved the Robert Munsch books. I still can't get through " love you forever" without bawling my eyes out.
Oh there are so many but the ones that come top of mind today include "The Secret Garden" by Frances Hodgson Burnett (about ages 9 to 12) and the "Superfudge" series from Judy Bloome (about grade level 2).
My favorite book as a child was Maurice Sendak's "Where The Wild Things Are?" I also read most of C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia" series. "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" is my favorite of the series.
I am really going to have to check ou the Wizard of Oz books with my kids. You are the second to say them. I have to say though, A Wrinkle in Time, was probably one of my most favorite as a young adult! I loved it and still do
When I was eight to ten, (heck, even now still!) my favourite book of all time was 'Goodnight Mr. Tom' by Michelle Magorian. I read it over and over, to the point where the pages got worn, and I was devastated when bugs began to eat it, so I had it bound and restored. I think that book is what got me really interested in studying and learning more about history, particularly during the nineteen forties and fifties.
I also really enjoyed 'The Prince and the Pauper', and the 'One Hundred and One Dalmatians' by Dodie Smith.
My favorite children's book was "Cindrella". I was in love with the fairy and kept waiting for a fairy in my life. The turning of pumpkin into a chariot was most memorable part of the story. Cindrella was my dream of childhood. And I used to hate her step sisters and father by heart.
What is your favorite children's book?Whether it be one you remember from your childhood, one that you've read to your own children, or one that you've read in passing, do you have one that is your absolute favorite?...