What Children’s Book Turned You On to Reading, Or Travel?

NRD-LOGO1It’s National Reading Day.  I believe we should all celebrate by taking the rest of the day off  to read more books. If that doesn’t work for you, I want to share a great article from Charles Blow at The New York Times called “Reading Books Is Fundamental,” a follow up to my previous post. It brings tears to my eyes when he talks about his first experience buying something for himself–a book. “That was the beginning of a lifelong journey in which books would shape and change me, making me who I was to become.”  It also brings tears to my eyes when he talks about how few people read books today. 

Was there a children’s book or series of books that made you a dedicated reader? A life-changing book? Was there a book that made you wish you could go explore the story in person?  Share your favorite children’s book below in the comments section. 

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3 thoughts on “What Children’s Book Turned You On to Reading, Or Travel?”

  1. Sorry I’m late in reading this post, but still loved it. I’d have to give my vote to several children’s book I feel in love with at an early age – any of the Nancy Drew Books, Boxcar Children, and also Dr. Seuss. Love the memories all of those bring back!

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