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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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