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This week's question:
Who were your favorite authors from childhood?
I caught the reading bug at a very early age. I remember when I was four that I wanted to learn to read more than anything. By age six, I was an avid reader, and once I started reading chapter books, I never stopped. Growing up, I had go to authors even back then. So who were the authors that I loved?
Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Little House on the Prairie Series was the first series I recall reading as a young girl. I devoured these books about a young girl growing up and enduring the hardships of life on the prairie in the late 1800's. Even though life wasn't always easy for the Ingalls family, they always had each other. I loved this series, and I hope that my daughter will love it as much as I did.
Beverly Cleary: Beverly wrote so many wonderful books. I loved her The Ramona Collection because it was easy to relate to the precocious Ramona. I also enjoyed her Henry Huggins Series as well as The Ralph Mouse Collection. If you have never tried a book by Ms. Cleary, you are missing out.
Judy Blume: Ms. Blume is an author who made me laugh with her hilarious Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing and Superfudge, and then she made me think with her controversial books like Blubber and Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. Blume was known for pushing the envelope, and she was never afraid to write about topics that many shirked away from such as bullying, puberty and sex. Even today, Blume still makes waves with her work. Have you read a Blume book?
Roald Dahl: My list had to include the brilliant Mr. Dahl. He is probably best known for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but he wrote many other wonderful books. One of my favorites is a lesser known title: Danny the Champion of the World. Dahl's books are wonderful.
E.B. White: When I was five years old, my mom read Charlotte's Web to me. I adored the book, right up to the sad ending. I woke up in the night crying my eyes out, and when my mom came in to check on me, I cried "Charlotte's dead!". Even today, I get teary eyed thinking about that spider. White also wrote Trumpet of the Swan and Stuart Little.
Natalie Babbitt: Tuck Everlasting is my favorite book from childhood. I was introduced to the is book at ten years old, and I instantly fell in love with the gorgeous writing, which still sticks with me today. This book turned forty years old in 2015, and it is still going strong. If you haven't read it, do it.
L.M. Montgomery: When I was ten, my mother gave me a copy of Emily of New Moon L.M. Montgomery. I fell in love with the orphan Emily and her friends. I watched her grow up and fall in love and I loved every minute of it. Then I just had to read The Anne of Green Gables; series. Who can resist the freckled, red haired Anne and her childhood friend, Gilbert? Both of these series are timeless favorites. Have you read them?
So there you have my list of favorite authors from when I was a kid. Unfortunately for me, J.K .Rowling didn't hit shelves until I was in my twenties. What about you all, who were your favorite authors from childhood?
Next week's question:
How long is too long to wait for the next book to be published in a series before you lose interest?