Hello, friends! Did you know that November is National Family Literacy Month? According to the National Center for Families Learning,
Literacy is essential to success in today’s economy, now more than ever. The family literacy approach harnesses the strength of parent-child bonds to help those who are most at risk of failing economically, emotionally, and socially. We build success by strengthening their confidence, increasing their ability, and broadening their outlook.
What a powerful message! We thought it would be fun to see what our staff’s favorite books are.
Scott (Visitor Services)- Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak.
Lynn (Visitor Services)- Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans. “This series was always my favorite. They all stood in line except Madeline.”
Lorena (Visitor Services)- Little Bear. “This was one of my favorite books as a kid, a cute little bed time story that I read over and over.”
Ally (Visitor Services)- If you Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff and Lyle Lyle Crocodile by Bernard Webar.
Kristine (Visitor Services)- The Giant Jam Sandwich by John Vernon Lord. “A town is invaded by wasps so they make a giant sandwich to trap them. Enough said.”
Steven (Volunteer Coordinator)- Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein. “I loved how silly they were and would try to draw the pictures in my notebook.”
Maria (Assistant Director)- The Napping House by Audrey Wood. “This book would always help my kids wind down for bed when they were little. The illustrations are beautiful and the story is quite sweet.”
Lisa (Curator of Exhibits and Education)- “My older sister had a set of Dr. Seuss books (this was back in the 60’s, so they were probably originals) and she wouldn’t let me read them, so one day I snuck the entire set into the barn and camped out in a manger reading all the books in one day (along with a horse).”
Eden (Exhibits and Education Assistant)- The Tacky Penguin by Helen Lester.
What are your favorite books? Leave us a comment below, and check out the books in our Preschool Play Park treehouse, Nature Walk, or Nanny’s Travels to create your own story time!
For more resources on family learning and literature, visit Reading Rockets and Wonderopolis. Happy reading!