Some Favorites' Favorites

I just read a very interesting column about some of our favorite children’s authors own beloved books from their childhood.

Lauren Child (author of the Charlie & Lola series):

  • The 18th Emergency by Betsy Byars
  • The Shrinking of Treehorn by Florence Parry Heide
  • Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

Jeff Kinney (author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series):

  • Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
  • The Shannara series by Terry Brooks
  • The Lord of the Rings series by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge comics by Carl Bark

Julianne Moore (author of the Freckleface Strawberry series):

  • the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Rick Riordan (author of the Heroes of Olympus series):

  • Fletcher and Zenobia by Edward Gorey
  • The Greek Gods by Bernard Evslin
  • The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien

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