Darrington Library Blog

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Books to Remember


Think back to those wonderful books you read as a child, the lessons they taught and the excitement they brought. Here are some books that bring back wonderful memories to our staff.

Remember The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein? Such a beautiful and sad tale about a tree who gave comfort and happiness to a boy in all stages of his life. How many people and things can you think of who offer comfort and happiness when you need it most? And how about The Little Prince by Antoíne de Saint-Exupéry? That one helped open your eyes to see things from different perspectives.

Other books swept us away. Who can forget the beating of your heart mirroring the hammering of hooves on the racetrack as Alec rode the fastest horse across the finish line in The Black Stallion series by Walter Farley. You weren’t just reading about those races, were you? Didn’t you feel like you were riding that horse?

Collections of Shakespeare’s plays mesmerized one member of our staff during childhood. One of her favorites was The Tragedy of King Lear . The love of theatre stayed with her throughout adulthood. While working with the drama club, she enhanced the experience of actors and audience by using her exceptional sewing skills to make authentic costumes for school plays.

Sno-Isle has these and many other books a child can enjoy. We have had many customers come to us requesting a copy of a book they read as a child. We love to help bring back those wonderful memories. What are the names of some of your favorite books you read as a child?