Welcome to April! It’s my favorite month of the year . . . for many reasons. First, of course, it’s spring. When I lived in a more season-oriented climate, April was the first month when we could count on more warm days than cold ones. And it was the month of daffodils, tulips and forsythia. The air was filled with fragrance.
And April is *my* month–I celebrate my birthday on the 7th!
This year, I also have a huge release on that same day. AGE OF AQUARIUS goes live on the 7th.
So when I saw this reading challenge for April, I thought . . . why not?
April 2nd: Favorite Children’s Book
This is not easy! I’m going to fudge a little and give three answers:
- Favorite grade-school book: Mr. Pine’s Mixed Up Signs by Leonard P. Kessler (The book that taught me how to read!)
- Favorite middle-grade/chapter book: (This was REALLY tough!!) Look Through My Window by Jean Little. I fell in love with this story and read it over and over . . . I’m not sure if it was the idea of the big old house they moved into, or maybe the cousins coming to live with them (I always wished for a bigger family), but this story is warm, wonderful and amazing. If you haven’t read it, grab it NOW. Seriously. Life changing stuff here.
- Favorite young adult book: When I was in high school, we really didn’t have young adult books. We went from Laura Ingalls Wilder to the classics or adult lit. Of course, we had Judy Bloom and her forbidden book Forever, but that is in a class by itself. (Ahem.) My favorite young adult that I’ve read in the last five years would have to be Jesi Lea Ryan’s Arcadia series. I love book #2 especially.