Life Lessons from Children's Books
Children's Literacy Round-Up: October 7

More Lessons from Books

Since I posted yesterday about lessons that I've learned from children's books, there have been a couple of other posts on this topic that I wanted to bring to your attention.

  • Wendy has two posts on the topic at Blog from the Windowsill. First, she posts a wonderful quote from The Greenstone Grail by Amanda Hemingway about the "big tasks" that children in books have accomplished, and thus inspired the child in The Greenstone Grail. In her second post she shares how she "found in children's books the values that were blatantly lacking in (her) everyday world" during a "poor and urban" childhood. It's definitely food for thought.
  • Alkelda over at Saints and Spinners shares some stories about the first four books that she remembers learning from: A Bargain for Francis, The Runaway Bunny, The Terrible Tiger, and Over in the Meadow.
  • And, in the comments from my original post are some additional thoughts on this topic from MotherReader and Jennifer from Snapshot. There are also some contributions in the comments from Kelly's original post on this at Big A little a.
  • UPDATE: See also Michele's list on Scholar's Blog of "children's books with plots that have remained intensely alive in my head for 25 or more years".

Those of us who love children's books simply can't resist this topic, that's all there is to it. What have you learned from children's books?

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