Children s top picks in honor of Children s Book Week

May 17, 2013
Makayla with her “Old Lady” books! In honor of Children’s Book Week, we asked the children in our lives to tell us what their favorite book is and why. Although we got some pretty great answers, we also encountered a few children who said they didn’t read. Even beyond Children’s Book Week, it is critically important for children of all ages to have access to books and reading role models in their life. Whether you have children or not, it’s never too late to become a reading role model, as proven by this 91-year-old. So without further ado, here are the children we polled and their top picks: Jake, age 3, said he likes books that have trucks! Ashlee, age 5, enjoys The Froggy books. While hopping, Ashlee said she likes The Froggy books because “He hops! Hops! Hops! Like a frog!” Makayla, age 5, said she likes The “Old Lady” books because she always swallows funny stuff! She has six of the books, but her favorites are The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Rose and The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell. Makayla also said she loves any books that have dogs in them. Sophia, age 6, likes the Fly Guy books because “he is funny.” Emily, age 8, enjoys reading Ramona and Beezus because Ramona always gets into mischief. And last but not least are Jacob and Olivia, who you may remember from a guest post by Sara Sinek, Senior Director of Corporate Communications at Scholastic. Jacob at the book fair! Jacob, age 2, loves anything to do with Elmo, so it’s no surprise his pick at the Scholastic Book Fair this week was Sesame Street, Opposites Day! The book has cool sound buttons he can press. He also loves the Dinosaurs! board book as each page has big and bright dinosaurs that he makes roar with every page turn. Olivia, age 4, loves the colors pink and purple so an obvious pick of hers is Pinkalicious. She always thinks it is funny how Pinkalicious turns pink and red. Keeping to her theme of favorite colors, Olivia also loves My Big Pink Book of Everything and asks to read it 6 out of 7 nights a week! Olivia also enjoys reading Zoe Gets Ready; Zoe gets to pick out her own outfits on Saturdays, and now Olivia gets to do the same at home. Do you remember your favorite childhood book? Share it in the comments!