Blasts From the Past

Don’t you love the feeling of nostalgia you get when you find one of the picture books that you loved as a child?  Maybe it’s just the children’s librarian coming out in me, but it’s one of my favorite feelings. 

Once you get to a certain age, you realize that finding those books from your childhood gets harder and harder since most picture books go out of print within a few years of their initial publication.  Recently, though a few of my favorites have been reprinted and they reminded me of some of my childhood favorites that the library still has:

scarrys-peasantRichard Scarry’s Peasant Pig and the Terrible Dragon, with Lowly Worm the Jolly Jester




kelloggThe Island of the Skog by Steven Kellogg




rotten-ralphRotten Ralph by Jack Gantos




inside1Inside, Outside, Upside Down by Stan and Jan Berenstain




popcorn-book1The Popcorn Book by Tomie DePaola




morrisMorris Goes to School by Bernard Wiseman




cloudy1Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett




each-peachEach Peach Pear Plum by Janet and Allen Ahlberg




arthurArthur’s Valentine by Marc Brown




gregoryGregory the Terrible Eater by Mitchell Sharmat




What are some of your childhood favorites that are still around?



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