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Favorite childhood books

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When I heard Gollum say, "My preciousssss" in the first of the Lord of the Rings movies, I was shocked. Had Peter Jackson listened in when my mom read me The Hobbit when I was little? It was exactly how my mom read that line to me. Turns out both Jackson and my mom took the voice from an earlier movie version of The Hobbit. Nevertheless, the incident made me realize that being read to was an indelible and influential experience for me. It introduced me to so many good stories and probably helped make me an avid reader today.

What was your favorite book your parents read to you when you were little? What is your favorite book to read to little ones today?

In an effort to build on the list started by Mary Margaret Keaton in Book marked: Stories to raise your children by, please share your favorite book and explain what makes it such a good choice for sharing. Over the next few weeks, editors will also contribute their favorites.

Happy reading!

Megan Sweas