Friday, July 26, 2013

Kid Favorite Friday: Classics

I'm back for Kid Favorite Friday! Last week, I couldn't bring myself to do it, I was sick! Thankfully, I'm feeling better this week and I'm able to get back to it.

I stumbled upon an old box of books of mine and decided to focus this week on the classic books I loved. I pulled these out for my kiddo. She's not ready to these herself, but I think they will be fun to read together.

The Little House Series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
I will say, I have read these through once with the kiddo, but that was a year ago, and she doesn't remember them. It will be fun to dive into these stories again.
Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
I loved this book as a kid. I also love the new movie version of it. I hope to read this one soon. The kiddo loved the movie!
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
I may be reaching a little bit with the kid's age, but she has seen the 3rd movie, The Dawn Treader and loved it. I think this book is an essential read to every child.
Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter
I grew up with this movie and it wasn't until I was 12 did I read it. I remember it was an interesting book. The movie stayed pretty true to the book.

These are my hope to read soon. They are also ones I think are pivotal for a kid to read at some point in their childhood. more thing! It's kind of a kid favorite rant!
I stumbled upon something horrifying! I kid you not, I was in shock after seeing it. I was floored that the publisher would do this to a much beloved book. What I'm talking about is the new covers of Little House on the Prairie! The wonderful pictures by Garth Williams have been replaced with models! I found these on GoodReads and thankfully no where else.

          The Old Cover                                                                       New Cover

Which one do you like?


Angelica Joy said...

Kate these are all fantastic childhood classics for me! I really must re-read or read some of these, but definitely one of my all time favourite is Pollyanna :D

Kate said...

I love to re-read my favorites. It's fun to bring back memories of childhood. :-)

Kara said...

YES to the Little House series and the Narnia series! I do have to admit that I didn't read Lewis' Narnia series until my early twenties. Can you believe I'd never even heard of them? I can't believe it either! But they are now some of my favorite books ever. I bought a big hardbound edition with all the books combined and I love it. :)

As for that cover change. I think I expressed my horrified reaction on twitter, yes? I am, and shall remain so, a fan of the original covers. ;)

Kate said...

I think Little House is just a mandatory read for any child. I will admit, I'm with you on Narnia. I only read The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe when I was 10/11..but the rest weren't too long ago. The hardbound addition sounds great! I've been so tempted to buy a complete bound addition.

I'm so glad I'm not alone in the cover change! Yes, I remember well, the Twitter discussion. :-)