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QOTD – February 5 – Children’s Literature

I’m keeping today’s QOTD short and sweet:

What is your favorite Children’s Book and why?

About Christopher Margolin

Chris Margolin spent more than a decade in Education as a high school English teacher, and is now an Instructional Coach for the Longview School District. He is also the founder of The Poetry Question, an online journal which focuses on reviews of small press poetry publications, and runs a regular series called "The Power of Poetry," where notable poets share their personal stories of how poetry has affected their lives. Margolin resides in Vancouver, Washington with his wife, and daughter.

2 comments on “QOTD – February 5 – Children’s Literature

  1. Anjana @ How She Writes
    February 5, 2014

    When I think of children’s literature, the first thing that comes to mind is the Jennings novels by Anthony Buckeridge, simply because my dad had a few of his books from his school days. Those days, I loved a good, old, musty-smelling book.
    I have read most of the books in these British novel series – Famous Five, Secret Seven and many other Enid Blyton creations. I devoured them as a child.
    But, as an adult, I think the one of the most memorable children’s books ever written has to be Charlotte’s Web – it is magical yet simple, a brilliantly woven story.

  2. kiwiskan
    February 5, 2014

    I love all John Burningham’s books – especially ‘Time to get out of the Bath, Shirley’ and ‘Come away from the water, Shirley’. A good children’s picture book has to have a tension between the words and the pictures, and these certainly do. What the parents see is eclipsed by Shirley’s wonderful imagination!

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