Childhood Favorites – I had SO many favorites when I was young. Before I could read on my own, I loved listening to my mom read The Story About Ping by Marjorie Flack. I also used to love to listen to I Love You Forever by Robert Munsch, but my mom hated it because she cried EVERY time (now I feel the tears welling up, too)! In my early reading years, I loved reading Amelia Bedelia books. I also loved Ramona books by Beverly Cleary. For some reason, I got into the scary books, too. (Goosebumps, anyone?) I have always loved (and still do) James Marshall.
Classroom Favorites – This really depends on what grade I’m teaching. I love a lot of the
Reading to my Own Children Favorites – I don’t have any kiddos of my own (yet), but I can only imagine they will have a ridiculous library of books. I’m sure I’ll read the classics as well as fun, new stories.
Professional Favorites – I have a lot of these. Some of my favorite authors include Marie Clay, Fountas & Pinnell, Debbie Diller, etc. If you can’t tell yet, I’m a literacy freak!
Guilty-Pleasure Favorites – I wouldn’t consider all of these guilty pleasures, but they’re definitely my personal favs. My bookshelf at home is filled with James Patterson, Sophia Kinsella, Harlan Coben, etc. I have some others mixed in there, but those are probably my three favorite authors right now. I know it's not a book, but People magazine is my TRUE guilty pleasure.....addicting! I might ask for a subscription for my upcoming birthday. :)