Posted on February 19, 2021 at 4:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The first week of February was Children’s Authors and Illustrators Week, and we were in a happily nostalgic mood over it.

Evidently our Facebook fans were too, because when we asked them to provide their favorites, past or present, they definitely delivered.

A few of them told us stories and included pictures along with their choices …

  • Kay L.: I love Ezra Jack Keats' books. I have several I bought as an adult, for me, for the artwork alone.

  • Mary V.: Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown. My husband and I had that memorized we read it so often to our kids. And we loved looking for the little mouse. 

  • Michelle J.: The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgkin Burnett, illustrated by Tasha Tudor. Yonder by Tony Johnston, pictures (oil painting art) by Lloyd Bloom. The Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle series! They are so fun and silly. This is the set I read to my children, at least 25 years ago! 


We picked up a few new-to-us titles and authors …

  • Eileen G.: The Carrot Seed, Ruth Kraus. Also, Imagine a Day, Gonsalves.

  • Jeanne W.: Something is Eating the Garden by Pam Fries.

  • Lorra H.: Laani Heinar. One of my new faves!

  • Susan F.: Ebenezer Has A Word For Everything by Chelsea Rowe!

And enjoyed agreeing with our own favorites, too …

  • Carol N.: Laura Ingalls Wilder

  • Cheryl B.: My favorite books to read to my boys were all Shel Silverstein.

  • Erin K.: Ann M. Martin, Phyllis Reynolds, Christopher Pike, Roald Dahl

  • Jacki D.: Richard Scarry, Dr. Seuss, Shel Silverstein, Donald J. Sobol, Robert McCloskey, Peggy Parish, Beverly Cleary are just a few.

  • Jim L.: Eric Carle

  • Karin E.: Dr. Seuss, Roald Dahl, Eric Carle

  • Kelly L.: Shel Silverstein

  • Mary R.: Eric Carle, Jan Brett, Cynthia Rylant, Tomie De Paola ... so many.

  • Yvette J.: Judy Blume and Shel Silverstein

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