One of my favorites was The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. This was in the late 60’s before it became so popular or was made into movies. I remember first finding it in my grade school library. I would peruse shelves of books, just looking at titles and covers one by one. Suddenly, I stopped. I saw a picture of a dwarf holding a flask (older copy of book). Hmmm.. this looks interesting…I felt the hair on the back of my neck stand up as my excitement built. I took hold of the book feeling it’s promise in my hands. I think this is the best way to find a book — to feel it calling you. And to find it on your own — not on a best seller list, or as a present. It seems more personal, as if it is a secret shared between you and the author.
I’d like to hear about other people’s favorite childhood books, so please write in the comment box if you feel like sharing.