Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day!

“On December 3rd, 2011, take the child in your life to a bookstore. Watch
his face light up as you give him free access, not just to a new book,
but to tomorrow.”

And if you don’t have a child handy, take your inner child.

Remember the magic of bookstores?

Yeah. That.

Books I loved as a child:  Sam and the Firefly, Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase, and Half Magic.

What about you?

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10 responses to “Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day!

  1. My daughter’s favorite place in the world is a bookstore. We will be there on the 3rd for sure.

    Oh and I love me some Nancy Drew. The Hidden Staircase – one of my favorites, too.

    • It was my sister’s and it was on a shelf. I took it down and started reading it and loved it to death, though my obsession with Nancy Drew made me wonder things like, “If I love the smell of matches and I love the smell of gasoline, will some mean man put them together and try to set me on fire?”

      Yeah, I used to scare myself a lot!

  2. Timothy Miller

    Actually, since I got serious about writing this middle grade book, I’ve been taking the inner child to the library, hitting the books I either somehow missed as a kid, or those written since. A Wrinkle in Time was disappointing, but Stuart Little was a charmer, and I’m enjoying the Lloyd Alexander series. Also Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book was great fun.

    • I loved A Wrinkle in Time when I read it as a kid, but am not sure it would hold up now. That kind of issue bothered me when I first started rating books on GoodReads but I decided not to be picky. If I loved it as a kid it got five stars whether it holds up or not.

      Sounds like you’re doing some fun reading. I haven’t read The Graveyard Book yet. I started Coraline and didn’t get far into it before I lost interest.

      • Timothy Miller

        Think The Jungle Book, but in a graveyard. Not that it’s near as good as The Jungle Book, but it’s fun.

  3. HALF MAGIC!

    Man, I loved and read and reread that book.

    • I loved all the Edward Eager books. Some years ago I checked and Stephen Spielberg had optioned them for movies, but so far it looks like he hasn’t done anything with them.

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