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What are you reading? A list of our favorite childhood books!

Whether you’re 6 years old, 16 or 64 you surely have a favorite childhood book. We’re talking about the books that brought you up, with worn-out pages and a creased spine; battered and loved.

The National Education Association is marking the 20th anniversary of Read Across America this year. This annual reading motivation and awareness program calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of children’s author Dr. Seuss. In celebration of this milestone, staff at the Institute for School Partnership is sharing our favorite books with you.

Making the ISP’s list of favorite books – a lot of Dr. Seuss books. Several people named “The Lorax” as their favorite book. That’s not a completely unexpected choice from a group of science educators. Enjoy!

  • “Are You My Mother?” (P.D. Eastman). Myra Lopez, communications manager
  • “Charlotte’s Web” (E.B. White). Paula Smith, office & project coordinator
  • “Days with Frog and Toad” (Arnold Lobel). Chris Mohr, laboratory & project manager
  • “Ferdinand the Bull” (Munro Leaf). Myra Lopez, communications manager 
  • “Fox in Socks” (Dr. Seuss). Jeanne Norris, curriculum coordinator
  • “Go, Dog. Go!” (P. D. Eastman). Margo Hathaway, accounting & grants specialist
  • “Hop on Pop” (Dr. Seuss). Diane Pilla, MySci project coordinator
  • “Harry the Monster” (Ann Cameron). Melanie Turnage, curriculum coordinator 
  • “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” (Dr. Seuss). Paula Smith, office & project coordinator
  • “Love You Forever” (Robert Munsch). Diane Pilla, MySci project coordinator
  • “Miss Rumphius” (Barbara Cooney).  Victoria May, ISP executive director
  • “One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish” (Dr. Seuss). Chris Mohr, laboratory & project manager
  • “The Butter Battle Book” (Dr. Seuss). Paul Markovits, ISP science educator
  • “The Giving Tree” (Shel Silverstein). Mike Grupe, curriculum & instruction specialist
  • “The Lorax” (Dr. Seuss). Lauren Ashman, curriculum coordinator; Skye Wiseman, curriculum & instructional specialist; and Paul Markovits, ISP science educator
  • “Where the Wild Things Are” (Maurice Sendak). Anne Chilson, ISP supporting staff and Mike Grupe, curriculum & instruction specialist
  • “Winnie-the-Pooh” (A. A. Milne). Anne Chilson, ISP supporting staff

February 2017 |  by, Myra Lopez

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