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There was a book that I remember really loving as a kid, called I Am My Mother, I am My Father (or something like that). The book flipped back to front, with one side being about a daughter and her mother and the other side about a son and his father, and then they all meet in the middle. My childhood copy is currently in tatters on my nephew's bookshelf, and I would LOVE to get another copy for myself, but I can't even find a picture of it! One day I'll find it...
These are all children's books I discovered as I got older and wish that I had read as a child. The Lorax is about environmentalism, Jamberry is about a bear collecting berries, and Skippyjon Jones is a really fun story about a Siamese cat who thinks he is a chihuahua, and is super-fun to read because of the accents and the rhythm of the writing. I haven't yet found a child who particularly enjoys it, but with all the monotony of counting books, sometimes you need to choose a story just for yourself.
Speaking of counting books, these ones are actually fun. I've technically only ever read the Pride and Prejudice book, but look at all the other ones! Counting can actually be fun!
These are probably my three favorite YA series. For the uninitiated, Hunger Games is about a dystopian world, where every year a child from each community is forced to fight other children to the death as a means of societal control. Divergent is about another dystopian world where society is broken into groups based on traits and what happens when that system ceases to function. And Harry Potter is, of course, about a boy wizard. If I have to say anything else about it, that just makes me sad for you. Harry Potter is the only one of these books I actually started reading when I was a kid (twelve to be precise) and it's by far my most-read book and series of all time. In fact, I'm in the middle of a readalong of the series right now!
What about you? What are some of your favorite children's and YA books?