Posted by: montclairlibrary | June 9, 2012

Books that launched a lifetime of reading

Reading Diary of a Wimpy Kid - photo by woodleywonderworks via Flickr

Think back to your childhood and try to remember the book that first got you reading. You couldn’t put it down. You were reading it at breakfast, on the bus, at recess and hidden underneath the covers at night. Your mom had to tear it from your hands to get your attention. For my daughter that book was the Penderwicks. For me, it was A Wrinkle in Time. What was it for you?
— Amy Graff on

The SFGate’s Mommy Files blog had an interesting post last week about books that made you fall in love with reading as a kid. Was there one book or series that set you up for a lifelong love of literature?

If you have a young reader at home, sign up for the library’s Summer Reading Program and search for the magic book that unlocks reading for your child, continue their established reading habit, or share some of your favorite books from childhood with them. Miriam, Montclair’s children’s librarian, can also recommend books based on your child’s reading level, interests, and other books they’ve liked.

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