Team BookPal members talk about their favorite children's book.
Did you know that April 2 is International Children's Book Day? To celebrate the big day, we asked Team BookPal members to tell us about their favorite childhood title. Find out which books they chose below:
Joe Heathcott, Sales Manager — Goodnight Moon
Why: "I remember my mom reading it to me and my brother all the time."
Zarna Kamdar, Operations Coordinator — Where the Sidewalk Ends
Why: "I used to love writing poems and reading them. And Shel’s was something I read probably close to 50x as a kid. And that’s a lot for a kid."
Stefanie Gordon, Sales Manager — The Boxcar Children (series)
Why: "Every book was full of adventures and mysteries They would always find cool treasures. These were the books that helped me develop a love for reading. In my fantasy world, I secretly wanted to run away and befriend them on their many escapades."
Michelle Drucker, Manager of Marketing — King Bidgood's in the Bathtub
Why: "I was amazed at how many things he could fit in his bathtub! It really stretches the imagination :)"
Ketara Gadahn, Director of Business Development — The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Why: "Because of the memories I have of my grandma reading it to my siblings and I."
Sydney Moorhead, Customer Service Associate — The Little Prince
Why: "It's a beautiful, unique story my Dad would read to me. It teaches us to love, explore and appreciate the world around us."
Elizabeth Lee, Marketing Associate — Charlotte's Web
Why: "Aside from it being a lovely story on friendship, life and death, I love this book because it was one of the very first ones I owned. When I was in first grade, my teacher gave me her copy of the book. It was all tattered and worn, and she even wrote a little letter to me on the very first page. I still have it!"
Linda Cheung, Social Media Intern — The Giving Tree
Why: "It shows that no matter how much time passes, love will always remain constant :)"
Peter Baek, Administrative Assistant — The Giving Tree
Why: "Amongst the many lessons you can learn from this book, there is one, that I believe, stands out. 'Friends can last a lifetime.' Throughout the boy’s life, he had returned to the tree and the tree was always happy to see the boy. It can be a simple meaning, but it is powerful enough to remind you that your friends can always be there for you so long as you are there for them."
Liza McRuer, Director of — The Berenstain Bears (series)
Why: "I love this series because the bears live in a really cool treehouse."
What's your favorite children's book? Tell us by leaving a comment below!
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