Monday, January 27, 2014

Youthful Classics

Some of my most favorite books I have read over the years have been children/young adult books. After all who can honestly say they haven’t read the Harry Potter books, The Hunger Games series, The Twilight saga, or have at least one Dr. Seuss sitting on a bookshelf in their adult years. I honestly cannot tell you how many times I have read Alice In Wonderland and The Little Prince and let’s face it, who doesn’t like the Eloise stories, she even has her own Instagram account! Like with anything else I didn’t appreciate the messages of some of these books until I was older. The first time I read The Little Prince I was in the fifth grade and I loved how it was written but all the metaphors and underlying messages the book contains were way over my eleven-year-old mindset. In all truthfulness if I wasn’t an education major in college I probably wouldn’t have gone back and read some of the books I did in elementary and middle school, but if you ever get the chance you should definitely take a trip down memory lane and read one of your favorite books from when you were younger; having an older perspective and mindset puts a whole new spin on things. Here are some of my favorite children’s books! 
The Annotated Alice by Lewis Carroll
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and Richard Howard

Eloise: The Ultimate Edition by Kay Thompson

Oh, The Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss


The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick {granted this book wasn’t around during my childhood but the illustrations are amazing}

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    1. You will love them! Hope you're having a great start to the week!

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  2. I can't wait to read Eloise and Alice with Baby Whimsy. I pray she's a reader. :)

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    1. I am sure she will love both of those! :)

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  3. This is such a great idea. I think my favorite book was The Giving Tree, I'll have to go back and see if I can find a copy stashed somewhere. I love that you were an education major!
    xo Mary Jo

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  4. Great books.

    Hope you had a great weekend.
    Love,
    Sofia

    stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! Hope you had a great weekend as well!

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  5. Lovely post!
    The books i don't really know! i never read books

    XX Nora / 1310bynora.com

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    1. Thanks! You should check one of them out :)

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  6. Oh my goodness! I absolutely LOVED Eloise as a child! My dad read The Little Prince to me when I was a little girl, but I reread it my junior year of college while going through a difficult time, and it has been a favorite of mine ever since!

    XX, SS | seersuckersass.blogspot.com

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    1. The Little Prince is such a classic, I love that book and you just can't get any better than Eloise!

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  7. Eloise was definitely one of my favourites! Such a little mischievous soul.. I adore this post!

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    x

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    1. Happy to hear you enjoyed this post!

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  8. ahhh this takes me back to great times! loved all of these!

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    1. I love a good trip down memory lane!

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  9. Oh The Places You'll Go brings back so many childhood memories, such a classic!
    -Alex
    http://www.monstermisa.blogspot.com/

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    1. I love that book and it always makes for a great graduation present!

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  10. So inspiring!
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  11. I have so many fond memories of reading/story time as a child. Two of my favorites were definitely The Little Prince and Eloise. If I'm being honest, I have definitely pulled those two out over the past few years to read again :). Thanks for sharing this post!

    Nicole, keepcalmandcocoon.com

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    1. Haha I am definitely guilty of the same exact thing!

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  12. I totally agree that children's books are the best books! They really do have the most meaning, even if we didn't understand that meaning the first time around ;)
    My parents used to read The Little Prince to my brother and I all the time, but I just had to read it in my English class and now I'm even more in love with the book!

    xox
    Chloe
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    1. The Little Prince seriously is one of the best books, I just love everything about it!

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  13. I read Pride and Prejudice literally every year, and sometimes I used to find myself enjoying bedtime stories more than the little kids I nannied for in college! Eloise is my all time favorite :)
    xo
    Tara
    shoesillneverhave.blogspot.com

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    1. I love Pride and Prejudice, it is such a classic!

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  14. I remember going to see The Little Prince at Radio City Music hall when I was 6years old.. that was ages ago! I loved that book then and still do today!

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    1. The Little Prince never gets old, I love that book!

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  15. Aw. I didn't know you're an education major. :) Anyway, this seriously makes me want to read these books! :)

    Zoe
    http://thatszoe.blogspot.com

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    1. You should definitely check out some of these, you would love them!

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  16. The little prince is such a good book! :) Thank you for sharing Lauren!

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  17. Wonderful post! "oh the places you'll go" is one of my favorite books ever! It's amazing for everyone. I think if everyone understood the message behind it, we would all be in peace. Great children books are the best because they keep imagination and creativity going.

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    1. That book has the best message to it! I agree a 100% children's books really do keep the imagination and creativity going without a doubt!

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  18. I read a lot of children books because I am a pre-school teacher. I love "Oh the Places You Will Go". I love it more as an adult than I did then!!!! :)

    Love Always,
    Elizabeth
    thejourneycreatingme.blogspot.com

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    1. I love that book more now than when I was younger as well :)

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  19. I love this list, sometimes I wish I could just be Eloise. :)

    kira
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    1. I am with you, who wouldn't want to be Eloise every now and then!

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  20. I have that VS pajama top :) And I agree. Most of my favorite books are Children's books or YA books. I used to be obsessed with Eloise! She's still one of my faves.
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    1. VS has the best pajamas, I love their things! I love Eloise, she is rawther mahvelous!

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