Those of us who love children's books know how powerful they can be. The Huffington Post had a very good article about how children can learn life lessons through reading great books. Take the time to read this brief article.
I have many favorites, but there is one that especially stands out for me, Black Beauty. I wasn't a horse lover, and I don't even remember what it was about the book that drew me back again and again to this classic. I wound up reading it through four times during my growing-up years. It's like I tell my students, good books are like good friends, fun to visit again and again.
|First edition, F. M. Lupton Publishing Company, New York, 1877|