There are some books from childhood that resonate with us all our lives. I talked with some friends and asked them which stories from their childhood still resonate with them today and what stories from their childhood they are looking forward to sharing with their children. It was really fun to have a chance to go down memory lane and remember some of my favorite books as well! Check out this great list of books that mothers can’t wait to share with their daughters I am sure you will find some good ones here!
Summer Len Davis liked The Jolly Postman. “It is an incredibly fun book to read with letters addressed to fairy tale characters that you pull out of envelopes to read in addition to the story of the Jolly Postman. It is interactive and we have a wonderful time reading it together.”
Kimberly G. said, ” I loved Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters by John Steptoe. It’s an African tale similar to the Cinderella story.
Becky E. said, “I still remember being curled up on the sofa with my dad as he read Charlotte’s Web to me. I can’t wait to read that one with my daughter.”
Chandra C. said, ” I used to love the Ramona Quimby abooks by Beverly Cleary!”
Cindy D. of Whatever Works was also a Ramona Quimby fan. She said, “I was very excited to introduce my daughter to the Ramona Quimby books by Beverly Cleary because they were my absolute favorite. I loved listening to her little reports on each one so I could relive the lives of Beezus and Ramona again.”
Stephanie A. of Modern Day Donna Reed shared “I was excited to share Matilda by Roald Dahl, Little House on the Prairie series, and the Ramona books. Mainly because they are the books I loved as a kid. Although they weren’t around when I was excited to give my oldest the Junie B Jones series mainly be I thought they we’re cute and Junie was spunky.”
Raya F. of And Starring as Herself Mrs. R.K.F. J. said, “My mom introduced me to Amelia Bedelia. I loved her. Also Beverly Cleary. And Judy Blume! My sister and I fought over who would read the latest book first.”
Rebekah S. liked “The Hundred Dresses.” It’s a little sad, but I remember it making quite an impact on me.”
Jo-Lynne S. shared, “Little House On the Prairie is ALWAYS my fave. Anne of Green Gables is great, but maybe when she’s a bit older. Also, love the Amelia Bedilia stories. They’re fun to read out loud and discuss (and giggle).”
Michelle G. of Divas with a Purpose told me ” I have to agree with Amelia Bedelia. I have fond memories of reading them with my mom and look forward to continuing that tradition. I introduced my niece to them a few years ago and I overhead Momma telling her how they were one of her favorite series and she’d missed hearing them. Also, Miss Piggle Wiggle was another favorite!”
Sharon W. shared, ” Love sharing my Trixie Beldon collection with my daughter. We read them aloud till she was able to read them herself!”
Danielle S. told me, “I‘m all about making sure my daughter feels like she’s awesome just the way she is. So I was excited to buy this for her for Christmas last year. She’s 4 so not quite in your age range but I think it works for 5 and 6 year olds too! And when she’s old enough I can’t wait to introduce her to Ramona Quimby books by Beverly Cleary and Roald Dahl books. I think she’ll get more out of it when she starts reading them herself. You know, the discovery of a great book when you can read?”
Davishia B. added, “The Cookie Tree by Jay Williams is the book my mom read to me and she gave it to me and I read it to my daughter’s. I also loved . I read that to my daughter’s when they were younger. My daughters loved Junie B Jones books, too.”