“I have fond memories of reading the ‘Tale of Peter Rabbit & Friends’ series by Beatrix Potter as a child with my mother. Spending time together reading was my favorite part of going to bed. The set we had was one that my grandmother read to my mom when she was a child. This book reminds me of home, family, and the start of my love of reading. Also, these books are classics! My set has been handed down from my grandmother to my mother to me, and I intend to read them one day to my children. They cultivate a child’s sense of wonder and imagination.” — Morgan Leach, Events Supervisor
Happy 100th anniversary of Children's Book Week! This children's literacy initiative celebrates the books that shape lifelong readers. Here at the Museum, we see how much joy reading can give kids and their families, and we believe books have the power to change lives and the world. So this week, we're sharing our childhood favorites that have stayed with us into adulthood. What are some of the stories you love?