For some odd reason, people occasionally ask me about children's books. What would be good for their children to read? I know, I wrote a few books for teens, and I'm an avid reader, but that doesn't mean I'm an expert. But since you asked...the beginning of another new feature!
My mother was, for a time, a children's librarian, and took a great deal of interest in what I read - picked books out for me for a long time, as a matter of fact, so I have followed her lead and done the same for my own children. One of my favorite parts of the day is, in fact, stories before nap and bed. Reading new library books to them gets me as psyched as they are.
For the next few posts on this I'm not going to go over the classics that we all know and love, but over more recent picture books and authors for young children. It's not exhuastive or learned, just the fruit of what's been grabbed off the shelves on our (at least) twice-weekly trips to the library.
And,uh..Meggan? Feel free...