It was a kid’s book, I can picture the cover….

My daughter and I recently enjoyed reading one of my all time favorite books, The Velveteen Rabbit together. Not only is Margery Williams Bianco's 1922 classic in my top 10 books of all time and a hit with my daughter, the version we read also happened to be the exact 1986 edition I read with my Mom when I was her age. It is a wonderful feeling when we can share the books we loved and cherished as little ones with our own kids. However, given that several years have passed between when we were wee ones and when we had our own kids, it is not always easy to recall important details about the book. Instead we may only be able to recall the look of the cover, some of the pages, or snippets about the plot. Below are a few books that I pictured reading as a child but could not recall the titles. A little research led me to locating some of my favorite books of yesteryear at my library. Is there a childhood book on your mind? Let us help you find it!

Cinderella, Or, The Little Glass Slipper




Sylvester and the Magic Pebble

More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (Note: the illustrations from the 1980s versions of these books are considerably more spooky than those of the newer editions).

From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler