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#Reading #ChildLit

I was reading about the recent death of children’s writer Barbara Park. She wrote the Junie B. Jones books. Although I’ve never read them (maybe my daughter has), file0001763049421they’re certainly familiar to me. One article I read said she credited Judy Blume with being her inspiration when it came to writing children’s humor. Anyway, it got me thinking about how so many of us discover our love for reading when we’re children.

So, I’m wondering, what book or author first grabbed your attention and led you into the amazing world of fictional characters?