Okay, since I’m buying books, I figure I might as well make a post about it.
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH – Winner of the Newbery Metal in 1972 (which seems to have been a marker of children’s books I’ve enjoyed – The Witch of Blackbird Pond, A Wrinkle in Time, Bridge to Terabithia, Number the Stars, and many more). It was adapted to an animated feature – The Secret of NIMH. This story is great in that it features an adult woman (well, adult female mouse) who is the hero. It also explores ethics and the difficulty of finding ones place in the world.
The Princess Bride — This book my fifth grade teacher read to us over the course of the year. When we had heard most of it, we watched the film. It was great. This was one of the first book that wasn’t for kids that I ever enjoyed, it helped me feel like I was growing up. I remember the book being much better than the movie, and the movies has always been something I’ve considered to be really great. 🙂
These are books I’ve picked out, like the others, because they contain messages and themes I’d like to share with my future kid.