Monday, December 07, 2015

Favorite Childhood Book Covers, Round Two

This week it's time for me to share the favorite childhood book covers of some of my readers. I want to thank them for sending them to me. This time I won't say all that much (unless the mood strikes), I'll just let the covers do the talking. Let's get started!

Kathy D. from New York City

Now Kathy shared some of her favorites in comments on my first post on this topic, and I thought it only fair that I share them, too. Hopefully I chose the right covers... sometimes it can be dangerous to assume! When I was in doubt, I went to my default position and chose the one that was most familiar to me.

I remember both these very well. In fact, The Poky Little Puppy is one of the Little Golden Books that I still own. Given to me as a baby, they do show some age, but they are neither chewed nor slobbered upon, which I take as a sign that I was a born reader! 

Thank you for your input, Kathy. I value it as I value all your comments on my posts. It is one of the pleasures of blogging to discover how people from very different walks of life find so much common ground in books.

Kathleen from New York State

If you're wondering about the tape and other signs of wear, this is a scan of the book that Kathleen still owns. What a marvelous choice! (Am I the only one, or do those people in circles remind anyone else of the introduction to The Twilight Zone?) Thanks so much for your contribution-- and I look forward to your next visit to my neck of the woods!

Reta AKA Bufalogirl

I'm sorry, Reta-- I couldn't remember where you're from! I wasn't sure which cover was the right one, so I chose the cover that's on my copy of The Once and Future King. I love this book! Thank you for your contribution to this post-- and for your emails that never fail to make me smile.

Kay from Texas

I would imagine quite a few of you know Kay, who's currently on a holiday blogging break from Kay's Reading Life. Like Kathleen from New York State, I've had the pleasure of meeting Kay, and both women are wonderful to sit down with to talk books (and anything else)! Kay sent quite a variety, so let's take a look--


I swear I've read most of Kay's choices. Both titles and covers look very familiar. How about you?

I hope you enjoyed these reader contributions; I know I did! If you have any of your own that you'd like to share, feel free to send them (pictures or just titles) to me-- kittlingbooks(at)gmail(dot)com.



  1. Oh, these are absolutely great!!! Thanks to all of you for sharing, and to you, Cathy, for gathering and posting them.

  2. Oh, this was so much fun to do! Thanks, Cathy, for suggesting that we take a look at our bookshelves. I loved the books that others sent as well. As you can see from mine, mysteries have been my primary choice for a long, long time - but not just mysteries. A trip down memory lane was just about perfect!

    1. I'm so glad you participated, Kay. I've really enjoyed taking a look at all these books!

  3. Oh, great. I still tear up when I see The Pokey Little Puppy, realizing I was a mush at age 4. I also loved Caps for Sale.
    I also saw The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins by Dr. Seuss as I scrolled around and remember I liked that.
    And then the Beverly Cleary books -- Beezus, Ramona, Rigsby were my best friends for awhile. Until I read the biographies of famous women, and then discovered Nancy Drew at the same time I discovered that I could read until very late with my flashlight under the covers.

    Thanks for everyone's input on favorite books.


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