50 Books Real Simple Readers Love
Best books ever. Very engaging for kids. —Linda Stacy
The first books I remember reading by myself were The Cat in the Hat and Are You My Mother? I’ve been reading everything since then. —Michele Gomez
The Cat in the Hat: First book I ever read on my own. —Kathy Bondarenko Quijada Cusack
The Cat in the Hat because my mom was upset they wouldn’t let me into kindergarten so she sat me down and told me I would learn to read before I even got into school. She made me sound everything out myself and three hours later I finished and my mom was asleep. It was an awesome concept to read my mom a bedtime story! —Robin Lynn Verity
The Cat in the Hat was the first book I was given. I was 6 and just cherished the book. —Belinda Mathias
Green Eggs and Ham. Dr. Seuss instilled in me a love for reading. —Shannon Banchero
Green Eggs and Ham. Loved it as a kid and still do today. When I had a kid of my own, I bought him his own copy. He’s 23 now...and MY copy of the book is still safe and sound in my footlocker. —Andrina Adams
The Lorax. I love Dr. Suess. —Gidget Sizemore Reed
Horton Hears a Who. I was 3 years old when my mom first read it to me. I got my first library card soon after that, when I learned to write my name, so I could get my own books and not share with my sister. I was the youngest person ever to get a library card in Dane County. —Cheryl L. Niebuhr Murray
Anything Dr. Seuss. My dad subscribed, and I inhaled them! I was reading before kindergarten. —Elizabeth M. Wilson Tolbert
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