I never thought I was going to be a librarian. In fact, I was going to be a dancer. A ballerina. And star in the Nutcracker. All because of A Very Young Dancer, by Jill Krementz. I still have my black and white photo-essay style copy. When I've been on ball fields with my boys too much, I open this book up and gaze longingly at the ballet shoes. Not really. Maybe just once. Twice, tops. I also spent many a day making dolls out of acorns, twigs and leaves after reading Miss Hickory, by Carolyn Bailey. I was only slightly traumatized when I gave a copy of this book to my niece, and she didn't seem to have the same love for Miss Hickory that I did.
Another favorite that I remember reading, and probably learning to read from independently? "I Can't" Said the Ant, by Polly Cameron. In fact, this might have been one of the first titles that I purchased at school via a book club.
I went through what I like to refer to as "the Marilyn Sachs Era" in fifth grade, devouring all of her titles. Most seemed to be about girls with larger problems than my own at the time, so maybe that is why I was drawn to them. My favorite one was Dorrie's Book - about an only child whose parents go and have
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