Rue Reading List: Favorite Childhood Books


Even though in my mid-20s I’ve now swapped story time for browsing through magazines, I still remember nights spent looking forward to bedtime stories (The Giving Tree was a personal fave). So, in honor of Rue’s Story Time: Kids’ Classic Books Boutique, I’ve asked a few fellow Rue associates to reminisce with me and share their cherished childhood reads. Oh, the good old days.

Make Way For Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
“It satisfied my love of adorable baby animals and my even-early-on attraction to Boston (and look where I wound up – go figure).”
– Jess H., Copyeditor

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
“We had versions in English, Spanish, and French and my dad would rotate which one he would read to us at night.”
– Jackie J., Junior Designer

Yo! Yes? By Chris Raschka
“It’s a book about making a friend. It features two children of color, and I read it to my son who is Korean. My rule for kids’ books has always been to pick ones you love reading. Because you can’t fake it!”
– Rachel S., Associate Creative Director

The Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat by Stan & Jan Berenstain
“I loved reading it in the fall – it always got me so excited for Halloween! Sister Bear was my fave and I loved how Papa Bear was such a goof! And of course, Mamma Bear always knew best.”
– Tess M., Public Relations Manager

Good Dog Carl by Alexandra Day
“While the parents are out on the town, Carl the Rottweiler sneaks Madeleine out of her crib for an adventure. It’s basically a kid’s dream come true.”
– Julia I., Junior Copywriter

The Little Red Hen by Little Golden Books
“The lesson in the book… about reaping what you sow… is one I use all the time as a parent and as a business person.”
– Mike D., VP, Audience Development and Syndication

Our Story Time: Kids’ Classic Books Boutique opens Thursday, October 11, at 11AM ET.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Blog Editor

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