Pictures: 9 kids' books that stand the test of 1,000 reads
Let's be frank. While reading to kids is often a ton of fun, when you're slogging through a not-great book for the 47th time in a week, it can get a bit ... tedious. Thankfully, there are many books that stand the test of a thousand reads. You just have to hope that your kids love them too.
A constant favorite of readers and listeners alike in our house: "Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak, who died this week at age 83.
Here are a few of our household faves that don't get old. I'd love to hear what some of yours are; feel free to leave a comment below. (Fair warning: I'm a sucker for books with a good rhyme scheme, so there's a lot of that represented here.) -- Sarah Kickler Kelber
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"Where the Wild Things Are"( Sarah Kelber, Baltimore Sun / May 7, 2012 )
This one's a classic for a reason. Beautiful drawings, fantastical story with a pull of reality, and a perfect pinch of mischief. If I weren't at my desk, I'd give a dramatic reading of it right now. Rest in peace, Mr. Sendak.