Building a Library for my Daughter
I have always had a deep love for books, from a very very young age. I was also very lucky to have a mother who encouraged my reading, and a home full of all kinds of books for me to discover. Now that I am a mother myself, I want to encourage my daughters love for reading the same way. I want to build her a library.
Our home will always be full of books, with both myself and my partner being avid readers, and our girl already has shelves overflowing with beautiful picture books that she adores. but I wanted to start creating a little library specifically for her to grow up with. A library full of all the amazing stories I loved as a child, for her to discover in her own time.
The Collection so far…
At this stage the collection is made up of around 120 of books. Titles by Roald Dahl, Jaqueline Wilson and Enid Blyton. Series such as Harry Potter, The Fantastic Five, The Babysitters Club and Goosebumps. And classics such as Treasure Island, Black Beauty and The Secret Garden.
Some of these were mine and my partners that we have saved over the years, and others are ones I have been picking up from second hand bookstores and garage sales around our town. Many of the series’ are missing titles here and there, so I am always hunting for them so I can fill in the gaps. It is definitely a lot of fun hunting around for all these wonderful books for my girl!
My hope is that simply having all of these amazing adventures at her finger tips will nurture her love of books and keep it growing over the years. That when she sees her father or I pick up a book on a rainy Sunday, she will head over to her own little collection and grab herself a book too.
My love of literature has not only got me through tough times, but it has also taught me so many valuable things. I just hope my girl can get something positive and wonderful from all these books, like I did.
What were some of your childhood favourites? Anything you think I should add to the list?