I am collecting the books that made my childhood, though, hoping they’ll make my students’, too. I have collected 4 Shel Silverstein books, an assortment of Dr. Seuss & Eric Carle books, the Amelia Bedelia books, and Fancy Nancy. I have also bought a lot of Froggy books. My favorite books when I was growing up were those created by Beatrix Potter. I especially love the original small books for children.