Still, the biggest events at school, considered by me to be red-letter days, were the ones that somehow involved the printed page: the day each week when the Weekly Reader arrived, the bi-weekly visit to the school by the public library's bookmobile (We lived in post-war subdivision, and our newly built school didn't have a library yet.) and the times twice a year when the teacher would hand out forms so we could order Scholastic books.
I grew up to be an English teacher (and later a school librarian). I will never give up the heft of a good book in my hand, and I have more magazine subscriptions than I need...but it's really nice for these old eyes to be able to adjust the font size on my Kindle.
Incidentally, yesterday I won a complete set of The Children's Hour books on eBay. I have such fond memories of the books from my childhood that I wanted my grandsons to have them too.
|1st grade primer|
|SRA reading lab|
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|The Children's Hour set by Sears Roebuck that I won on eBay yesterday|
ebay.com - trimjbe
|Nancy Drew mystery books|