AdBiblio Case Study: Candlewick Knightology

When I was in sixth grade, I was a “victim of the plague” at my middle school medieval festival. It is, to this day, my best performance. I LOVED the medieval time period as a kid, but, you know, more-so the knights, princesses and castles rather than the actual plague. When Candlewick reached out for help in promoting Knightology, I was reminded just how much my twelve year old self would love this book!

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Growing Up Readers: Favorite Childhood Books

As kids we’re drawn to books before we even learn to read, attracted to the crisp pages, colorful images, and hints of hidden worlds captured between the covers. Childhood books strengthen our bonds with the adults who share them with us, turning a nightly reading of Goodnight Moon into a lifelong nostalgic memory. They shape our worldview — I attribute my lifelong love of animals at least in part to the anthropomorphized dogs, cats, and caterpillars in the stories I grew up with. They help us develop crucial skills like silence, imagination, patience, perseverance, and focus; plus, who hasn’t tried cooking one of the meals featured in Redwall, or spent hours studying the blurry diagrams in My Side Of The Mountain trying to figure out how to whittle a whistle? (…No? Just me?)

Narrowing down our long lists of childhood favorites to a single title was an agonizing decision, but AdBiblio team members Karli, Mary Beth, Rachel and Will were up for the challenge! Check out our picks below!

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