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Help Us Name Five Great Books for Adults and Children

Answer this week's question, and we'll list the top choices in Thursday's edition of Patch Picks.

Wednesday is the National Education Association's Read Across America Day, which is celebrated on the birthday of Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss.

Across the state and the nation, celebrities, elected officials, parents and teachers will be reading out loud to children in our classrooms. Among the many volunteers, State Sen. Beth Bye, D-West Hartford, will read to kindergarten and pre-kindergarten students at the .

So in the spirit of encouraging reading, we'd like to hear about your favorite books for adults and children. Classic or contemporary, picture books or historical tomes, all suggestions are welcome. Please post them in the comment box below.

In Thursday's Patch Picks, we'll list the top five answers for adults and the top five for children, with a few suggestions of our own.

Patrick Holland March 02, 2011 at 08:03 PM
Guess How Much I Love You
Susan Schoenberger March 02, 2011 at 09:49 PM
Thanks, Patrick. Anyone else have a suggestion?
Lisa Lenkiewicz March 03, 2011 at 12:27 AM
"Goodnight Moon" is a classic for babies. For toddlers: "The Very Hungry Caterpillar." For young kids: "Stuart Little" and "Charlotte's Web." For young readers: "Little Women" is a classic and for middle-school aged kids, "Diary of Anne Frank."
Megan Small March 10, 2011 at 03:53 AM
"Love you Forever". I have a little boy and I can't get through it without crying, every time.
Kaitlin Glanzer March 10, 2011 at 12:15 PM
Megan, that's my grandma's favorite. She had two boys and she cries every time she reads it to her grandkids! It's so true.

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