Last Wednesday The Covington News helped sponsor this month’s Lunch Link at the Covington Newton County Chamber of Commerce. The twist: you had to bring a book for the Newton County School System (NCSS) Book Bu,s which has been helping to ignite kids’ love for reading. That got us thinking, what is Covington’s favorite children’s book?
Tara Jackson: “’Dr. Seuss’…probably any of them. I just loved all of them.” Her children enjoy “One Word from Sophia,” a comedic tale that follows Sophia on her adventure to get the one thing she wants for her birthday: a giraffe.
Eva Avery: “’Love You Forever’ which is as much a book for mothers as it is for the child…. ‘Good Night Moon,’ there are just tons. We love books!” Avery has many favorites that range from “Little Blue Truck” to “A Series of Unfortunate Events.” Five-year-old Charlie’s tastes are far simpler, “shark books” he said as he eagerly described to me a strange species known as the saw shark.
David East, Ayla Livingston: East likes the “Clifford the Big Red Dog” series. Livingston chose the forebodingly titled “The Monster at the End of this Book.” Shelby agrees with East on his decision. The little girl in Livingston’s arms bashfully refused to comment.
Jessica Culpepper: Culpepper reads “God Gave Us You” to her daughter, Renee.
Casey Thompson: “Anything Eric Carle.” Carle has authored popular titles such as “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” and “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?” Wade, who is only five years old, is a fan of “Rosie Revere, Engineer” which tells the story of a young girl who is a talented inventor.
Marta Hayes: Hayes, pictured with her niece, likes “The Giving Tree.” Hayes’ niece often ends her day with a reading of “Good Night Moon.”
If you are interested in donating books to the NCSS Book Bus, which helps children gain access to reading material, then visit any NCSS location with your donations.