Throwback Thursday: You won’t believe how long it’s been since you’ve seen these famous children’s book titles.

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Time for Bed “Mem Fox, Illustrated by Jane Dyer”: A book of rhymes that would even soothe the adults reading it today. The gentle illustrations made easing into bed after a busy day so much more pleasant.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar “Eric Carle”: There’s no denying how cool this book was- I mean the caterpillar was eating through the pages. How mystifying was that to us as kids! And of course, the caterpillar turning into the butterfly at the end never got old.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day “Judith Viorst, Illustrated by Ray Cruz”. It may now be a famous movie but I think we can all agree that this was the first glimpse of how it gets a whole lot worse before it gets better.

The Baby-Sitters Club “Ann M. Martin”: The first entrepreneurial inspiration for me as a child- how many of us felt like starting our own club after reading through these adventures?

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The Rainbow Fish “Marcus Pfister”  The glimmering visuals made this book a bedtime favorite amongst many. A fish who learns to make friends by sharing his most prized items- one of our first glimpses into gratitude.

Oh the Places You’ll Go! A Dr. Seuss favourite, a story we all have had read to us, have probably read to another and strive to make a reality in our adult lives (I mean surely I am not the only one who has a constant travel bug).