This meme was started by Rae Longest at Powerful Women Readers. As I am a grandmother, who loves to read to her grandchildren, a mother who loved to read to and with her children, and a retired teacher librarian, this meme really attracted me. If you love children’s books, or have a favourite from your childhood, join us in introducing them to a new generation of readers. Feel free to use my logo above, but link back to my post as well.

My plan is to highlight a book, a series or an author that I think children will love. These will not be new books, they will be books that I have recommended to parents or kids, or books that I have bought for my own children or grandchildren. There are so many wonderful books from the past that I believe today’s children will love.

This week I am highlighting Jillian Jiggs by Phoebe Gilman.

Jillian Jiggs is a character my children loved and identified with. There are three books in the series and we read them all over and over.


Jillian Jiggs by Phoebe Gilman is the first. In this story, Jillian and her friends use their imagination and whatever materials they can find to have fun and imagine. The only problem is, they leave a mess in their wake. The line my kids used to holler with me was “Jillian, Jillian, Jillian Jiggs. It looks like your room has been lived in by pigs.”


The second book is The Wonderful Pigs of Jillian Jiggs. Jillian has finally cleaned her room, and finds a jar of buttons that look just like pigs noses. She decides to make stuffed pigs to sell. Of course she again makes a mess, but that is not the main problem. Read this one to find out what happens to Jillian’s pigs.


I liked this final addition to the series. Jillian Jiggs to the Rescue. Jillian’s little sister is afraid there is a monster in her room. Jillian lets her sleep with her and the next morning, Jillian and her friends make a monster trap. Such fun and so much sibling love.

These are cute books that my children loved and tomorrow, I hope my grandchildren enjoy them as much as my kids did.

Do you have young ones that want to read to? Do you have a book to share that your children, grandchildren or perhaps you, yourself have loved? Share it with us.

Have a wonderful weekend, and don’t forget to read to someone today.