Grok with Mayim: Favorite Children’s Books

Take a tour of the children's library at Mayim's house
By Grok Nation StaffPublished on 02/17/2016 at 9:33 AM EST

We all have our favorite books, especially from when we were children. Perhaps it was a book that made you believe in magic, or a book that explained to you how the world worked. Or maybe it was a rhyming book that tickled your ears or your funny bone. In all likelihood, there’s a book that influenced you and became part of the person you grew up to be.

You’re probably wondering: what kinds of books does a person like Mayim – a mom, a neuroscientist, and so much more – read to her children? What kinds of books did she grow up on and how did they influence her?

In this newest video, Mayim gives you a tour of her kids’ library: explaining how it’s organized and what kinds of books had the biggest influence on her as a kid.

We hope you’ll take a few minutes to think about the children’s books that helped to shape you into the person you are today. And share your reflections in the comments…here are a few questions to guide you.

  • What kinds of books do you remember from your childhood?
  • Can you remember one or two that had a specific impact on you then, or that you still think about today?
  • If you could read any children’s book to a child in your life, which one would it be and why?
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