The Working Reading List: Inspiration from your Childhood

by Rachel Yeomans | March 2nd, 2012   

One of my contributing writers wrote an adorable blog post in our Student Fashion section this week about Garanimals – but Garanimals for Grown Ups!  The post inspired me to think about how things we loved as children influence our behaviors and decisions as adults. They could be in fashion (as the blog article references) or it could be in demeanor and even outlook. With that in mind, here is our weekly reading list sharing articles on bringing childhood to an adult height. You can also consider this as a celebration of Dr. Seuss‘ birthday!

We also share more reads each day through our Twitter feed and Facebook page, so if you’re hungry for more, you have even more places to check out! Have you read something you want included or do you have a theme you’d like us to feature? Or more importantly, do you want to share your personal childhood influences? Let us know in the comments! Happy reading!

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Student Fashion: Garanimals for Grown-Ups (TheWorkingWardrobe): Did you often wonder if there are garanimals for grown ups? Well there are! Here’s how you can take this concept to the office.

Dr. Seuss: Oh the Poems You Will Write (The Washington Post): Dr. Seuss’s 108th birthday anniversary is celebrated by readers.

The Working Man: Business Clothes Can Make You Happy (TheWorkingWardrobe): Our men’s fashion reporter goes through his personal history of his working wardrobe. And it’s all thanks to his dad. Yes, business clothes can make you happy.

A Brief History of Children’s Picture Books and the Art of Visual Storytelling (Brain Pickings): From cave paintings to Maurice Sendak, or what modern ebooks can learn from mid-century design icons.

Berenstain Bears ‘Have Helped So Many Children Through So Many Challenges’ (Christian Science Monitor): Berenstain Bears co-creator Jan Berenstain has died at the age of 88.

Games of Yesterday Fashioned for Today (TheWorkingWardrobe): What are some of your memories from childhood involving games and inventions? Have you seen them come forward with a new twist today?

Did Dickens Really Save Poor Children and Clean Up the Slums? (BBC): From Oliver Twist to A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens highlighted poverty and squalor. But did he really help change things?

LeVar Burton to Bring Reading Rainbow Back…in an Ap! (Mashable): For 26 years, Reading Rainbow taught children to love reading. Host Levar Burton wants to bring the show back for the wired generation.