Best for a bedtime story -- BookaDayUK

The World Treasury of Children's Literature : Book 1 and 2 in slipcase - Clifton Fadiman Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing, Portable Edition with New Myliteraturelab -- Access Card Package - X J Kennedy, Dana Gioia

When our parents read to us, they always read from anthologies, so we heard stories about children from other lands; or the childhoods of famous people like Clara Barton, Abraham Lincoln or Buffalo Bill; fables, legends, myths and folk tales from all over the world; tales of magic or fantasy.  I loved the variety.

 

when I started reading myself to sleep, my favorites were Scholastic books, the kind you used to order at school from The Weekly Reader.  Here are some of my favorites:

 

 

Now I like literature textbooks, because they have a variety of stories vetted by university professors authored by contemporary writers.  It gives me a chance to sample many authors that I might not otherwise be aware of.