My favorite chapter book was Dear Mr. Henshaw. I had always wanted to write to an author.
Later I became interested in the Goosebumps series. The author seemed to catch my attention and keep it throughout the entire chapter book unlike any other.
Having only boys, my own personal children enjoyed any book about animals and cars.
Books I like to read to my current students, grades 3-5, are mysteries. They love when I leave them hanging for the next thing to happen.Mary Downing Hahn is the most popular author they like to hear me read.
In school we use http://www.storylineonline.net/. This gives us stories that students love to hear read by various celebrities. I haven't been to very many libraries. I only go to the local ones. The best one in my county is the Jones County Library.
My favorite author to read now is a very hard choice. I have just finished reading the Twilight Saga. However, If I had to choose an author it would be Dee Henderson. I love how she keeps it clean, yet she has mystery, romance, and adventure all in one.
I try to get my family together for share time weekly. Sometimes they choose to have me read to them. These are the good times.