06-The secret of the fountain

Sometimes, a simple gesture, such as shared readings, gives meaning to books as editorial objects that enrich our day to day routine and link us with the possibilities to knit solidary human relationships. To speak of certain publications motivates the discovery of unknown books. Sharing generates collectivity.

Granted that today we can be critical of the efforts made by academic institutions to develop our relationship with books; some experiences like the socialization of determined generational texts make us recount common histories, revive our memory, and generate a latent sense of community.

This selections responds to the interest of sharing books that are found in our personal libraries, it is a way of gathering the stories that make us happy. These stories are public.

From another perspective, the accelerated production of children’s books confronts us with the difficulty of choice, due to the fact that the narration of our reading experience is determined by dialoguing with works and not by automatic consumption.

Why children's editions? Children never begin reading on their own. The secrete of the fountain is not a list about the most powerful editorial productions for children. It is a pretext to share readings made to sing, laugh, play, discover secrets, and remember that children’s books break boundaries and propose languages that collectivize and part us from the idea that the joy of a book is conditioned by the domination of the paradigmatic reader-writer technique.