As evidenced by the name of this blog – I love to read! I have fond memories of books stemming from childhood, such as my parents reading to me at bedtime or dinner time, or reading during class, recess and after class. Yup, I was only kid in school that my teacher had to complain to my parents about “excessive reading”. It makes me laugh just thinking about it! I believe that the joy of reading should be fostered in every young child, so I’ve put together a list of books (not sure of the age range though) that I loved then, and still love today. If you have a child, or a young person in your life, introduce them to one of these and maybe they’ll fall in love with reading too. Enjoy!
These books are in no particular order, but I did divide them into two categories because I felt that some books were more unisex than others. However, there are no rules, so anybody can read anything they please!
The book titles will be followed by the name of the author.
For Little Ladies
- A Little Princess | Frances Hodgson Burnett
- The Secret Garden | Frances Hodgson Burnett
- Ella Enchanted | Gail Carson Levine
- Little Women | Louisa May Alcott
- Anne of Green Gables (series) | Lucy Maud Montgomery
- Little House on the Prairie (series) | Laura Ingalls Wilder
- Heidi | Johanna Spyri
For Little Ladies & Gentlemen
- Charlotte’s Web | E. B. White
- Hardy Boys (series) | Franklin W. Dixon (pen name)
- Nancy Drew (series) | Carolyn Keene (pen name)
- The Boxcar Children (series) | Gertrude Chandler Warner
- The Chronicles of Narnia (series) | C. S. Lewis
Reading can be an escape from reality for a little while and it teaches things without one knowing that learning is happening. That’s what makes books so special.
What was your favourite book from childhood?
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