In the last post we talked a little bit about why Harry Potter should be read by all students, even though it isn’t normally a part of a traditional educational curriculum.
In today’s post, we’re going to look at a few of the best books and audiobooks that are part of the generally accepted “classic literature” canon for children.
Here’s a few books that have always stood out and stand the test of time.
A Wrinkle in Time
Speaking of standing the test of time, we might as well start by putting a wrinkle in it!
A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle, was published in the early 1960s and instantly became a modern classic. The book deals with the story of a girl whose father is a scientist working on a mysterious project known as the tesseract, and one day disappears.
The story tells her adventure to find her father and along the way she unveils deep secrets about the true workings of the universe and realizes just how important the project her father worked on actually is!
This Newbury Award-winning work was also turned into a Disney movie back in 2003.
Alice in Wonderland
Another classic novel that is widely appreciate by adults and children alike is Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland and Alice through the Looking Glass.
These two novels tell the fantastical tale of Alice, who is a “normal” girl who always wonders about what else might be beyond the confines of her everyday British home.
One day she sees a rabbit with a timepiece, and follows him down a rabbit hole into a whole new world.
A great children’s book for the colorful stories, and a wonderful read for adults due to its satirical wit and critique of turn of the century British society, Caroll’s Alice in Wonderland is destined to live on for decades.
These are just two of the many popular works of children’s literature that are both fun and zany! We think any child and parent will enjoy reading these together!