Books I Want My Future Children to Read
Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they post a new Top Ten list that members at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone join as you please. This week’s topic is Ten Books I Want My Future Children To Read.
Reading has always been apart of my life. I grew up reading and loving the written word. It’s made me into who I am today. And the one thing that I want for my future children; is to love books as much as I do. Obvious I would never push them into reading, but I would definitely encourage them to read, to fall in love with characters and worlds.
So today I am sharing the books that I would love for my hopefully future children to read. Like always these are in no particular order. Expect, I have spilt books for when they are younger and then some young adult ones that have changed me.
Books I want my children to read in their younger years
Harry Potter by J.K Rowling: I know I said that these are in no order, but if there was one series that I would want my kids to read – it would be Harry Potter. It shaped my childhood and it started and continued to grow my love of reading, writing, and creativity. It was one of the things that sparked my love for fantasy and the supernatural. It’s the series that made me believe in the impossible. My mum read this to me as a kid and I plan to do just the same with mine.
Anything Andy Griffiths: When I was younger I use to read Andy Griffiths all the time and I loved it. There is something about silly things happening in books as a kid and that is what Andy Griffiths books are. And now years later, Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton are still going strong. I work in a bookstore and a number of times the little ones come in asking for them, makes me feel great. Kids are reading and loving these books.
If I Ran the Circus by Dr Seuss: I can’t count on my hands how many times I read this book. I use to stay up late at night and it read it over and over again. Mostly I read it at night when I coudn’t sleep – but it’s one fo the bigger Dr Seuss books and just so good. It’s fun, crazy and always put a smile on my face.
Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister and J. Alison James: This was one of my favourite books as a kid. It’s just a beautiful book with glitter, colour everywhere and beautiful illustrations. It will be one of the first books that I would want them to read.
Possum Magic by Mem Fox and Julie Vivas: This has to be one of my favourite children books. It also has to be one of Australia’s most iconic children’s books as well – Australia animals and beautiful illustrations.
Books I want my children to read when they are older
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas: The Hate U Give is a brilliant and powerful story. It’s heartbreaking, poignant and so so true. It’s a book that everyone should read, and understand. The Hate U Give explores family, friendship and what is right. I wanted to cry, scream and hurt. I want others to learn from it and I would want my kids to learn from it.
Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan: I love Greek mythology so when I discovered this series I fell in love and I would love for my children to feel the same way. It’s not just the Percy Jackson series, it’s the whole world that Rick Riordan has created. I think he explores so many characters, worlds and aspects of life.
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett: I loved this book when I read it in my early teens. Like a lot of the other books that I read it was magical. I loved going through the secret garden into a magical place.
When Micheal Met Mina by Randa Abdel-Fattah: I said it before by When Michael Met Mina should be on every high school book list in the country. The younger generations need to know that sometimes the government and media lie and manipulate the sense of asylum seekers. They need to know that most of these people are not illegal or jumping the queue, they are just simply people looking for freedom, safety and peace.
And that is it for me – yes it’s not ten, but you get the drift. What are some of the books that you would want your children to read? Do we share any that is the same? Let’s Chat!