"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." Albert Einstein

14 November 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I'd Recommend to a Child

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. 

I don't have children, which surprises some people who meet me and say things like, "But you're so good with them!" I am, but that's because they are not mine and other people's children are super easy to chat with and spoil and suchlike. So these are not ten books I'll be passing on to any of my own offspring, but rather books I'd give to a friend's child or to a niece/nephew, which I don't have, either.

  1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling because everyone should believe in magic and courage and love.
  2. The Giver by Lois Lowry because sometimes the majority are wrong and it's important to stand up for what you believe.
  3. Red: A Crayon's Story because labels are for crayons and attic boxes and not for people.
  4. Tacky the Penguin by Helen Lester because oddballs make the best friends.
  5. Love Monster by Rachel Bright because everyone, at some point, feels as though they do not fit in.
  6. The Very Hungry Caterpillar because produce is good for you and junk food can give you a tummy ache.
  7. The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat because wonder, magic, and imagination can carry you through the worst day.
  8. A Family is a Family is a Family by Sara O'Leary because there are lots of different types of people in this world and we need to be able to get along with all of them.
  9. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak because a hot dinner, forgiveness, and open arms will always, always be there for you.
  10. Miles is the Boss of His Body by Abbie Schiller because consent is beyond important.
If you could purchase / give ten books to a child, hypothetical or otherwise, which books would you give them? 

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