Children’s books can have a deep effect on us as readers. Whether we read the Laura Ingalls Wilder series or books by C.S. Lewis, our depth of understanding comes from what we read and learned. Now years later, looking back I have noticed I missed reading some classics. Not Black Beauty or Charlotte’s Web but books by other authors.
Here are a few examples:
- The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander
- Redwall by Brian Jacques
- His Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman
Series were not high on my list of books to read. Now I see I have some catching up to do. Books should capture every young heart and start them down a path of reading. If we didn’t have books to read then what would we do with ourselves? What would occupy our minds? What would we be learning? Nothing but facts according to Charles Dicken’s Hard Times. That sounds pretty boring. Imagination is a freedom we should all savor.
Anyone else have a list of books they want to read?