Top 5 Books I read as a Kid and Want my Kids to Read Too
Your kids are trapped at home, with no end to school closures in sight. What better time to push your own childhood favorite reads on them? Here are the top five books form my own childhood that I want my kids to read too:
5. Meet Abraham Lincoln by Barbara Carey – I know, I know, that sounds a lot like school learning! It is, but I still enjoyed the whole Meet [Historical Figure] series, which was reissued in 2011.
4. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis – I devoured the entire Chronicles of Narnia series as a child. Christian allegory may not be for everyone, but it’s a great early introduction to fantasy adventure.
3. Bunnicula by Deborah and James Howe – Perfect for younger kids. It’s the first in an entire series starring a vampire rabbit that sucks the juice out of vegetables – with that premise, how can you go wrong!?
2. Lord of the Flies by William Golding – Children stranded on an island form their own society, which quickly devolves into power struggles and violence. Sure, it’s a little (okay, a lot) dark. But, it’s also a classic.
1. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien – What can I say? I loved fantasy adventure, and fictional universes filled with elves, dwarves, and dragons. Why not follow up with the subsequent Lord of the Rings trilogy?