Have you ever thought about the books you’ve read while you were a kid? Like books that really had an impact on you, on your young imagination and that you will always remember? I am always thinking about my first books and relive those moments. so here are some book suggestions for children. You may add other lectures that you consider appropriate in the comment section.
Perfect lectures for children
- “The Little Prince” is a life lesson and it goes perfectly to any age. But for a child, it’s moral advice and also a chance to let their imagination free. It’s a book that uncovers so many meanings, a cute whimsical story for children and grown-ups. Your kid will never forget this fantastical adventure.
“All grown-ups were once children… but only few of them remember it.”
“The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they are felt with the heart.”
- “The Wizard of Oz” is one of the greatest American children’s novels, by L. Frank Baum. The story follows young farm girl, Dorothy, in the magical Land of Oz. She reaches the fairy world after she and her dog, Toto, are swept away from their home in Kansas by a cyclone. The writing is fantastic and it makes the book accessible to any age. The Land of Oz will open children’s imagination and it has a great potential to any age.
“True courage is in facing danger when you are afraid…”
- “Sans Famille” or “Alone”, by Hector Malot was the first book I remember to read from A to Z. Although it was not the best lecture from my childhood, it is the one that marked me. So, it’s a sad story, of orphaned Remi who gets hired to be a traveling street entertainer. Going from village to village, the poor boy has lots of adventures, hard times and heartbreaking moments. Such a powerful story, indeed.
“You will be very unhappy, but you must not give way to despair.”
- “Harry Potter”. Since 1997, when the first book appeared is has become a worldwide phenomenon, even more so, after the movies were released. When you start reading the books, they take you to a magical world, with different laws and customs, a world of wizards and witches, of spells and charms. And yet, their world is somewhat similar to ours, and you can connect instantly.
“Whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.”
- “The Alchemyst”, by Michael Scott is a great world for a child to explore. Michael Scott’s novel is the first of a five-book series, and it takes you to a magical world, full of mythological figures. The main characters are two twins, Josh and Sophie, who meet on their summer vacation a what appears to be an average old couple, owners of a bookshop, Nick, and Perry Flaming. The book is straightforward and pleasant. All the characters are created after real history or mythological ones, fact that I find to be more than nice because it is great for children to learn about this kind of past personas.
“What is the greatest mistake a parent can make?’ she asked. ‘To believe that your children will be just like you.”
- “The Three Musketeers”. Although it’s a historical adventure novel from 1844, Alexandre Dumas creates a fantastic adventure of a young man. D’Artagnan leaves home to travel to Paris, in order to join the Musketeers of the Guard. Children can learn a lot from this story about injustice, abuses or difficulties of the old ages of France.
“Never fear quarrels, but seek hazardous adventures.”
- “How to train your dragon” is a book series full of adventures and mythical worlds and characters. Cressida Cowell builds a fantastical world in which reluctant Viking Hiccup sets out on adventures with his dragon, Toothless. Sweet, entertaining, original, with an adorable dragon, this book series is perfect for children. The great setting and the author’s imagination on dragons is funny and rugged.
“But how can we know that dragons did not exist? We have never actually BEEN to the Dark Ages.”