Welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday, a book blog tag hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! Today, we're sharing our Top Ten Books I Want My Children To Read. Enjoy!
1) The LDS scripture quad. Now some of this I probably wouldn't want them to read until they're older (Old Testament, I'm looking at you), but I do want my future kids to be familiar with the scriptures, and to one day read them in their entirety.
2) J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. Uh, duh.
3) Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games Trilogy. I think this one is important enough to share with my kids.
4) C.S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia. This is really the classic of children's fantasy, and I'd want my kids to at least read The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, if not the entire series.
5) A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle. If we're doing the classic of children's fantasy, we have to do the classic of children's sci-fi as well. Plus, this presents a fantastic female character for them to look up to, which is an important thing for both boys and girls.
6) Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. This classic novel has so many important thoughts about humanity in it--and also, I think my kids ought to know that the first sci-fi novel was written by a teenage girl.
7) The Giver by Lois Lowry. This is the book that really got me into sci-fi, and I'd hope it would do the same for my kids. If they like, of course, I'd want them to read the entire quartet, but the second book is the most important.
8) To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. I'd want my kids to understand social justice issues from a young age, and this classic is a good beginning. It also has another great female lead for them to relate to.
9) Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series. I mean, how can any kid not love this series?
10) Frindle by Andrew Clements. I'd recommend any Andrew Clements book in general, but Frindle is probably his best. It's a really fun, enjoyable look at language and ingenuity that many kids find empowering.
And of course there are many, many more books that I would love to recommend to my kids, just as I recommend them to you. It just all depends on what they like! So how about you? What books would or do you want your children to read? Let me know, and I'll be back tomorrow.
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