Read a children’s book

Read a children's book

Every time I walk through a bookstore, I’m almost automatically pulled toward the children’s books.  I pick up each big, square book with a beautiful cover, and try to not read the whole book right there, standing next to the shelf.

And as I fall in love with the way the words fit on the page and the humor that makes me smile, it dawned on me — children’s books are for adults, too.

Tip for today
Read a children’s book, they are extremely disarming and have a tremendous amount of wisdom in them. Reading them just warms your heart.

Why? Because they:

  • trigger our fantasy and creativity by bringing us in a world where everything is possible.
  • teach us us life lessons in a simple and clear way.
  • are an escape from our daily complex life by offering us simple sentences and words and a  structured and safe world.
  • Make us smile by their double meanings and humor that we sometimes didn’t get as a child.

My all time favorites….

GOODREADS 100 BEST CHILDREN BOOKS TO READ IN A LIFETIME

  1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
  2. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
  3. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
  4. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
  5. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
  6. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
  7. The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
  8. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle
  9. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  10. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  11. Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
  12. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  13. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  14. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
  15. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
  16. The Giver by Lois Lowry
  17. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  18. Matilda by Roald Dahl
  19. Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  20. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
  21. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
  22. The House at Pooh Corner by A.A. Milne
  23. Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
  24. How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
  25. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
  26. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
  27. Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
  28. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Book 1) by Rick Riordan
  29. The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
  30. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
  31. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Patterson
  32. Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
  33. Holes by Louis Sachar
  34. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  35. The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
  36. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  37. Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  38. Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
  39. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
  40. Black Beauty by  Anna Sewell
  41. Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales by Jacob Grimm
  42. Curious George by H.A. Rey
  43. Heidi by Johanna Spyri
  44. The Little House Collection by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  45. A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  46. Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton
  47. From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
  48. Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
  49. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  50. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
  51. Wonder by R.J. Palacio
  52. The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf
  53. Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss
  54. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
  55. The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
  56. The Secret of the Old Clock (Nancy Drew, Book 1) by Carolyn Keene
  57. Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parrish
  58. The BFG by Roald Dahl
  59. The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
  60. Going Over by Beth Kephart
  61. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh by Robert C. O’Brien
  62. Are You My Mother by P.D. Eastman
  63. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  64. Press Here by Herve Tullet
  65. The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
  66. The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
  67. Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
  68. The Bad Beginning or Orphans! A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
  69. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  70. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
  71. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
  72. Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary
  73. Bread and Jam for Frances by Russell Hoban
  74. A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond
  75. Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey
  76. A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
  77. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judy Barrett
  78. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
  79. Frog and Toad are Friends by Arnold Liobel
  80. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
  81. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
  82. The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch
  83. Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
  84. The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
  85. Corduroy by Don Freeman
  86. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  87. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson
  88. Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site by Sherry Dusky Rinker
  89. Are you there, God? It’s Me, Margaret. by Judy Blume
  90. The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
  91. Tuesday Tucks Me In by Luis Carlos Montalvan
  92. Beatrix Potter the Complete Tales by Beatrix Potter
  93. Flora and Flamingo by Molly Idle
  94. A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stephenson
  95. One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss
  96. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff
  97. The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper
  98. Miss Nelson is Missing! by Harry G. Allard Jr.
  99. Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne
  100. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
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