#WorldBookDay – The Classics
As we are celebrating #WorldBookDay we have put together a list of children’s classics.
When it comes to compiling a list of classic children’s books, it’s so difficult to choose just a few as there are so many the list could go on for pages and pages.
But we’ve whittled it down to these few just to get you started and to hopefully inspire you to find more.
Young Children (Ages 3 – 8)
The Tiger Who Came To Tea
The book is about a girl called Sophie, her mother, and a tiger who interrupts their afternoon tea. Still a classic after over 50 years.
Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
It’s hard to imagine a library without one of Donaldson’s catchy rhyming tales.
|Anansi The Spider
Anansi the Spider is one of the great folk heroes of the world. He is a rogue, a mischief maker, and a wise, lovable creature who triumphs over larger foes. In this traditional Ashanti tale, Anansi sets out on a long, difficult journey. Threatened by Fish and Falcon, he is saved from terrible fates by his sons.
Older Children & Teenagers (Ages 10+)
Any Roald Dahl book is a classic but here is one to start with. BFG is one of Roald Dahl’s best loved characters. This big, friendly, giant strikes up an unlikely friendship with the young Sophie.
|Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling has become a staple classic and not just for children. The seven book series details the accounts of young wizard, Harry Potter and his friends.
|The Hunger Games (Trilogy)
In a dystopian society where a group of children are annually required to battle to the death in a televised spectacle to be hailed as a national treasure. Katniss Evergreen volunteers to fight in her sister’s place.
A story of a family curse, fancy sneakers and poisonous lizards moves forward and backward in time, telling of how Stanley Yelnats IV ended up in a juvenile prison camp. Suffused with fun, warmth and truly memorable villain.
|The Diary of a Young Girl
The diary kept by a young Dutch-Jewish girl during the two years in which her family lived concealed under the Nazi occupation of Holland. Her words remain the most effective way for a child today to grasp the reality of the Holocaust.