It’s World Book Day today, and as books are among my favourite things in life, I thought it was only right to do a post to celebrate 🙂
I love to read all kinds of books, but one of the things that has most amazed me as a reader over recent years is the power of children’s books. So, without further ado, here is my rather clumsily titled list of 5 Children’s Books that Will Profoundly Impact Adults too…
You are Special, by Max Lucado
This is a simple story about the labels we carry around with us and the secret of not letting them stick.
A Child’s Garden of Hope, by Micheal Foreman
A beautiful story of a child living in a war-torn area in which he grows a plant along the barbed wire that separates his country from another.
War Game, by Micheal Foreman
This book about the first world war is cleverly structured and poignant.
The Harry Potter books, by JK Rowling
An epic about good and evil, friendship and courage.
A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
A classic about a brave young girl, who transforms her sorry situation and that of her friends with a beautiful imagination and kind spirit.
Also, check out this compilation of intriguing and unusual bookshops, and if you buy The Simple Things magazine (March issue), take a look at their article on interesting libraries from around the world, which include an elephant, a donkey and various other methods of getting books to communities.
I’d love to know what you’re reading – add a comment to the blog or on facebook by Saturday 14th March telling me, and I will send one winner (picked at random) a package of three of my favourite books 🙂
Happy World Book Day!