Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Want My (Future) Children to Read


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish that other bloggers are welcome to join in, to create Top Ten lists on varying topics. This week it’s Top Ten Books I Want My (Future) Children to Read


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1 The Paper Bag Princess 

by Robert Munsch, Michael Martchenko

A friend of mine recently mentioned this book to me to read myself. She rather liked it and thought I might too. I haven’t read it yet, but it sounds pretty fun!
Plus Alwyn Hamilton and Tamora Pierce have given it good ratings on Goodreads so that’s a positive!

2 I Am…[Amelia Earhart]

by Brad Meltzer

This is a series called ‘Ordinary People Change The World’ and features people like Ghandi, Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks etc, but I chose Amelia Earhart to feature today because she has a fantastic birth date! Not only do these books look so fun (I played with the ‘look inside!’ feature on Amazon) but they’re full of ordinary people who changed the world.
Who wouldn’t want their child to start dreaming big as soon as they possibly could?

3 Interstellar Cinderella 

by Deborah Underwood, Meg Hunt

This reminds me of Cinder so much it’s amazing! The artwork also looks pretty fantastic too. The only sad point is that it sounds like Cinderella doesn’t want to marry the prince but wants to be his head mechanic instead. Why can’t she do both? Where has the idea that falling in love with the prince makes the princess ‘weak’? These princes and princesses deserve love too!

4 Dr Seuss books

I’ve never read one – that I remember – but I do like the films and the sentiment behind them, so of course I’d be checking these out!

Brave Junior Novelisation

by Irene Trimble, Walt Disney Company

This is recommended for 8-11 year olds. The reviews say that it’s a fantastic book to challenge strong readers as young as 5 or engage even adults. It seems to be the perfect book to lead out of picture books into print books. Especially if your child is a major Brave fan!


I’ve recently had a little one and I’m so excited to read the follwoing books with her… when shes a little older. (We’ve read quite a few books already – she loves Beatrix Potter and the Mr Men collections and she absolutely loves anything that rhymes!)

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6 Harry Potter

by J K Rowling

I am so excited to share this series with her. I have asked Santa very nicely for a copy of the illustrated Harry Potter for her. So she can have her own copy to look at while I read mine. I think she’s going to love it.

7 The Kissing Hand

by Audrey Penn

I’ve heard some great things about this book. I doubt she will have any separation anxieties when it comes to her first day at school, she’s way more confident that I ever was, but I’ll still read this to her… just in case.

8 The Day The Crayons Quit

by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers

I’ve actually read through this one already and its hilarious. I like the overall message, that you don’t have to be conventional :)

9 Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

by Robert C O’Brien

I absolutely loved the film when I was little but if I’d known it was a book I would have read that first, lets start her off correctly… I want her saying… well the book was better :P

10 The Snow Spider Trilogy

by Jenny Nimmo

I really enjoyed this book when I was a teen so I hope she will love it too. I don’t remember much of it now so I’m kinda hoping I can read it with her. Fingers crossed the fond feelings I have for it are warranted.

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