Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Books to read to my children.

After that little stroll down memory lane on my favourite Enid Blyton book, I decided to make a list of favourite childhood books I would like to share and read with Nathan & Co. someday.

Here’s my list…

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Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG, and The Witches

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis (seven books in the series)

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Mrs Frisby and The Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien

Laura Ingalls Wilder’s series of Little House books (eight books)

The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit

And of course Enid Blyton’s The Wishing Chair and The Magic Faraway Tree

Going through let’s say around a chapter a day, I reckon this list should cover off a good five years at least.

I’m not sure how my reading will be received by my little audience someday. I’m terrible at doing voices – and character voices are pretty essential to the whole reading aloud experience.

Despite that I still am eagerly awaiting the day when I’ll finally get a new reading partner (since my bargain with hubs fell through – though not on my part).


P.S. Greats tips for reading aloud to your kids and a geek’s list of 67 books to read to kids before age 10


  1. Guess what? I love Enid Blyton's series too! I sometimes re-read Enid Blyton's books mum bought us when I was young. Now I even collect them one by one by visiting book stores.
    (I always close the door while reading them not wanting to get caught reading story books at my "age")
     I think get "magic faraway tree"and "the wishing chair"series soon....:)

  2. No need to hide it, Denise. I have one quote for you...

    “There's nothing wrong with reading a book you love over and over. When you do, the words get inside you, become a part of you, in a way that words in a book you've read only once can't.”
    ― Gail Carson Levine, Writing Magic: Creating Stories that Fly

  3. my fave is 'the tower in ho-ho wood'. what you get depends on what you make of the same circumstances!

  4. Such a profound life lesson from a children's book. Clearly these books we read as kids set us up for life!


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