Choosing the best books for your children to read can be difficult. However, there are a certain selection of books which are such classics that the children need to read them, whether they like them or not.
Of course the Harry Potter series became almost a classic from when it was first written. The books start off as fun with lots of lovely magic and imagination. The series does darken as it goes on and the age that they are suitable tends to rise with each book. The later books are also very thick and so would only appeal to those children that really like reading. However, if you can master this series then you are capable of reading anything really. The books are exciting and do appeal to boys and girls and they do have a great moral line running through them as well as managing to capture the imagination. Of course, there are always the films to fall back on if the books just become too tedious.
The Narnia series have been popular for generations and so are likely to continue to do so. Many people have read or are familiar with ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’ but this is not the first book. The very first book focuses around a different set of children visiting Narnia and the later books have different children in as well. However, one good thing about the books is that you do not have to read them in order for them to make sense, although it does help. Which means that if you like certain stories more than others, you can just reread those.
The Hobbit is the precursor to the Lord of the Rings and is far easier and shorter. It is more aimed at children with some fun songs and a happy ending. It does have a fight but it is nothing like as nasty as the one in the other series of books. It is a great book for boys and girls, especially those ith a good imagination. Continue reading