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Top Ten Tuesday (#34): Top Ten Books I Want My Future Children to Read, While They are Still Children

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Happy Tuesday everyone! I’m sorry to have missed a few Top Ten Tuesdays due to being far too busy. But I’m back now! And this week’s topic happens to be about something that I’ve actually been actively thinking about for some time now. I don’t have children yet, but I’ve sort of been compiling a rough list in my head, listing all of the books that I want to make sure that they have available. As a child, I sadly was unable to access diverse children’s books, and therefore was unable to list any here, but please share your suggestions with me, as I would love to add those to my kids’ library!

For those of you who don’t know what Top Ten Tuesday is all about, here is a quote from The Broke and the Bookish, the genuises behind this weekly meme!

Each week we will post a new Top Ten list that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post and, if you want to, add your name to the Linky widget on that day’s posts (typically put up midnight EST on Tuesday) so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It’s a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.

…and now that all of the necessary stuff is out of the way….

– Top Ten Books I Want My Future Children to
Read, While They are Still Children –

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 – ONE –

J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and
the Philosopher’s Stone

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– TWO –

J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit

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– THREE –

Ashley Spires’ The The Most Magnificent Thing

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– FOUR –

Marcus Pfister’s The Rainbow Fish

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– FIVE –

Eric Carle’s The Grouchy Ladybug

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– SIX –

Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are

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 – SEVEN –

Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar

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– EIGHT –

A.A. Milne’s The Complete Tales &
Poems of Winnie-the-Pooh

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– NINE –

Diana Wynne Jones’ Howl’s Moving Castle

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– TEN –

Lemony Snicket’s The Bad Beginning

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THANKS SO MUCH FOR READING! HAVE YOU READ ANY OF THESE? AND IF SO, WHAT DID YOU THINK? IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THEM YET, ARE THEY ON YOUR TBR LIST? WHY? WHY NOT? WHICH BOOKS WOULD YOU LIKE YOUR CHILDREN, OR ANY CHILDREN IN YOUR FAMILY, OR THAT YOU KNOW, TO READ? LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS BELOW!

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33 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday (#34): Top Ten Books I Want My Future Children to Read, While They are Still Children

  1. I am really glad you included picture books because sometimes those are just as, if not more important than novels. It is a child’s first exposure to reading and books, and they often get forgotten about once children reach a certain age.

    1. Awe I’m glad you agree! I want my kids to start reading early, and they definitely won’t be able to start with chapter books when they’re toddlers 😛 unless they end up being geniuses? Who knows haha.

  2. Flavia my kids have read The Rainbow Fish and the Hungry Caterpillar. Now the Grouchy Ladybug I love that title!!!

    1. Yay! I’m so happy that they did! I think that the original authors for all of those are German hehe. They were definitely around a lot when I was growing up in Austria! I’m glad that you enjoy the Grouchy Ladybug too! 😀

  3. OHYMYGOSH! Where the Wild Things Are legit was one of my fave books of my childhood! I had 1 copy I read so many times & took with me on the go lol. Harry Potter is a MUST! you have quite a few others I haven’t read but will need to check out for my 2 tiny humans 🙂

    Great list Flavia! <3

    1. YES! I sadly didn’t have exposure to that one in my childhood in Europe. But I did read it early this year, or last year, and think it’s great for children AND adults 🙂 And awe I hope that both you and your tiny humans enjoy all the books! ❤

      Thank you and thanks for reading, Lilly! 🙂 ❤

    1. Thanks so much! I find the illustrations on a site that lets people use them for free as long as they credit them, and then I just compile them in Photoshop 🙂 I WISH I was talented enough to make the illustrations myself hahaha

  4. Great list! I’m basically putting some of my favorite childhood reads as well as some childhood classics on my boyfriend’s niece’s shelf. She’s only 5 months old, but her library is decently sized. With any luck she’ll have a great appreciation of reading as she gets older. I’m just happy that her mom actually reads to her. I just bought the Madeline treasury, and a collection of Disney Christmas stories for her, but I’m debating about getting her more for Christmas too.

    1. Aweee such a lucky little girl! I was read to and I think that it definitely had a hand in my love for stories and books today. I’ll definitely be reading to my kids 😉

      1. My mom read to me a lot as well, and several of my family members kept me stocked up with books. Plus it helps with brain stimulation and development, which I think is totally important and worthwhile. Reading together is also a great bonding activity.

  5. This is such a wonderful list! I remember–when I was little–I used to check out The Rainbow Fish from the library so often, my mom was finally convinced to just buy me a copy so I wouldn’t have to keep borrowing it. I was totally in love with it.

    1. Thank you! And awe that is so sweet! I’m glad that your mom bought you your own copy 🙂 I’ll have to buy one for my future children at some point…maybe in English AND in German hahaha

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