Ten Children's Books Everyone Should Read
Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
Little Women, written during the Civil War in America, is a story about four girls and their journey through childhood and into adulthood. While getting to know the characters, the reader learns about the inner conflicts that each girl experiences – conflicts that still affect most women today.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Mark Haddon
The book is written from the point of view of Christopher John Francis Boone, a 15-year-old boy with an autistic spectrum condition who investigates the death of his neighbor's dog. The novel is less about who killed the dog, and more about the way in which the fascinating central character explores his world.
This novel moves both children and adults alike, and is sprinkled with a bitterly funny humor and a sweet insight into the world seen from a new perspective.