Ten Children's Books Everyone Should Read
The Adventures of Captain Underpants – Dav Pilkey
The book follows the adventures of George and Harold, pranksters and comic book aficionados, and their shenanigans at school. Mr. Krupp, their strict principal, devises a scheme to catch them in their tracks, but he never took into account Captain Underpants, the superhero who leaped off the comic pages of the kids to help save the day!
Not your average superhero story, Captain Underpants will have you laughing, no matter how old you are.
The Tale of Peter Rabbit – Beatrix Potter
The book takes place from the point of view of Peter, a mischievous young rabbit and his widowed mother who cautions Peter and his siblings from entering the vegetable garden of Mr. McGregor. The disobedient Peter enters the garden to try some vegetables where he is spotted by Mr. McGregor, and must now escape.
This is a beautifully illustrated book (as are all of Beatrix Potter's stories) that grips young readers with suspense and tension. Other books by Beatrix Potter that everybody should read include The Tale of Benjamin Bunny and The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck.