5 Books You and Your Child Should Read

Reading literature engages the reader in an active form of learning, fosters empathy for others, sharpens critical thinking and improves your communication skills. Every study proves that its not a waste of time.

Teaching your children to enjoy reading a book can help them develop many of the skills needed these days (the soft skills that can make the difference between a great leader and an average manager).

Rediscover some of the most beautiful books you have read during your childhood. Do you still remember them? Do you remember how you felt while reading them? Wouldn’t it be nice to help your children discover them and love them as much as you did when you were their age?

Don Quixote

Widely regarded as one of the funniest and most tragic books ever written, Don Quixote chronicles the adventures of the self-created knight-errant Don Quixote of La Mancha and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, as they travel through sixteenth-century Spain. You haven’t experienced Don Quixote in English until you’ve read this masterful translation. Read more

The Odyssey

by Homer

The Odyssey is literature’s grandest evocation of an everyman’s journey through life. Odysseus’ reliance on his wit  during his ten-year voyage home to Ithaca after the Trojan War is at once a timeless human story and an individual test of moral endurance. Read more

Moby Dick

by Herman Melville

Moby-Dick or, The Whale is a novel by Herman Melville, in which Ishmael narrates the quest of Ahab, captain of the whaler Pequod, for revenge on the whale Moby Dick, which on a previous voyage destroyed Ahab’s ship and severed his leg at the knee. The novel’s reputation grew during the 20th century. Moby-Dick is considered one of the Great American Novel. “Call me Ishmael” is one of world literature’s most famous opening sentences. Read more

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

by Mark Twain

Commonly named among the Great American Novels, the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is among the first in major American literature to be written throughout in vernacular English. It is told in the first person by Huckleberry “Huck” Finn, a friend of Tom Sawyer and narrator of two other Twain novels. The book is noted for its colorful description of the Southern antebellum society living along the Mississippi River. Read more

The Little Prince

by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Few stories are as widely read and as universally cherished by children and adults alike as The Little Prince. Saint-Exupéry’s adorned his book with precious artwork. Happiness Friendship Responsibility Fortitude Love What Is Essential are the subjects that were the most dear to the author and they are present throughout the book. Read more

 

For a list of beautiful literature to help you grow, check The 6 Most Unexpected List of Self Help Books

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