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My favorite Childhood Books!

July 19, 2018

There’s nothing quite like the experience of reading as a child. I still can clearly see myself curled up with a book in my reading tent. And now, as an avid reader, I can firmly say that it's true that children who grow up with books are more likely to continue reading later on.

There are some books that shaped our childhood and made us happy, so we think your kids need to have them on their reading devices as well!

“Memories of childhood were the dreams that stayed with you after you woke.” 

― Julian Barnes

1 Grimm's Fairy Tales

Grimm's Fairy Tales

The Brothers Grimm | Fiction Classics

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A certain king had a beautiful garden, and in the garden stood a tree which bore golden apples. These apples were always counted, and about the time when they began to grow ripe it was found that every night one of them was gone.

2 The Tale of Peter Rabbit

The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Beatrix Potter | Children's Classics

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The Works of Beatrix Potter. The Original Books Collection. Helen Beatrix Potter (28 July 1866 – 22 December 1943) was an English author,illustrator, natural scientist and conservationist best known for her imaginative children’s books featuring animals such as those in The Tale of Peter Rabbit which celebrated the British landscape and country life.

3 The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

L. Frank Baum | Children's Classics

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The story of Dorothy and her dog, Toto, who are swept off the Kansas plains by a huge cyclone, and find themselves in the land of Oz. With color illustrations by Michael Foreman.

4 Black Beauty

Black Beauty

Anna Sewell | Children's Classics

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A magnificent horse shares his experiences of life in Victorian England, particularly the cruel treatment which animals receive by their owners.

5 Little Women

Little Women

Louisa May Alcott | Children's Classics

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The March sisters, Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth, survive poverty and the absence of their father during the Civil War.

6 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll | Children's Classics

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In this classic by Lewis Carroll little Alice experiences countless adventures in Wonderland. Download it today!

7 The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

Frances Hodgson Burnett | Children's Classics

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After the death of her parents, Mary is sent live in her uncle's great lonely house on the Moors where she discovers the key to a Secret Garden.

8 Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables

Lucy Maud Montgomery | Children's Classics

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Although they wanted a sensible boy, the Cuthberts adopt a young, outgoing, headstrong girl with a lively spirit and love of life.

9 A Little Princess

A Little Princess

Frances Hodgson Burnett | Children's Classics

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Sara Crewe, a pupil at Miss Minchin's School in London, is left in poverty when her father dies, but is later rescued by a mysterious benefactor.

10 Heidi

Heidi

Johanna Spyri | Children's Classics

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The classic book, Heidi, by Johanna Spyri.

11 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Mark Twain | Children's Classics

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Set on a 19th century Mississippi town, Tom Sawyer is a mischievous boy who skips school, witnesses to a crime, hunts for pirate treasure, and gets lost in a cave.

12 The Velveteen Rabbit

The Velveteen Rabbit

Margery Williams Bianco | Children's Classics

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The classic book, The Velveteen Rabbit, by Margery Williams Bianco.

13 Andersen's Fairy Tales

Andersen's Fairy Tales

Hans Christian Andersen | Children's Classics

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A compilation of stories including: "The Sandman," "The Emporer's New Clothes," and "The Little Match Girl."

14 Peter Pan

Peter Pan

J. M. Barrie | Children's Classics

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The classic book, Peter Pan, by J. M. Barrie.

15 The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Kenneth Grahame | Children's Classics

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The classic book, The Wind in the Willows, by Kenneth Grahame.

16 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain | Children's Classics

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Huck Finn befriends Jim, a runaway slave, and the two travel down the Mississippi River on a raft and share many interesting experiences along the way.

17 Treasure Island

Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson | Children's Classics

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Jim Hawkins searches for the buried treasure of the notorious pirate, Captain Flint.

18 The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book

Rudyard Kipling | Children's Classics

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After getting lost in the jungle, Mowgli is adopted into a family of wolves where he learns Jungle Law, the importance of loyalty, and survival skills.

19 Eight Cousins

Eight Cousins

Louisa May Alcott | Children's Classics

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A frail and despondent orphan, grieving for her recently dead parents, is sent to live on the Aunt Hill to be raised by six very opinionated aunts.