My list is a short one this week. One of the things my parents did marvellously when I was growing up was providing their kids with a wide range of reading material. I read just about everything I could get my hands on.
There are a few titles I wish I’d discovered as a child, though!
1.The Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat
2. A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys by Nathaniel Hawthorne
3. The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
What they all share in common is a strong sense of magic and wonder about the world. Yes, I could read them as an adult – and may well do that one of these days – but I think I would have adored them when I was a child.
Here’s hoping today’s children enjoy these stories and many more of them.