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12 Inspirational Classics of Literature You Should Let Your Children Read Before They Grow Up

12 Inspirational Classics of Literature You Should Let Your Children Read Before They Grow Up

It is important that your kids read many books to educate them and improve literacy standards. What books will you be encouraging your kids to read now while they are young — while they have an imagination to perceive the many thrills and adventures of the world?

There are many children’s classics that should be on your bookshelf, but this post can only contain few of them. Here are 12 works of classic literature that will prove beneficial to your child’s growth.

 1. The Borrowers by Mary Norton

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    In an old country house miniature people borrow things from the humans above them. All is well until one of them is spotted by a human boy. This action forces them to flee and escape from their home. The way the story is written is enough to charm anyone that borrowers really exist in our lives.

    2. The Giver by Lois Lowry

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      After being given his life assignment of becoming the receiver of memories does Jonas start discovering the dark and terrible truths of his community. The story makes us realize that nothing is as perfect as it seems.

      3. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

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        This story is one of persuasion as Sam-I-Am tries to convince a narrow minded and stubborn patron to taste his eggs and ham. This one will teach kids why they should be persistent and relentless.

        4. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K Rowling

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          This book presents a young Harry Potter who is rescued from the preposterous neglect from his aunt and uncle, then called to Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. If you want to your child to be intrigued, amused, and have their imagination tickled, this is the book they should read.

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          5. Jumanji by Van Allsburg Chris

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            Two bored kids seek excitement when they start playing a board game and wind up getting caught in an adventure filled with mystery and mystic. Jumanji is fun, exciting, and has an eerie tone that evokes the story well.

            6. The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney

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              A mouse in the African Serengeti proves that even a small creature is capable of heroic deeds as she rescues the King of the Jungle. This book affords kids to understand the depth of kindness.

              7. The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton

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                This story tells the story of life in the country and how cities are built. This story introduces kids to the troubling effects of urbanization.

                8. Matilda by Roald Dahl

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                  Matilda in this book uses her super power to rid the school of Miss Trunchbull, its evil headmistress, and replaces her with a nice teacher. This book will remind children the importance of justice — that stupidity, evil, and greed can be usurped by courage and goodness.

                  9. Caps for Sale- A Tale of A Peddler, Some Monkeys & Their Monkey Business by Esphyr Slobodkina

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                    Some monkeys prove too tough to handle as they steal every one of a peddler’s caps while he takes a nap under a tree. With enough fun and humor this book teaches children about problems and solutions.

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                    10. The Story of Ferdinand by Munroe Leaf

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                      This story will teach children the beauty of contentment and simplicity. It also covers a historical tradition of bullfighting.

                      11. Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson

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                        After being sold to slavery to a Tory family in New York City, Isabel becomes a spy for the rebels in a bid to free herself and her little sister. This book teaches courage, inner strength, and freedom to children.

                        12. The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde

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                          A book so well written it can move you to tears: after a happy prince’s death, he can view the suffering, pain, and misery of the common people. The story presents unconditional love and morality to children of all ages.

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                          41 Beautiful Pictures That Show What True Love Is All About

                          Some things in life are hard to describe, yet we can recognize them when we see them.

                          Love is one of those things.

                          True love comes in many different forms, but here are some that many of us know well.

                          True love means supporting those who can’t support themselves

                          supportive couple

                            A young man comforts his date in Times Square, New York City. Image by mbtrama

                            strong hug

                              A young man holds his significant other close to him. Image by Brad Fults

                              running help

                                A young track competitor helps one of her injured opponents over the finish line. Image from ViralNova.com

                                feeding kitten

                                  A soldier in the Korean War takes time to feed a baby kitten. Image from US Naval Insititute

                                  It’s having the perfect selfie partner

                                  mom and daughter selfie

                                    A mother and her daughter take a selfie together. Image by Andrew Fysh

                                    girlfriends

                                      Two young girls pose for the camera. Image by Rolands Lakis

                                      selfies

                                        A happy couple takes a picture together. Image by Kayla Heineman

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                                          Two best friends take a selfie together. Image by Jason Wahido

                                          dude selfie

                                            Friends take a selfie together. Image by Glenn Scofield Williams

                                            It’s all the warm fuzzies

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                                              A young man spends time with his dog on a beach. Image by Magdalena Roeseler

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                                                A pet owner hugs his dog while on a day trip in San Francisco. Image by Taro the Shiba Inu

                                                It means having a friend to photobomb you

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                                                  A boy makes a funny face as he poses for a picture with his brother. Image by Michael Bentley

                                                  old man photobomb

                                                    A man photobombs his wife while their grandson snaps a picture. Image by Frank

                                                    family photobomb

                                                      Family members photobomb their relatives’ Thanksgiving day family photo. Image by Beth Scupham

                                                      boyfriend photobomb

                                                        A friend photobombs the photographer and their friend, the woman in the foreground of this photo. Image by Lachlan Hardy

                                                        True love means being there even when life gets unbearably hard

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                                                        shoulder to cry on

                                                          A family watches the Vermont National Guard depart for Afghanistan. Image by The U.S. Army

                                                          flood dog

                                                            During a monsoon in the Philippines, a boy carries his dog to safety. Image by Romeo Ranoco

                                                            A woman is rescued from flood waters by a resident standing on top of her car during heavy rain in Chalandri suburb north of Athens

                                                              A man helps a woman out of her vehicle during a flood in Chalandri, Greece. Image by John Kolesidis

                                                              lunch

                                                                A woman has lunch with her husband every day, even after he’s passed away. Image from ViralNova.com

                                                                hug

                                                                  A woman hugs the mother of 6-year-old Noah Ponzer, who was one of the victims of the Sandy Hook shootings. Image by Spencer Platt

                                                                  rubble

                                                                    An Oklahoma couple pauses while trying to salvage belongings from a family member’s home after a tornado. Image by Adrees Latif

                                                                    sister and brother

                                                                      A girl puts her arm around her little brother as they wait outside of Sandy Hook Elementary after gunshots are fired. Image by Reuters.

                                                                      headstone

                                                                        A woman sits at her husband’s grave the day before their wedding anniversary. Image from NBC news

                                                                        It means taking the time for long goodbyes

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                                                                          A man says goodbye to his son before deploying. Image by Official U.S. Navy Page

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                                                                          national guard goodbye

                                                                            A South Carolina man says goodbye to his son before deploying for Afghanistan. Image by The National Guard

                                                                            saying goodbye

                                                                              A Sergeant hugs both of his sons before being deployed to Afghanistan. Image by The National Guard

                                                                              And cherishing reunions

                                                                              husband home

                                                                                A woman hugs her husband as she sees him for the first time since his deployment to Iraq. Image by The U.S. Army

                                                                                boyfriend home

                                                                                  A young  woman hugs her significant other as he returns home for Kuwait. Image by The National Guard

                                                                                  mother hug

                                                                                    A mother drops to her knees as she hugs her son on her return home from the Persian Gulf. Image by The National Guard

                                                                                    True love is letting yourself feel young when they’re around

                                                                                    elderly women

                                                                                      Two friends on their smartphones. Image by Robert Neff

                                                                                      feeling young

                                                                                        A young couple getting their picture taken. Image by db Photograph

                                                                                        sprinkler dad

                                                                                          A father plays in a sprinkler with his daughter at Millennium Park in Chicago. Image by Ben Forsberg

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                                                                                          subway couple

                                                                                            A young couple on a subway enjoys sharing time together, while the girlfriend’s father sneaks a photo of them. Image by Gareth Williams

                                                                                            wheelchairs

                                                                                              A couple holds hands on a fall day. Image by David Amsler

                                                                                              It’s letting yourself be silly… just because they’ll enjoy it

                                                                                              silly faces

                                                                                                A grandfather makes faces at the camera with his granddaughters. Image by Tim Pierce

                                                                                                vote for pedro

                                                                                                  A woman’s father wears a Napoleon Dynamite t-shirt to make his daughter laugh. Image by emdot

                                                                                                  True love is allowing yourself to show how you really feel

                                                                                                  date night

                                                                                                    A young couple kisses in the back of a restaurant in Washington, D.C. Image by Derek Key

                                                                                                    playing violin

                                                                                                      Violinist Nancy Dinovo plays at a memorial service for the victims of 9/11. Image by Christopher Morris

                                                                                                      True love is timeless

                                                                                                      old friends

                                                                                                        Friends spending some time together. Image by Cristian Bortes

                                                                                                        sitting around a fire

                                                                                                          A group of friends sits around a campfire eating. Image by New Old Stock

                                                                                                          elderly couple

                                                                                                            An elderly couple walks down a street together. Image by Matteo Paciotti

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