I developed a love for books at an early age. Like many girls, I started with fairy tales. But I quickly moved into more complicated works.
Follow the jump for junior reading list!
I've been keeping up with my book faves through Goodreads.com. It's described as a facebook for books (by Elle Fowler who mentioned this site so that's how I got to it). Links to the Goodreads.com listing of the book or my review will be on here as well.
Here's my list of my absolute favorite Children's Classic Literature:
(Mind that the third one isn't exactly for kids. But I read it when I was kid so it's in here.)
1) From the Isles: A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
This is a classic riches-to-rags story of a girl named Sara Crewe. Her adoring father sent her to a boarding school while he went off to find riches (in diamond mines). Alas! The business went bust, literally, and her father had died along with the disappearance of her inheritance. Miss Minchin, the proprietress of the boarding school decided to let her stay on as a maid.
This book is great for girls! And is truly inspiring. The movie version with Leziel Mathews is adorable but is not faithful to the book.
2) Greener Pastures: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
This is the story of a group of sisters: Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. The story discusses all of the girls but it focuses on Jo. This is a coming of age story set in Civil War United States. The author has leanings towards the North, which is reflected in the story line. Naturally, there are romance story lines as well.
This book had been turned into a movie starring Winona Rider and Batman/Bruce Wayne (yeah, he has a name but he is Batman. There's a wonderful scene between them. But the other has ideas about these two that I do not share. They may be my first ship ever.
3) Eifel Sci-Fi: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
This may be my favorite of the three. Obviously, I wasn't a girly-girl growing up. Not that I was a tomboy. But my imagination leaned towards this type of story. This is a sci-fi with a lot of scientific explanation. It follows the adventures of Dr. Aronnax, who is a French naturalist sent to investigate a strange sea creature who had been a menace to warships. His adventure begins when he finds the sea creature, which turned out to be a submarine that used technology beyond its time.
There's a little bit of steampunk here for those who enjoy that. And absolutely no romance (unless you are a fangirl). It doesn't anything of that sort, really, as the story is all about inner conflict and science. I enjoyed this book immensely. Although, it can come off as boring for young readers to plow through all the science. You need to sit down and get comfortable when reading this book, as it might take a while before you get into it.
I also have a list of contemporary children's books, including Terry Pratchett books, The Giver, the Bartemeus Trilogy, etc. I will compile that ASAP.
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A Little Princess book cover: http://www.amazon.com/Little-Princess-Frances-Hodgson-Burnett/dp/0060278919/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1352728214&sr=1-3&keywords=A+Little+Princess+by+Frances+Hodgson+Burnett
Little Women book cover: http://www.amazon.com/Little-Women-Louisa-May-Alcott/dp/1613823444/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1352728317&sr=8-1&keywords=Little+Women+by+Louisa+May+Alcott
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: http://www.amazon.com/20-000-LEAGUES-UNDER-SEA/dp/0439224071/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1352728371&sr=1-2&keywords=20%2C000+Leagues+Under+the+Sea+by+Jules+Verne