Children's Books to Make You See the World Differently ...


Children's Books to Make You See the World Differently ...
Children's Books to Make You See the World Differently ...

While I was making this list, I had no idea how impacted I was by children's books. Now that I've made this list, I realize how important reading is and how vital it is for the next generation to read real, paper books, to feel the pages turn instead of staring at a screen. Trust me, these books will touch you too!

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The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

This book. It seriously changed my life when I read it. I still read it all the time as a reminder to appreciate my family.

$12.89 at


If the World Were a Village by David J. Smith

This book is filled with imagination. Imagine if the entire world was a village of just 100 people.

$13.26 at


The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon Scieszka

This book is so, so funny! It was my first funny book that I ever read and it rounded out my reading as a kid.

$7.30 at


The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Yes, this is a YA book, but it is breathtaking and it changed my life. It made me want to speak up and want to stop being so isolated.

$10.59 at


Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh

While the movie is amazing, the book? It's awesome. It made me think, it made me want to be a spy and it changed the way I was as a kid.

$3.03 at


Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

No kid should grow up without having read this classic at least once. It's get better every time you read it!

$4.41 at


Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery

Anne is someone that I can relate to and the book changed my outlook on being smart, redhead and weird.

$6.99 at


The American Girl Series

Oh man, I loved Samantha. She had proper etiquette, manners and my family still talks about her!

$4.35 at


The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupéry

The open-mindedness and beauty of this message is amazing. It taught me to open up my own mind and see what I want to see.

$5.63 at


Harry Potter Series

Harry Potter was a giant part of my childhood. I loved every book and every single book had a different message.

$52.16 at


Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Whether you see the movie or read the book (which I highly suggest!) the message is amazing. I don't think I could survive without this book in my life. It changed a lot of my outlook, especially with being a strong woman.

$10.45 at


Alice in Wonderland and through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

These books kept my imagination alive, even as an adult!

$5.57 at


The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

While I am not religious at all, this book changed my life. The battle between good and evil, the way the siblings bonded together. Beautiful book!

$26.86 at


Love You Forever by Robert N. Munsch

This book changed me. This book is about the evolution from child to taking care of your parents and now that I am in my thirties, I so see it. OMG, I need to read this book again!

$4.99 at


The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

I can not even talk about this book without crying, it taught me all about love. It taught me about magic, it taught me about life. It seriously changed me as a kid.

$6.32 at


Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans

I love this book! It is all about being strong and brave and a little rebel.

$8.00 at


The Little House on the Prairie Series by Laura Ingalls Wilder

These books soaked up every single one of my days when I was a kid. They were beautifully written and made me appreciate electricity.

$37.72 at

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Such awesome books.

Great list, but you left out Paddington the bear series, those books can teach a lesson to any one at any age

Thank you! Great list & reminder.

Great selection! The Little Prince is a book that I adore, and Little Women and all its sequels kept me company while I was growing up. I would add two books that my kids enjoyed a lot during their childhood: Where the Wild Things Are and The Wreck of the Zephyr.

I remember reading most of these books. This is a great list

Great list! One comment: Love You Forever has always depressed the hell out of me. Just wondered if I was the only one. I see it on a # of positive lists, so I might be an oddity here!

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