7 Wonderful Kids Books That Adults Should Read ...

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There are books meant for kids that adults love just as much. Whether you've never read these stories before or you remember them from your childhood, you should read them now. They won't take up much of your time, but you'll be glad you read through them. If you're looking for short reads, here are some books meant for kids that you can still enjoy:

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Coraline

Coraline Neil Gaiman wrote this story about a young girl who isn’t satisfied with her home life. Her parents don’t pay enough attention to her, so she travels to her ‘other house’ with her ‘other mother,’ who is evil. She seems nice at first, giving Coraline everything that she thought she wanted, but she eventually shows her true colors. This is one of the books meant for kids that has a strong message, and will delight adults as well as children.

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Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland You all know the basis of the story, but have you actually read it? Lewis Carroll created a random, scattered story that feels like a dream. There are plenty of puns that children would never pick up on. Even if you’ve read it before, it’s worth it to read it again. You’ll notice little jokes that flew over your head as a kid.

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The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe If you read this as a child, you probably didn’t pick up on the religious undertones. The story is strongly religious, and contains many different Christian beliefs. Even if you’re not religious, you can appreciate the way the story is told. It’s an interesting tale that will keep you captivated the entire way through. Plus, it’s a quick read, so it won’t take up much of your time.

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Charlotte’s Web

Charlotte’s Web E.B. White wrote this children’s story, which has been made into a famous film. It’s about a little girl who takes care of a pig that a farmer wishes to slaughter. The tale is told by a spider, who tries to save the pig’s life. It sounds like a sad story, but it’s worth the read. Even if you know how the story ends, you can enjoy reading the entire book.

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory You’ve all seen the story in film, whether it was the original version or the Johnny Depp version. Roald Dahl was the author of the children’s book that started the craze. If you don’t already know, it follows a young boy who wins a trip to a chocolate factory. Bizarre events occur once he enters, and the children who entered along with him start to vanish. The story, as odd as it seems, is about patience and will power.

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My Friend Flicka

My Friend Flicka Mary O’Hara wrote this book about a boy and his horse. He takes care of her, and treats her as well as he possibly can. But be warned: this book is not for the faint hearted. The horse gets ill, and is close to death. However, there could be a happy ending in store, so don’t worry too much.

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Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins Did you know that there were a series of books about this magical nanny? P. L. Travers wrote the stories starting back in 1934. But just because it's old doesn't mean it's outdated. You'll love it now just as much as people loved it in the past. Just because it's old doesn't mean that it's bad.

Since these stories are meant for children, they’re quick and easy to read. Have you read these stories before? Which one is your favorite?

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The little prince !!!!!!!

El principito es un libro q debemos leer en tooooodaaas las edades

My mother used to read me the chronicles of narnia to put me to sleep when I was a kid. It's my favorite and I know all of the stories! I'd also add to this list "The secret Garden" by Frances Hodgson. So lovely!

Everyone should read all the books in the chronicles of narnia!

Awesome I would add A little princess and the secret garden!!

Don't forget about Tuck Everlasting! That book is brilliant!

Love this My Friend Flicka was one of my favorite books as a kid and I haven't seen reference to it in ages! The Secret Garden is also worth the read...all these books have one thing in common: they appeal to a child-like intelligence and imagination, no condescendence

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