For June, my book club that meets in person is reading children's books. This can be anything from picture books to chapter books, but part of the fun is in the interpretation of the challenge.
Here's a few suggestions that might remind you of something you read when you were a child that you'd like to revisit, something you've seen show up lately that you're interested in, or that someone else in your life is reading these days.
From my own childhood in the 90's:
The Unicorn Chronicles, by Bruce Coville - my favorite book when I was younger was Into the Land of the Unicorns, and I even wrote about it here. I never went through the series though, and am intrigued about what it's like.
The Animorphs series, by K. A. Applegate - I also remember loving this series as a kid, but don't remember anything about it besides the kids turned into animals and used their powers for good! I think it would be fun to revisit these as an adult.
Percy Jackson series, by Rick Riordan - my 10 year old is reading these and is on book #2. He has been urging me to read the first one, so I'm going to pick that up.
Others I'm considering:
Harriet the Spy, by Louise Fitzhugh
Harry Potter - obviously
Ramona Quimby books, by Beverly Cleary
The View from Saturday, by E. L. Konigsburg
Out of My Mind, by Sharon M. Draper
From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, by E. L. Konigsburg
Unicorn Bowling, by Dana Simpson
The Book of Three, by Lloyd Alexander
Tuesdays at the Castle, by Jessica Day George
The Lightning Thief, by Rick Riordan
I don't remember a ton from the books I loved as a kid (see my new series of Book Reports in which I re-read a book I loved as a young'un to see how it holds up), but I also thing children's literature is totally worthwhile beyond the age it's written for. So many good books are being written for kids these days.
I would also totally encourage you to let your kids (or grandkids, nieces/nephews, students, etc) recommend something for you to read. It'll make them feel really good that you took their recommendation, and it'll give you a bit more insight into their world.
Did you have a favorite book as a kid? What would you read for this challenge?
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