Classic Books Every Kid Should Read

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Katherine Flaim on Nov 20, 2009 at 10:32AM

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Five Children and It by E. Nesbit (1900s)

a Katherine Flaim on Nov 20, 2009 at 10:32AM

Sure, your kids love Twilight and the Septimus Heap books, but what do you do when they’ve memorized every chapter and are itching for more? Try some of these incredible books from past decades. Time has turned many of them into classics, but it definitely hasn’t dulled their appeal.

Five Children and It by E. Nesbit (1900s)

J.K. Rowling once said she identifies more with E. Nesbit than with any other author, and indeed Nesbit has a surprisingly modern way with dialogue and characters. The first book in this trilogy introduces the wily Psammead, a sand fairy who grants the children a daily wish. But wishes are not always what they seem, and the children must learn how to wish properly—and how to deal with the unforeseen consequences.

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