10 Classic Books You’ll Love at Every Age

Books are a thing. An item, a material. Composed of a cover, binding, and pages. Simple. But the stories held among the pages? Anything but. In fact, what’s held on the inside - the magic inside books - in my opinion, remains absolutely priceless. Below, I’ve listed some of my lifelong-favorite reads, including the books I come back to year after year!

1.       The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

2.       Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss

3.       The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (Author), Richard Howard (Translator)

4.       The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho [Bonus - Check out my Activity Packet for The Alchemist here.]

5.       Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

6.       Peter and Wendy by J.M. Barrie

7.       Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne (Author), Ernest H. Shepard (Illustrator)

8.       The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf (Author), Robert Lawson (Illustrator)

9.       The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams (Author), William Nicholson (Illustrator)

10.   Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl (Author), Quentin Blake (Illustrator)

Whether you have these strewn across your floor, dog-eared and heavily read – or if you’re looking to add to your collection, the above stories will delight and inspire a wide range of readers.

Some of these also make very special, personal gifts! Oh, the Places You’ll Go! is often recommended as a gift for graduates. Inscribe a small note on the inside cover to truly make a lasting impression. 😊

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