I read this article and found it quite interesting to see the recommendations for children’s reading. Although these would be considered ‘classic’ books, I always consider my son and the children I teach and whether I think there would be a good chance of them reading something. In this case, for most of the books on this list…I would say no. This article is the inspiration for my blog entry ‘Classic Children’s Books vs Modern Children’s Fiction’.
I would be interested to hear other’s views.
I enjoyed this article as not only do I think Michael Morpurgo is fantastic but it also talks about BOTH the pros and cons of technology on our children. It is important to acknowledge how although we are in an age of technology. this does not necessarily have to hinder the grasp of language.
I came across this article online and would be eager to hear others’ views on this. I totally agree with the idea that a book can change your outlook and opinions on things….but make you a better human being? It is a bold claim for anyone to make. Especially when you see some of the choices on the list. What do you think? Get in touch. It would be great to start a discussion to hear everyone’s thoughts.
Had to link this article as this story is kind of iconic! I have taught this many times in the classroom as it is a great book for Key Stage 1 children.
Which book do you remember most from your childhood?