My selection of readings for children and teenagers...

This is a space that motivates and inspires me a lot as a mother and from my inner child. Take a tour of the classic and universal books of all time. These readings provide great lessons from its clever narrative.

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Here I give you my selection of readings of all time for children and teenagers. They are listed in alphabetical order of title. Some summaries were taken from the original summary of the book and the minority of the summaries were taken from other sources of information.

1. A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens. Get the book

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Merry Christmas, everyone!

“Bah!” said Scrooge. “Humbug!”

With those famous words unfolds a tale that renews the joy and caring that are Christmas. Whether we read it aloud with our family and friends or open the pages on a chill winter evening to savor the story in solitude, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is a very special holiday experience.

It is the one book that every year will warm our hearts with favorite memories of Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future—and will remind us with laughter and tears that the true Christmas spirit comes from giving with love.

With a heartwarming account of Dickens’ first reading of the Carol, and a biographical sketch.

2. Aesop's fables, by Aesop. Get the book

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Revive your childhood wonder and fascination with the most exquisitely illustrated edition of Aesop’s Fables to hit the market in years—featuring breathtaking original artwork by #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Charles Santore!

The most well known and well loved of Aesop’s Fables have been brought to life with NYT #1 bestselling illustrator Charles Santore’s beloved and breathtaking artwork. These classic and captivating tales help to illustrate basic moral issues through the amazing artwork and simple stories we all know and love.

3. Alice in Wonderland Collection: All Four Books, by Lewis Carroll. Get the collection

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This collection was published by Enhanced Media Publishing, 2016. It contains the following titles:

- Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. First published in 1865.

- Alice Through the Looking Glass. First Published in 1871 as Through the Looking Glass and What Alice found there.

- The Hunting of the Snark. First published in 1876.

- Alice's Adventures Underground. First published in 1864.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland). It tells of a young girl named Alice, who falls through a rabbit hole into a subterranean fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures.

4. A Little Princess, by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Get the book

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I pretend I am a princess, so that I can try and behave like one. When the kind and imaginative seven-year-old Sara Crewe reaches Miss Minchin s Select Seminary for Young Ladies with her papa, she doesn t quite like it. I don t like it, papa, she said. But then I dare say soldiers even brave ones don t really like going into battle. The apple of her father s eye, Sara has all the privileges at the seminary and is treated with special care. Soon enough, she befriends her classmates and is nicknamed a princess , which she often pretends to be. But just after her eleventh birthday, when the news of her father s death arrives, everything changes. Will Sara Crewe's imagination help her cope up with the loss and hardships? One of the all-time children s novels, Frances Hodgson Burnett s A Little Princess is a remarkable story. It has been adapted for films, theatre, musicals, and television, and continues to remain popular more than a century after its publication.

5. Anne of Green Gables, by L. M. Montgomery. Get the book

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Eleven-year-old Anne Shirley has never known a real home. Since her parents' deaths, she's bounced around to foster homes and orphanages. When she is sent by mistake to live with Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert at the snug white farmhouse called Green Gables, she wants to stay forever. But Anne is not the sturdy boy Matthew and Marilla were expecting.

She's a mischievous, talkative redheaded girl with a fierce temper, who tumbles into one scrape after another. Anne is not like anybody else, the Cuthberts agree; she is special, a girl with an enormous imagination. All she's ever wanted is to belong somewhere. And the longer she stays at Green Gables, the harder it is for anyone to imagine life without her.

6. A Wrinkel in Time, by Madeleine L'Engle. Get the book

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It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger.

"Wild nights are my glory," the unearthly stranger told them. "I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me sit down for a moment, and then I'll be on my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract."

A tesseract (in case the reader doesn't know) is a wrinkle in time. To tell more would rob the reader of the enjoyment of Miss L'Engle's unusual book. A Wrinkle in Time, winner of the Newbery Medal in 1963, is the story of the adventures in space and time of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O'Keefe (athlete, student, and one of the most popular boys in high school). They are in search of Meg's father, a scientist who disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government on the tesseract problem.

A Wrinkle in Time is the winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal.

7. Ballet Shoes, by Noel Streatfeild. Get the book

Pauline, Petrova, and Posy love their quiet life together. They are orphans who have been raised as sisters, and when their new family needs money, the girls want to help. They decide to join the Children's Academy of Dancing and Stage Training to earn their keep. Each girl works hard following her dream. Pauline is destined for the movies. Posy is a born dancer. And Petrova? She finds she'd rather be a pilot than perform a pirouette.

This beautiful children's classic is perfect for girls who love to dream about ballet, friendship, and finding their own special talents. Adult readers may remember them as the "Shoes" books from You've Got Mail!

8. Bambi, by Felix Salten. Get the book

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