A Problem Shared… I Need Good Children’s Books!


A Problem Shared Education News | by | 18th Mar 2016

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Craig is a dad from Powys. And he’s after good children’s books to share with his kids. He’s asked A Problem Shared… for advice.

I was wondering if anyone had any tips on good children’s books? I’ve got a daughter who’s 12 and a boy who is 7. I read a lot of Roald Dahl as a child and I’ve passed these books down. However, I think my kids would appreciate more modern or newer books. I don’t know where to start looking! No Twilight, please.

Our FamilyPoint advice to Craig

Thanks for getting in touch with us regarding reading books for your children. We hope you find the following book sites for children and young people useful:

Book Trust
Love Reading 4 Kids
Goodread’s Best Book’s for 12-13 Year Old Girls
Letterbox Library

In addition to these sites, please find below a list of individual books/authors you may also like to explore:

– Annie Auerbach – Despicable Me
– Antoine de Saint-Exupery – Le Petit Prince
– Oscar Wilde – The Happy Prince and Other Tales
– Ted Hughes – The Iron Man
– Terry Pratchet – Nation
– Doctor Who
– Harry Potter

As well as checking out the above reading lists, you might want to visit the library with your children, so that they can chat to a librarian about the kind of books they would like to read.

If you feel this is something you’d like to talk to us about in more detail, you can contact us by phone – 0300 222 57 57, text – 07860 052 905 or instant message.

We are open Monday – Thursday 6pm – 10pm and Friday & Saturday 10am – 2pm.

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