I don’t want to grow up – My love for children’s books seems endless.

I enjoy reading children’s books. I am for sure not the intended audience but I love reading them. Not all of course, but the majority.

Funnily enough I enjoyed reading books from authors like Barbara Wood and others when I was about 13 years old – why I have no idea. During my studies in which I read many classics, I turned to fantasy and during the past say 4 to 5 years I discovered or better rediscovered my love for children’s books. Maybe I liked them because (of)

  • the nostalgic factor of my own childhood,
  • the fact that children are mostly straight forward and don’t hide what they feel,
  • they see things differently maybe even clearer.

Whatever the reason, they are fun, entertaining, usually contain a moral and just beautifully written and thought out.

As the international children’s day has been on June 1st, I just want to share some of my favorite children’s books which some might categorize under different or more specific sub-genres but from me they are still books for children – and in the end, I am still a child and will always be my parents kid no matter how old I am.

   

 

Top 5 Favorite Series

These are my Top 5 series (e.g. more than three books). Some of them have concluded others are still running and continued. I really enjoyed them all.

1. Rick Riordan – Percy Jackson and the Olympians

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters
Percy Jackson and the Titan’s Curse
Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth
Percy Jackson and the last Olympian

2. J. K. Rowling – Harry Potter

Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Askaban
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

3. George R.R. Martin – The Song of Ice and Fire

A Game of Thrones
A Clash of Kings
A Storm Swords
A Feast of Crows
A Dance with Dragons
tbc

4. Alan Bradley – Flavia de Luce Mysteries

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
The Weed that Strings the Hangman’s Bag
A Red Herring without Mustard
I’m Half-Sick of Shadows
tbc

5. Sarah J. Maas – Throne of Glass Series

Throne of Glass
Crown of Midnight
Heir of Fire (not yet read)
tbc