The lessons in the five literary books below are not only for children but they are very meaningful to those who have been parents.
- Harry Potter (J.Kr. Rling):
Topping the list of children’s children’s literary works is the popular series by J.K. Rowling. The values of friendship, life, sacrifice and courage of the 7th part of the story leave many marks with the adult reader.
2. Unfortunate Events (Lemony Snicket):
The Lemony Snicket story is about the adventures of 13 kids. Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire began to notice the strange events that followed their parents’ deaths from the fire. The story is more attractive when the protagonists have to use intelligence and solidarity to deal with conspiracy to usurp assets from the evil Olaf relatives.
3. Bridge to Terabithia (Katherine Paterson):
The content of this book is about two lonely children living in a virtual forest. Published in 1977 but so far this work is still popular readers of all ages in many countries including Vietnam. The Wonderland Bridge is based on real events when Katherine Paterson’s friend’s son is struck by lightning. After 40 years of development, the work put Katherine Paterson’s writing career to a new level with many prestigious literary awards.
4. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Judith Viorst:
First published in 1972, but Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day so far are still loved by the content. And familiarity revolves around Alexander’s life. Not only successful book sales also brought Judith Viorst series of prestigious awards in the United States. In 2014, the book was adapted into a movie of the same name, starring Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner.
5. The Giver – Lois Lowry:
The children’s novel is deeply ingrained and is one of the most admired works of the young. In the black and white world where Jonas lives, memories fade and everyone has the same past and life. The book tells adults aged 15 to 25 to step out of the safe zone, accept the challenge, dare stand alone and not give up their dreams and beliefs.